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MIchael Crowder to Present at the 11th Annual Probate & Estate Law Conference

11/18/2021

The virtual event for CLE accreditation for Tennessee Attorneys takes place on December 9th and 10th.

Podcast: An Overview of Tennessee Trust Law

11/16/2021

Eddy R. Smith recently spoke on the ACTEC Trust and Estate Talk podcast about the options for those looking into trusts in the state of Tennessee.

U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" for 2022 Has Been Announced!

11/04/2021

Kennerly Montgomery has been recognized in fourteen practice areas in the Knoxville Metropolitan Region.

Eddy R. Smith to Present at Upcoming TBA Estate Planning and Probate Forum

11/02/2021

The 2022 Estate Planning & Probate Forum features the insight you need to stay on top of key developments in the practice area.

Michael Crowder presented "Tennessee Estate Administration from Start to Finish"

09/15/2021

If you would like to attend this On Demand course, please click here.

Eddy R. Smith Published in the Tennessee Bar Journal

09/01/2021

His article entitled "If You Build It, They Will Come: Tennessee Pursues Trust Preeminence" was included in Volume 57, No. 5 and can be read here!

Kathy Aslinger named Managing Shareholder

04/08/2021

Kennerly Montgomery has named Kathy D. Aslinger the new Managing Shareholder, the first female to assume this role in the firm's 100+-year history.

Marshall Peterson appointed ACTEC Tennessee State Chair

04/07/2021

Knoxville lawyer Marshall H. Peterson, currently practicing with Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley, PC, was recently appointed Tennessee State Chair for the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC).

Eddy R. Smith included in Ethics Roundtable: Autonomy and Delusion

04/01/2021

Eddy R. Smith, Esq. took place in a roundtable discussion in the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care.

Kathy Aslinger and Eddy Smith to Present CLE Webinar for the Knoxville Bar Association

03/02/2021

"Retirement Plan Administration and Planning for Law Firms in the Wake of the SECURE Act, CARES Act, and More."

Eddy R. Smith joins Kennerly Montgomery

08/06/2020

Kennerly Montgomery is happy to announce that Eddy R. Smith, Esq. is joining the Firm.

Jim Gore to Present on KBA Webinar for Landlord-Tenant Law Related to COVID-19

06/16/2020

Jim Gore will be a presenting panel member speaking on Landlord-Tenant Law and the implications of COVID-19 and the CARES Act as part of “A Discussion About Landlord-Tenant Law,” a virtual webinar sponsored by the Knoxville Bar Association on June 24, 2020.

Kathy Aslinger to Present on SECURE Act for TSCPA

06/08/2020

On June 15, 2020, Kathy D. Aslinger, Esq. will be presenting at the Tennessee Society of CPAs’ Employee Benefit Plans Conference. The conference livestream is available for members and non-members alike. Registration for the livestream can be found here.

Ashley Trotto to Present Webinar for ETCBA on SECURE Act, CARES Act, and FFCRA

05/29/2020

Ashley Trotto will be presenting on a webinar for the East Tennessee Compensation and Benefits Association (ETCBA) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

FLSA Update

01/28/2020

The updated Fair Labor Standards Act’s long-awaited final overtime rule went into effect on January 1, 2020.

Kathy Aslinger to Present at NBI: Tennessee Employment Law Seminar

11/19/2019

Kathy D. Aslinger will be presenting at the National Business Institute's seminar on Tennessee Employment Law, specifically breaking down the intricacies of the Family Medical Leave Act.

Michael Crowder to Present at the 2019 Probate and Estate Planning Conference

11/19/2019

Michael R. Crowder will be presenting on the topic "Income Tax Planning with Trusts" at the 2019 Probate and Estate Planning Conference for Tennessee Attorneys.

New IRS Retirement Plan Limits for 2020

11/08/2019

The Internal Revenue Service just announced the new (increased) retirement plan limits for 2020. If you have questions about these adjustments or the application of the limits generally, please contact Kathy Aslinger or Ashley Trotto at (865) 546-7311.

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

07/10/2019

For the last three years, William E. Mason—a shareholder and member of Kennerly Montgomery’s Employee Benefits and Tax-Exempt Organizations practice areas—has voluntarily served on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). This panel consists of six different committees that work with the IRS to “listen to taxpayers, identify issues, and make suggestions for improving IRS service and satisfaction.”

Seven Years of Christenberry Kids

07/02/2019

On Friday, June 21st, we held our annual in-firm ice cream social fundraiser to gear up for the seventh school year of our partnership with the kindergarten class at Christenberry Elementary in north Knoxville.

Marshall Peterson Presents at the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

04/22/2019

Marshall Peterson will present at The American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (ACTEC) Southern Region meeting in Memphis, Tennessee on April 26-28.

Michael Crowder Presents at NBI Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish

07/31/2017

On August 4th, Michael Crowder presented at the National Business Institute Seminar: The Probate Process From Start to Finish. Click above for full details.

Michael Crowder gives presentation on “Using Irrevocable Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid and VA Benefits"

11/18/2016

On December 6, Michael Crowder gave a presentation for the National Business Institute entitled “Using Irrevocable Trusts to Qualify for Medicaid and VA Benefits” as a part of their Protecting Assets While Qualifying for Medicaid program. Click above for more information.

Michael Crowder presents on Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals

08/09/2016

On August 6th Michael Crowder gave a presentation on Medicaid Estate Recovery Rules, Remedies and Appeals at a seminar hosted by the National Business Institute. Click above for more information.

Michael Kelley presented seminar on Legal Issues Involving Local Governments

05/13/2016

Michael Kelley presented at the May 18th seminar “Legal Issues Involving Local Governments” hosted by the National Business Institute. Click above for more information.

Michael Crowder presented "Social Security Retirement Benefits: Looking at the Big Picture to Benefit Your Client"

05/12/2016

On May 26 Michael Crowder presented a live webinar on Social Security Retirement Benefits. Click above for more information or to register.

William E. Mason, Esq.

Bill Mason Selected for IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

03/29/2016

Bill Mason was recently selected by the U.S. Treasury Department to serve a three-year term on the nationwide Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP). Panel members listen to taxpayers, identify issues and make suggestions for improving Internal Revenue Service (IRS) service and customer satisfaction. Click above for more information.

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

Ashley Trotto Speaks at Tennessee School Boards Association

03/19/2016

On March 18, 2016, Ashley Trotto spoke at the Tennessee School Boards Association about the application of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate to Tennessee schools.

Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor presents seminar on “Veterans Benefits for Long Term Care Services"

10/12/2015

The day-long seminar was hosted by the National Business Institute and was entitled “Planning for Long-Term Care.” Click above for more information.

Registering Trade and Service Marks in Tennessee: A Brief How-to Filing Guide

08/11/2015

Trademarks are important to protecting and preserving the brands and reputations of businesses ranging from small start-ups to established multinational companies. State and federal trademark registration help protect marks by providing statutory protections on top of established common law rights. In this article, Zack R. Gardner and Prof. Brian Krumm (University of Tennessee College of Law) briefly discuss trademarks and provide a how-to practitioners guide to state and federal trademark registration.

Michael Crowder speaks about Social Security retirement benefits at Kingsport Bar Association & webinar for Tennessee Attorney Memo

07/22/2015

For many individuals, delaying Social Security retirement benefits can be advantageous. Factors such as spousal benefits, taxes, and working during retirement may impact an individual’s decision so it’s important to advise your clients so they understand how Social Security retirement benefits play into their retirement and estate plans. Click above for details on these programs.

Alex Taylor presents interactive webinar "Qualifying for TennCare and VA Benefits: Use of Irrevocable Trusts"

06/09/2015

As an attorney, you need to know how to place your client's assets into a properly drafted irrevocable trust, thereby minimizing loss of control while maximizing future eligibility for TennCare and VA benefits. Click to read more...

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

Ashley Trotto speaks at Knoxville Bar Association on “Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform”

04/03/2015

On April 9, 2015, Ashley Trotto spoke at the Knoxville Bar Association seminar entitled “Keeping Up with Healthcare Reform” on issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

Ashley N. Trotto, Esq.

Ashley Trotto presents webcast about Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate

03/25/2015

On March 24, 2015, Ashley Trotto presented a live webcast for the Tennessee Bar Association in Nashville on “hot topic” issues related to the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate.

Alexander M. Taylor, Esq.

Alex Taylor speaks on “Using Trusts to Protect the Residents from Medicaid Claims and to Qualify for Veteran’s Benefits”

03/09/2015

On March 26, 2015, Mr. Taylor spoke at the National Business Institute seminar entitled “TennCare: Beyond the Basics”.

KMF adopts Christenberry Elementary kindergarten class for book project

KMF adopts Christenberry Elementary kindergarten class for book project

05/20/2014

KMF believes that reading is an integral part of a child’s education and that literacy opens doors of opportunity that no other skill provides. As such, KMF donates age appropriate books and reading supplies to an underprivileged local elementary school’s kindergarten class.

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