Kennerly, Montgomery & Finley P.C.

The Best Lawyers in America© for 2023 Have Been Announced!


Kennerly Montgomery is excited to announce that fifteen attorneys have been recognized. Also: "More Changes Coming Soon to Retirement Savings," "Round and Round We Go: NCAA Issues Directives Aimed at Collectives and PSAs," and "New Law Impacts Trust Grantors' and Beneficiaries' Rights."

KM Spring 2022 Newsletter


"2022 NIL Updates: States, Players Seek to Expand NIL Rights," "What's the Fuss with GRATs?", "SECURE 2.0: A Look at Possible Changes"

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


Kennerly Montgomery has been recognized in fourteen practice areas in the Knoxville Metropolitan Region. Also: "NIL: Considerations for Student-Athletes" and "Creating Trusts in Uncertain Times."

The Best Lawyers in America© for 2022 Have Been Announced!


Kennerly Montgomery has fourteen attorneys recognized for 2021.

Cityview Magazine's 2021 Top Attorneys of Knoxville


We are excited to announce that 19 of our attorneys have been named by Cityview Magazine as Top Attorneys in Knoxville for 2021.

KM Newsletter: March 2021 Special Edition - Estate Planning in a time of Great Uncertainty


We can all agree that we've never seen a year quite like 2020. In the midst of continuous turmoil and change, many clients have expressed a greater awareness of their mortality and a desire to get their affairs in order. The Firm's Trusts & Estates practice wants to offer a summary of things to consider if you find yourself in this place. We look forward to hearing from you soon to discuss the particulars of your estate plan.

KM Newsletter: Fall 2020


Best Law Firms Announcement, Eddy R. Smith In The Spotlight, Business Succession Planning

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


Kennerly Montgomery has been recognized in six practice areas for 2021 in the Knoxville Metropolitan Region.

The Best Lawyers in America© Have Been Announced!


Kennerly Montgomery has fifteen attorneys recognized for 2021.

Cityview Magazine's 2020 Top Attorneys of Knoxville


We are excited to announce that eighteen of our attorneys have been named by Cityview Magazine as Top Attorneys in Knoxville for 2020. Eighteen of our attorneys received thirty-eight recognitions across twenty-seven categories

KM Newsletter: Spring 2020


Includes: The IRS Provides More Flexibility for Cafeteria Plans, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, Wealth Transfers Planning During the COVID-19 Crisis, and more.

COVID-19 Special Edition #4


How to Get Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiven: A FAQ Guide for Small Businesses and Self-Employed Individuals; Are COVID-19 Business Losses Covered by Insurance?

COVID-19 Special Edition #3


CARES Act: Small Business Loans, We've Got Your Six (Reasons for Paid Sick Leave Under the FFCRA) Covered

COVID-19 Special Edition #2


CARES Act Provides Early Access to Retirement Funds and Other Retirement Plan Relief Due to COVID-19, DOL Provides Limited Guidance on New FFCRA

COVID-19 Special Edition


A Summary of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act for Employers and Employees

KM Newsletter: Winter 2020


Includes: SECURE Act, FLSA Update, Estate Planning Updates, and a quick glance at the new concealed carry law for Tennessee.

KM Newsletter: Fall 2019


Articles in this newsletter include: New IRS 401(k) Hardship Distributions Updates, Tennessee Public Records Act Update, an explanation of the Tennessee MAP Trust, and about the Statute of Repose in Construction Litigation.

KM Newsletter: Summer 2019


Articles in the Summer 2019 newsletter include: Recent Updates to Tennessee Estate, Trust, and Will Law; a recap of our seminar on FLSA updates; and a spotlight on Jason E. Legg.

KM Newsletter: Summer 2018


Articles in this Summer 2018 Newsletter include: Supreme Court Ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v Colorado Civil Rights Commission; The Employer Mandate; Beneficiary Designation; Attorney Spotlight: Kathy D. Aslinger;

KM Newsletter: Spring 2018


Articles in the Spring 2018 Edition of the KM Newsletter include: Tax Reform and Plan Loans; Overview of the New Tax Deduction for Pass-Through Business Owners; Impact of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act on Nonprofits and Tax-Exempt Entities; KM Welcomes Attorney Marshall Peterson

KM Newsletter: Winter 2017


Articles in this edition include: In the Eyes of The Law, Actions Sometimes Speak Louder Than Words; Attorney Spotlight: Zack R. Gardner; Remote Workers 101: The Need for a Written Policy; Tax Reform through Tax Simplification

KM Newsletter: Fall 2017


Articles in this edition include: Employee Training Programs; The Results Are In! City View 2017 Tennessee Top Attorneys; What is Planned Giving?; Attorney Spotlight: Briton Collins; Avoiding Employee Benefit Plan Surprises in Mergers and Acquisitions; ACA Reporting 2017: Are You Ready?

KM Newsletter: Summer 2017


Articles in the Summer 2017 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Christenberry Kids Reading Program; Is Your Company Part of a Control Group or Affiliated Service Group?; Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS) Viable Funding Option or Terrible Retirement Plan?; President Trump's Tax Reform Proposal: An Overview; Recent Changes to Estate Planning & Probate Laws

KM Newsletter: Spring 2017


Articles in the Spring 2017 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Employee Handbooks - Acknowledgment of Receipt; IRS Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Seeks Suggestions on Improving Forms and Publications; Protecting Assets from Creditors via the “TIS Trust”; Board Member Responsibilities for Executive Compensation in Nonprofit Corporations; KM in the Community - CASA of East Tennessee; Hot Topics - Employee Handbook Edition

KM Newsletter: Fall 2016


Articles in the Fall 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: Looking at Covenants Not to Compete and Input from the White House; KM Celebrates 100 Years; Are Employer Health Plans Required to Offer Gender Transition Coverage?; Charitable Organizations Lessening the Burdens of Government; Remain Qualified for Government Benefits Using Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts; The Results Are In!

KM Newsletter: Summer 2016


Articles in the Summer 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: What was new in 1916? KM Celebrates 100 Years; 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations and Lobbying; Dave & Busters under Fire for Cutting Hours to Avoid ACA Compliance; ABLE Accounts; IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights - Taxpayer Advocacy; What a Difference Attorneys' Fees Make!

KM Newsletter: Spring 2016


Articles in the Spring 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: KM Celebrates 100 Years; Business Held Liable for Third Party Criminal Acts; New Law Brings More Clarity and Flexibility to Church Plans; Tennessee For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act; Estate Planning to Avoid Probate; and Reimbursement of Employee Expenses

KM Newsletter: Winter 2016


Articles in the Winter 2016 edition of the KM Newsletter include: A court case of interest to property owners; Recent changes to the FLSA; Information on Medicare from our Estate Planning Department; Upcoming seminars

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