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Donald Capparella will be a featured presenter at an upcoming Tennessee Bar Association seminar. His presentation, “Appeals in Tort Litigation,” will discuss current trends in tort litigation and practice tips for addressing tort issues in an appellate court. The seminar, Tort, Insurance and Appellate Practice Forum 2019, will be held at the Tennessee Bar Center in Nashville on March 21. For more information or to register to attend the CLE, click here.
DPBC attorney Michael B. Bressman was inducted as a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation on March 9, 2019. The NBF Fellows Program was established in 1991 as a way for the bar to honor its colleagues who have contributed significantly to the community. Devotion to service to the client and to the public interest are hallmarks of the program. Fellows are selected by their colleagues, and each class of Fellows is limited to approximately 2% of the bar in Nashville.
Bressman practices a wide variety of business law and litigation. In particular, Michael’s continued work in intellectual property and cyberspace law make him an invaluable resource for business clients navigating the ever-evolving technological landscape. Michael is listed in 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Art Law, Information Technology Law, and Trademark Law.
Michael B. Bressman recently secured a win for his client in a trademark registration case in front of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. The trademark examiner refused to register a mark for BA Beef and Provision, LLC, hailing from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In denying the registration, the examiner maintained that “BA” was primarily a geographical description and, therefore, the company could not qualify a trademark for protection under the law. Bressman, representing the company in his role as Professor of Vanderbilt Law School’s Intellectual Property and the Arts Clinic, successfully argued that the company’s mark qualified for legal protection.
The February 22, 2019 opinion, which has already been written about on Bloomberg Law, can be read in full here.
Paul S. Parker will be a featured speaker at the National Business Institute’s “Estate Planning from A to Z” seminar. The event, which will be held May 20, 2019, in Nashville, focuses on current issues in estate planning and is designed for attorneys, trust officers, accountants, financial planners, paralegals, and other tax professionals.
Parker will lead a session entitled “Basic Tax Planning and Updates” and will address new legislation and other important tax issues that must be considered when drafting wills and trusts for clients.
For more information, or to register to attend, please click here.
Parker, a frequent speaker for the National Business Institute, has been recognized multiple times by Super Lawyers® on its Annual List of Top Attorneys in the Mid-South. Parker practices in the areas of tax, estate planning, and probate.
On Tuesday, January 22, DPBC’s Margaret L. Behm moderated a discussion with author Rita P. Mitchell about her new book, “Own Your Phenomenal Self.” The discussion was part of the Nashville Public Library’s “Conversations @ NPL” Series. Click here to read the write-up by the Nashville Post and see the image gallery.
–Harlan Dodson, Founding Partner
–Margaret L. Behm, Founding Partner
–Tyler Chance Yarbro, Managing Partner