In honor of women’s history month, WMOT Roots Radio is running a series of interviews with prominent women’s voices in Tennessee. The station recently profiled DPBC’s Margaret Behm, discussing her beginnings in the legal field and the experiences of opening the first all-women’s law firm in Nashville. To read or listen to the interview click here.
The Winter 2017 Best Lawyers Business Edition has been released nationwide, and three DPBC attorneys were selected for inclusion.
- Harlan Dodson is in the Corporate Law practice area.
- Margaret L. Behm is identified in the practice area of Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law.
- Donald Capparella is identified in the field of Insurance Law.
A recent opinion from the Tennessee Court of Appeals should conclude seven years of litigation over an architect who was not paid his fee for designing an Ashland City condominium complex. This was the second appeal in the matter. DPBC’s Donald Capparella and Candi Henry were counsel, along with Tim Burrow, for both successful appeals.
Read the opinion here: TWB Architects v. The Braxton, LLC et al (Tenn. Ct. App. Jan 31, 2018)
Harlan Dodson and Jillian Mastroianni have released the 2018 edition of their text
Introduction to Estate Planning and Administration in Tennessee. Since its initial publication, the book has served as both textbook for students and an indispensable source of reference for attorneys throughout the state. Each year, Dodson and Mastroianni revise the text to reflect developments in the law, particularly in the area of tax consequences. This year’s edition has been updated to reflect the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
To order a copy of the text, call 615-254-2291.
Tort law continues to grapple with social media in this post discussing a defamation case based on a Facebook post.
Margaret L. Behm was the featured guest speaker at the kickoff event for the Nashville School of Law Legal Aid Society. The organization will partner with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands to have NSL students volunteer to provide free legal services to the community. Behm, who began her legal career at the Legal Aid Society’s predecessor office, was invited to speak about the importance of pro bono service.
The Nashville Business Journal has released its annual Book of Lists edition, which features a ranking of the largest law firms in the Nashville area, which includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson Counties. Dodson Parker Behm and Capparella, PC is listed at number 32, up from 33 in the previous year’s list.
In its recent review of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hamlet, the Nashville Scene spoke with NSF Artistic Director Denice Hicks about the founding of the Festival, which celebrates its 30th season in 2018 and continues its educational outreach and mission to bring free theatre to the Nashville and mid-state community. DPBC’s Donald Capparella co-founded the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and the firm is a proud sponsor. To read the full article click here.
The digital edition of the 2017 Super Lawyers Mid-South magazine has been released, and four Dodson Parker attorneys have been included in the publication. Paul Parker, Margaret L. Behm, and Donald Capparella have each been named to the Super Lawyers list, and Candi Henry has been named
Paul S. Parker practices tax law as well as matters relating to trusts and estates.
Margaret L. Behm handles business litigation and wide range of commercial, employment, and municipal law matters. She has been listed in Super Lawyers each year since 2007.
Donald Capparella leads the firm’s appellate practice team, and he also maintains a diverse civil litigation practice. He has been listed in Super Lawyers annually since 2009.
Candi Henry focuses her litigation practice on appeals and also advises businesses on formation and transaction matters. This is her fourth consecutive appearance on the Super Lawyers Mid-South list.
Click here to view the 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers Magazine.
The 2017 – 2018 edition of Tennessee Law of Comparative Fault is now available. The work, which is published as volume 17 of Thomson Reuters’s Tennessee Practice series is authored by DPBC attorney Donald Capparella, along with John A. Day and John Wood.