Cornelius & Collins has announced the addition of veteran Nashville-based attorney John Kitch as of counsel.
Previously, Kitch was a solo practitioner for more than 38 years.
A past president of the Nashville Bar Association, Kitch focuses his practice on representing public school systems, civil trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, and probate matters. He is a graduate of Purdue University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he formerly lectured. He is now a faculty member at the Nashville School of Law.
Bill Sheriff, the former CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, has told the senior living company he will not stand for re-election to its board of directors at this year's annual shareholders' meeting. Sheriff led American Retirement Corp. before its 2005 merger with Brookdale and stepped down as CEO of the combined company early last year. Word of his decision to retire from Brookdale's board comes shortly after the company said current CEO Andy Smith had joined the board following the departure of two executives from Fortress Investment Group.