MCC involved in foreclosure

Not that one. But fellow Deed Geeks trawling the Register of Deeds site lately may have noticed the surprisingly frequent occurrence of "MCC TN LLC" in foreclosure filings. Persistent Deed Geeks will see the company is the grantee on the form, immediately assuaging fears that somehow a yet-to-be-built civic project is facing a bank takeover. It turns out MCC TN is the local arm of McCurdy & Candler, a Georgia-based law firm specializing in business and real estate law. The Tennessee branch formed in November.
Jan 28, 2010 1:10 PM

Two Tennessee companies on Best Places to Work list

Law firm Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and logistics giant FedEx have been named to Fortune's list of the United States' best places to work. Here's the release from Baker Donelson, which runs a large office on Commerce Street downtown. Other companies with a decent Nashville presence that made the list: Deloitte, Publix and Balfour Beatty Construction.
Jan 21, 2010 1:28 PM

Name change for regional law firm

Defense law firm Wilkins Stephens Tipton — which set up a small Maryland Farms office in 2007 — has changed its name to Wilkins Tipton. The firm employs 27 attorneys and about 80 people in all.
Jan 14, 2010 1:34 PM

Adams and Reese grows in Sunshine State

Adams and Reese, which acquired Nashville's Stokes Bartholomew earlier this decade, has lured away more than two dozen attorneys from a Florida firm stung by the real estate crash. New Orleans-based Adams and Reese is picking up offices in Sarasota (at left) and St. Petersburg.
Dec 4, 2009 10:47 AM

Now it looks official

Though the merger that brought together law firms Bradley Arant Rose & White and Boult Cummings Conners & Berry was completed what feels like ages ago, the firms maintained separate Web sites until recently. Check out the shiny, new unified home of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings here.
Nov 19, 2009 1:13 PM

Two from Waller up for women-in-business awards

Two women from Waller Lansden are finalists in the 2009 edition of the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. Also up for two awards is Marcie Allen of event marketing firm MAC Presents. Here are some details on the work Owen (pictured here at left) and Walker have done.
Carol Owen, finalist in the "Mentor of the Year" category, developed and launched the national organization "Women's Roundtable" from Waller Lansden's headquarters in Nashville, after noticing the low female representation in the field of law. This unprecedented nationwide referral and support network for attorneys provides female colleagues with a platform for new business development, referrals, mentorship and a general support system. Teresa Walker, finalist in the "Best Executive - Service Business - up to 2,500 employees" category, played a pivotal role in helping Waller Lansden remain stable and even grow during the recent economic decline. In 2008, she oversaw the development of a strategic plan that focused on increasing Waller Lansden's national recognition and raising the profile of its successful healthcare practice. This plan also included a strategy to integrate critical technology that would monitor and improve the firm's financial management.
Oct 29, 2009 10:41 AM

Looking for a cut-rate trial lawyer?

It had to happen: In an era when the prices people are willing to pay for music, movies, art and even yoga lessons have fallen starkly, Bass, Berry & Sims is turning young associates into low-price litigation attorneys. WPLN’s Blake Farmer has the story.
Oct 26, 2009 2:30 PM
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Joe Freedman is launching companies again

Apparently seeking to claim once and for all the title of Nashville's serial-est entrepreneur, Joe Freedman tells Milt Capps about three new ventures in the legal services arena. And he's not afraid to say where he doesn't expect to snare funding for them.
He said his professional networks in New York City, Los Angeles and elsewhere make it much easier for him to raise money in those cities than in Nashville, where investors are "so healthcare-ingrained," not familiar with software-as-a-service (SaaS) startups, and "too damn nice" to give you a quick No, when they've made their decision.
Oct 16, 2009 8:17 AM

Former federal prosecutor joins Waller

The Birmingham office of Waller Lansden earlier this month welcomed ex-federal prosecutor William Athanas to its ranks. Athanas spent eight years with the Justice Department, most recently as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Alabama's Northern District.
Oct 12, 2009 8:16 AM