Andrea Perry, a member at law firm Bone McAllester Norton, was lauded this week with the 2012 Athena Young Professional Leadership Award. Perry is a Vanderbilt University Law School graduate who joined Bone from Miller & Martin in 2006 and focuses her work on commercial property law. Her candidacy for the Athena award was sponsored by the Marion Griffin Chapter of the Lawyers Association for Women.
Since lawmakers tweaked restrictive regulations three years ago, Middle Tennessee has made many strides toward becoming a hot spot for spirits distillers. Our own Walker Duncan writes in The City Paper this week about the resurgence of what was once Tennessee's biggest manufacturing sector.
“At one time I had a list of 27 planned distilleries and was speaking to different people five or six times a day. The weak economy destroyed most of these plans. That and a lot of people realized this is not a get-rich quick venture.
“When you have a lot of government red tape and a product that must age for years, you must have patient investors or be well-capitalized,” he added.
Stacey Garrett, a founding member of the Bone McAllester Norton PLLC law firm, has been elected chair of the board of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission. Garrett’s two-year term begins Jan. 20. She has served on the commission since 2003, having been reappointed in 2009.
Garrett is chair of the Bone McAllester board of directors. Her law practice is focused on higher education, corporate transactions, employment-based immigration, health care and government affairs.