Business Law Section

The Business Law Section furthers the knowledge of its members in the law of the Uniform Commercial Code, banking law, corporate law, partnership law, matters of debtor and creditor relations, and litigation practice related to such law.

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What Business Can Expect from a GOP Attorney General

New Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery is expected to bring “consistency and predictability” —  two keys the business community looks for in the judiciary, Nashville attorney Gif Thornton tells the Nashville Business Journal. Marc Hill, the chief policy officer at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, stressed the importance of “knowing where the new attorney general comes from,” pointing to Slatery’s role with Haslam’s administration. “Tennessee has had a reputation as a business friendly state across administrations, both Democrat and Republican,” Hill said. “Beyond the partisan label, what business folks are most focused on is that the new attorney general comes from an administration that believes in creating a prosperous business environment across the state.” Slatery will be the first Republican to fill the position in nearly 150 years.

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State Liquor Laws Are ‘Weird, Confusing, Frustrating’

An article in this week’s issue of Metro Pulse looks at the often “confusing and contradictory” state laws governing the sale of alcohol and related products, and catalogues the most confounding provisions. Nashville lawyer Rob Pinson with Bone McAllester Norton says he “would love to rewrite all of Title 57.” He also says that even if no laws get tweaked next year, the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission needs a bigger budget. “I think they’re severely underfunded. If they had more staff, there wouldn’t just be more enforcement, they could offer more education so maybe there would be less confusion over some of these laws.”

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