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.

Chair
Frost Brown Todd LLC
150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 1900
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)251-5571
Immediate Past Chair
Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen...
PO Box 900
Knoxville, TN 37901
(865)215-1000
Vice-Chair
Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert &...
333 Commerce Street, Suite 1500
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)256-0500

AG: Ban on Beer Signs Likely Unconstitutional

A little-known Tennessee law banning bars and stores from including beer brands or sales on outside signs could be unconstitutional, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a recent legal opinion. Slatery found that the ban likely would not survive a legal challenge on free speech grounds because it bans “truthful and non-misleading commercial messages about lawful products.” Republican Rep. Ryan Haynes of Knoxville had requested the opinion on behalf of a constituent, the Associated Press reports. News Channel 5 has the story.

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Bass Berry Launches International Trade Group

Bass, Berry & Sims is establishing an International Trade Practice Group in its Washington, D.C., office. Thad McBride, previously with the San Diego-based Sheppard Mullin, will chair the new group, which will focus on trade, economic sanctions and anti-bribery issues. It also will handle matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. The Memphis Business Journal has the story.

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