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
Lincoln Memorial University Duncan...
601 W. Summit Hill Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865)545-5318
Vice-Chair
The University of Tennessee...
1505 W. Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37996
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(865)974-3813
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

SCOTUS Justices Appear Ready to Void Tennessee Residency Requirement for Alcohol Sales

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared ready today to strike down a Tennessee provision that requires people to live in the state for two years before obtaining a license to sell alcohol, The Associated Press reports. Several justices said the restriction unconstitutionally discriminates against out-of-state economic interests. A ruling invalidating the residency requirement would be a victory for The Ketchum family, who bought a Memphis liquor store and moved to Tennessee from Utah in search of a healthier climate for their disabled adult daughter. Thirty-five states and the District of Columbia are urging the court to uphold the two-year residency requirement.

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Metro Council Approves Infrastructure Funding for Nashville Yards Development

The Metro Nashville Council on Tuesday voted to grant preliminary approval for $15.2 million earmarked towards road, sewer and other infrastructure needs around the Nashville Yards project which will be home to Amazon’s HQ2, The Tennessean reports. The move also approves participation, easement and license agreements between Metro and Uptown Property Holdings, the building group in charge of development. Council member Kathleen Murphy — one of only three detractors — denounced the city’s interest in the infrastructure plan, saying that it was just "another incentive" for Amazon and that the money would be better spent on other projects throughout the city. The council will make its final decision regarding the infrastructure reimbursement on Feb. 5.

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