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10.18.12:  TACC's Annual Fall Meeting Schedule Announced

TACC's Annual Fall Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, November 8-9, 2012 at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

Below you'll find the Schedule of Events for the meeting. Be sure to download the Fall 2012 Meeting Brochure for complete details including the conference agenda and registration form. Hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 8

Noon

Golf on General’s Retreat at Hermitage Golf Course

5:00-6:00 pm

Registration at Hermitage

6:00 pm

Cocktails and Dinner at the Nashville City Club
201 4th Avenue North, 20th Floor, Nashville, 615.244.3693

   

Friday, November 9

8:00-8:30 am

Breakfast

8:30-8:45 am

Welcome and Introduction, including new member introductions

8:45-9:15 am

TACC Annual Meeting

9:15-10:15 am

The ABC’s of Surety Bonds, Terrence L. Brookie, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Michael I. Less, Less, Getz & Lipman, P.L.C., and Elizabeth (Beth) Stengel, Less, Getz & Lipman, P.L.C.

10:15-10:30 am

Break

10:30-11:30 am

The Troubled Project: Litigation and Arbitration Strategies for Dealing with the Surety, Terrence L. Brookie, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Michael I. Less, Less, Getz & Lipman, P.L.C., and Elizabeth (Beth) Stengel, Less, Getz & Lipman, P.L.C.

11:30-11:45 am

An Update from the Office of the State Architect, Robert E. Oglesby, State Architect of Tennessee and Rich Cardwell, Esq., Director of Compliance for the Office of the State Architect

11:45 am-1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00-1:30 pm

2012 Legislative Update, Don L. Smith, Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC

1:30-2:15 pm

2012 Annual Case Law Update, Joshua K. Chesser, Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC and Kevin C. Stevens, Kennerly Montgomery & Finley, P.C.

2:15-2:30 pm

Break

2:30-3:30 pm

State of the Surety Industry & Basics from the Surety Perspective, Phil Condra, Bonds Southeast, Inc.

3:30-4:30 pm

The Ethical Implications of Catastrophic Failure, Vic L. McConnell, Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC

4:30 pm

Adjourn

> Click here to download the brochure & registration form (47.1KB PDF).


09.20.12:  Save the Date for TACC's Annual Fall Meeting

TACC's 2012 Annual Fall Meeting will be held November 8-9, 2012 at the Hermitage Hotel. Check back for more details.


03.15.12:  TACC's 2012 Spring Meeting Announced

TACC's Annual Spring Meeting will be held Thursday and Friday, April 19-20, 2012 at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, Kentucky.

Below you'll find the Schedule of Events for the meeting. Be sure to download the Spring 2012 Meeting Brochure for complete details including the conference agenda and registration form. Hope to see you there!

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 19

12:00 p.m.

Bus Departure From Embassy Suites for Keeneland

1:15 p.m.

First Post Time for The Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland. The Appalachian Stakes is a grade III race for 3 year old fillies going one mile over Keeneland's turf course. Races are run approximately every 30 minutes and the feature race is typically the eighth race. Seating is in the Grandstand and food and beverages available in the Clubhouse.

6:30 p.m.

Registration/Cocktails: Embassy Suites

7:30 p.m.

Dinner: Embassy Suites-Coldstream Rms 4-5

   

Friday, April 20

8:00-8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

8:30-8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

8:45-9:45 a.m.

Recent trends in OSHA Compliance Enforcement and the Looming Injury and Illness Prevention Program (I2P2) Regulation, David A. Draper, Lewis, King, Krieg, & Waldrop, P. C., and Charles Reynolds

9:45-10:15 a.m.

2012 Legislative Update, Don L. Smith, Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30-12:00 a.m.

Open Issues with Tennessee's Retainage Law, Garry K. Grooms, Stites & Harbison PLLC, Todd E. Panther, Tune, Entrekin & White, P.C., and Don L. Smith, Smith Cashion & Orr, PLC

12:00-1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15-2:00 p.m.

Retainage Escrow Agreements in Tennessee, Robert H. Green, Kennerly Montgomery & Finley, P.C., L. Wearen Hughes, Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC, and Robert P. Noel, Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC

2:00-2:45 p.m.

Green Building: The Basics, Legislation and Guidelines, George DuBos, Liberty Building Forensics Group, and Gregory P. Parsons, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

2:45-3:00 p.m.

Break

3:00-4:15 p.m.

Green Building: Practical Risks and Legal Perspectives, George DuBos, Liberty Building Forensics Group, and Gregory P. Parsons, Stites & Harbison, PLLC

4:15 p.m.

Adjourn

   

Guest Horse Farm Tour

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

While the membership of TACC is enmeshed in their riveting seminar on construction law, spouses and friends of our members can join in a horse farm tour, lunch and wine tasting hosted by Unbridled Tours. Guests will board a chauffeured coach for a tour of Darby Dan Farm, one of America’s oldest horse farms (1788) and sight of filming of Secretariat, and home to sole of the most renowned thoroughbreds. Queen Elizabeth II was a guest at the farm during her inauguration of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in 1984. From there, the group will tour Donamire Farm, sight of filming of Dreamer, and then Windstar Farm, home to 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. The tour will then head to the quaint town of Midway in the heart of horse farm country for a delightful lunch at Heirloom. Afterward, the group will tour Equus Run Vineyards and taste fine wines from the winery. Cost for this day trip is $85.00 per person, and should be remitted to TACC with your registration fees.

> Click here to download the brochure & registration form (140KB PDF).

 

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