Contact: David N. Garst, President
For Immediate Release
March 4, 2004
New Organization of Construction Lawyers Created
A new not-for-profit corporation has been formed to serve the needs
of Tennessee attorneys with practices related to the construction
industry. The Tennessee Association of Construction Counsel, Inc. (TACC)
was formed late last year by a group of attorneys from across the
State who want to advance the exchange of practice knowledge and
communications between construction lawyers.
Nashville attorney David N. Garst is serving as the associationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s
president. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There are many construction industry organizations in
Tennessee, but none of them is dedicated to the lawyers serving the
industry,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Garst. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Tennessee Association of Construction
Counsel, Inc. was created specifically to get construction lawyers
together to network, to provide advanced continuing legal education
opportunities, and to provide a forum to share practice knowledge
The TACC has elected its first Executive Committee. The officers and
directors are as follows:
President - David N. Garst of the Nashville office of Lewis, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Vice President - Michael I. Less of the Memphis firm Less, Getz &
Secretary - Todd E. Panther of the Nashville firm Tune, Entrekin &
Treasurer - Robert H. Green of the Knoxville firm Kennerly,
Montgomery & Finley, P.C.
Director - Gregory L. Cashion of the Nashville firm Smith & Cashion,
Director - Joseph T. Getz of the Memphis firm Less, Getz & Lipman,
Director - R. Loy Waldrop, Jr. of the Knoxville office of Lewis,
King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.
Chairman Emeritus - Don L. Smith of the Nashville firm Smith &
Education Chair - L. Wearen Hughes of the Nashville office of Bass,
Berry & Sims, PLC
The TACC plans to host its first annual membership meeting, together
with CLE sessions, in the fall of 2004. The organization is actively
recruiting new members. All licensed attorneys in Tennessee with
practices serving contractors, building material and equipment
suppliers, architects, engineers, or building owners are invited to
join. For more information or to receive a membership application,
please contact the TACC at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.259.1356.
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