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Recap of Covid-19 Liability Protection Act

Posted by Mark W. Litchford | Dec 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 111th General Assembly adjourned on June 19, 2020 after passing an amended state budget drafted in response to steep funding deficits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Upon return from the spring legislative recess, House and Senate leadership agreed to address an abbreviated agenda of bills p...

"With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility"

Posted by Brooke Smith | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

We all recognize this quote from the uncle of your favorite web slinger, Spider-Man, but this isn't just a pop culture idea or even a new one. From Winston Churchill to Voltaire to the French National Convention in 1973, some version of this saying has circulated throughout history. You can even ...

Asset Protection Techniques in 2020-2021

Posted by Richard G. Pearce, Jr. | Oct 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Almost everyone engages in some form of asset protection.  For example, a high-risk spouse may put assets in the name of a low-risk spouse or else in their joint name.  Another example is that most people own businesses in a corporation or limited liability company to isolate the liabilities of t...

The CARES Act for Employers

Posted by Richard G. Pearce, Jr. | Apr 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

On Friday, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES” Act) into law.  The CARES Act contains provisions regarding stimulus checks, expanded unemployment insurance benefits, expanded FMLA and EPSL benefits from the FFCRA (see my article from last week), mor...

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by Richard G. Pearce, Jr. | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many clients have reached out to me for help understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”).  In an effort to efficiently provide information to as many people as possible, I am using this blog format rather than individualized emails.  As such, this blog is not intended to...

"LOL!" Property Sale Via Text Messages "SMH!"

Posted by Mark W. Litchford | Sep 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Once you push send, you can never take it back.”  You've probably heard this phrase 100 times, but have you ever considered it in the context of a real property contract?  Most likely not, but it almost happened in Tennessee as evidenced by a recent Tennessee Court of Appeals opinion issued in A...


Posted by Mark W. Litchford | Jun 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be harrowing and you should not face criminal charges without legal assistance. Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC, understands you may have immediate questions. This article attempts to provide some preliminary information while you assess your situation. If you have further questions, you are encouraged to contact the attorneys at Litchford, Pearce & Associates, PLLC, to schedule a free consultation at 423-529-5290 or [email protected].

New Tennessee Laws for 2019

Posted by Mark W. Litchford | May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 30 new laws passed by the Tennessee General Assembly went into effect on the first day of 2019, ranging from changes to election law and when motor vehicle accidents have to be reported to state authorities, to immigration and abortion. Some of the laws, like one establishing a hotline for people to register complaints about state-owned vehicles, might not have an impact on the daily lives of many Chattanooga. However, others relating to opioids and wine could affect people across the state. This article contains some of the most consequential new regulations.


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