The importance of having a valid estate plan cannot be overstated. History is full of examples of famous people who died without a will. Aretha Franklin is the latest celebrity whose estate underwent a lengthy and expensive court battle between family members for five years due to the lack of a clear plan. The numbers...Read More
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams has a long tradition of supporting the Knoxville arts community that began with our Founders and continues today. Our attorneys proudly serve on the boards of local arts organizations and volunteer their time in support of Knoxville’s thriving arts community. Since the Firm’s inception over 60 years ago, we have been...Read More
Haleigh E. Chastain, associate attorney at Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, LLP has been selected for the Introduction Knoxville Class of 2022 and recently began the experience. Introduction Knoxville introduces and connects its members with the area’s key leaders in dynamic ways. The members learn about the rich history and vibrant culture of the region and...Read More
Congratulations to Matthew T. McDonald, an associate attorney at Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP, who was recently selected for the Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law Class of 2022. Matthew graduated in 2014 from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Prior to joining Bernstein, Stair & McAdams LLP, Matthew served for six years as the...Read More
Knox County Delinquent Property Tax Sale The Knox County, Tennessee government is preparing for what is anticipated to be one of the largest delinquent property tax sales in recent history. With several hundred parcels currently in the upcoming sale, including numerous commercial properties, this sale will offer a wide variety of properties for purchase throughout...Read More
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams is pleased to announce that Jacob Refner has joined the firm as an associate attorney practicing in the fields of Business Litigation, Insurance Law, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Bankruptcy and general Civil Litigation. Jacob is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mississippi School...Read More
Our attorneys continue their commitment to serving the Knoxville community and supporting local arts. Partner Allison Easterday and attorney Haleigh Chastain’s passion for the arts has led them to serve on the Knoxville Opera Board of Directors. Allison is currently the Vice-Chair of this organization and has been involved with the Opera since 2009. Haleigh...Read More
Jon is a Knoxville native and 2018 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law. While attending law school, Jon clerked for the Tennessee Attorney General’s office in Nashville, the White Collar Crimes Unit of the Knox County District Attorney’s office, and the General Counsel for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. He...Read More
Pictured: BSM founding partners Caesar Stair III, Bernard Bernstein, & Tom McAdams at the East Tennessee Community Design Center Event on August 11, 2021. Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award Recipient- Thomas N. McAdams, Esq. Congratulations to one of Bernstein, Stair & McAdams, LLP founding members, Tom McAdams, for receiving the Bruce McCarty Community Impact Award...Read More
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