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Program Spotlight

Tax Law Forum 2018:

This year will have several substantive sessions focusing on the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Topics to be covered include the new pass-through entity tax law, an overview of the changes to international tax law, corporate and other business tax changes as well as non-profit law changes. Due to the complexity of the many new changes to the tax code, and mindful of the stress practicing in this area can cause, we will end with an attorney well being session.

Court Records: To Seal or Not to Seal:

Article I, Section 17 of the Tennessee Constitution states: "the courts shall be open." Hear from Judge Frank Clement on this and the public's right to access. Topics include: A judge's supervisory discretion over court records, Tennessee Public Records Act, unfiled discovery and a lengthy discussion on protective orders.

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Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Carrasco

Melissa advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment issues, including developing and implementing employment policies and procedures, understanding employment benefits, drafting employment agreements and handbooks, and complying with immigration law. Melissa enjoys working with human resource professionals to address the variety of situations that arise - from hiring to termination, tattoos to PTO - to help employers comply with various federal and state regulations and understand and limit their risk of litigation. Melissa also represents employers both before and after a lawsuit is filed, in proceedings before the EEOC, NLRB, Department of Labor, and state and federal courts, including enforcing non-competes, wage and hour claims, discrimination and retaliation claims, wrongful termination claims, and whistleblower claims.

While a student at the College of Law, Melissa was the Managing Editor of the Tennessee Law Review and distinguished herself academically, graduating third in her class and receiving the Outstanding Graduate Award. She is currently a member of the Knoxville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations as well as the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women.

Join Melissa at the Annual Health Law Forum 2018 October 11-12 in Franklin, TN.