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Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, whose 30-year legacy of public service includes senior positions under three U.S. presidents, will be interviewed at the 2020 Starr Federalist Lecture at Baylor Law on Monday, October 13 at noon CDT. Secretary Baker will be interviewed by accomplished author and distinguished trial lawyer Talmage Boston, as they discuss Secretary Baker’s remarkable career, the leadership lessons learned from his years of experience in public service,…
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP is proud to sponsor a Virtual Wine Tasting hosted on October 2nd from 6:00-7:00 PM CDT in connection with the HIPLA/IPIL 2020 36th Annual Fall Institute on Intellectual Property Law being held virtually and in-person Oct. 1-3, 2020 (https://hipla.org/event-3941257). Nice Winery and their renowned Sommelier and winemaker, Ryan Levy, will be educating and entertaining us about the experience and enjoyment of wine.   Our Wine Makers Winemaker…
Ross T. Robinson Partner rrobinson@shackelford.law David L. Odom Partner dodom@shackelford.law The USPTO is setting or adjusting certain patent fees for Fiscal Year 2020. The new fees become effective on October 2, 2020 and will be the first fee increase in almost three years. Also included are newly established fees of $400 for non-DOCX filings. However, the implementation of DOCX filings has been delayed until January 2022. According to the USPTO, a primary justification for the…
The attorneys of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP continue to prove their excellence as lawyers across the country. Two key principles from our Dallas office have been selected as Best Lawyer for 2020. Ross Robinson, Partner, and Stanley “Stan” R. Moore, Of Counsel, have been selected for their respective area of practice. Our congratulations to them both for earning this prestigious award. The post Ross Robinson and Stan Moore Selected to 2020 Best
McKinley to Lead as the Service Organization Culminates its 100th Anniversary Year Dallas, Texas (September 10, 2020) – A longtime champion of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas and its impactful community service, Mike McKinley has been tapped to serve as the organization’s 101st president.  Since 1920, the nonprofit service organization has been committed to changing the odds for children through the educational and therapeutic programs of Momentous Institute. The Salesmanship Club of Dallas is also…
The U.S. Department of Transportation has revised the Standard Industry Fare Level (SIFL) rates for the six-month period from July 1, 2020, to December 31, 2020. These rates are needed in order to apply the IRS’s aircraft valuation formula to compute the value of non-business transportation aboard employer-provided aircraft and impute the income of the employee as required by the Internal Revenue Service Rules Section 1.61-21(g). The SIFL rates for the six-month period from July…
 Lauren Kilgore, Nashville-based Partner at Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, was selected to Billboard’s 2020 Top Music Lawyers. Billboard said that this year, the attorneys in the music industry have, “kept business on course, helped clients cope with the pandemic – and vigorously joined the call for racial justice.”  Lauren serves as outside counsel for Black River Entertainment, and spent much of 2019 and 2020  preparing for the release of Kelsea Ballerini’s…
The managing partner of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton said he’s no fan of strategic planning, but the Dallas-based firm has still added 17 lawyers so far in 2020. By Brenda Sapino Jeffreys | August 07, 2020 at 11:49 AM John Shackelford, managing partner Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton When midsize Texas firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton added a group of intellectual property lawyers — 5 in Dallas and 1 in Houston — in July,…
By Chris Mathews  – Reporter, Houston Business Journal – July 27, 2020 at 7:00am  CDT Companies in Houston — from Main Street businesses to professional sports teams — are suing their insurance providers for denying business-interruption insurance claims brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Houston-based law firm Matthew & Associates is representing numerous local restaurants that are suing their insurance companies over denying claims on coronavirus-related losses. Star Cinema Grill, a Houston-based movie theater company, filed