Thomas B. Norris, Jr.
Legal Solo Practitioner 1996-Present (Of Counsel to Law Office of Barry J. Gammons)
Areas of Practice Concentration: Corporate, commercial and creditor rights law emphasizing small business; Business entity formation and structuring including non-profits; Business acquisition and merger; Exempt securities; Secured transactions; Sales; Leasehold; Tax; Estate planning; and Creditor rights. .
Admitted to Practice:
Legal Professional Organizations:Nashville Bar Association – 1996 to Present (Employment Law Committee – 1998; Corporate and Commercial Practice Committee); Tennessee Bar Association - 1996 to Present (Section Member: Business Law & Tax Law); American Bar Association – 1996 to Present (Section of Business Law and Section of Taxation); Federalist Society (Corporate & Antitrust Practice Group); Harry Philips American Inn of Court – 1995-96 Student Member; American Inns of Court – 1999-2002; Tennessee Supreme Court Historical Society – 2006 to Present; The Tax Foundation 2010-1911.
Legal Activities:Bar Proctor for the
Teaching: Substitute teaching various subjects for paralegal program at Volunteer State Community College, 2008-2010; substitute instructor teaching Business Associations & Employment/Labor Law at Nashville School of Law, 2009-2010.
Professional Speaking: Speaks and advises local chamber and trade groups in
Publication: The New Salary Exemption Tests: Highlights of Changes in Defining and Delimiting the Exceptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Computer and Outside Sales Employees, 40
Book: Coauthor: A TENNESSEE GENERAL SESSIONS HANDBOOK (M. Lee Smith Publishers, 2009).
Case of Note: S.L. Thomas Family Winery, Inc. v. Bredesen, (Case No. 07-5524) 545 F.3d 431 (6th Cir.) (42 USC § 1983 action to vindicate rights under the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution resulting in changes to Tennessee’s Wine and Grape Law (Tenn. Code Ann.§ 57-3-601; Public Chapter 273) and permitting direct shipment of wines into Tennessee (Tenn. Code Ann.§ 57-3-217; Public Chapter 348))
LLM, Taxation, University of Alabama School of Law, 2007; JD, Nashville School of Law, 1996 (Licensed October, 1996); Masters of Criminal Justice Administration, Middle Tennessee State University/Tennessee State University, 30 hours completed, 1982-83; BS, Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University, 1982.
Director, Blue Raider Athletic Association (BRAA), Middle Tennessee State University, 2011-2012.
Professional Speaking: Speaks and advises local chamber and trade groups in Tennessee within the areas of practice indicated above.
Over 25 years experience in manufacturing. Experience as a “start-up” plant manager, general manager, and vice-president of equipment manufacturing company accompanied by position equivalent profit and loss responsibilities. Currently act as Director of a corporation in the manufacturing business.
Member of the Industrial Development Board, City of Parsons, 1984; American Purchasing and Inventory Control Society, 1988-90; Survey Panelist – Survey of Business, UT Knoxville, 1988-1994; Topic Speaker (Government Bidding) Center for Industrial Services, UT, 1987-88.
The Bellevue Athletic Association; The Key Alliance