Knoxville Chapter August Meeting

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Join the Knoxville Chapter for a chapter meeting on August 16 at Rothchild Catering.

Lunch and CPE: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center: Changing Lives Through Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Chis McAdoo
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m
CPE Credit: 1 Business Management & Organization
Fees: Free for members; $20 for non-members

Mini-Seminar 1: "Everything a Business Needs to Know About IP" and "Why You Might Show Up in Court: Litigation and How to Prepare for It"
Speakers: John L. Wood, JD and Rameen J. Nasrollahi, JD
Time: 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
CPE Credit: 1 Business Management and Organization; 1 Business Law
Fees: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Mini-Seminar 2: "Legislative Update" and "Update on IRS Collection Procedures: What Do We Look For?"
Speakers: Victoria D. Dishner, JD and Bradley C. Sagraves, JD
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
CPE Credit: 1 Accounting; 1 Taxes
Fees: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Please register by August 11.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
1.00 Accounting
1.00 Business Law
2.00 Business Management & Organization
1.00 Taxes
Registration for this event has closed. If you have any question or concerns please give us a call at 615-377-3825 or send us an e-mail at


Chris McAdoo

Chris McAdoo currently serves at the Director of Strategy & Engagement for Knoxville Entrepreneur Center. He leads initiatives like the #MadeforKnoxville storytelling campaign, hosts the newly released podcast "Big Ideas Welcome", and mentors entrepreneurs across all of KEC's communities. Chris has spent over 20 years building brand-focused consulting and content businesses, forging a successful creative career, and speaking all over the country on the power of community, creativity, and challenging assumptions. He is also a member of the UTK chancellor's associates, and has served on several non-profit boards in Knoxville including WDVX and Community School of the Arts.

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John L. Wood

John assists technology companies and companies using technology with outsourcing arrangements, licensing agreements, privacy issues, reseller agreements, entity formation, and various other matters. John also actively advises companies on trademark, trade secret, and copyright law. Prior to attending law school, John worked for 14 years in the computer software industry. He worked for IBM before joining startup company NetIQ/Ganymede Software in Raleigh, where he held various programming and managerial positions. He and his family then moved to Calabasas, California, where John held a directorial position at Ixia, an IP performance testing corporation.

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Rameen J. Nasrollahi

A Maryville native, Rameen is an associate litigator at the law firm of Egerton McAfee Armistead & Davis in Knoxville, Tennessee. Rameen handles a wide variety of litigation matters in both lead and support roles, with a focus on commercial, construction, and estate litigation. Rameen's experience in the courtroom provides him with unique insight on how to avoid litigation when possible, especially in the realm of contract issues, and how to best navigate the process when litigation becomes a necessity. Prior to joining Egerton McAfee, Rameen clerked on the Tennessee Court of Appeals and worked for various Tennessee courts while in law school. Rameen attended Rhodes College in Memphis and earned his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

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Bradley C. Sagraves

Brad Sagraves is a shareholder at the law firm of Egerton, McAfee, Armistead & Davis, P.C., and practices mainly in areas that deal with tax issues. Brad generally advises businesses and individuals on forming businesses and advises clients on structural changes, buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, or tax-free reorganizations. Brad also represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service, Tennessee Department of Revenue, Tennessee Board of Equalization, and other tax authorities. As part of advising his clients in business and tax matters, Brad also provides estate planning and succession planning to ensure that the client's assets pass according to the client's wishes. As part of his estate practice, he regularly represents clients in probate and conservatorship matters.

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Victoria D. Dishner

Victoria, a Knoxville native, graduated fifth in her class from Wake Forest University School of Law. She earned the Dean Suzanne Reynolds Awards for Academic Excellence in Business Organizations, Federal Income Taxation, Decedents' Estates and Trusts, Conflict of Laws, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, and Professional Responsibility. Victoria served as the Executive Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review and the Vice President of the Christian Legal Society. She is an inductee of the Wake Forest Pro Bono Honors Society and the Order of the Coif. Also during her time at Wake Forest, Victoria had the privilege of externing in Washington, D.C. for the Chief Administrative Law Judge at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Hearings and Appeals. Prior to attending law school, Victoria graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, majoring in Economics with a collateral in Finance and a minor in Political Science. A classically trained pianist since 2004, Victoria enjoys serving in the worship ministry at her church in Halls. She is also an avid indoor cyclist, and her favorite weekend activity is hunting for vintage treasures in local thrift stores.

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