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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Nashville’s 101 Top Lawyers - Corporate||Nashville Post Magazine||2011|
|In Charge - Nashville Leaders||Nashville Post Magazine||2011|
|Food and Beverage Law||Best Lawyers in America®||2011|
|In Charge - Nashville Leaders||Nashville Post Magazine||2010|
|Recognition as Associate Member of the Year||National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals||2009|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2009|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2008|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2007|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2006|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2005|
|Recognition||The Nashville Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"||2004|
|Member||Bone McAllester Norton PLLC||2005 - Present|
|Attorney||Dodson Parker & Behm||2001 - 2005|
|Member||Lassiter Tidwell & Hildebrand||1992 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys and Consultants||Founding Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Alcoholic Beverage Licensing Attorneys||Member||2007 - Present|
|National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals||Assocaite Member and Legal Counsel||2007 - Present|
|Nashville Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Tennessee Bar Association||Member||1991 - Present|
|Lawyers Association for Women||Program Committee||1991 - Present|
|NCSLA 2011 Annual Conference||Host Committee||2010 - 2011|
|Harry Phillips American Inn of Court||Barrister Member||2002 - 2006|
|Nashville Bar Association, Bankruptcy Court Committee||Member||1993 - 2008|
|Last Call||Your First Stop for Tennessee Liquor and Beer News||2011|
|Guns and Gin||Discussing Tennessee gun laws that allow guns in bars & restaurants||2010|
|Vanderbilt University Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Columbia University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Spring 2012 Conference||The Tail that Wags the Dog: Liquor License Traps and Money Makers||2012|
|NCSLA Annual Conference||Lions Tigers, Beer and Wine To Go. Should We Fear Growlers? Oh My!||2011|
|NALCP Annual Conference||State ABC Mergers with Other State Agencies||2010|
|National Conference of State Liquor Administrators Annual Conference||Legal Jeopardy: Annual Liquor Industry Update||2009|
|National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals Annual Meeting||Guns in Bars and Restaurants with Liquor LIcenses||2009|
Posted by Mike
As General Counsel with R.M.D. Corp., I have worked with Will for over 13 years, spanning Will's association with two law firms. Will is a classic combination of superior knowledge of his practice area, and vision for the total legal needs of his clients. When I have a Tennessee liquor issue, Will, his staff and associates handle it with no fuss and no mess. When I have any other legal question beyond my realm, I call Will and he knows where and to whom I should turn, including at times outside his firm if that's where the best help is. That isn't often, because Will's partners and associates are also excellent in their areas.
Will is accessible 24/7, and either replies promptly himself, or has the appropriate person reply and help. Will is very busy, but communication remains constant regardless. Will is also very efficient, so billing questions are extremely rare, and there is never a disagreement.
My employer provides management support services to 38 Hooters Restaurants franchises, and an assortment of bars in several states. We have a myriad of permitting, licensing, zoning, and assorted federal, state, and local administrative body issues. I work with attorneys in 5 states,. Most are excellent, but Will is at the very top of the list.
Posted by Jake
I have worked with Mr. Cheek for the past five years in obtaining alcohol licenses at state and city levels for a casual restaurant concept. His extensive knowledge of Tennessee alcoholic beverage law has been priceless in helping us open many new locations with full alcohol service as well as ensuring we remain in compliance once open to the public. His friendly and exctiing personality, responsiveness, and excellent staff make the process of obtaining & maintaining licenses seem very easy.
Posted by Vic
Mr. Cheek has always been responsive and puts complex issues into understandable terms. He does not over lawyer things. His fees are reasonable and he possesses a wide range of knowledge.
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