Ortale Kelley Announces New Leadership

    Ortale Kelly has elected Jeremy Cherry and Wendy Longmire as co-managing partners of The Firm. Their diverse practices and talents combine to provide effective leadership for the firm in this time of transition. Cherry joined the firm in 2002 and specializes in all matters of transactional law.  He represents and advises builders, [...]

Ortale Kelley Mourns Loss of Managing Partner

Richard Warren Sebastian passed away unexpectedly on February 9, 2024, at age 59. Richard was a devoted husband, father, brother, and law partner.  Richard is survived by his soulmate and loving wife of 34 years, Lynda (Lynn) Sebastian, his beloved daughter, of whom he was so proud, Maria Sebastian, his sister, Carol Goodin (Len), and his [...]

Pete Weiss Honored for 50 Years of Practice

        Ortale Kelley attorney, Pete Weiss, was honored at the Nashville Bar Association’s 2023 Banquet for his fifty years of membership with the Nashville Bar! Pete graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1973. His legal experience is vast, ranging from establishing Horizonal Property Regimes to handling complex [...]

Ortale Kelley Welcomes Three New Partners

Ortale Kelley proudly announces that Emmie Kinnard, Hayley Vos, and William Ball have been named as the newest partners to the firm. All three are graduates of Belmont University College of Law and joined the firm in 2019. Emmie Kinnard has focused her litigation practice on all matters that touch on real property, including construction […]

Ortale Kelley Facilitates Portfolio Acquisition

Ortale Kelley’s real estate and alcohol licensing teams recently helped a regional convenient store operator acquire more than fifty locations in cities and counties across Tennessee and Kentucky, positioning the retailer for continued market presence and growth. Ortale Kelley’s attorneys provided comprehensive legal services and advice [...]

Austin Warehime Departs Ortale Kelley

It’s a bittersweet time for us. Austin Warehime is leaving the firm to move back to his home state of Ohio and practice Environmental Law at Taft Law Firm. We are so sad to lose Austin, but so happy to see him move closer to his family and pursue his passion. We know you will […]


DET Distributing (“DET”) in Tennessee has been acquired by Illinois-based Reyes Beer Division (“RBD”), with the transaction to close in November. DET is one of largest family-owned beverage distributors, selling and delivering over 200 brands of beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic products to 24 counties in Tennessee. DET employs over 300 [...]