Kuney receives award for transactional law teaching skills

College of Law Professor George Kuney has been named the 2021 Tina L. Stark Award winner for excellence in teaching transactional law and skills.  

The award, established by Emory Law School and presented at its biennial Transactional Law and Practice Conference, is named for the founding director of the school’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice.

College of Law Interim Dean Doug Blaze said the honor is well-deserved and praised Kuney for his commitment to legal education.

“George has been at the forefront of teaching transactional skills with a particular emphasis on experiential learning for over two decades,” Blaze said. “He is so deserving of this recognition.” 

Those eligible for the award must have made significant contributions to the field of transactional law education. 

Kuney joined the University of Tennessee College of Law faculty in 2000 after working in reorganization and insolvency matters as a partner in the San Diego office of Allen Matkins Leck Gamble & Mallory LLP. 

He is the faculty advisor of Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law, is the author of more than 40 articles, and the author or co-author of more than 25 books or book editions dealing with transactional law and practice.

Kuney has served as an arbitrator and expert witness in matters dealing with bankruptcy and contract and transactional law, nationally and internationally. He also conducts transactional training sessions for lawyers and law firms nationwide and consults in matters related to business law, bankruptcy, contracts, legal drafting and writing, commercial law, chapter 11 and insolvency. 

An independent committee selected Kuney to receive the award from a field of highly qualified nominees.