Byrdstown, Tennessee Business Lawyers

Kevin Christopher
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Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(615) 997-0723 116 Locust St.
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Cookeville, TN 38501
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Berkeley, University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Kevin Christopher is the principal of Rockridge Venture Law®, Tennessee’s first Certified B Corp law group and a 2019 Best For The World: Community honoree. Kevin is a registered patent attorney, active entrepreneur, and National Science Foundation (NSF) evaluator for the research hub Center for Green Solid-State Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS). His practice areas include: patent and trademark prosecution, licensing and litigation; corporate law, with an emphasis on benefit corporations, socially responsible businesses and high-growth emergent companies; government contracts, with an emphasis on innovation funding; corporate and investor financing; and, technology commercialization. Kevin is a Tennessee Bar Association...
Jack Atkins
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Crossville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(931) 510-1205 P.O. Box 1125
Crossville, TN 38557
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Construction
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
I am an attorney based in Crossville, TN. My practice is focused on business and construction related clients and their personal and professional legal needs. Clients include homeowners, builders, sub-contractors, material supplier and many others connected with construction and general business activity. I am a former licensed general contractor in Tennessee. Over approximately 17 years, I built over 200 residential projects and developed three sub-divisions. DISCLAIMER: R. Jack Atkins is not certified as a specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on this website.
Doug Fields
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Crossville, TN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(931) 456-4541 18 East Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Real Estate
William Ira Howell Acuff
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Cookeville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(931) 526-6123 101 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Pepperdine University
Bryant C. Dunaway
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Cookeville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 526-6010 721 N Dixie Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(931) 787-2174 483 Windrowe Dr
Cookeville, TN 38506
Business and Criminal
Loyola Law School Los Angeles and Western State University College of Law
Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney
(931) 526-7868 115 S Dixie Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney
(931) 526-8812 317 W Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Municipal and Real Estate
Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(713) 818-5994 2798 Arbor Pl
Cookeville, TN 38506
Business, Energy, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Houston Law Center
Cookeville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 526-5210 145 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Health Care
Cookeville, TN Business Law Attorney
(931) 526-6123 101 S Jefferson Ave
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Cookeville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(209) 223-6444 707 Buck Mountain Trl
Cookeville, TN 38506
Business and Personal Injury
Cookeville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(931) 526-8812 317 W Spring St
Cookeville, TN 38501
Business and Real Estate
Wartburg, TN Business Law Lawyer
(423) 346-6403 203 N Maiden St
Po Box 160
Wartburg, TN 37887
Business
Mr. James Charles Wright
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(865) 637-3531 Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee - Knoxville and University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Mr. Wright was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He attended Middle Tennessee State University (B.S., summa cum laude, 1977); the University of Tennessee (J.D., 1980). He was honored with the Order of the Coif and served on the Tennessee Law Review. Mr. Wright's father was a lawyer so he grew up working in his Dad's office. He is admitted to the United Supreme Court Bar as well as all Tennessee State and Federal Courts. He is also admitted before the Sixth Circuit and Fourth Circuit Bar as well as the U.S. Court of Claims. ...
Thomas Wormouth Shumate
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Nashville , TN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 229-7499 2900 Vanderbilt Place
Suite 100
Nashville , TN 37212
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Insurance Defense and Probate
University of Notre Dame
Tom Shumate is the founder of Meridian Law, PLLC, which represents individuals and businesses across Tennessee in a variety of civil matters including business, contract, and employment litigation; disputes involving non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets; insurance defense; personal injury and wrongful death actions; and probate cases. Mr. Shumate graduated with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1995 and from Notre Dame Law School in 1998. He has practiced in Nashville, Tennessee since that time. In 2011 and 2013, Mr. Shumate was selected as a “Rising Star” by the Mid-South edition of Super Lawyers Magazine. He...
Brandon E. Bass
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Brandon Bass is a shareholder at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., located in Nashville, Tennessee, where he’s been practicing law since he graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2002. Brandon is active in several legal organizations, including: the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Amicus Curiae Committee Chair, and Mentor; the American Association for Justice on their New Lawyers Division Board of Governors; the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law; and the Nashville Bar Foundation as a Fellow and Mentor.

Brandon has received many accolades throughout his career. He has been named in...
Caroline E. Sapp
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
Caroline Sapp is one of our six attorneys at The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. and represents clients who have been injured across Tennessee.

Caroline comes from a long line of legal professionals, which influenced her decision to choose law as a career. Her great-grandfather was a White County, Tennessee Judge and White County Sheriff; her Great Uncle was a former trial attorney in the Upper Cumberland and Assistant District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District; her Grandmother was Clerk and Master in White County for over thirty years; and her Aunt is the current Clerk and Master in...
John A. Day
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(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of North Carolina School of Law
John A. Day is the founding partner of The Law Offices of John Day, P.C., located in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. John graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1981. He is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and has more than 30 years’ experience trying cases. John has served as President of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and Chair of the Council of State Presidents of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). John has also served on the boards of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Lawyers...
Jonathan Williams
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick St
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
North Carolina State University and Nashville School of Law
Jonathan is a personal injury attorney in Nashville and is the managing partner of Larry R. Williams, PLLC. He handles cases all over Middle Tennessee including car wrecks, motorcycle accidents, large truck collisions, construction site accidents and many other type of negligent injury and wrongful death claims. Jonathan also represent businesses on day to day matters and litigates business matters and disputes. In addition, Jonathan manages the firm's Social Security Disability practice and estate planning and probate practice. In 2015 Jonathan was awarded the AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbel. He maintains a 10.0 rating on Avvo and...
Martin L. Pierce
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Chattanooga, TN Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(423) 648-4303 4513 Hixson Pike
Suite 109
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Memphis
Martin L. Pierce is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, and received his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Tennessee Technological University in 1978. He received that institution's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1988. Martin received his law degree, with high honors, from the University of Memphis in 1981, where he was a published member of the University of Memphis Law Review. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Georgia, as well as before the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Martin works primarily in the areas of: (1) Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law,...
Seamus Kelly
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(615) 200-0682 1611A 17th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212
Business, Antitrust, IP and Securities
Vanderbilt University Law School
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Seamus received a bachelor's degree in Business and Political Science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School here in Nashville. While at Vanderbilt, Seamus received several awards for leadership in the Nashville community, clinical work, and academic achievement. Seamus also served as Editor-in-Chief of Vanderbilt's environmental journal ELPAR and coauthored an article about environmental legal scholarship.

In between Trinity and Vanderbilt, Seamus spent several years managing, launching, and closing down restaurants throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, all while writing and performing music.

Prior to forming Music City Law in 2019 with David Goldman, Seamus spent...
Todd G. Cole
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Immigration and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Todd Cole, founder of Cole Law Group, has a diverse educational, business, and legal background that affords him a unique insight into the issues confronting our clients. He is recognized in the Nashville/Brentwood area for his outstanding academic background, keen mind, skillful representation, and dogged determination to serve his clients well. He is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Florida, Minnesota, and the United States Middle District for the State of Tennessee. Todd received his Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University, where he was recipient of the Dean's Recognition Scholarship, granted the Book Award for Torts, acted as...
Harold E. Rushton
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney
(615) 576-0071 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 230
Nashville, TN 37205
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Divorce and Family
Nashville School of Law
Nashville based Attorney in general practice with focus on divorce, family law, consumer protection, construction and contract disputes.

Unfortunately, sometimes bad things happen to good people. Divorce, contract disputes and a multitude of other things can create a bump in the road that may require the expertise of an attorney to navigate. This is where I can personally assist you by representing your interests zealously and advocating for your rights. My life experiences and knowledge of the law will be put to work for you to assist in a successful resolution. I believe in personally serving you by keeping in...
J. Ross Pepper
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(615) 256-4838 201 4th Ave N
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Nashville, TN 37219
Business, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Probate
University of Tennessee College of Law
J. Ross Pepper is an AV rated trial attorney with over 27 years of experience with litigation, arbitration and mediation. Mr. Pepper's trial, courtroom and deposition experience is extensive and benefits his clients incalculably. Mr. Pepper is the founding member of Pepper Law, PLC, a boutique litigation law firm which handles litigation matters in Nashville and throughout Tennessee.

Mr. Pepper has acted as lead counsel in a wide range of commercial, employment, probate, insurance, and real estate cases. Notably, Mr. Pepper acted as lead counsel in a nationwide class action involving the sale and marketing...
Jake VanAusdall
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Construction, Employment and IP
Tulane University
Andy Goldstein
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(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
Business, Administrative, Family and Immigration
Belmont University College of Law
Andy Goldstein is an attorney practicing in Tennessee and in the Immigration Courts of the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Andy focuses his practice on immigration law, family law, administrative law, business law, and civil litigation.

Before moving to Tennessee, Andy grew up near St. Louis, MO. After moving to Tennessee, Andy attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he gained a Computer Science degree and a Political Science degree. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Andy attended the Belmont University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.

Andy advises his clients on numerous aspects of state and federal law....
Rebecca C. Blair
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(615) 953-1122 1608 Westgate Cir
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Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Elder and Personal Injury
University of Tennessee College of Law
R. Duane Frizell
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(615) 490-6020 750 Old Hickory Blvd
Building Two #202
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
R. Duane Frizell was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Mr. Frizell practices in the areas of real estate, business, and commercial litigation, trials, and appeals. He has practiced in trial and appellate courts in Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, and Texas, and has been involved in cases with parties from around the globe.
Bradley L. Henry
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KNOXVILLE, TN Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(865) 670-8535 900 S. Gay Street
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KNOXVILLE, TN 37902
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Tennessee College of Law and Florida Coastal School of Law
Bradley L. Henry is a leading white collar and federal criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling complex criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, including in the United States Supreme Court. Brad’s practice includes the representation of executives and other individuals in connection with a variety of federal and state offenses, including computer fraud and abuse, tax fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, honest services fraud, money laundering, export violations, environmental crimes, bribery of government officials and theft of trade secrets.  In addition to his white collar practice, Brad also represents individuals charged with...
Bennett James Wills
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Brentwood, TN Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(615) 861-1936 214 Overlook Circle
Suite 275
Brentwood, TN 37027
Business, Appeals, Consumer and IP
University of Baltimore School of Law
Bennett J. Wills is an attorney serving clients all across Tennessee. In 2014 he was awarded the Top 40 Under 40 award by the National Trial Lawyers Association and was awarded Super Lawyers 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Rising Star. Bennett's practice areas include civil and criminal appeals, business litigation, contract litigation, torts, consumer defense, real estate matters, and intellectual property.
Frank J. Steiner
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Nashville, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(615) 730-6090 2200 21st Avenue South
Suite 309
Nashville, TN 37212
Business, Criminal, Employment and Probate
South Texas College of Law
G. Keith Alley
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Knoxville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(865) 385-8623 9700 Westland Drive, Suite 103
Knoxville, TN 37922
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Tennessee College of Law
I have over 20 years of experience in the areas of personal injury claims, property and construction disputes, contract negotiation and preparation, business lawsuits, estate and trust litigation, and workers’ compensation issues. I am an active member of the Anderson County, Blount County, Knoxville, Loudon County, Sevier County and Tennessee Bar Associations. I represent a wide range of clients who live in Tennessee or who have interests in Tennessee. I created this practice to provide my clients with more direct access to the attorney they hired. When you call me, I answer or return your call....
Heather G. Anderson
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Knoxville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(865) 546-8030 116 Agnes
Knoxville, TN 37919
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
University of Memphis
Heather G. Anderson graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee where she was Phi Beta Kappa. She earned her law degree from the University of Memphis School of Law and while there, received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy as well as served on the Tennessee Journal of Practice & Procedure. In her time practicing, Heather has represented clients ranging in size from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 100 companies. She has the rare distinction of being named a Top 40 Under 40 attorney in two cities and regions in the state, by the Greater...
Matthew E. Pulle
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(615) 256-4838 201 4th Ave N
#1550
Nashville, TN 37219
Business, Probate and Real Estate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Matt Pulle, a former accomplished investigative reporter, is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on commercial, real estate, probate, and insurance matters as well as other civil litigation. Matt has experience with litigation in both state and federal courts and with a broad range of civil cases.

A former political and investigative reporter with the Nashville Scene and Dallas Observer, Matt began his legal career at the Tennessee Attorney General's Office where he led the state's efforts in enforcing the $25 billion National Mortgage Settlement. In addition, he led or took part in consumer protection actions brought against suspect state and...
Rodney Mark Scott
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(615) 896-3158 12 S Public Square
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Business, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University
Rodney M. “Rod” Scott is an attorney currently engaged in the general practice of law, focusing on estate planning and elder law. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Accounting from West Virginia University in 1979, and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in 1982. Originally admitted to practice in the states of Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, he has happily chosen Tennessee as his home and the location of his practice. In his 34+ years of experience as an attorney, he has seen the impact of pre-planning and crisis estate planning upon individuals, their...
Larry Raymond Williams
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer
(615) 256-8880 315 Deaderick Street
Suite 1510
Nashville, TN 37238
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Nashville School of Law
G. Miller Hogan II
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Nashville, TN Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(615) 726-0050 205 17th Avenue North
Suite 202
Nashville, TN 37203
Business, Construction, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
University of Memphis
I am a Commercial Real Estate & Business Attorney with extensive knowledge and experience in real estate, commercial and business transactions, non-profits, entertainment, sports and related litigation. I have broad experience with virtually all aspects of commercial real estate investment including tax deferred exchanges, leasing, commercial and residential development, real estate secured lending, workouts, foreclosures, special asset transactions, zoning and planning. I also work closely with many non-profit and tax-exempt organizations and churches in connection with planning and development challenges. I also have a well-established entertainment and sports law practice representing a number of high profile clients in...
Charles R. Frazier
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(615) 267-0125 5258 Murfreesboro Rd
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La Vergne, TN 37086
La Vergne, TN Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Tennessee College of Law
Mr. Frazier is not a Nashville native, but he fits right into the community with a strong work ethic and family values which have helped him become a great tax law, estate planning, and business law attorney. Mr. Frazier is a husband and father of two children whose humble beginnings help him relate to any client who needs legal advice to resolve their tax law, estate planning, or business law issues.

Mr. Frazier is also a U.S. Army veteran who served his country proudly and with distinction before being honorably discharged. As a former soft-skill Army Ranger, Mr. Frazier understands the...
Elizabeth Sitgreaves
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Murfreesboro, TN Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(866) 812-8787 1639 Medical Center Pkwy #105
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Tennessee College of Law
Liz served as a Senior Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank G. Clement, Jr. of the Tennessee Court of Appeals before transitioning into private practice with The Law Offices of John Day, P.C. Liz is a self-proclaimed “people person” who enjoys helping others using the law as a conduit. She enjoys listening to her clients, understanding what they are going through, then sharing their story with the courts so her client’s story is given a voice.

Liz has been a long-time Board Member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women (LAW), Marion Griffin Chapter, and currently serves as the President of...
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