Waynesboro, Tennessee Business Lawyers
Take Collins Legal itself. Grover and his wife, Mackenzie, started Collins Legal in 2013 with a mission: to provide solutions to build a better tomorrow. Always keeping this mission at the center of his practice, Grover’s attorney experience has been punctuated by fostering robust relationships with clients. By fundamentally basing the firm’s foundation on individual clients and their needs, Grover has ensured the success of both client and...
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...
Claire earned her B.S. degree from Samford University, cum laude, in 2002 and her J.D. degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, summa cum laude, in 2005. She is licensed to practice in the state of...
Randy provides estate planning, probate administration and small business succession planning advice and services to his clients. Randy believes in beginning with the end in mind. This...
Based upon his experience and reputation, Michael K. Smith is also a proven choice for people needing representation in complex insurance disputes and other civil litigation matters. In the past few years he has won settlements and trial verdicts for clients for substantial monetary amounts. Michael Smith has been practicing law and...
Tennessee Supreme Court - Tennessee Bar
Nashville School of Law graduated 1993, J.D.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, graduated 1980 B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, College Scholars with emphasis in Historic preservation
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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