Winchester, Tennessee Business Lawyers
Chattanooga, TN 37402
University of California - Berkeley, University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California Hastings College of the Law
Brandon has received many accolades throughout his career. He has been named in...
Martin works primarily in the areas of: (1) Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Elder Law,...
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...
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...
Chattanooga, TN 37450
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
One of my primary roles is to identify potentially patentable inventions and the scope of protection available for those inventions. In this role, I regularly prepare, file and prosecute U.S. patent applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and also work with attorneys around the world in order to obtain foreign patent protection.
I also assist clients in identifying competing technologies that might limit the scope of their patent protection or...
They are driven by passion and a desire to enrich their communities.
These are my people. Whether you are a start up with a unique spin or an empire paving the way into the future, I want to help get you there.
"Law: an ordinance of reason for the common good, made by him who has care of the community." Thomas Aquinas
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Need legal help with a business law matter?
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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