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Forest H. on ContractsCounsel
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Forest H.

Attorney
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Nashville, TN
26 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, TN, TX
Washington and Lee University

Forest is a general practice lawyer. He provides legal advice regarding small business law, contracts, estates and trusts, administrative law, corporate governance and compliance. Forest practiced complex commercial litigation in Florida for eight years, representing clients such as Host Marriott, Kellogg School of Business, and Toyota. Since moving to Nashville in 2005, he has provided legal advice to clients forming new businesses, planning for the future, and seeking funding through the use of equity and/or debt in their businesses. This advice has included the selection of business type, assistance in drafting and editing their business plans and offering material, reviewing proposed term sheets, and conducting due diligence. Forest is a member of the Florida, Tennessee, and Texas Bars; in addition. Forest has held a Series 7, General Securities Representative Exam, Series 24, General Securities Principal, and Series 63, Uniform Securities Agent State Law.

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Rebecca R.

Attorney
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St. Petersburg, FL/Nashville, TN
23 Yrs Experience
Licensed in FL, TN
University of Tennessee College of Law

An experienced commercial contracts attorney with sales, leasing, NDA, SEC compliance, corporate governance, commercial real estate, and employment experience. Also well versed in internal and external policy document and manual creation.

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Christina S.

Managing Attorney
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Kingsport, TN
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
Appalachian Law School

I am an attorney who has been practicing for over a decade, experienced in multiple areas of law, both from a litigation and more procedural side. The great thing about my practice is that it has trained me to deal with so many different types of problems and to find solutions in a variety of legal scenarios that are almost never similar.

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Dean F.

Managing Attorney
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Castle Rock, CO
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, CO, TN
University of Mississippi School of Law

Ferraro Law Firm was founded by Dean C. Ferraro. Dean earned his Bachelor's Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ("Cal Poly Pomona") in 1992 and his J.D. Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law ("Ole Miss") in 1996. He is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of Colorado, Tennessee, and California. Dean is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of Colorado (District of Colorado), California (Central District), and Tennessee (Eastern District). Shortly after earning his law license and working for a private law firm, Dean joined the District Attorney's office, where he worked for five successful years as one of the leading prosecuting attorneys in the State of Tennessee. After seven years of practicing law in Tennessee, Dean moved back to his birth state and practiced law in California from 2003-2015. In 2015, Dean moved with his family to Colorado, practicing law in beautiful Castle Rock, where he is recognized as a highly-effective attorney, well-versed in many areas of law. Dean's career has entailed practicing multiple areas of law, including civil litigation with a large law firm, prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney, In-House Counsel for Safeco Insurance, and as the founding member of an online law group that helped thousands of people get affordable legal services. Pursuing his passion for helping others, Dean now utilizes his legal and entrepreneurial experience to help his clients in their personal and business lives. Dean is also a bestselling author of two legal thrillers, Murder in Santa Barbara and Murder in Vail. He currently is working on his next legal thriller, The Grove Conspiracy, set to be published in 2023.

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Robert M.

Attorney
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Nashville
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
Nashville School of Law

Robert is a sixth-generation Tennessean and part of a long line of Tennessee attorneys: There has been a Marks attorney in Tennessee since 1856. In 1929, Robert’s great-grandfather established an event venue, Shadowbrook, which Robert has worked at his entire life, including managing for 10 years. He knows what business owners are dealing with—especially venue owners—because he has dealt with it. While Robert loves the hospitality industry, he pursued his passion. In 2016, Robert decided to attend law school and continue managing the business. He thrived. He was a founding member of the Nashville School of Law's Legal Aid Society, received the Tennessee Supreme Court’s Law Student for Justice award, and interned with the Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission. Before co-founding Mercury Legal Group, Robert focused on estate planning in solo practice. In this role, he helped clients protect what they had spent a lifetime building. Now he helps his clients build their businesses by providing tailored legal services.

Connie C. on ContractsCounsel
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Connie C.

Attorney
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Tennesee
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
Nashville School of Law

Connie Chadwick presently focuses her law practice in Tennessee on flat fee legal services which commonly include family court settlements such as divorces, child support orders, custody agreements; contracts; business formation services; and estate plans. Connie is also a Tennessee licensed residential general contractor with over fifteen years of experience in the construction field. With both legal and construction experience, Connie is a logical choice for contractor disputes. Connie earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The Nashville School of Law after earning her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Lipscomb University. www.conniechadwicklaw.com Connie Chadwick is recognized by peers and was selected to SuperLawyers Rising Stars for 2017 - 2023. This selection is based off of an evaluation of 12 indicators including peer recognition and professional achievement in legal practice. Being selected to Rising Stars is limited to a small number of attorneys in each state. As one of the few attorneys to garner the distinction of Rising Stars, Connie Chadwick has earned the respect of peers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation.

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November 18, 2021

Abraham W.

Owner
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Nashville, TN
5 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY, TN
Harvard Law School

Abraham's practice focuses on counseling emerging group companies in the technology and other commercial agreements, and assisting equity financings (specifically venture capital).

Amos M. on ContractsCounsel
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January 14, 2022

Amos M.

Principal
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Nashville, TN
16 Yrs Experience
Licensed in GA, TN
Mississippi College School of Law

Since 2008, I have worked to assist clients in solving problems and addressing challenges that inevitably arise as a business grows - both anticipated and unexpected. My experience in Georgia and Tennessee in both drafting contracts and enforcing them via litigation and/or arbitration has provided clients with unique insights that help them anticipate problems and inform their decisions from start to finish.

Jessee B. on ContractsCounsel
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March 14, 2022

Jessee B.

Attorney | Creative at Law
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Tennessee
11 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
The University of Memphis—Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law | Juris Doctor, Law)

Whether you're thinking of starting your own business and not sure how to bring your vision to life, or you're a business owner, creative professional, creator, influencer, artist, musician, startup, nonprofit, or entrepreneur who wants to grow your business and protect your content and brand—I can help. Get experienced legal counsel, quality representation, and creative solutions customized to fit your unique needs. Services include: entity formation, business issues, planning, financing, and strategy; contract drafting, review, and negotiation; intellectual property protection; copyright and trademark filing; startup and nonprofit setup and guidance; real estate matters; property purchase, sale, and leasing; assistance with legal issues related to content creation, branding, design, writing, film, music, art, entertainment, social media, e-commerce, marketing, advertising, data and privacy compliance, and more. Questions? Let's work together. Reach out and say hello.

Jerry L. on ContractsCounsel
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May 17, 2022

Jerry L.

Attorney
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Nashville, Tennessee
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
University of Tennessee

Jerry provides legal advice to business owners regarding contracts, business law, labor & employment, wills and estates, and real estate.

John M. on ContractsCounsel
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April 3, 2023

John M.

Co-Managing Attorney
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Middle Tennessee
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
Nashville School of Law

John has extensive leadership experience in various industries, including hospitality and event-based businesses, then co-founded a successful event bar company in 2016. As co-founder, John routinely negotiated agreements with venues, suppliers, and other external partners, swiftly reaching agreement while protecting the brand and strategic objectives of the company. He leverages his business experience to provide clients with strategic legal counsel and negotiates attractive terms.

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October 30, 2023

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Corporate Legal Questions and Answers

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Partnership Agreement

Tennessee

Asked on Oct 6, 2022

What is a limited partnership agreement?

Being asked to sign one and not sure what it is. I'm trying to create a partnership with a few of my colleagues and I'm concerned about the word 'limited'.

Michael S.

Answered Oct 25, 2022

We really need to know more about the business and how everyone envisions ownership in order to answer the question. In general (and this is very general - I am a PA lawyer, not Tennessee), a limited partnership is an entity through which a business or property is owned. In a limited partnership, you need to have a general partner (either one more individuals or entities) who essentially manage the entity, and also have liability for all liabilities of the general partnership. The limited partners invest in the entity, but have no liability for the entity's obligations.

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Corporate

Client Service Contract

Illinois

Asked on Oct 4, 2022

How does a contract protect your business?

I provide services to clients and I am considering getting a contract in place for my services. What are the benefits of having one? I haven't had any disputes with customers yet but I also want to make sure I am protected.

Michael S.

Answered Oct 18, 2022

With the caveat that I'm a Pennsylvania and not Illinois attorney, a contract establishes the rights and responsibilities of the parties. Whether you realize it, when you enter into a deal with a customer, you establish and oral contract. A written contract is much easier to enforce, and to prove the terms, because they are in writing. You are much less likely to run into disputes down the line. And for the most part, customers appreciate the certainty as well.

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Asset Purchase Agreement

New York

Asked on Oct 4, 2022

What should be included in an asset purchase agreement?

I am considering buying a chain of laundry mats and have been told I would need an asset purchase agreement for the legal paperwork involved. I don't believe I want to buy the business, but am not sure. I think I would just want to buy their machines and take over their leases. If this was the case, what would I need to have in an agreement?

Donya G.

Answered Oct 14, 2022

Yes, even though you dont intent to buy the entire business but only the machines and take over the leases (which may be allowed under their current lease or your would have to go directly to the landlord if it is not) you would still need an agreement that lays out what you are buying, the cost, what happens if you have a dispute and all the necessary things to protect your rights. I am a NY attorney that specializes in the purchase and sale of business and assets and can assist you with this. You can connect with me through the website at Donya Gordon. Donya Gordon

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Corporate

C Corp

New York

Asked on Jun 11, 2023

C corp and board composition?

I am a small business owner that is in the process of setting up a C Corporation. I am currently in the process of forming the board of directors and I want to make sure that I am following all of the necessary legal regulations. I want to ensure that I am properly setting up the board of directors and that the board is comprised of the correct individuals.

Michael S.

Answered Jun 21, 2023

The specific requirements for the composition of a board are a matter of State law, so the answer would depend on where your corporation is incorporated and, in some circumstances, where it is physically located. The number of directors and the specific choice of whom to add to the Board is generally best determined on a case by case basis.

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Corporate

Business Purchase Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on Oct 19, 2023

Does a business purchase agreement need notarization?

I am in the process of purchasing a business and I have been presented with a business purchase agreement. I want to make sure that I am making the right decision and that all documents are properly documented. I understand that some legal documents may require notarization and I wanted to confirm if a business purchase agreement requires notarization.

N'kia N.

Answered Oct 30, 2023

North Carolina does not require business purchase agreements to be notarized. However, some documents related to the business purchase deal might require notarization. For example, any deeds needed for the deal will likely have to be notarized. Some business purchase deals are pretty simple, while others can be rather complex. In many situations, it is ideal for each party to have at least one attorney representing them in the negotiations and preparing the necessary documents. If you have questions or concerns about a business purchase agreement, you might consider consulting with a knowledgeable corporate attorney. Good luck!

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