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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.

Christina S. on ContractsCounsel
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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.

Dean F. on ContractsCounsel
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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.

Abraham W. on ContractsCounsel
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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
Free Consultation
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
Free Consultation
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
Free Consultation
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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Employment Legal Questions and Answers

Employment

Employee Separation Agreement

North Carolina

Asked on May 31, 2023

Employee separation agreement and notice periods?

I am an employee who is currently in the process of resigning from my current position. I have been offered a separation agreement from my current employer which outlines the terms of my departure. I am looking for clarity on the notice period that must be included in the agreement, as well as any other requirements that must be fulfilled in order to ensure a smooth and compliant transition.

Shelia H.

Answered Jul 11, 2023

North Carolina is an at-will state, meaning that either party can terminate the work relationship at any time, as long as that termination is not done illegally...for instance, as the result of employment discrimination. If you have a contract with an employer, then you are bound by the terms of the contract. For instance, if the contract states that you must provide 30 days notice prior to termination, then if you don't provide the notice, you could be in breach of the contract. In regards to what must be in the agreement, the employer can't provide false or misleading information. If the employee is over 40, then the employer must provide at least 21 days for the employee to review the agreement under the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act.

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Employment

Employment Contract

California

Asked on Apr 22, 2023

What's intellectual property in an employment contract?

I recently accepted a job offer that contained an employment contract. The contract states that I will not use any intellectual property of the company without prior written consent. I am unsure what exactly constitutes as intellectual property and would like to get a better understanding of the definition of intellectual property in the context of an employment contract.

Russell M.

Answered Apr 28, 2023

Your Agreement may contain a definition like this: “Intellectual Property” means recognized protectable rights and interests such as: patents (whether or not issued), copyrights, trademarks, service marks, applications for any of the foregoing, inventions, Confidential Information, trade secrets, trade dress, domain names, logos, insignia, color combinations, slogans, moral rights, right of publicity, author’s rights, contract and licensing rights, works, mask works, industrial design rights, rights of priority, know how, design flows, methodologies, devices business processes, developments, innovations. But a few of these are going to be most likely available to you. Internal company know-how or “ how we do things here that help us succeed”. Note the words “Confidential Information”. Confidential Information is another defined term which includes customer and employee information, pricing and business strategy and plans, among others.

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Employment

Employment Offer

Florida

Asked on Dec 8, 2023

Does the employment offer mention promotions?

I was recently offered a job and I am interested in understanding what the terms of the agreement are regarding promotions. I have been in the same job for several years and I am looking for something with more potential for advancement. Although the job offer does not explicitly mention promotions, I am hoping to get more information about the company's policy regarding career growth.

Gill D.

Answered Jan 2, 2024

Employment offers can contain information about promotions, but they typically do not. Jobs and employers and situations change over time and employers don't want to get stuck agreeing to a promotion before working with you.

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Employment

Employment Agreement

California

Asked on Nov 30, 2021

Are non-competes enforceable in California?

I live in CA and work for an east coast company. I have an old employment agreement from ~2006 that has a non-compete clause. Is that enforceable in CA?

Paul S.

Answered Dec 3, 2021

No, it's not. California has a very strict law against non-competes, and views those as illegal restraints on trade. Pretty much the only scenario in which a non-compete will be enforceable in California is in connection with the sale of a business.

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Employment

Dental Associate Contract

Florida

Asked on Jun 22, 2023

Dental associate contract working hours?

I am a dental associate who is considering signing a contract with a dental practice. I am interested in understanding the working hours that are outlined in the contract, so that I can make an informed decision about the position. I want to make sure that the working hours are reasonable and that I am fully aware of my obligations before signing the contract.

Diane D.

Answered Jul 14, 2023

Without seeing the contract and without knowing exactly what you are looking for, it is impossible to answer your question.

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