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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.

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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
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.

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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
Free Consultation
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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Real Estate Legal Questions and Answers

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Property Deed

Tennessee

Asked on Aug 14, 2021

Can a grantor of a filed quit claim deed sell a home without the grantees signature, or consent?

Parent signed quit claim deed over to son and it has been filed. Parent is now threatening to sell property and not give any proceeds to son who is grantee on quit claim deed. Is this even possible, legally?

Forest H.

Answered Sep 28, 2021

The quick answer is likely no. If someone has executed and filed a quitclaim deed, they have no interest left to sell. Any buyer is going to review title to the property and not accept deed from the parent.

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Real Estate

Lease To Purchase Option Agreement

Tennessee

Asked on Jun 15, 2022

If you're doing a rent to own on a house and the owner dies, can the executor or heirs kick you out of the house, raise the monthly price, or raise the amount of the house or do they have to honor the contract in it's entirety? In Tennessee

I have been renting to own for a few years now. We pay so much a month and have put additional money in the house fixing the house up. We have a certain price that we are paying for the house. The owner died yesterday, and the sister/executor of the will called me this morning saying he died and they were coming to look at the house. Said they were probably going to raise the monthly payment and probably going to raise the price of the house. I'm scared they are either going to kick me out or not let me do rent to own or raise the price. She also said I owed rent for this month which I have already paid!

Rebecca R.

Answered Jun 17, 2022

If your rent-to-own contract is in writing then the contract should be binding on the owner's estate, although there may be some practical challenges in enforcing it. If your contract is not in writing you will have several practical proof problems to overcome, and you may have trouble overcoming the executor's challenges to the contract. As a tenant in possession you may have additional rights to recover investments in the house, or maintain your current amount of rent. As with the purchase option, your rights may depend on the language of your written agreement.

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Real Estate

Quitclaim Deed

New York

Asked on Oct 1, 2023

What protection does quitclaim deed offer?

I am the owner of a piece of property that I recently inherited from a family member. I am considering having a quitclaim deed drawn up to transfer ownership of the property to another family member. I would like to know what protection this type of deed offers to both the grantor and grantee in order to ensure that the transfer of ownership is done legally and correctly.

Damien B.

Answered Oct 24, 2023

Generally, an owner of property and the potential purchaser would use a Quitclaim Deed when there is no need to warrant or guarantee that the property is free and clear of liens. In other words, the seller does not warrant and guarantee that the property is free and clear of any and all liens. A common use would be when the property has been in the family and the transfer of the property is between family members knowing that there are no liens on the property and all taxes have been paid on the property.

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Real Estate

Deed of Reconveyance

Minnesota

Asked on Dec 10, 2021

Can you add someone to title deeds?

I am 92+ years old and would like to add my son’s name to my condo deed. We have the paperwork done and notorized. What’s next?

Jaren J.

Answered Dec 17, 2021

You need to file it with the county recorder or registrar and pay the recording fees. You can take it in to the county to file (if the desk is open . . call ahead) or give it to a title company to record (and pay their service fee).

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Real Estate

Residential Lease Agreement

Illinois

Asked on Mar 8, 2022

What are the laws for subletting a bedroom in 2 bhk appartment without landlord consent in Illinois?

I wanted to sublet my apartment without landlord consent, since my lease with this landlord doesn't allow sublease, May I know if there is any possible way to make this bedroom sublet without landlord agreement. My city is Peoria, Illinois

T. Phillip B.

Answered Apr 15, 2022

If your lease doesn't allow a sublease, you can't do it. I'd just approach the landlord and see what could be done. If the person moving in would be willing to sign a one-year lease and do the typical background check, the landlord may let you out of your lease.

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