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Experienced Business And Corporate Lawyers In Tennessee And Kentucky

The Business and Corporate Law Group at Batson Nolan PLC has years of experience representing businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to corporations, in a wide range of commercial law concerns.

From entity formation, through acquisitions and contract negotiations, and on to the eventual sale of a business, we make it our goal to develop ongoing relationships with our clients and assist with legal matters through all phases of business ownership. From our offices in Clarksville and Springfield, we can assist clients throughout Tennessee and Kentucky.

How We Can Help You Succeed

Navigating the legal complexities of business formation and maintenance can be daunting. From drafting employment manuals and contracts to concerns related to the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, you can trust our experienced lawyers to help you succeed.

Here’s how a business attorney at Batson Nolan PLC can help:

  • Choosing the right structure. We can assess your business goals, risk tolerance and tax considerations to help you select the most suitable business structure.
  • Business formation. Whether you’re registering a sole proprietorship, LLC, corporation or another entity, we can guide you through the paperwork, ensuring compliance with Tennessee’s regulations.
  • Drafting contracts and agreements. Contracts are essential in business operations. We can draft, review and negotiate contracts, noncompete agreements, and resolutions, protecting your interests and minimizing risks.
  • Compliance and regulatory guidance. Staying compliant with state and federal regulations is crucial. We can help you navigate complex regulatory frameworks, reducing the risk of legal troubles in the future.
  • Dispute resolution. In the unfortunate event of disputes or legal issues, we can provide legal representation and help resolve conflicts through negotiation, mediation or litigation.

Before you form a new business, enter contract negotiations or sign an agreement of any kind, contact a Clarksville business and corporate lawyer at Batson Nolan PLC to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your commercial law matters. We can help you meet your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions About Business And Corporate Law

Whether you are a seasoned business owner or a new entrepreneur, you may have questions about the legal aspects of running a business. Before you meet with one of our experienced business and corporate lawyers, please read some answers to frequently asked questions below.

What is the best structure for a new business?

In Tennessee, business owners have multiple options for business formation structures that each have their own advantages and disadvantages. When you work with us, we will thoroughly examine your business goals, tax considerations and liability preferences before advising you of your options.

Does Tennessee have special laws that apply to franchises?

In Tennessee, franchisors do not have to register with the state, but must follow state-specific franchise relationship laws. To learn more about franchise requirements in Tennessee, please visit our franchises page.

How can employers avoid or defend against EEOC complaints?

One of the best ways to avoid Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints is to create policies and train your employees to remain in compliance with them. If an employee files a complaint, you should work with an experienced attorney to defend against it and protect your organization.

What is most important in negotiating and enforcing contracts?

Contracts govern almost every aspect of a business, including employment agreements and transactional contracts. Every element of the contract drafting, negotiation and enforcement process is essential to ensuring your security and success. Our attorneys can assist you with every step, from writing a sound offer, and ensuring proper acceptance and consideration to resolving disputes.

Are covenants not to compete enforceable?

Under Tennessee law, courts will enforce covenants not to complete when they find it is reasonable under the circumstances. However, covenants not to compete are generally disfavored. Working with an experienced business law attorney can help ensure you provide adequate evidence and reasoning to the court.

Are there alternatives to litigation for resolving disputes?

In some cases, we can help you resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration. These ADR methods provide many benefits, often including a faster, and cheaper, resolution. We will examine your case to determine if litigation or alternative dispute resolution is a better option for you.

Contact An Experienced Business Law Attorney Today

As a business owner, you do not need to shoulder your legal burdens alone. Working with an experienced business and corporate law attorney can help ensure that you meet your goals and protect your organization. To schedule a consultation at our Clarksville or Springfield offices, call us at 931-650-5484 or contact us by email.