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Sep

1

Move Your Company to Tennessee Using a Statutory Merger

Are you a business owner moving to Tennessee?   Do you need to move your business to Tennessee as well?   Tennessee is currently seeing a large influx of out-of-state business owners moving to Tennessee which has led to many of these business owners looking for answers on how best to move their businesses to Tennessee.   […]

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Jul

28

Estate Planning Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: My estate plan was executed 20 years ago. I don’t need to look at it again. Truth: Most estate plans consist of a last will and testament and/or revocable living trust, power of attorney for finance and healthcare, and a living will or advance care directive. While it can be a weight off your […]

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Jul

14

What is to be the fate of non-compete agreements?

Fair competition is a good thing – it’s the engine behind “Economics 101” supply and demand forces at work across virtually all markets.  However, unfair competition is a bad thing, and not just in the strict sense of tortious business practices but in the more general sense of any conduct that is condoned or at […]

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Jun

23

A Unanimous SCOTUS Paving the Way to Pay College Athletes?

  Student athletes and college athletic programs generated the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) a combined $18.9 billion dollars in 2019; however, student athletes saw little to no personal compensation for the revenue that they generated through their participation in NCAA sponsored sporting events. The reality of being a student athlete in today’s athletic climate […]

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Jun

10

Franklin Residents Beware!

Newly Updated Noise Ordinance Could Affect You and Your Kids. Recently, the City of Franklin passed a new noise ordinance in which it updated the city’s current Municipal Code in a way that may affect residents and those visiting the city should they be in violation. Chapter 4 of the City of Franklin’s Municipal Code […]

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Apr

28

Software No Man’s Land

Over the last decade there has been a steady erosion of I.P. protection – particularly patent protection – for software even as there has during that same time been an explosion of software innovation.  So, what to make of this? Under the patent statute, patents can be awarded on processes, machines, articles of manufacture, and […]

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Apr

21

Domestic Assault, Who Can Be Charged and What Does It Mean For You?

In Tennessee, domestic violence is separate from regular assault charges based on the relationship between the parties involved. If the assault occurs between an adult or a minor in any of the following relationships, the state considers the crime domestic: Current or former spouses Persons who are dating or have dated, or have or had […]

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Mar

24

Estate Planning Myths and Misconceptions

Myth: I don’t have anything to leave to anyone, so I don’t need estate planning. Truth: Estate planning is more than just disposing of your “stuff.” An important aspect of estate planning that is often overlooked is incapacity planning. A last will and testament (“will”) only becomes effective upon your passing through the probate process.  Your […]

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Mar

17

Repercussions of a DUI

The next time you think about getting behind the wheel with a slight buzz, you may want to consider if the chances of being charged with a DUI are really worth it. In Tennessee, DUI charges are tiered, meaning that the more DUI’s you receive, the more expensive and inconvenient they become. Tennessee has began to […]

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Mar

11

Debt to Income Ratio in Bankruptcy by Rachel Lamey

A common misconception people have about filing bankruptcy is that the amount of debt a person has, or their debt-to-income ratio, is what qualifies them to file a petition. While the amount of debt is relevant to a petition, a person’s income is the number one factor in determining eligibility. Let’s talk about how this […]

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Mar

1

Can Employers Require COVID-19 Vaccinations? by Gaylord Gardner

With the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccinations speeding up, some employers are asking whether they can legally require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination.  In many cases, the answer is “yes” so long as employers comply with federal and state workplace laws.  Recently the EEOC provided an opinion that under the Americans with Disabilities […]

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Feb

12

My Business was Just Served with a Lawsuit. What should I do next? by J. Drew Zimmer

The most important thing that any business can do when it is served as a defendant in a lawsuit is to immediately contact an attorney for a consultation. It does not matter if you ‘know for a fact’ that it is a nuisance suit or just factually incorrect. Never reach out to the Plaintiff or […]

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