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Oct

11

Who Owns Your Copyrightable and Patentable Intellectual Property?

Does your business depend on valuable intellectual property such as written documents, processes, drawings, designs, formulas, and software source code? Are you sure that your business is the actual owner of its intellectual property? The reason for a business to be concerned about the ownership of its intellectual property is that under basic intellectual property […]

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Oct

11

Fighting for Trademark Protection Against an NFL Linebacker

If there is one person that I would not pick a fight with, it’s an NFL linebacker. Have you seen the size of these guys? They have arms as big as my entire chest, they are fast, mean, some are a little crazy, and they wear that black stuff under their eyes that looks like […]

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Oct

11

The Entrepreneurial Three Legged Stool- Attorney, CPA, and Banker-Thank you Dr. Cornwall

I had the privilege of participating in a discussion concerning “Financial Wellness” on WAKM – 950 AM radio last week.  As we preparing for the beginning of the show, and the participants were getting to know one another before the show began; passing out business cards, etc.  I was reminded of three recent  articles by […]

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Oct

11

Understanding Probate Basics in Tennessee

The term probate, as it is used commonly today, refers to the court supervised process of transferring property from a deceased person’s estate to the individual or entity that is legally entitled to receive it. State law governs how the probate process is handled, and the laws can vary greatly from state to state. This […]

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Oct

11

When Should You Update Your Estate Plan? Part 2

Creating an Estate Plan should not be something you do once and then place the documents in a drawer to never look at again.  An Estate Plan is something that should change and evolve as your life changes and evolves. When drafting an initial Estate Plan, we try to consider all foreseeable changes that can […]

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Oct

11

When Should You Update Your Estate Plan? Part 1

Creating an Estate Plan should not be something you do once and then place the documents in a drawer to never look at again.  An Estate Plan is something that should change and evolve as your life changes and evolves. When drafting an initial Estate Plan, we try to consider all foreseeable changes that can […]

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Oct

11

Avoiding Disaster – Franchise Agreements Terms

Most franchises have a typical term length of either five or ten years meaning at the end of the term, a franchisee will have the option to either renew the franchise agreement or to terminate the franchise and get out. For many franchises, a store front or franchise location is one of the obligations of […]

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Oct

11

Common Employee Wage Mistakes Businesses Sometimes Make

Business owners are often trying to find more efficient ways to pay employees. However, many small business owners don’t realize that the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) drastically limits the flexibility most small businesses have in regards to how they pay employees. The FLSA is the federal law which sets a national minimum wage and […]

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Jul

24

Vis Solis named #58 on the top 250 Solar Contractors list by Solar Power World

“Vis Solis transitioned from a EPC/developer to a pure developer and consultant. Vis Solis formed a joint venture partnership with the general contractor Brown Construction under the name of TVAEnergy to serve jointly the Southeast market as EPC under the new brand name. In the transition year 2016, TVAEnergy installed two projects at 1 MW […]

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Feb

17

EPB Breaks Ground On Solar Share Community Solar Project

Chattanooga, TN (February 17, 2017) – EPB has started construction on Solar Share, Chattanooga’s first community solar installation through a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The renewable power generating facility will be located along Holtzclaw Avenue at EPB’s Distribution Center. By summer, Solar Share is expected to begin generating 1.35 megawatts of solar […]

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May

31

Solar plant at Heritage Center honored with sustainability award

A solar power plant in west Oak Ridge is one of two projects recognized with 2016 Energy Sustainability Awards by the U.S. Department of Energy. Teams at the two DOE Environmental Management, or EM, sites were recognized for spearheading projects that have saved taxpayer dollars while promoting efficiency and smart use of DOE resources, a […]

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Apr

9

New Oak Ridge solar farm can power dozens of homes

Ryan Beesley, WATE 6 On Your Side Meteorologist – OAK RIDGE (WATE) – Dozens of families in Oak Ridge now have the power to receive electricity through a new solar farm. Now that the power is connected, all 3,268 solar modules are up and running. The area used to be a brownfield, but now it’s […]

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