Business Formation and Transactions

CONTRACTS - 2 Bigstock_27197510Our attorneys have extensive experience in all areas of business formation, contracts, and transactions.  We provide services to business clients both large and small.  We understand our clients’ business goals and do everything we can to help them achieve those goals.

Contract Drafting and Negotiation

Our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients with a variety of different types of business transactions, including business acquisitions, mergers, sales of assets and sales of stocks/membership interests.  Our attorneys also assist clients in preparing many different types of contracts relating to their business, including buy-sell agreements, stock purchase agreements, cross purchase agreements and stock redemption agreements.


Our Nashville, TN lawyers represent parties to contracts addressing various subjects and numerous types of commercial and individual activities, including the following:

  • Promissory notes and security agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Contracts for the sale of goods and the provision of services
  • Contracts for the sale of real property
  • Contracts for the sale of businesses
  • Service contracts in the healthcare field, including physician billing services, partnership agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and LLC operating agreements
  • Guaranties and other suretyship contracts
  • Recording contracts
  • Noncompetition agreements

Distribution and Franchise Relationships

Our attorneys have significant experience in assisting clients develop and maintain distribution and franchise relationships.  We also advise clients regarding the Federal Rule on Franchising and state franchise regulation.

Entity Selection and Formation

Our attorneys assist clients in determining the most appropriate choice of entity (i.e., limited liability company, corporation, or partnership) for their needs.  Our attorneys also assist our clients in preparing the documents necessary to set up their new entity.

Non-Profit and Tax-Exempt Organizations

In addition to assisting clients with the formation of for profit businesses, our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting clients with the formation of nonprofit entities.  Our attorneys meet with our clients to determine whether the client wants to set up private foundation or public charity.  Our attorneys then assist the client in forming the necessary non-profit entity in accordance with applicable state law.  Our attorneys also assist the client in filing the documents necessary to achieve tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service.