Regulatory and Compliance

contractOur attorneys routinely represent businesses, trade groups, and individuals before regulatory boards and other administrative bodies.  We also advise clients regarding compliance matters in a wide range of practice areas, including alcoholic beverage licensing, crowdfunding, marketing and advertising, charitable giving, and games of chance.

Alcoholic Beverage Industry

Our attorneys assist clients in all components of the alcohol industry, including licensing at the federal, state and local level, tax compliance, agreements that relate to distribution, storage, manufacturing, franchise registration and protection, trade practices and compliance, branding, enforcement related issues, and business structuring and formation.

Appraisals

Our attorneys represent appraisers in actions brought against them by the Tennessee Real Estate Appraiser Commission for alleged errors in following USPAP guidelines in preparing an appraisal report.

Contests / Games of Chance

Our attorneys review and advise on contest advertising and games of chance activities.  When necessary, we can assist clients in registering with the appropriate state and federal agencies.

Crowdfunding and JOBS Act Compliance

Title III of the JOBs Act creates significant opportunities for those seeking to engage in equity-based crowdfunding, but it also presents risks for businesses and consumers alike.  Our attorneys can help demystify the process and help craft strategies to mitigate the risks involved.

Marketing and Advertising Restrictions

Property Assessments

Our attorneys assist with the preparation for, and accompany landowners to, hearings before the Board of Equalization when there is a disagreement as to the amount of property tax being assessed against their real property.