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Should An Attorney Review Your Real Estate Contract?
A lot of clients ask about what paperwork or permits they need to rent out their home on Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway or any other site. Knowing that you have to get a permit, what are the steps?...
March 12, 2021
Metro v. Kallie Kay Dreher
In our last blog, our team broke down the latest property development craze, affectionally known as the “tall and skinnies”, taking over Nashville, Tennessee. Now, having a general understanding...
December 1, 2020
Easement in Gross
A common example of an easement in gross is a public utility line easement. A utility company with an easement in gross has an interest or right to the land where the utility lines, poles,...
September 29, 2020
Instagram Influencers Should Know These Things
The number of influencers is growing as tech-savvy people climb the ranks. It truly is a business and can be prosperous if done correctly. Keep reading for tips to having a successful business on...
October 1, 2018
What is Money Laundering?
An estimated $800 billion to $2 trillion runs through the global "laundry cycle" every year. How does money laundering work?...
October 17, 2018
When Having Too Much to Drink is Illegal
While there may not be anything wrong with having a few beers this weekend, be careful not to over-indulge and be “unreasonably annoying.”...
September 18, 2018
Driving After a DUI Conviction
A DUI conviction can have a devastating impact on your life, including the loss of your driver’s license. For a good chunk of time, you’ll have to find alternative ways to get to work, go to...
November 1, 2017
It’s a Bird…It’s a Scooter…It’s Legal?
In a change of tune, the Metro Council has passed new laws allowing the scooters to once again fly the streets of Nashville… but with very specific rules under a “pilot program.”...
August 22, 2018
Opening A Nonprofit in Tennessee
Nonprofits often operate like a standard business, but they must adhere to additional state and federal laws when it comes to tax-exempt status and charitable donations. Let’s start with the...
August 7, 2018
Does Your Business Qualify for the New 20% Tax Break?
We know Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was designed to cut taxes on businesses, stimulate the economy and create jobs. Many small business owners may benefit from this tax break;...
May 15, 2018
Do I Need a Business Lawyer?
These five scenarios are crucial to a company's success....
May 8, 2018
What is Intellectual Property?
As a property owner, you have specific rights guaranteed by both state and federal law. Just as property rights protect your places or things, it also includes that which is not tangible, such as...
April 24, 2018
Tennessee Real Estate Disclosures
Tennessee is what is known as a full disclosure state, meaning that the seller of residential property must disclose all known material defects to the buyer before or at the time an offer is made....
March 19, 2021
Eviction Update for Landlords – 3.16.21
March 16, 2021
Business & Corporate Lawyers are Crucial to Companies’ Success
It is important for owners to ensure their business investments are protected and in-line with federal and state regulations. However, keeping up and maintaining compliance with such standards can be...
February 6, 2018
Sears Bankruptcy: Everything You Need to Know
Is Sears facing bankruptcy in the coming weeks? Leadership is taking drastic measures to avoid it. What does it mean for...
October 12, 2018
Dog Grooming in Tennessee: Cautionary Tales
Many pet-owners take their four-legged friends to the groomers. What should you look for in a pet salon to ensure your furry friend is safe and cared for?...
August 9, 2018
Bicycle Accidents: Good to Know
In most states and local municipalities, bicyclists are expected to follow the same rules of the road put in place for motorists. What should you do if you're involved in an accident?...
November 9, 2017
When Potholes Damage Your Car
Under state law, a state or local government may be liable for pothole damages if the government entity “negligently created or maintained a condition on a highway.” This process can be...
July 17, 2018
ULTA RETURN POLICY – Lawsuit Alert
The multi-state makeup and beauty store is facing a class action lawsuit after allegedly selling used makeup products as if they were new....
March 5, 2018
Resolving Real Estate Disputes
Our attorneys give their tips on how to resolve an inevitable real estate dispute....
February 20, 2018
MUST KNOWS WHEN HIRING A CONTRACTOR IN TENNESSEE
There are four types of contractor licenses that are regulated by the state of Tennessee: Contractor’ License, Home Improvement License, Limited License Electrician, and Limited License Plumber....
June 5, 2017
The Must-Have Real Estate Closing Checklist for Buyers and Sellers in Nashville
Below is a Tennessee real estate closing checklist for attorneys, buyers, or sellers, as well as a day of closing...
March 9, 2021
BL2019-1633 Big Blow to RM Zones
May 31, 2019
Short Term Rental Pitfalls for the Real Estate Investor
November 14, 2018
Is CBD Oil Legal in Tennessee?
Some testify oils or capsules containing CBD has helped anxiety or sleep struggles, while others have attested to its benefits for migraines and digestion issues. Regardless of the use, it still...
July 30, 2018
Bird Scooter-Sharing Landed in Nashville
Your favorite childhood activity is a legitimate form of transportation. Bird scooter-sharing landed in...
May 31, 2018
Google Implements Skewed Advertising Practices
Have you ever been annoyed by ads that pop up unexpectedly as you browse the internet? Well, Google is attempting to reduce that frustration by launching a new ad blocking feature that is built into...
March 12, 2018
Technology v. The Law
How anything you say or any information on your cell phone can and will be used against you in a court of...
June 12, 2014
THE 2 MAJOR REASONS YOU COULD PAY MORE IN TAXES
If you recently received a letter reflecting your new property taxes in Nashville and Davidson County, you'll want to read this blog and learn what you can do to appeal....
May 2, 2017
Non-Compete Agreements & Clauses
Non-compete agreements are critical to protecting a company's interests. What does it mean to enforce...
November 10, 2013
Alcohol Sales on Sunday in Tennessee
Liquor and wine can now be sold on Sundays in Tennessee; but it might not be in effect everywhere just yet. You'll want to keep this list...
Food Trucks in Nashville: How to Get a Slice of the Action
Have you considered starting your own food truck business in Nashville? We broke down the guidelines and necessary permits....
April 10, 2018
When Revoking a Driver’s License is Unconstitutional
A federal judge rules that Tennessee's practice of revoking drivers’ licenses for failure to pay court costs is unconstitutional. Why? ...
July 12, 2018
Concealed Carry in Tennessee
Here’s what you need to know about handgun carry permits in Tennessee and how to be a responsible handgun owner....
August 6, 2017
DISTRACTED DRIVING LAWS IN TENNESSEE & BEYOND
Law enforcement agencies across the country are getting pretty creative with ways to identify distracted...
June 6, 2017
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