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Tennessee Real Estate 101: Do You Really Need an Attorney to Close the Deal?
While hiring an attorney is not mandatory, it can be a wise investment to have their expertise on your side. They can help navigate the complexities of the transaction, provide legal advice, and...
September 14, 2023
The Legal Dangers of Posting on Craigslist
When posting to Craigslist, it is important to be aware of the legal implications associated with revealing too much personal information. Craigslist can be a useful tool for finding jobs and...
January 3, 2023
Everything You Need to Know About Partition Cases in Tennessee
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?...
December 19, 2022
Should An Attorney Review Your Real Estate Contract?
March 12, 2021
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
Tennessee Boating Laws
Any individual found to be in operation of a boat with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or more may be charged with boating under the influence...
July 8, 2021
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
What You Need to Know About Drone Regulations
Beyond, federal regulations, your state or locality may also regulate drone usage. For instance, Tennessee currently has six drone provisions to consider. House Bill 153 forbids drone use to capture...
November 24, 2021
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
Grover Collins – Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation
Grover Collins, the founding attorney of Collins Legal, has been named a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation. The Nashville Bar Foundation’s Fellows Program was established as a way for the bar...
May 18, 2023
Investing in Nashville Real Estate: Tips and Tricks
Are you considering purchasing or selling a property in Nashville? Then you may want to consider hiring a Real Estate Attorney in Nashville. A Real Estate Attorney can help you navigate the legal...
May 12, 2023
So You Want to Get a Liquor License in Tennessee? Here’s What You Need to Know
When it comes to obtaining a liquor license in Tennessee, there are a variety of options available to you. The type of liquor license you need will depend on the type of business you are running and...
March 17, 2023
When is a Contract Required to be in Writing in Tennessee?
In Tennessee, a contract must be in writing in certain situations. This requirement is a legal doctrine is commonly known as the Statute of Frauds. The Statute of Frauds requires that certain...
March 8, 2023
WHAT REAL ESTATE AGENTS CAN’T TALK ABOUT
The details of this federal law directly impact the information real estate agents are legally permitted to provide to clients. If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in the near future, then...
February 17, 2023
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
THE 2 MAJOR REASONS YOU COULD PAY MORE IN TAXES IN 2021
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....
April 27, 2021
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
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
Don’t Go Commercial Without a Commercial Real Estate Attorney
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
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
The Convenience of a Remote Notary for Busy People
With a RON, you don't have to worry about taking time out of your day to go to a physical office to have your documents notarized. Instead, you can work with a licensed notary from the comfort of...
January 18, 2023
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
Non-Compete Agreements & Clauses
Non-compete agreements are critical to protecting a company's interests. What does it mean to enforce...
November 10, 2013
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
Alcohol Sales on Sunday in Tennessee [Updated]
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
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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