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Business & Corporate Law Overview

Experienced Chattanooga Business Attorneys Work With You to Help Make Your Business Successful

We handle your legal needs so you can focus on running your business

Running a business is a full-time job. You have sales to make, a budget to balance, employees to deal with — and to top it all off, you sometimes have to deal with legal matters such as drafting and reviewing contracts and business planning. To make sure your business runs as smoothly as possible and avoids lawsuits, it’s best to trust an attorney to oversee your important contracts, documents and business ventures. Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. has worked extensively with entrepreneurs like you, so we have firm knowledge of business law in Tennessee. We review your business plans and advise you on other business issues so you come out ahead.

Business planning and administration

Whether you’re starting a new business or planning for the future of an existing one, our team can help. Our attorneys listen to your needs and goals to assist you in starting, developing and growing your business. Visit our business planning and administration page to learn more.

Formation of business entities

When starting a business, you need to decide on a structure that best meets your goals. Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. helps you consider your options so you get your business off to a positive start. We can advise you on the tax and legal advantages of different types of business entities. To find out more, check out our formation of business entities page.

Advice on buying and selling businesses

Buying or selling a business is a major undertaking. Before entering into such a significant transaction, you need someone on your side with knowledge and experience and one who works with your best interests in mind. Our law firm helps you minimize your risk and promote ensure the success of your transaction. We focus on structuring the transaction in a manner that helps you effectively achieve your financial goals. Read our advice on buying and selling businesses for more information.

Disputes between business owners

Business owners start out thinking they will be in business together forever.  Unfortunately, differences often occur between partners, which if not resolved, can lead to expensive litigation and even cause the business to fail. We can help you structure the business to minimize the possibility of dispute, to provide a legal framework to resolve the dispute and if all else fails, to represent you in court.

Drafting and reviewing contracts and lease agreements

When a contract is drafted successfully, future complications, obstacles and problems are avoided. An incorrectly drafted contract, however, can be a drain on your business or lead to expensive litigation. The same can be said of a lease agreement. Trust our experienced lawyers to help you create accurate, inclusive contracts and lease agreements. Find out more on our drafting and reviewing contracts and lease agreements page.

Contact the experienced Chattanooga, TN business attorneys at Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C.

Patrick, Beard, Schulman & Jacoway, P.C. is the law firm to call for all of your business planning and administration needs. Our attorneys are well known throughout the business community for providing excellent legal assistance at a reasonable price and we accept Visa and Mastercard. Contact us online, or call 423-266-7327 or Toll Free  to learn more about how we can help you. Our office is conveniently located and we’ll arrange our schedule to suit yours.

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  • Chattanooga Office
    537 Market Street
    Suite 202
    Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402
    Phone: 423-266-7327
    Fax: 423-267-5032