Articles containing references to specific laws and regulations with which businesses should or must comply.

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business

You have spent the last few months, years, or decades of your life building your business. You've poured your time, effort, and a lot of yourself into making the business a success. Now, you're ready to cash out, to get paid, and to move on to the next chapter of your life. Learn how to avoid foreseeable risks and problems when selling your business.

Three Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Business 2017-08-17T13:12:54+00:00

How To Be Better Than Google

The consequences of engaging in identity politics are significant and widespread. These consequences are not limited to politics. They touch on business issues, social issues, and, of course, legal issues. So, how can a business address the risks associated with identity politics in a preventive way? And how can that make your business better than Google?

How To Be Better Than Google 2017-08-15T15:03:46+00:00

Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: Lessons for Your Business

Recently, a Google employee, James Damore, was fired for circulating a truly brave memo that dared to suggest "that Google has become an ideological echo chamber where anyone with centrist or right-of-center views fears to speak his or her mind,"...

Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber: Lessons for Your Business 2017-08-15T16:09:01+00:00

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems

Until such time as Congress finds the wherewithal to do its job, immigrants and illegal aliens in the U.S. who are engaging in commerce, here, will have to deal with significant uncertainties. Nashville business attorney Noel Bagwell explains how businesses owned by nonresident aliens can protect their business interests from immigration problems.

Protecting Your Small Business from Immigration Problems 2017-09-14T10:42:09+00:00

Workplace Investigations by Outside Counsel – What Do You Have to Lose?

Courts have placed increasing responsibility on employers to conduct investigations of alleged violations of employment laws, and an employer’s defense in seeking to minimize both liability and damages in these situations often depends on its prompt corrective action. Whether or not an employer chooses to use its own legal counsel for such an investigation will directly impact the application of the attorney-client privilege and the attorney work product doctrine.

Workplace Investigations by Outside Counsel – What Do You Have to Lose? 2017-01-26T15:23:55+00:00

Writing Liquidated Damages Clauses 101

Penalty clauses are not economically efficient. This is why penalty clauses are not and should not be enforceable. That's not to say the parties are without a remedy for breach of contract--far from it! In fact, liquidated damages are the norm; sometimes, even specific performance can be required to cure a breach of contract. Read our three tips for effectively using liquidated damages clauses.

Writing Liquidated Damages Clauses 101 2017-01-26T15:23:56+00:00

HALF

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell asks & answers: "Is Your Ex Entitled to Half Your Business," and discusses how to keep them from taking HALF.

HALF 2017-01-26T15:24:07+00:00

Lawsuits: Do I Even Have a Case?

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell discusses a framework for thinking through the question, "Do I even have a case," when considering lawsuits.

Lawsuits: Do I Even Have a Case? 2017-01-26T15:24:15+00:00

Franchising Legal Requirements and Best Practices

Nashville, TN--Executive Legal Professionals President and business attorney Noel Bagwell discusses Franchising Legal Requirements franchise companies must comply with.

Franchising Legal Requirements and Best Practices 2017-01-26T15:24:21+00:00

Down with the Good Ol’ Boys Liquor Store Law

Nashville, TN--Business attorney and Cumberland School of Law 2010 Economic Analysis of Law Scholar of Merit argues for repealing Clarksville, Tennessee's limit on the number of liquor stores.

Down with the Good Ol’ Boys Liquor Store Law 2017-01-26T15:24:24+00:00

Workers Compensation in TN

Nashville, TN--Business attorney Noel Bagwell acknowledges TN's Workers' Comp laws can be confusing, and Workers' Comp insurance can be expensive, but provides some information that might help.

Workers Compensation in TN 2017-01-26T15:24:25+00:00

Employment Contracts in an At-Will Employment State

Nashville, TN--Business Attorney Noel Bagwell shares, in this article, why operating your business in an at-will employment state is a bad reason to choose not to use well-drafted employment contracts.

Employment Contracts in an At-Will Employment State 2017-01-26T15:24:27+00:00

Avoiding the Number One Property Management Mistake

Nashville, TN--Business Attorney Noel Bagwell shares how to avoid getting burned by using do-it-yourself leases, out-of-date leases, and making other bad legal decisions in your property management business.

Avoiding the Number One Property Management Mistake 2017-01-26T15:24:27+00:00