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  • Entrepreneurs deserve legal counsel that matches the enthusiasm of the new venture and also fits the budget. Our entrepreneurship law firm takes pride in providing exceptional legal counsel to entrepreneurs.

    The Entrepreneurial and Emerging Business attorneys at Bone McAllester Norton have helped launch hundreds of small businesses. Our small business lawyers deliver a comprehensive legal strategy that addresses corporate, trademark, branding, Internet, employment and other issues likely to arise in the infancy of a new business, priced to minimize the fees spent at the critical start-up phase.

    Practicing attorneys include: Anne Sumpter Arney, Trace Blankenship, Charles Robert Bone, Charles W. Bone, C. David Briley, James A. Crumlin, Jr., Jack F. King, III, Sean C. Kirk, Stacey Garrett Koju, Paul W. Kruse, B. Knight Lancaster, Robert McDowell, George J. Phillips, Chris Raybeck, Stephen J. Zralek.

    We regularly advise entrepreneurs in the following areas:

    • Company formation
    • Capital strategies
    • Employment
    • Trademark registrations
    • Copyright protection
    • Intellectual property
    • Social media law
    • Online reputation management
    • Privacy issues
    • Securities offerings and private placement memorandums
    • Identifying and structuring the appropriate legal entity
    • Shareholder and operating agreements
    • Business contracts
    • Angel and venture financing
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Immigration
    • Litigation and dispute resolution

    We also advise entrepreneurs with funding, from conventional loans to private offerings. For entrepreneurs using technology for marketing and brand development, we offer advice on social media law, user-generated content, app/software development, copyright laws, marketing to minors, advertising and soliciting, laws governing sweepstakes, privacy issues and collection and monetization of private online information.

    Our attorneys often become trusted advisers to entrepreneurs as their businesses flourish. For example, our firm worked closely with a national cupcake company as it grew from a new concept and single store in 2008 to more than 75 stores in 2013. Our firm has helped guide a bass boat manufacturer in Winchester, Tennessee, from its inception in 2007 to being a recognized leader in today’s bass boat industry. We also work with clients in the technology space, such as the creator of a popular mobile app, helping protect our clients’ intellectual property in both the U.S. and internationally.

    Our experience includes many types of businesses in a wide range of industries:

    • Auto auctions
    • Newspapers
    • Radio stations
    • Banks and financial institutions
    • Manufacturing
    • Technology
    • Health care
    • Restaurants
    • Financial institutions
    • Creative content development
    • Entertainment
    • Social media
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  • Anne Sumpter Arney

  • Trace Blankenship

  • Charles Robert Bone

  • Charles W. Bone

  • C. David Briley

  • James A. Crumlin, Jr.

  • Jack F. King, III

  • Sean C. Kirk

  • Stacey Garrett Koju

  • Paul W. Kruse

  • B. Knight Lancaster

  • Robert (Bob) G. McDowell

  • George J. Phillips

  • Chris Raybeck

  • Stephen J. Zralek

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