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What is the Tennessee Construction Theft Statute?

Posted by Robert Dziewulski | Jun 07, 2024 | 0 Comments

TCA § 39-14-154, also known as the construction theft statute, creates protections for homeowners by providing criminal liability for certain actions or inactions by contractors.  It seems the popularity of this enforcement is on the rise.  As we consult with clients who are Home Improvement Cont...

What is comparative fault?

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Sep 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Imagine you're throwing a big pizza party. Now, let's say you and your friend are in charge of making the pizza together. As you both start assembling the ingredients, a little accident happens: you accidentally drop the entire container of cheese on the floor. Oops!  Now, according to the compa...

What is joint and several liability?

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Aug 25, 2023 | 0 Comments

Joint and several liability is a legal concept that determines how responsibility and the payment of damages are shared among multiple people or parties when they are involved in a situation where harm or wrongdoing has occurred. Imagine you and your friend are playing catch with a ball near a n...

Healthcare Non-Competes

Posted by Robert Dziewulski | Apr 30, 2023 | 0 Comments

So you're wondering about non-compete agreements in Tennessee? It's not as simple as just including a clause and trapping your employees! In fact, Tennessee generally doesn't like non-competes because they can limit an employee's ability to find work. But, it's not impossible to enforce them. You...

The Importance of an Indemnification Clause

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Nov 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

Arguably the most important contract clause, the indemnification clause should not be glazed over or taken lightly.  Marian Webster defines “indemnify” as “to secure against hurt, loss, or damage” and “ to make compensation for incurred hurt, loss, or damage.”An indemnification clause does just t...

What is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Sep 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

What is an LLC? LLC stands for limited liability company. There are several subcategories of LLCs, for example, a PLLC is a limited liability company designed for licensed professionals, such as lawyers, doctors, architects, engineers, accountants, and chiropractors. Some states also allow for Se...

Before Drafting A Statement of Work

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Jul 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

What Every Business Owner Needs to Know There are several issues to consider prior to drafting a Statement of Work (SOW). Failing to consider key issues often results in unanticipated obligations, unintended breach of contract, damage to business relationships, and financial loss. This blog will ...


Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | Jun 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

A statement of work or scope of work (SOW) is a standard document that sets forth project-specific terms. SOWs accompany master service agreements and incorporate the terms and conditions of the master agreement by reference. These documents are commonly used in project management among many othe...

The Value of Proactive Law

Posted by Ashleigh Beer-Vineyard | May 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

What is Proactive Law? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “proactive” as, “Acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes.” As applied to business law, proactive law focuses on using both legal knowledge and tools to control outcomes, increase present and future value, and evolv...

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