Guiding You Through The Business Formation Process

Getting a small business off the ground here in the competitive Nashville market takes a large commitment of time, money and resources. In order to avoid costly mistakes, disputes, or even future litigation, you must execute every step with precision to ensure that your enterprise is built on a solid foundation. At Cole Law Group our attorneys counsel small to mid-sized companies and large corporations. We assist entrepreneurs with implementing a business plan, naming the business and claiming a trademark, creating contracts and non-disclosure agreements, and negotiating sales and lease agreements. Our lawyers will provide you and your venture with the advice, guidance and representation you need to get started. And if a complex legal issue or business litigation should arise down the road, we can represent you in all Tennessee state courts, federal court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Customized Guidance From An Attorney With Business Experience

Our firm is led by attorney Todd G. Cole, who brings a unique legal and business background to the table. In addition to his Juris Doctor, Todd also holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Brown University, and a certificate in International Business Studies from the University of Copenhagen. Before founding Cole Law Group, he spent a decade as a technology and business consultant for Fortune 500 companies, including Microsoft, as well as other emerging companies.

Attorney Cole leverages his knowledge and experience in business as he leads our team to help you establish your enterprise and start on the road to a successful venture. We will guide you through

  • Selecting the proper entity: We will help you determine whether a sole proprietorship, corporation, S corporation, limited liability company (LLC), partnership or limited liability partnership (LLP) is right for you. Making the right choice will help you achieve the goals of 1) protecting business assets, 2) minimizing personal liability, 3) complying with federal, state and local laws, and 4) taking advantage of tax benefits.
  • Negotiating contracts: We can help you negotiate and prepare agreements with customers, vendors, investors and partners that will protect your rights and your company's most vital assets.
  • Developing a business plan: We can help you identify customers, negotiate an agreement with your bank, establish a management structure and come up with a plan for attracting investment.

Get Help From An Attorney Who Knows Business Law

It is of utmost importance to choose the proper business entity and develop a concrete business plan in order to avoid future pitfalls. That is why you should partner with an attorney who has an academic background in business and years of practical experience working in the business sector.

To learn more about how Cole Law Group can help you succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavor, contact our office in Brentwood, Tennessee, online or by calling 615-490-6020.