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New Short-Term Rental Ban in Raleigh

After years of contention, Raleigh leaders have finally made the decision regarding home listings in the city on sites like Airbnb and similar homesharing websites. While it has always been technically against the City… Read More

Legal Tips for Unintended Entrepreneurs

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the emergence of unintended entrepreneurs and first-time founders above the age of 50 (often one and the same). Most people envision entrepreneurs the same way: the stereotypical Silicon… Read More

Lessons Learned from Maternity Leave

Leslie Lasher is an employment law attorney with the Forrest Firm. Earlier this year, she had her second child and took 12 weeks of maternity leave. In April, Leslie returned to the firm with… Read More

Attorney June Allison Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney June Allison to the firm’s Charlotte office. June Allison The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Attorney Ashley Johnson Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Ashley Johnson in an of counsel role in the firm’s Raleigh office. Ashley Johnson The Forrest… Read More

Attorney Travis Albea Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Travis Albea to the firm’s Wilmington office. Travis Albea The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Attorney Melvin Davis Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Melvin Davis to the firm’s Durham office. Melvin Davis The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Understanding Joint Ventures: An Alternative to M&A

As our economy evolves and more companies specialize with niche approaches to the marketplace, many entrepreneurs are pursuing joint ventures (“JVs”). Although typically associated with large corporations, JVs can be effective structures for small-to-medium sized… Read More

Funding Your Company: Convertible Notes

For many early stage companies seeking to raise capital to fund their operations, the conversation often revolves around “how much equity must we give up.” This point leads to awkward discussions regarding valuation at a… Read More

Attorney Heather Benjamin Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Heather Benjamin as of counsel to the firm’s Durham office. Heather Benjamin The Forrest Firm is… Read More

Attorney Beth Stanfield Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Beth Stanfield to the firm’s Wilmington office. Beth Stanfield The Forrest Firm is a provider… Read More

Forrest Firm Sponsors NCCU Ignite Case Competition

Next weekend, one lucky group of bright undergraduate students will receive a potentially life-changing opportunity: to impress industry professionals and gain real-world experience in a two-day case competition and hackathon. The North Carolina Central… Read More

Attorney Sonya Rikhye Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Sonya Rikhye to the firm’s Asheville office. The Forrest Firm is a provider of legal services… Read More

Forrest Firm Attorneys Named to 2019 Super Lawyers

The Forrest Firm is pleased to announce that seven of the firm’s attorneys have earned recognition in the annual ranking of North Carolina attorneys by Super Lawyers magazine. Among the honored attorneys are Monica Webb-Shackleford, Kelli… Read More

Mind the New Rules Governing Partnership Audits

In coming months, partnerships (and limited liability companies taxed as partnerships) will begin filing tax returns which are, for the first time, subject to the new partnership audit rules Congress established in 2015.  These… Read More

Attorney Rob Tyler Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Rob Tyler to the firm’s Raleigh office. The Forrest Firm is a provider of… Read More

The Music Modernization Act: A Deeper Dive

In my last post, I gave a high-level overview of the recently-passed Music Modernization Act (MMA), new federal legislation that has the potential to revolutionize music copyrights and at a minimum, harmonizes our archaic… Read More

Attorney Virginia Pleasants Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Virginia Pleasants to its Winston-Salem office. Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest… Read More

Retirement Planning for Business Owners

For many employees, saving for retirement is usually a matter of simply participating in their employer’s 401(k) plan and perhaps opening an IRA for some extra savings. When you’re the owner of a business,… Read More

Client Spotlight: Urban Axes

On October 9, Stu Jones, along with his three business partners, are bringing their Urban Axes phenomenon to downtown Durham’s Geer Street entertainment district. At Urban Axes, first launched a couple of years ago… Read More

Trademarks and Copyrights: The Basics

As an intellectual property attorney, I naturally field a lot of questions about trademarks and copyrights from entrepreneurs, business owners, non-profit executives, inventors, and artists.  There’s… Read More

Client Spotlight: Health Coach CEO

Justin Thomas is one of those people unafraid to change in his pursuit of servant leadership, living his faith, and helping others to grow. Thomas is perhaps best known in Triangle business circles as… Read More

Keeping the Peace after You’re Gone

Planning With an Aim Towards Building Unity By Cory Howes A contested will or trust can wreak havoc on families. The conflict can result in possibly irreparable resentment and loss of familial communication. Old… Read More

Attorney Kelli Ovies Joins Forrest Firm

The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces the addition of attorney Kelli Ovies to the firm’s Raleigh office. Now in its eighth year of operation, the Forrest… Read More