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Forrest Firm Response to COVID-19

Like all of you, we’re quickly responding to the sudden changes in the business landscape due to COVID-19. Our mindset continues to be community-focused, and we desire to be a resource for our clients and… Read More

Employer’s Guide to Navigating COVID-19

By Nicole Murphy As an increasing number of businesses must make tough decisions regarding if and how their employees should work, we seek to be a helpful resource for employers.  We’ve compiled information… Read More

The Startup Hats for Entrepreneurs

Forrest Firm is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the audiobook and podcast series, “The Startup Hats: Master the Many Roles of the Entrepreneur” by David Gardner of Cofounders Capital. David… Read More

Test Your Contracts Before COVID-19 Does

By John D. Burns Have you considered that Coronavirus could potentially affect your business’s supply chain? Your events? Even your sponsorships? With the outbreak of a novel Coronavirus called COVID-19 in Wuhan province in… Read More

The Forrest Firm Gives Back

At the Forrest Firm, we are dedicated to putting people over profits.  Our attorneys adhere to a pro bono and volunteerism policy that encourages each full-time employee to participate in pro bono work as well… Read More

New Year, New Branding

To celebrate a new chapter for the Forrest Firm, we’re unveiling our new brand identity. The rapid growth of the firm since our original logo was created in 2010 caused a need for a visual… Read More

An Overview of the Holding Company

Whether you’re relatively new to business or you’re a longtime entrepreneur or investor, you are likely familiar, at least to some degree, with the concept of a holding company. Many entrepreneurs and investors use holding… Read More

Department of Labor establishes new rule

On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 the U.S. Department of Labor made a final rule which, among other things, increases the minimum salary threshold required for employees to be classified as “exempt” under the white… Read More

Eidson and Murphey Join Forrest Firm

In an effort to ensure that our clients are served thoroughly and efficiently, the Forrest Firm continues to grow over the summer! This month we welcomed Debra Eidson and Nicole Murphey to our Durham and… Read More

The C-Corp Advantage for Startups

There are numerous ways a business can be structured. As the founder of a startup, you need to have a good understanding of your options when setting up your new business. While many startups begin… 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

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

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