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Why I Support ReCity Network

By James Forrest I first heard about ReCity Network a few years ago, prior to its launch, because some good friends were involved in the vision-casting for the organization. When I heard who… Read More

A Law Firm as a B Corporation?

By James Forrest Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a Harvard Law School student regarding our status as a B Corporation.  This student reached out to me in connection with writing… Read More

FORREST FIRM’S MANAGED LEGAL SERVICES MODEL

By James Forrest All companies have regular and diverse legal needs. These needs often include contract negotiation and review, employment issues, intellectual property, commercial real estate, tax, corporate governance issues, regulatory matters and… Read More

#FF5: A YEAR TO REMEMBER

By James Forrest 2016 was a big year for us, as we celebrated the firm’s fifth anniversary (we’ll be 6 on January 1, 2017!). At the beginning of the year, our then… Read More

A SEASON TO BE GRATEFUL

By James Forrest In the book of Ecclesiastes, there’s a quite well-known passage that’s inspired many through the years: “to every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.”… Read More

DEALING WITH A NON-PERFORMING PARTNER

By James Forrest and Jeff Wolfe Our clients at the Forrest Firm range from young startups to well-established, long-standing companies, and everything in between. They vary in size, type, years in… Read More

GAUGING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF EMAIL DISCLAIMERS

By James Forrest Email disclaimers—we’ve all seen them, just below the sender’s email signature, taking up valuable screen space on our computer/tablet monitors.  Many of you reading this post may have seen more than a… Read More

CHOOSE INVESTORS WISELY

BY JAMES FORREST Many of our clients at the Forrest Firm fall into the categories of small businesses, startups, or both. Small and early-stage businesses often have many of the same risk management concerns… Read More

STAY OUT OF COURT: AVOIDING THE LAWSUIT

BY JAMES FORREST We talk about a broad range of topics in this space, designed primarily to educate our readers on the ever-changing legal landscape.  Well, some things never really change.  One of those eternal… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: SALEKTIV

By James Forrest At the Forrest Firm, we have the pleasure of working with a great client roster filled with a healthy mix of startups and mature businesses.  In the recently-launched Salektiv, an… Read More

NEW NC LLC STATUTE TAKES EFFECT IN 2014

By James Forrest One of our core practice areas at the Forrest Firm is advising companies in matters pertaining to corporate formation.  In the course of our work, we help our clients find and execute… Read More

THE CHALLENGE OF THE STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR

By James Forrest I recently came across a provocatively-titled article on LinkedIn, “Startups Are NOT Glamorous—They Run on Fear,” and of course, I felt provoked to read it. As a business attorney, I have… Read More

CATCHING UP WITH THE B-CORP

By James Forrest Over the last couple of years, there’s been quite a bit of buzz around an emerging new business entity classification, the benefit corporation, also known as b-corporation or b-corp, for short.  By… Read More

THE BULL CITY MEANS BUSINESS

By James Forrest A couple of weeks back, I was very happy to see this article, which outlines the success of the recent third installment of the Bull City Startup Stampede, on the… Read More

MODERNIZING THE LAW FIRM

by James Forrest I have this very good friend who likes to characterize me and my fellow entrepreneurs, ultimately, as “people who have a problem with authority.” Of course, he’s making an exaggerated point (I… Read More

JOBS ACT REMOVES SOME BARRIERS TO RAISING FUNDS

By James Forrest Last week, President Barack Obama signed into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act (H. R. 3606). In his words, it’s a “game-changer.” This legislation is focused on easing complicated (and… Read More

BUSINESS ESSENTIALS: THE CONTRACTS AUDIT

By James Forrest At the inception of each new client relationship, I believe that it’s ideal to perform what I like to call a  “contract templates audit.” The idea here is that businesses should have… Read More

THERE, BUT FOR THE GRACE OF GOD, GO I

Reflections on Life and the Law with James Forrest I recently traveled to the heart of Africa, the penultimate trip in a long journey that will culminate in the adoption of our new son.  The… Read More

IN CELEBRATION OF MY MOTHER

As I go about my life, as a husband, father, and corporate attorney, I credit much of my success to my mother.  During my childhood, she led our family, along with my father, with an… Read More