Point-ABOctober 12, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces its partnership with NC startup marketing and finance advisory group Point A-B Consulting.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in 2016, the Forrest Firm is a provider of corporate legal services to entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The firm works in multiple areas relevant to businesses at every stage of their life cycles. Core practice areas include business formation, angel and venture financings, intellectual property, commercial real estate, employment, mergers and acquisitions, estate planning, tax, contract negotiation, and dispute resolution.

Led by partners Talib Graves-Manns and Khalif Harris, Point A-B Consulting works with startups, as well as more mature small and middle-market businesses. The Point A-B duo brings together two distinct skill sets, marketing and finance, to fuel growth strategies for a diverse portfolio of business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies. Marketing services include strategic planning, branding, social media planning, campaign analytics, and media and public relations. Finance service areas include accounting, cash flow management, risk management, and financing.

Through its partnership with the Forrest Firm, Point A-B will be able to offer its client companies a variety of legal services tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs.  Featuring free consultations and discounts, the Forrest Firm’s service offerings for Point A-B’s clients will include startup entity formation documents with one-week registration turnaround.  The firm will also offer Point A-B entrepreneurs a full slate of discounted services centered on contract drafting and negotiation—including customer contracts, vendor agreements, and confidentiality agreements–website terms and conditions, website privacy policy, corporate governance, corporate structure, tax issues, trademarks, waivers, employment/human resource legal issues, and more.

Forrest Firm attorneys will attend Point A-B’s educational and networking events and give periodic presentations on legal topics of interest to startup executives. Client companies of Point A-B Consulting will also be featured on the Forrest Firm’s blog and social media channels.

“We are thrilled to launch our partnership with Point A-B,” stated Forrest Firm attorney Aaron Gard. “They work with a unique community of professionals looking to develop their skills and grow their businesses, and that’s where we want to be as a firm. The Triangle is a haven for entrepreneurs, and our attorneys are committed to helping Point A-B clients mitigate their risks and achieve their goals.  We love working with entrepreneurs.”

Talib Graves-Manns of Point A-B said, “Our team is excited about the partnership between Point A-B and the Forrest Firm. Entrepreneurs are the driving force for innovation and economic development and need access to the tools necessary to grow and scale. Combined efforts to provide valuable services to these business owners will impact not only the bottom line for our clients, but also the community.”

About the Forrest Firm, P.C.

The Forrest Firm is a full-service corporate law firm and certified B Corporation based in Durham, North Carolina. The firm endeavors to provide corporate legal services in a manner that consistently exceeds client expectations, to create healthy, sustainable work environments for its professionals, and to positively impact the surrounding community.


Forrest Firm Contact:

Aaron Gard, Attorney

(919) 610-8996