uncompanySeptember 7, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, announces its partnership with Triangle freelancer collective The Uncompany.

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.

The Uncompany is a community for writers, designers, and other creative professionals. Founded by Maari Casey, an art director and creative director formerly with Durham’s McKinney and apparel brand Peter Millar, the Uncompany offers an online portal and events aimed at linking freelancers seeking work with companies looking to hire contract creative labor.

Through its partnership with the Forrest Firm, the Uncompany will be able to help freelancers grow their contract work into legitimate business concerns.  Featuring free consultations and discounts, the Forrest Firm’s service offerings for the Uncompany will include startup entity formation documents with one-week registration turnaround.  The firm will also offer Uncompany 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 Uncompany events and give periodic presentations on legal topics of interest to freelancers and startup entrepreneurs. Uncompany freelancers will also be featured on the Forrest Firm’s blog and social media channels.

“We are thrilled to launch our partnership with the Uncompany,” stated Forrest Firm attorney Aaron Gard. “This group is on the leading edge of helping freelance professionals develop their skills into growing businesses, and that’s where we want to be as a firm. We believe that the Triangle is a haven for creatives in writing design, and web development, and our attorneys are here to help these great people mitigate a variety of challenges on their journey of entrepreneurship.”

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.


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James Forrest, Principal Attorney

Phone: 919-313-4707