recity logoOctober 20, 2016 (DURHAM, NC) The Forrest Firm, a North Carolina-based business law firm and certified B Corporation, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Durham non-profit ReCity Network.

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.

ReCity Network, led by former area Fellowship of Christian Athletes executive Rob Shields, was launched in 2014 as a youth employment incubator. The organization seeks to expand economic opportunities in Durham for the city’s disconnected youth through working with other non-profits, for-profits, and faith-based communities. ReCity leverages its downtown Durham facility and network to unite the work of hundreds of programs across the city, creating collaboration that results in meaningful, systemic, transformational change for Durham’s youth.

The Forrest Firm’s sponsorship includes a number of benefits to both ReCity and its network members. In addition to a donation that will support the organization’s mission, the firm attorneys will provide free consultations and discounted legal services to the organization and its member entrepreneurs. Legal services provided to ReCity members will include startup entity formation documents and 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 policies, corporate governance, corporate structure, tax issues, trademarks, waivers, employment/human resource legal issues, and more.

Forrest Firm attorneys will attend ReCity Network’s educational and networking events and give periodic presentations on legal topics of interest to entrepreneurs and executives. Member companies will also be featured on the Forrest Firm’s blog and social media channels.

“In alignment with our own mission as a certifed B corporation, we are honored to partner with ReCity, an organization making a powerful impact in the lives of disconnected Durham youth,“ said James Forrest, founder of the Forrest Firm. “Rob Shields is a tremendous leader, and together with his team, we are committed to reversing trends in unemployment and contributing to the rise of non-profits, small businesses, and faith-based organizations throughout Durham’s economic ecosystem.“

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:

James Forrest, founder and principal attorney