Forrest Firm’s Bradley, Forrest to Give Lunch and Learn on B Corps at Asheville’s Collider

The Forrest Firm’s Martha Bradley and James Forrest will give a presentation on the value becoming a Certified B Corporation can bring to your business at the Collider in Asheville this week.

On Tuesday, October 30, the pair of business attorneys will give a presentation called “’B’ the Change—Why You Should Go B Corp,” as part of the Collider’s Lunch and Learn Series. The event will take place from 12-1pm.  During the presentation, Bradley and Forrest will explain the basics of various business entity types, the benefits of becoming a Certified B Corporation, and how being a Certified B Corporation gives greater meaning to your organization, improves quality of life for your team members, and enhances your ability to serve your customers.

The Lunch and Learn event is open to both Collider members and the general public. Anyone starting a new business or running an existing company is encouraged to attend. All attendees must register here.

The Collider is a non-profit innovation center focused on catalyzing market-driven climate solutions. The Collider is a coworking and office space that serves as a converging point for dozens of climate solutions providers; climate, sustainability, and science organizations; and business support and services companies.

Martha Bradley is a corporate attorney at the Forrest Firm. She leads the Asheville office of the firm based at Collider. A graduate of the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University, Ms. Bradley focuses her practice on civil litigation concerning real estate, land use, and business disputes.  Ms. Bradley is admitted to practice before all North Carolina courts, the Cherokee Tribal Court, and federal courts in the Western District of North Carolina.

James Forrest is the founder of the Forrest Firm, which he launched in 2011. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill, Mr. Forrest took the Forrest Firm through its initial B Corp certification in 2016, along with recertification in 2018. With respect to his personal practice, Mr. Forrest has extensive experience with company formation issues, mergers, acquisitions, company divestitures, transactional due diligence and the drafting, review and negotiation of contracts across industry and subject matter, including, operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, employment agreements, customer contracts, procurement agreements, consulting agreements, loan agreements, confidentiality agreements and strategic arrangements, and commercial real estate purchases and leases.

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