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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: RILEY LIFE LOGISTICS

By James Forrest If there’s one thing that Chris Bingham, founder and CEO of Forrest Firm client Riley Life Logistics, can’t stand, it’s a lack of passion for your business and career. Bingham… 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

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: MYDRUGCOSTS, INC

By James Forrest The best businesses are often those that take complex problems or challenges and distill them into simple solutions.  I believe this to be the case with Dan Pollard and the team at… Read More

COMMUNITY NEWS: PARADOXOS, SMOFFICE, BULLS

News and Events from the Forrest Firm’s Community of Clients and Friends Paradoxos Launches The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with several organizations, including Triangle Startup Factory, Downtown Durham, Inc., the Council… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: IRONTRIBE FITNESS

A leap of faith has carried Kanon Burt, and the Irontribe Fitness brand along with him, from an Alabama farm to the Triangle. Burt, a former Samford University football player with a heart and mind… Read More

FORREST FIRM TEAMS UP WITH DURHAM BULLS

James R. Forrest, founder and principal at the Forrest Firm, P. C., is pleased to announce the firm’s sponsorship of a Durham, North Carolina institution, the Durham Bulls Baseball Club. The Durham… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: CLOUDFACTORY

By James Forrest Opportunity.  Environment.  Vision. Mark Sears, founder and Chief Executive Officer at CloudFactory, a data solutions provider based in Nepal, names these three factors as most critical to his company’s success in the… Read More

FORRST FIRM SUPPORTS DOWNTOWN RALEIGH ALLIANCE

The Triangle business community has continued to thrive during weakened national economic conditions due to a variety of factors, chief among them the fact that local businesses have supported each other and kept their hard-earned… Read More

IS IT TIME TO SELL THE COMPANY?

A Forrest Firm Q+A with Jess Eberdt, TempusDurham The Forrest Firm works with a host of businesses, from startups to mature businesses, providing risk management and legal advisory services to businesses across an array… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: PIZZERIA TORO

The Forrest Firm recently had the privilege of working on the launch of an exciting new enterprise in Downtown Durham, Pizzeria Toro.  This new restaurant is sure to excite Durhamites who already enjoy the… 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

EMPLOYMENT LAW: CAN YOU POLICE SOCIAL MEDIA?

Guest blogger Mimi Soule specializes in employment law at the Soule Law Firm in Raleigh, North Carolina. Lately, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is taking a particularly active interest in employer polices regarding… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: GDS TRANSNATIONAL

By James Forrest Late in 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting Ed Johnson, a North Carolina native with a real pedigree in information technology. A former chief information officer at LGS Bell Laboratories and… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: THE SUMMIT CHURCH

By James Forrest A wonderful privilege of mine in my day to day law firm life is assisting some really great non-profit and charitable groups.  These organizations are critical to our community and extremely valuable… Read More

STEPS FOR PREPARING TO SELL YOUR BUSINESS

By Clint Bundy Guest blogger Clint Bundy leads the Charlotte, North Carolina  office of the Bundy Group, a regional investment banking boutique headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia. “The key is not to prioritize what’s… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: AGAPE LAWN COMPANY

By James Forrest Almost nothing energizes me more as a business attorney than seeing a young entrepreneur with a dream and a lot of sweat make his way in the business world. Brent Droege, owner… 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

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: BURLAPSKY

By James Forrest A couple of years ago when I was contemplating what would become the Forrest Firm, I engaged a longtime friend, David Mooring, to ask him about websites, social media, and other means… Read More

WHAT GREAT STARTUP LAWYERS KNOW

By Scott Bolin Guest blogger Scott Bolin is a Blackstone Fellow with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. For many entrepreneurs, talking with a business attorney is worse than going to a dentist—it brings… 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

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: MYSTERY BREWING COMPANY

With over 80 microbreweries launched or in near-launch stage, North Carolina has taken its place at the forefront of the craft beer movement. Among the leaders of North Carolina’s newfound dominance in the beer industry… Read More

FORREST FIRM SPONSORS DURHAM SMOFFICE

The Forrest Firm is pleased to be a part of the Durham Chamber of Commerce’s entrepreneurial initiative, the Smoffice. Part of a national campaign in support of entrepreneurship, Durham’s Smoffice is the result of… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: BEYU CAFFE

By James Forrest Every once in a while, something special comes along and turns your community upside-down in a very good way.  We seem to have quite a few of those special people and places… Read More

A MOMENT OF GRATITUDE

Clients, Partners, and Friends, I’d like to take just a moment to wish all of you a joyous holiday season.  It’s the time of year when we all take a little break to enjoy our… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: TM SOLUTIONS

By James Forrest TM Solutions is a Raleigh-based human resources consulting firm that specializes in providing talent management solutions and best practices for companies in the area. Founded in 2004 by Rob Pulley, a UNC… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: TRIG INNOVATION

By James Forrest   One of the Forrest Firm’s newest clients, Trig Innovation, launched in March of 2011 as a rebirth of the company formerly known as Studio Hagler. Trig’s founder, Ty Hagler, is an… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: SYNCSTUDIO

By James Forrest SyncStudio is a company that is part of the emerging vanguard of community-based businesses centered on a mission. Formed by a group of friends who shared a love of stationary cycling, SyncStudio… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: LUCAS GAMBIT

By James Forrest Lucas Gambit is a Durham, NC-based company serving artists in the music industry. Led by its three partners, Sam Fisher, Rod Shuler, and Charles Newkirk, the company provides… Read More

CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: THOUGHT LEADER SELECT

By James Forrest I had the privilege of meeting the executive team at Thought Leader Select this past spring, within just a few months of launching my practice.  My first contact at the company, their… Read More