Chattanooga Business Attorney

We provide a wide variety of services to our business clients from assisting in selecting the type of organizational entity under which to operate, preparation of agreements, sale and purchase of businesses, obtaining financing and funding for business operations, and employee relations, to dissolution. Please click on an area below to learn more about our business and commercial law practice:

Commercial Litigation

Litigation can have a significant impact on a company’s ability to achieve its business objectives. We help companies involved in commercial litigation assess their options and make decisions consistent with their goals. We have represented companies in complex litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings across a broad range of industries, from health care providers and consumer products to financial services and automobile dealers. We aggressively pursue and defend our clients’ interests in matters such as breach of contract, consumer fraud and false advertising claims, corporate governance, and acquisitions.

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Collections

Statistics prove that the likelihood of collecting outstanding debts reduces considerably for each thirty day period outstanding. This is especially true in Tennessee, which has one of the highest rates of bankruptcy in the nation. Delinquent accounts can be pursued up to six years in most cases, but are often written off unnecessarily. Many businesses fail to act during the most crucial collection periods, or turn to a collection agency first. In those cases, after more valuable time has passed, these collection agencies must then turn to attorneys for litigation.

If you feel like your time would be better spent pursuing new business and working on current accounts,
contact us. We take these accounts on a contingency basis and only make money when we collect on your behalf.

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Contract Litigation

We help companies involved in contract disputes assess their options and make decisions consistent with their goals. We have dealt with litigation in a broad spectrum of transactions and businesses, including:

  • Buy / Sell Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Real Estate actions
  • Insurance policies
  • Warranty claims

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Business Transactions and Organization

We provide a wide variety of transactional services to our business clients, including:

  • Documenting
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  • advising
  • clients
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  • purchase/sale contracts, commercial leasing, zoning and municipal matters including subdivisions, variances, special permits, and related appeals
  • Documenting construction and construction management contracts for builders, owners, and sub-contractors
  • Structuring and documenting clients’ choice of business entity: corporation, limited liability company, general or limited partnership, or joint venture
  • Developing alternative forms of ownership and management of the start-up entity, including: voting and non-voting common stock, convertible preferred stock, warrants and similar rights; and specialized LLC provisions
  • Drafting and reviewing license and royalty agreements (both patented and non-patented technologies); research and development agreements; employee confidentiality, invention and non-competition agreements; distribution, sales, manufacturing and joint venture agreements
  • Structuring and advising clients in businesses recapitalizations, redemptions, reorganizations, and business trust formation.

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Contact the Attorneys at Stulce & Yantis

If you need an attorney with the skill and experience to provide unparalleled legal advice and representation, please contact Stulce & Yantis. When it comes to handling complex legal issues, experience matters.

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Recent Verdicts and Settlements

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$2.4 Million settlement just received for a 74 year old woman who was injured by a tractor trailer truck
$250,000 worker’s compensation recovery for aggravation of existing hip injury
$260,000 recovery for a student in an automobile accident who received fractured vertebrae in his neck; student recovered and returned to full activities
$1 Million recovery for a woman in Chattanooga whose husband was killed in a tractor trailer accident in New Mexico
Structured settlement recovery worth up to $6 Million in a products liability case for a husband and children whose wife and mother was killed when a truck pulling a trailer with defective lights and reflectors pulled out in front of her car
$100,000 recovery in a medical malpractice case when a baby received head injuries from forceps delivery
$125,000 worker’s compensation recovery for a worker with back injuries that returned to full duty work
$100,000 worker’s compensation recovery for a worker with arm and neck injuries; worker returned to full duty work
$500,000 structured settlement recovery for a woman who suffered a broken leg in an automobile accident
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