Extensive Experience In Business Law Matters

At Kramer Rayson LLP, our corporate, transactional and commercial law practice has been a mainstay of our law firm for more than 65 years. Today, eight of our 27 attorneys practice primarily in this field. These attorneys are Wayne R. Kramer, Thomas M. Hale, Jackson G. Kramer, Charles M. Finn, John E. Winters, Steven E. Kramer, Shannon Coleman Egle, William J. Carver, George R. Arrants, Bryce E. Fitzgerald, Stanton A. Fears and Leslie L. Shields.

Together, our lawyers provide clients with comprehensive advice and representation in the following areas.

Business Formation, Structuring And Governance

We assist Tennessee clients with general business matters such as:

  • Business entity selection and formation of limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships, general partnerships, professional corporations, C corporations, S corporations, professional limited liability companies (PLLCs) and nonprofit organizations
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Corporate restructuring

Business Litigation

We handle the investigation, litigation and trial of business-related legal claims, including those that involve:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Interference with contracts and business relations
  • Consumer Protection Act violations
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Trademark and copyright infringement
  • Claims for emergency injunctive relief

Commercial Transactions

Kramer Rayson LLP is well-versed in all types of transactional matters, including:

Business Contracts And Agreements

Our law firm assists business clients with the following types of matters:

  • Negotiations involving complex commercial contracts
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Business succession planning
  • Stock restriction agreements
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Licensing agreements

Intellectual Property Rights

We handle intellectual property and proprietary information matters involving:

  • Applying for copyrights and trademarks
  • Copyright and trademark infringement claims
  • Cybersquatting and Internet domain name disputes

Finance And Banking

Our firm employs attorneys experienced in the following areas:

  • Senior secured credit facilities
  • Asset-based loans
  • Lines of credit
  • Construction financing
  • Subordinated debt
  • Intercreditor agreements

Commercial Real Estate

We assist clients with a wide range of real property matters, including:

  • Real estate purchase and sale transactions
  • Due diligence related to purchases
  • Real estate development
  • Lease agreements
  • Deferred like-kind exchanges ("1031 Exchanges")

To speak with one of our attorneys about your matter involving business law, call Kramer Rayson LLP at 865-525-5134 or contact us online. With offices in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, we regularly serve clients throughout the state and beyond.