Business & Transactional Law

At Kramer Rayson LLP, our corporate, transactional, and commercial law practice has been a cornerstone of our firm for over 65 years. Our experienced attorneys provide clients with comprehensive legal advice and representation in all aspects of business law, ensuring that their commercial ventures are legally sound and positioned for success.

Our Business Law Attorneys

Eight of our attorneys specialize in business law:

  • 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
  • Leslie L. Shields

Our Services

Our attorneys handle a wide range of business law matters, including:

Business Formation, Structuring, and Governance

We assist clients with general business matters such as:

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

Business Litigation

Our team is skilled in handling business-related legal claims, including:

  • 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:

  • Corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset purchase and sale transactions
  • Stock purchase and sale transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Spin-offs and split-offs
  • Divestitures

Business Contracts and Agreements

We assist clients with various contractual matters, including:

  • 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

Our attorneys handle intellectual property and proprietary information matters, including:

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

Finance and Banking

We offer legal expertise in finance and banking, including:

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

Commercial Real Estate

Our firm assists 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”)

Contact Us

To speak with one of our attorneys about your business law matters, 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.


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