Attorneys in this area:


Richard H. Batson | Dan L. Nolan | Matthew J. Ellis  | Christina M. Bartee | Suzanne G. Marsh


The Business and Corporate Law Group at Batson Nolan has years of experience representing businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to corporations, in a wide range of commercial law matters. From entity formation, through acquisitions and contract negotiations, and on to the eventual sale of a business, we make it our goal to develop ongoing relationships with our clients and assist with legal matters through all phases of business ownership.

We have expertise in assisting individuals, including professionals, with starting a new enterprise or reorganizing an existing company. We help entrepreneurs form businesses by assisting with entity selection and creating corporate by-laws and operating agreements. Our Clarksville attorneys are also experienced in negotiating acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, mergers and dissolutions.

Our attorneys work with our corporate clients of any size on matters they encounter in day-to-day operations, such as lease and contract negotiations, non-compete agreements and drafting resolutions. We also assist businesses on their annual shareholder meetings, drafting proxy forms, preparing minutes and other governmental requirements.

Before you form a new business, enter contract negotiations or sign an agreement of any kind, contact our Clarksville attorneys to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your commercial law matters. We can help you be successful. You can reach our Clarksville attorneys at (931) 647-1501, or contact our commercial law firm online for more information and to get started today.

HR Advice

Our employment law attorneys specialize in protecting employers’ rights, from providing legal advice on day-to-day human resource issues to defending business owners in employment-related litigation. We also work with individual professional employees who need help understanding and negotiating employment contracts.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is not permitted in the workplace. There are a number of Tennessee State laws and Federal laws that prevent such types of harassment. Sexual harassment in the workplace occurs when an employee is subjected to unwanted comments, touching, or requests of a sexual nature.

Wrongful Termination

Most employment in the State of Tennessee is considered “at will”. “At Will” employment means that your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all, so long as the reason is not illegal. A termination may be wrongful if it is based on improper motives.

Employment Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace is not permitted under Tennessee State law or Federal law. This can include discrimination in hiring, firing or terms and conditions of employment. Some forms of illegal discrimination include: discrimination based on age, race, gender, age or disability. An employee may not be discriminated against for filing a workers’ compensation claim, for complying with a lawfully issued subpoena or for other certain whistleblower-type conduct. An employer may be liable for improper discrimination where the employee suffers an adverse employment action and the basis for that action is discriminatory.

Offering business law expertise in these areas:

  • HR Advice
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
  • Financial Institutions
  • Sale of Business/Purchases
  • Succession Planning Family Business
  • Industrial Development
  • Entity Dissolution
  • Franchising
  • Joint Ventures
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements

Helpful Links and Resources:

Choice of Entity for Agribusiness
Farm Revenue Conference – Choice of Entity PowerPoint (PDF).

Tennessee Secretary of State:
http://state.tn.us/sos/bus_svc/index.htm