Nashville Business Formation,
Selection, & Maintenance Attorney & Law Firm

Founded by Nashville business formation lawyer Zach Scott Gainous, we are a Nashville boutique business entity selection and formation law firm that provides legal expertise, advice and representation to creative & talented individuals and businesses in many industries.  We strive to be, the "go-to" law firm and general counsel for creative and talented entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, executives, companies, small businesses, and startups in many industries looking to start or maintain a business or company.

Who We Help with Business & Entity Selection, Formation, & Maintenance Issues

  • Entertainers, public figures, & celebrities, including
    • Music artists, acts, bands, band members, etc.,
    • Movie, film, & television actors, actresses, celebrities, etc.,
    • Stand-Up comedians & comedy acts, etc.,
    • Fashion, merchandise, and apparel models & celebrities,
    • Athletes, sports stars, & coaches, etc.
  • Creators of entertainment, media, technology, fashion, and more, including
    • Songwriters, music composers, lyricists, record producers, music producers, etc.,
    • Filmmakers, film, movie, & TV directors, producers, etc.,
    • Movie, film, and television script writers, screenplay writers, etc.,
    • Fashion, clothing, merchandise, apparel, and accessory designers, creators, etc.,
    • Creators or developers of apps, software, video games, technology, etc.,
    • Bloggers, podcast hosts or podcasters, journalists, commentators, social media personalities, etc.,
    • Authors or writers of books, fiction, non-fiction, short stories, graphic novels, comic books, etc.,
    • Photographers, videographers, graphic designers, etc.,
  • Entertainment, media, fashion, sports, tech & many other professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, & executives, including
    • Record label executives, music publishing execs, etc.,
    • Movie, film, & television studio executives, etc.,
    • Talent and personal managers, entertainment business managers, agents, etc.,
    • Software, social media, app, technology, & video game executives, etc.
    • Fashion & clothing executives, etc.,
    • Sports executives and professionals, etc.
    • Chefs & restauranteurs, etc.
    • Marketing, publicity, & PR executives, etc.
  • Businesses & companies, including
    • Independent record labels, music publishing companies, etc.,
    • Independent film, movie, & TV production companies, studios, etc.,
    • Talent management, business management, talent agencies and firms, etc.
    • Fashion, apparel, & clothing brands & companies, etc.
    • Technology, software, social media, app, & video game companies, etc.
    • Marketing, publicity, & public relations firms or businesses, etc.

How We Help Business Formation & Maintenance Clients

We have the legal and business expertise to advise and represent business clients in selecting, forming, and maintaining business entities and protecting their assets, property, interests, privacy, and reputation.   Below are just some of the ways and areas we help and serve business selection, formation, & maintenance clients.

Forming & Maintaining Limited Liability Companies or LLCs

We have the business and legal knowledge and expertise to advise, represent, and assist entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, and existing businesses in forming, maintaining, or transitioning to LLCs, including,

  • advising and informing business formation clients on the benefits, advantages, and risks of forming limited liability companies or LLCs in comparison to corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, or LLPs, etc.,
  • counseling business clients on whether an LLC is the best entity to select and form for their business based on their goals, needs, finances, business plans or models, potential risks and liabilities, etc.,
  • advising and representing business formation clients on drafting LLC operating agreements among LLC members, etc.,
  • representing, advising, and assisting business entity formation clients on drafting and properly filing the required documents to form or transition to a limited liability company, including the LLC's Articles of Organization, "assumed name", "doing business as" or DBA acknowledgements, etc.,
  • advising, representing, and assisting with the proper drafting and filing the LLC's required annual report to maintain the LLC's existence and protections, etc.

Forming & Maintaining Corporations

We have the legal business formation knowledge and expertise to advise, represent, and assist entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, and existing businesses in forming, maintaining, or transitioning to corporations, including,

  • advising and informing business formation clients on the benefits, advantages, and risks of forming corporations or C-Corps in comparison to limited liability companies or LLCs, partnerships, limited partnerships, or LLPs, etc.,
  • counseling business clients on whether a corporation or C-Corp is the best entity to select and form for their business based on their goals, needs, finances, business plans or models, potential risks and liabilities, etc.,
  • advising and representing business formation clients on drafting corporate bylaws or operating agreements for the corporation,
  • representing, advising, and assisting business entity formation clients on drafting and properly filing the required documents to form or transition to a corporation, including the corporate charter, articles of organization, corporate certificate, "assumed name", "doing business as" or DBA acknowledgements, etc.,
  • advising, representing, and assisting with the proper drafting and filing the corporations's required annual report to maintain the corporation's existence and protections, etc.

Forming & Maintaining General Partnerships & Limited Partnerships

We have the legal expertise and knowledge to advise, represent, and assist entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, and existing businesses in forming, maintaining, or transitioning to general partnerships or limited partnerships, including,

  • advising and informing business formation clients on the benefits, advantages, risks, and ways of forming general partnerships and limited partnerships in comparison to limited liability companies or LLCs, corporationss, and limited liability partnerships or LLPs,
  • counseling business clients on whether a general partnership or limited partnership is the best entity to select and form for their business based on their goals, needs, finances, business plans or models, potential risks and liabilities, etc.,
  • advising and representing business formation clients on drafting partnership agreements for the partnership and partners,
  • advising and representing business formation clients on drafting limited partnership agreements for the limited partnership and general and limited partners,
  • representing, advising, and assisting business entity formation clients on drafting and properly filing the required documents to form or transition to a general partnership or limited partnership, including certificate of limited partnership, "assumed name", "doing business as" or DBA acknowledgements, etc.,

Forming & Maintaining Limited Liability Partnerships or LLPs

We have the legal knowledge and expertise to advise, represent, and assist entrepreneurs, professionals, startups, and existing businesses in forming, maintaining, or transitioning to limited liability partnerships or LLPs, including,

  • advising and informing business formation clients on the benefits, advantages, and risks of forming limited liability partnerships or in comparison to limited liability companies or LLCs, corporationss, general partnerships, or limited partnerships,
  • counseling business clients on whether an LLP is the best entity to select and form for their business based on their goals, needs, finances, business plans or models, potential risks and liabilities, etc.,
  • advising and representing business formation clients on drafting limited liabillity partnership agreements for the LLP and its partners,
  • representing, advising, and assisting business entity formation clients on drafting and properly filing the required documents to form or transition to a limited liability partnership, including a certificate of LLP, "assumed name", "doing business as" or DBA acknowledgements, etc.,
  • advising, representing, and assisting with the proper drafting and filing the limited liability partnership's required annual report to maintain the LLP's existence and protections, etc.

Let's talk about your business formation & maintenance issues or concerns.

We love to chat with current and new clients.  If you need help or have questions about business entity selection, formation, or maintenance issues, please complete and submit the form below of call us at 615-671-4301.