Luke’s Blog

Weather Policy for Small Business

February 16, 2015: With winter weather, including ice and snow, covering most of Middle Tennessee this morning, it is a good time to remind companies of the importance of a weather policy for your company. Remember, communication is key. It can be very frustrating for employees, customers, and clients to […]

Independent Contractor or Employee?

An employment question that often comes up for small businesses is the classification of the people working for them. Many companies improperly classify employees as independent contractors, and this leads to problems with tax law, unemployment insurance, and other labor issues. The Tennessee Department of Labor has published the following […]

Tennessee Annual Report for Businesses

If you are the manager/owner/partner in a corporation or LLC registered to do business in Tennessee, you have an annual report that must be filed with the Secretary of State. If your tax year ends in December, you should have received the notice in the mail this month. Certain information […]

Second Parent Adoptions

While my primary area of focus is small business law, I also handle many other types of civil cases. This morning I had the honor of finalizing a second parent adoption for a couple I am glad to call my friends. For those of you wondering what a second parent […]

The Big Payback

Many of you know that I am involved with many not for profit organizations in Middle Tennessee. Today is the Big Payback event by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. There are 525 local nonprofits all competing to raise money in 24 hours. Below are some of the organizations I am involved […]