Wednesday, June 1st
Grove Arcade Conference Room
(take the freight elevator to the bottom floor and turn left)
This is a free event, light snacks and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP, so we know how many people to expect.
Meet local lawyers and gain insight into leases, contracts, intellectual property and the rights you have as a small business owner in downtown Asheville.
The Small Business & Technology Development Center of WCU (SBTDC), the Small Business Center of AB Tech, The Support Center, Asheville Business Grown Alliance and the Asheville Downtown Association have partnered to bring a series of educational sessions to downtown businesses.
Our first session is Legal Advice for Local Businesses, a roundtable discussion with area attorneys focused on commercial leases. We'll start with an overview of leases, common language and definitions, and tips on negotiation. Following, attendees will also have an opportunity to ask questions regarding other topics of interest including intellectual property rights and trademark/copyright law.
Participating attorneys include:
• Forrest Merithew has a background in litigation, business and legal consulting and construction, energy, environmental, and land use matters. Through his travels, Forrest gained personal experience working in the bar and restaurant industry, outdoor recreation and outfitting, risk analysis, and other business creation and development opportunities.
• Jake Farrah has experience helping individuals and small businesses solve their problems through advice and consultation, negotiation, and litigation. He graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he had a Law and Business concentration, including a focus on intellectual property. He stays involved in the business community with a general counsel and startup-focused law practice.
• Walter E. Daniels III represents clients in the areas of consumer protection, personal injury, construction, property, commercial and employment disputes. He also offera a wide array of services that includes sound guidance from formation to merger or dissolution with timely advice and planning, contract and document drafting and review, and planning to achieve success while minimizing risk.
• Raymond D. Large III, J.D.is a native of Western North Carolina. He received both his B.A. and law degree from Elon University. He held a private practice in Greensboro from 2012 -2014 and is now an Assistant Professor of Business Law at Western Carolina University.