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Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison welcomes new Associate Kane Shepherd
November 8, 2019

The Grant, Konvalinka and Harrison, P.C. law firm is pleased to announce that Kane Shepherd has joined the firm as an associate.

What is a Sole Proprietorship?
December 17, 2018

If you’re starting a business or beginning to toss the idea around, you may have considered registering your business with the State of Tennessee, or maybe you’ve already started operating just under your name or under a fictitious business name. In Tennessee, there are several different entities to choose from: sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, limited liability company, etc. Each different entity will have its benefits and disadvantages. This blog will solely focus on sole proprietorships in Tennessee.

Can you be personally liable for your business’s liabilities? Possibly!
July 26, 2018

If you are a business owner, you might operate your business under your name, a different name but as an unincorporated entity, or through a separate business entity. In Tennessee, it is common to operate businesses as a limited liability company (“LLCs”). This blog is to continue the discussion started in a previous post (click here for prior post) regarding the benefits of forming an LLC in Tennessee and to briefly discuss piercing the corporate veil, a mechanism to hold a business owner personally liable for the business’s liabilities..

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CHAMBERS USA 2018 Recognizes Attorney David Higney
May 22, 2018

Grant, Konvalinka & Harrison is proud to share the recognition by CHAMBERS USA of one of the firm members.

​Georgia One Step Closer to “Drawing a Line” in Boundary Dispute with Tennessee
March 29, 2018

For over a century, the border running between Georgia and Tennessee has been the subject of debate between the two states.Georgia claims that its northern border, which is essentially a straight line that separates Georgia from Tennessee and North Carolina, should be placed approximately one mile further north than it currently stands.

Federal Bars On Scandalous, Immoral or Disparaging Marks Held Unconstitutional
December 27, 2017

In just a few months, the landscape for registering scandalous, immoral and disparaging mark bars has been entirely changed.

Five Contract-Related Tips for Freelance Artists, Photographers, and Designers
October 18, 2017

Five tips to keep in mind when you’re thinking about your contract. It is becoming more and more common to work as a freelance artist rather than work for a firm, whether as a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, web designer, or similar professional, so what should your contracts look like? It is good practice to have written contracts with all of your clients. Contracts can help make sure you and your client understand exactly the terms of the deal.

IC-DISC's--Still a Great Option Even with Benefits Diminished in 2013
March 7, 2013

Congress extended the IC-DISC benefits, although changes in tax rates beginning January 1, 2013 have somewhat diminished the tax savings.

Is Your Corporation's Charter Doing Everything it Can for You?
January 6, 2012

When forming a corporation, too many people simply visit the Secretary of State's website, or a form provider's website, download an inexpensive or free sample charter, and file it with the Secretary of State. Using such forms without careful consideration of the many variables that go into forming and operating a corporate entity, however, does a great disservice to you and your corporation.

IC-DISC's
November 16, 2011

IC-DISCs are one of the few tax benefits provided by the tax code specifically for exporters. IC-DISC's can be used by any company that 1) directly exports the goods that it manufacturers; 2) provides services that are conducted outside of the U.S.; or 3) manufactures goods that are part of a final product that is exported.

Grant Konvalinka & Harrison, P.C., serves clients in Tennessee cities such as Chattanooga, Cleveland, East Ridge, Red Bank, Jasper, Collegedale, Athens, Decatur, Altamont, McMinnville, Manchester, Dunlap, Winchester, Fayetteville, Soddy-Daisy, Etowah, Dayton, Charleston, Tullahoma, Fort Oglethorpe, Dalton, Chatsworth, Calhoun, Summerville, Lafayette, Ringgold, Chattanooga Valley, Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill and Trenton.

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