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What business entity should a smart entrepreneur choose?

The deep legal team at the Nashville-area law firm of Russ Cook & Associates commands decades of experience advising diverse commercial clients across the virtual universe of business considerations.

We note on our firm's website that our established representation of business owners, medical professionals, entertainers and myriad other clients reveals a fundamental point.

And that is this: "Entrepreneurship is risky."

It is also bracing and profitable in legions of cases too, though, especially for creative and pragmatic risk takers embarked on well-considered start-up opportunities.

For many of those smart and hard-working individuals, an initial hurdle to be faced is entity formation. One online overview of company creation stresses that, "Of all the choices you make when starting a business, one of the most important is the type of legal structure you select."

We certainly endorse that assessment, noting as practiced commercial attorneys that start-up enterprise principals' due diligence actions regarding entity type are key determinants surrounding future success or failure.

"I've heard horror stories from people who, in hindsight, wish they had taken the time and spent the money to get expert advice upfront," says one commentator in the business publication Entrepreneur.

Proven commercial attorneys working alongside valued clients at the entity start-up stage duly spotlight a number of focal areas that mandate close attention and prudent action. Those range widely from liability concerns, tax implications and management-employee relations to financing, relevant contract drafting, succession planning and more.

Following through on a business plan is an exciting and potentially lucrative endeavor. A seasoned legal team can help promote an entrepreneur's vision and best interests during business establishment and thereafter.

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    “I recently moved to TN from MN and needed to re-do my trust documents, including a pet trust, to be compliant with TN law, and to find an entity able to act as my trustee. Russ and his staff were able to answer all of my questions quickly and efficiently, and I am comfortable and confident in Russ's representation and that my new documents will act as they are intended, when the time comes. They even put me in touch with a trustee who was involved in the process as well, which was so helpful. This was a big item on my move "to-do" list, and I am so pleased to have it completed!”

    - Kim J.
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    “We would definitely recommend Russ and any of his Associates. They are all very professional, efficient and well versed in Estate Planning.”

    - Cheryl H.
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    “Experienced, Knowledgeable, Friendly, Professionals all work here. I'm grateful my parents used this firm to create and maintain their Trust throughout the years. Working with the folks at Russ Cook & Associates, primarily Alex, Debby and Trina made the process comfortable working through Probate, Estate assets and Executing the Trust.”

    - Kemp S.
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    “Excellent work. They worked with us and never allowed us to miss a deadline. We definitely appreciated their help and would gladly recommend them to anyone seeking help with their estate planning.”

    - Mark S.
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    “Everyone we came in contact with was wonderful. The staff and Russ treated us like family at all times.”

    - June S.
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    “Being new to the area having moved from out of state, I was searching for an attorney to assist in elder estate planning for my mother. I was referred to Russ Cook & Associates and found the firm as a whole and Russ Cook himself to be very helpful and accommodating to my needs, as well as experienced and very knowledgeable on the matter I was seeking assistance. I would definitely recommend Russ Cook and Associates.”

    - Brad H.
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    “Mr. Cook and his staff were phenomenal to work with on my will. They are extremely professional and friendly and made the process seamless. They go above and beyond!”

    - Amber C.
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    “Russ took the time to answer my questions by email, so that I knew exactly what would take place when I visited his office and his time as well as mine was used efficiently. I appreciated his thoroughness and his professionalism, as well as that of his staff.”

    - JoAnn G.
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    “Overwhelmingly positive experience.”

    - Stephen W.
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    “I have been a client for many years. Russ and his staff listen to our concerns, come up with a plan and help us act on it with guidance and professionalism. I'd highly recommend Russ Cook and Associates.”

    - Dr. S. D'Amico
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5141 Virginia Way
Suite 220
Brentwood, TN 37027

Phone: 615-200-9117
Fax: 615-370-5938
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Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM on Fridays
May 24th Through August 30th

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