Business & Nonprofit Law

For Profit Businesses

Businesses and especially business owners are bombarded every day by responsibilities, competition, and legal distractions.

We provide the following legal services to businesses:

  • Business formation for Corporations, LLCs, and other business forms
  • Employment Law Issues such as Contracts, Disputes, and Employee Termination
  • The Sale or Purchase of a Business
  • Business Contracts or Agreements
  • Business Litigation
  • Collections

Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit organizations assist and enrich society in many essential ways. Despite this, they are not immune from lawsuits and legal requirements. We are strongly committed to helping nonprofits fulfill their missions. We realize that non-profit leaders are often too busy with their mission to consider all the regulations and tax requirements facing them. This is why we partner with those leaders to ensure that their vital work is completed without distraction.

Our non-profit legal services include:

  • State Registration of your nonprofit
  • Drafting of Bylaws and other agreements
  • Filing for formal 501(c)(3) status
  • General operational advice geared toward maintaining exemption
  • Property acquisition
  • Treatment of Unrelated Business Income
  • Other operational concerns
  • Civil Litigation

Because it is not cost-effective for many businesses and organizations to have in-house or corporate counsel, we focus on building strong relationships with our clients so they can navigate the maze of legal requirements and pitfalls in the marketplace today.

Please let us know if we can assist your business or organization today.

Larry L. Crain

Senior Partner Tennessee Office

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Larry L. Crain is a nationally recognized constitutional lawyer and frequent lecturer, and commentator.  He has litigated, debated and practiced widely in the area of constitutional law and human rights. Crain’s concern for First Amendment issues, particularly the rights of individuals to be free of religious discrimination, led him early in his legal career to serve as General Counsel for the Rutherford Institute and later as Senior Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice where he litigated a broad spectrum of constitutional issues on a national level before the United States Supreme Court, the Third, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Massachusetts, the Supreme Court of North Carolina and the Supreme Court of Tennessee. His litigation experience on issues of constitutional law spans 26 states

Brian L. Schuette

Managing Partner Kentucky Office

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Brian Schuette is a civil litigator with over 25 years of law practice experience. He is AV-Rated by Martindale Hubbell. As the managing partner of the Kentucky office of CSA, Brian oversees the firm’s personal injury and general civil litigation practice. He has handled many wrongful death and serious personal injury cases, including motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall, product liability and dog bite cases. The majority of Brian’s cases come from client or attorney referrals. Brian is trained as a mediator (Rule 31 Listed in Tennessee) and Christian conciliator (alternative dispute resolution for churches and church members). This training has been a useful tool for Brian as he works with individual and business clients to achieve excellent results as efficiently as possible.

James Jones, Partner Kentucky Office

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Jim grew up in Annandale, Virginia the eldest of four children. Jim’s parent’s grew up in southern West Virginia and had moved to the DC metro area in the early 1960s for work and educational opportunities. During high school Jim excelled at small bore rifle marksmanship, being the Virginia state prone champion for three years and was recognized as the Most Valuable Player on his high school football team as a senior. Jim attended West Virginia University where he and several other students re-colonized the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. Jim served two years as chaplain and one year as president. Jim graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor in Arts in psychology.

Joshua D. Hershberger

Partner Indiana Office

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Josh graduated Summa Cum Laude and was awarded the President’s Citation of Merit (PCC’s highest award) and the Eagles’ Award (PCC’s highest athletic award). He was also named to Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges. He received a full academic scholarship to Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, MI. While in law school, Josh was elected president of the Cooley chapter of the Christian Legal Society, competed on the school’s ABA National Moot Court Team, joined the Thomas M. Cooley law review, and served as a teaching pastor at a local church. In the fall of 2010, Josh had the privilege of interning at Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, one of the nation’s premier Constitutional law firms. During his internship, he helped with litigation in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, defending a national non-profit against government officials, and providing compliance advice to non-profits and political organizations across the United States. After graduating from Cooley Magna Cum Laude, Josh started his own firm, Hershberger Law Office, in Madison, Indiana, and joined a local church as a teaching and worship pastor.

Amanda L. Blakeman, Partner Kentucky Office

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Upon graduating from law school in 2002, Amanda joined the firm of Bell, Orr, Ayers & Moore, P.S.C. (BOAM) in Bowling Green, Kentucky as a full time attorney. At BOAM, Amanda practiced in the areas of insurance defense litigation, bankruptcy, education and school law and banking law. In 2015, Amanda joined CRAIN|SCHUETTE ATTORNEYS. Amanda is licensed to practice in all state courts in the Commonwealth of Kentucky as well as the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. Ms. Blakeman is also licensed to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She is a member of the Bowling Green-Warren County Bar Association and the Kentucky Bar Association.