625 Anderson Street, Bristol, Tennessee 37620

Business & Civil Litigation


Kennedy & Stuart is a small business that has first-hand knowledge about what it takes to start and effectively run a successful business!  We are equipped to provide you with a wide range of business and commercial law needs. 

We have over a decade of experience in assisting clients in a wide variety of businesses.  We are accessible, we respond swiftly and personally to all calls, and we're here to help your business no matter what stage it's in.  We can help you choose the right entity for your business structure, whether it be a general partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture or other entity. We offer a full range of services; from the initial stages of organization and capitalization to the ultimate sale or disposition of a business. We can assist you in structuring appropriate employment agreements and employee benefit programs including stock option plans, deferred compensation plans, non-compete agreements, and other similar arrangements.  We often act as the general counsel that small businesses typically can't afford. If you anticipate seeking legal advice on a regular, ongoing basis, you may choose to hire us on retainer.  

Matters in which we assist our clients include all of the following: 

• Business Formation and Counseling  • Breach of contract • Buy-Out Agreements • Franchise Law • Mergers and Acquisitions • Professional Groups • Negotiation and drafting of contracts and leases  • Review of contracts before or after you sign  • General document review and advice  • Employment-related questions  • Representation in commercial litigation  • Drafting and Review of non-compete covenants and non-disclosure agreements  • Debt collections •