Practice Areas

Real Estate Transactions

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Kennedy & Stuart offers an experienced team of attorneys and staff who can flawlessly handle any real estate transaction from contract to closing.  

Adoptions

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 Our firm is especially passionate about seeing families grow through adoption.   We work hard to make the adoption process as exciting as it should be. 

Banking Law

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 We provide services to many national and regional financial institutions as well as local community banks, financial institutions and bank holding companies, including commercial loan transactions, foreclosures, liquidations and workouts, and representation of lenders in bankruptcy proceedings.

Family Law

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 Our firm works to help families navigate the daunting world of family law, including -- divorce, custody and visitation, child support, alimony, and relocation. 

Wills and Probate

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 We understand that loss is difficult, but our goal is to help you plan ahead and prepare in a way that will help your family manage through the difficult times.  

Business Law & Civil Litigation

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Our firm is the knowledgeable solution to your business and civil litigation  needs. Our clientele includes a wide variety of small businesses and independent business owners. For business problems needing timely attention, we provide sound legal solutions.  

Real Estate Transactions

Commercial and Residential

Kennedy & Stuart has attorneys licensed in both Tennessee and Virginia to handle all of your commercial and residential real estate needs.  


We frequently draft and review every type of real estate document from the purchase and sale agreement to leases, deeds, and much more.  


We're also certified to issue Chicago Title Insurance for both owners and lenders.

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Adoptions

Our firm is especially passionate about seeing families grow through adoption. We work vigorously to make the adoption process as exciting as it should be.  


There are many factors for adoptive parents to consider. We handle adoptions of all kinds, including -- independent or private adoptions, domestic and state agency adoptions, and international adoptions. We also help searching birth parents find loving families for their children, and assist couples through the exciting process of step-parent adoptions. 


 We pride ourselves on maintaining prompt communication, equipping our clients with necessary education and information, and making the adoption process as practical and affordable as possible.  We love to see all of our families prosper and succeed!  

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Banking Law

 We provide services to many national and regional financial institutions as well as local community banks, financial institutions and bank holding companies. Our services include commercial loan transactions, foreclosures, liquidations and workouts and representation of lenders in bankruptcy proceedings. 

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Family Law

Divorce

 We are focused on helping clients reach their goals, whatever they may be. The sooner differences can be resolved, the better it is for all involved.  If you are facing a legal issue that involves your family, we are here to fight and protect your interests.  

Custody

Child custody disputes are traumatic experiences for both parents and their children. Few events in life can have such drastic and lasting consequences.  At Kennedy & Stuart, we have the most up-to-date legal knowledge and practical experience to help you understand your rights and fight to protect what matters most to you.  

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements

A lifetime of marriage can bring surprising financial, ownership and property income.  At Kennedy & Stuart we hope that every family is successful, but we also help families plan ahead with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. 

Alimony/Child Support

Our attorneys work with accountants to accurately evaluate property values, complex accounts, second home and business ownership arrangements, and incomes. We can evaluate a broad range of income-related documents to ensure you receive or pay fair spousal and child support payments.  

Paternity

In order to protect your rights as a parent, you must take action.  At Kennedy & Stuart, we want to make sure that you are able to establish parentage and develop a meaningful relationship with your child as quickly as possible.  The parentage process can be intimidating, but nothing has more drastic consequences in regards to your child.   

Domestic Violence

At Kennedy & Stuart, we value integrity.   We have gone great lengths to fight for both victims of domestic violence, as well as the wrongfully accused. 

Wills and Probate

We understand that loss is difficult, but our goal is to help you plan and prepare in a way that will help your family manage through the difficult times.  This firm can quickly prepare a Will, Power of Attorney, and Medical Power of Attorney, and we'll make sure you and your family leave with an understanding of how those legal documents operate and affect your family.   We also probate estates with care, and work diligently to keep you informed on what's going on with your case.  Whether your just beginning to plan ahead or dealing with the loss of a loved one, we're here to help.   

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Business Law & Civil Litigation

Kennedy & Stuart is equipped to provide you with a wide range of business and commercial law needs. We have over decades of experience in assisting clients in a wide variety of businesses.

Kennedy & Stuart offers an experienced solution to your business legal needs. Our clientele includes a wide variety of small businesses and independent business owners. Business owners-busy building their company-can overlook situations that result in the need for prompt legal advice. For business problems needing timely attention, we provide sound legal solutions. We are very accessible; we respond swiftly and personally to all calls.

We will work with you to 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 transactional services; from the initial stages of organization and capitalization to the ultimate sale or disposition of these businesses. 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 Kennedy & Stuart on retainer.

Matters in which we assist our clients include all of the following:
• Breach of contract
• Business Formation and Counseling
• Buy-Out Agreements
• Franchise Law
• Mergers and Acquisitions
• Professional Groups
• Disputes over contracts
• Negotiation and drafting of contracts
• Review of contracts before or after you sign
• General document review and advice
• Employment-related questions
• Representation in commercial litigation
• Review of non-compete covenants and non-disclosure agreements
• Debt collections 

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