Nashville Post

Beer and liquor licensing is its own animal

Rachel Schaffer Lawson talks the legal business of alcohol Authors: Staff Reports – Originally published on NashvillePost.com (http://www.nashvillepost.com/business/people/article/20975831/beer-and-liquor-licensing-is-its-own-animal) Rachel Schaffer Lawson is owner of Schaffer Law Firm, which launched in March 2011. A triple major in marketing, entrepreneurship and music business at Northeastern University in Boston, Lawson would go on to attend Loyola University College of Law in New Orleans, …

How to get a liquor license in Tennessee

How To Get A Liquor License in Tennessee

If you are starting a hospitality business and want to sell alcohol you are going to need to understand the ins and outs of getting a liquor license.  This article will focus on selling alcoholic beverages of 10.1% ABV or higher (i.e. wine and spirits, NOT beer). If you are wanting to sell beer (i.e. hard ciders, hard sodas and …

How To Get A Beer Permit In Nashville, Tennessee

How To Get A Beer Permit In Nashville, Tennessee

If you are starting a hospitality business and want to sell beer, you are going to need to understand the ins and outs of getting a beer permit. Getting a beer permit is complicated by the fact that the sale and distribution of beer is governed by beer boards organized by city and county governments.  In this article we’ll focus …

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Trademarks: What’s In A Name?

I’m sure it’s cheesy to start a blog with the phrase “what’s in a name?”, but I’m going to do it anyways. Not only is it a profound statement (seriously, ponder it for a moment), but it really sums up what this post is all about. The name and/or logo you choose for your business, products and services is critically …

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Schaffer Law Firm PLLC | Nashville’s SCORE on Business Feature

  Schaffer Law Firm PLLC featured on WTVF Nashville’s News Channel 5 SCORE on Business with Pete Hendrix, entrepreneur and SCORE volunteer.   Rachel remembers that first year as a business owner as the scariest, while at the same time, the most exciting year of her life. Within the first six months, the business was profitable, virtually unheard of, then …

5 years of Schaffer Law Firm

5 Lessons Learned In 5 Years of Business

Five years ago today, I “officially” started Schaffer Law Firm. I use quotations because, like most entrepreneurs, I had been thinking about it nonstop and preparing relentlessly for the day. I was a brand new baby lawyer at the time, having just been sworn into the Tennessee State bar only four months earlier, and I had just returned from New …

You Can’t Be Half Pregnant

I’m sure many of you are wondering what on earth being pregnant has to do with business or legal issues. Surprisingly, quite a bit! Before I dive in, a caveat: I do not have any children of my own at this time, although I am the proud mother of six (yes, 6!) fur children. But more importantly, I am the …

Think You Have Your Sh!t Together

I hear “I need to get my shit together” often. Of the myriad of reasons clients come to see me, I think that phrase pretty much sums it up. Clients want to get their business affairs legally in order. Some of them come to see me when they are just getting started. They want to start things off right.