Etheriedge & Stovall, LLC

Etheriedge & Stovall, LLC

Wise counsel for businesses, nonprofits, and the people who lead them. Big firm expertise with small-town personal attention for all your business formation, litigation (business, contract, collections, construction) & estate planning/probate needs.

Firm Overview

BUSINESS FORMATIONS & TRANSACTIONS

We routinely advise & assist clients interested in forming new business entities, including S-corporations, C-corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. We also review and prepare business and corporate transaction documents, like asset purchases and sales, contracts, employment agreements, and commercial leases.

BUSINESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND LITIGATION

Almost every business eventually finds itself in a dispute, whether it's an account collection, an argument over a contract, a dispute between the owners, etc. We can provide you with experienced, pragmatic counsel and representation focused on resolving your dispute effectively and efficiently, so you can keep your focus on your business.

CONSTRUCTION MATTERS AND LITIGATION

Whether you are an owner, a contractor, or a subcontractor, we can advise you on the construction contracting and performance process, from drafting/reviewing contracts, to addressing collection and performance issues like liens and bond claims, to handling claims concerning breach of contract and negligent construction.

WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATE PLANNING

We assist individual clients in the efficient transfer of assets to their chosen beneficiaries, taking into consideration the client's personal goals and values, business succession planning concerns, the impact of relevant estate, gift, and income tax rules, and more.

ESTATE AND TRUST ADMINISTRATION/PROBATE

Serving as an executor, administrator, trustee, guardian, or attorney-in-fact can be a daunting task. We can give you the peace of mind and assurance that such matters will be handled in a professional and objective manner with sound legal guidance.

CHURCHES, MINISTRIES & NONPROFITS

We routinely advise and assist churches, ministries, and other nonprofit organizations on legal matters, including formation, application for federal tax-exempt status, corporate governance, and more.

MORE ABOUT US:

As partners in a small law firm, we are small business owners ourselves. We understand the challenges you face as fellow business owners and professionals. The risks you undertake and manage. The opportunities and long term goals you pursue. The creativity and drive you bring to your work. The positive impact you strive to have on your community. We want to be a trusted part of your team of professional advisers helping you meet the challenges, anticipate and navigate the obstacles, and seize the opportunities to achieve your goals in the marketplace.

We also have deep experience working for and representing nonprofit organizations. We are people of faith who love our neighbors -- in our local community, in our state, in our nation, and in the world. We understand the passion and compassion that drives people to invest their time, talents, and resources into making life better for their fellow human beings. We are inspired and energized when we have the privilege of coming alongside creative problem solvers to provide the legal counsel and services they need to achieve great things for others.

We are:

Chris Stovall, who focuses on business and nonprofit formation and governance, business transactions, and the resolution of business, contract, construction and real estate disputes through negotiation, mediation, and litigation.

David Etheriedge, who focuses on business and nonprofit formation and governance, business transactions, and sophisticated estate planning and business succession planning.

Each of us has over 20 years of experience representing and advising a wide variety of clients. We work together to customize our services and give you the personal attention you need, to support and protect your success and to guide you through the ups and downs of pursuing your vision in the marketplace and in the community.

We are looking for clients who love what they do and want lawyers who love what they do. Contact us to set up a consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
102 Mary Alice Park Road, Suite 501
Cumming  GA  30040
Phone
  • (678) 922-9260
Fax
  • (770) 728-6713
Websites

Christopher Stovall

After 19 years of practicing law for respected firms in Atlanta and then Phoenix, Chris came home from Arizona to start The Stovall Law Firm, P.C., in 2015. Chris grew up in Gwinnett County (Parkview High School Class of 1988) and now lives and practices in the Cumming area. Now the Stovall Law Firm has joined with Etheriedge & Associates to offer quality, comprehensive legal services to small businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in North Metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

Chris has over 20 years of broad experience in resolving disputes involving many areas of business, contracts, construction, and real estate matters, and in providing general business counsel. He enjoys bringing his many years of litigation experience to the creative process of handling corporate and transactional matters: forming businesses and nonprofit organizations, drafting and updating corporate governance documents like shareholder and operating agreements, and reviewing and drafting various business documents like contracts, commercial leases, and employment agreements. Chris loves taking on new challenges and learning new areas of law, but he is always mindful to "know what he doesn't know" -- if his professional opinion is that another attorney would be better suited to handle your matter, he will gladly bring that attorney into the counsel relationship and work with you and co-counsel to get the best result for your situation.

Throughout his career Chris has contributed his legal skills to the community through groups whose mission he supports, like pro-life pregnancy centers, the Alliance Defending Freedom, and other ministries.

Chris proudly serves Whispering Hope Women's Resource & Pregnancy Center, located in Cumming, as a member of its Board of Directors.
License
  • Bar Number: 621780
    Georgia , 1995
Education
  • University of Georgia School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1995
    With Honors (Cum Laude)
  • Emory University
    B.A. in Political Science and Psychology , 1992

David Etheriedge

David's legal practice is devoted primarily to wealth transfers, charitable & estate planning, probate, trust & estate administration, fiduciary-related disputes, nonprofit organizations, and business transactions. As a natural extension of his wealth transfer and estate planning practice, David frequently represents clients in matters involving various aspects of business, corporate, nonprofit and tax law. He also has significant experience representing churches, nonprofits and related individuals, and serves as a key adviser or General Counsel for a number of nonprofit organizations.

In addition to representing fiduciaries, David often serves in the capacity of a professional executor, trustee or trust protector.

David also has extensive experience assisting individuals and businesses in the structuring of tax-free property exchanges

David is an AV-rated attorney (see Martindale-Hubbell attorney ratings) admitted to practice before all Georgia Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th Circuits.
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctor , 1992
  • Tulane University
    B.A. in Latin American Studies and Portuguese , 1989

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