Corporate, Finance and Securities
In today's dynamic globalized economy, successful businesses require innovative legal representation to protect assets and expand operations. With experience representing high- profile individuals and organizations ranging from start-up ventures to large national and global companies, MWAS's attorneys pride themselves on providing clients with creative yet practical solutions to address business problems in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Our corporate lawyers function as "general counsel" to many clients offering legal advice that is driven by the needs and pace of business. Our corporate and securities attorneys draw upon the talents and legal skills of our other practice groups to provide practical, timely advice and give real-world, cost-effective solutions. Our corporate, finance and securities attorneys regularly counsel clients in the following types of matters and transactions:
Mergers & Acquisitions
Venture Capital Investments Venture Debt Lending
Private Equity Investments
Debt Securities Offerings
Real Estate Syndications
Intellectual Property Licensing
Manufacturing and Distribution Agreements
Confidentiality Agreements and IP Protection
Executive Compensation and Employment
Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
Secured Lending and Lines of Credit
Equity Incentive Plans
Family Office Investments and Structuring
Succession Planning for Family Businesses
Private Investments in Public Equity (PIPES)
Mr. McKoon is a seasoned litigator having represented clients at both the state and federal level in disputes such as unfair competition, raiding claims, gender, race and national origin harassment and discrimination claims, suits to enforce non-competition, non-solicitation, and "shop rights" provisions, protection of trade secrets, breaches of contract, audit malpractice, conversion, probate and estate disputes, and various torts including catastrophic injury claims.
A native of Soddy Daisy, Mr Stulce was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1977. He attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Receiving his B.S. in 1974 and his J.D. in 1976. He is a member of the Tennessee and Chattanooga Bar Associations. His areas of practice include Business Litigation, Municipal, Construction, Corporate Law, Real Estate, Probate, Personal Injury, and Products Liability. Mr. Stulce serves as City Attorney for the City of Red Bank and sits as a Judge for the City of Lakesite. He is involved in many civic and community organizations. Mr. Stulce has been certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. He is among the First in Tennessee to obtain this certification.
William R. Wayland, Jr., born Nashville, Tennessee. Admitted to bar 1978, Tennessee. Graduate of Vanderbilt University, J.D., 1977
Neel attended the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia where he earned a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance. Upon graduating, Neel moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, where he earned a J.D. from the Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law.