NASHVILLE, TN—Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce the launch of its Black-Owned Small Business and Nonprofit Clinic. The firm has partnered with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and its Volunteer Lawyers & Professionals for the Arts (VLPA) program to provide accessible and affordable business-oriented legal services to Black-owned small businesses and nonprofits.
The program will initially launch in Nashville and will be held by appointment only. The first clinic will take place virtually, from Noon to 1 p.m. on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and succeeding clinics will be offered on the third Thursday of each month. A limited number of appointments will be available for each clinic. Among other services, Bradley attorneys will provide corporate governance, review of contracts, and guidance navigating local ordinances and state regulations to clients of VLPA.
VLPA is the cornerstone program of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, which connects artists and arts organizations with the education, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive. To this end, the Arts & Business Council provides pro bono legal and business services to income-qualified artists and creative entrepreneurs of all disciplines, as well as emerging nonprofit arts organizations, through VLPA. For these clinics, eligible businesses of any sector should consist of at least 50% Black ownership and $1 million or less of annual revenue with 10 or fewer employees. Prospective clients should review and complete the intake form on the Arts & Business Council’s VLPA website.