Faculty Profile: Van East III

Van East IIIFrost Brown Todd LLC
Previous Courses Taught (22)
  • Business Law 2019: Overview of Tennessee LLC Acts
  • Business Law Forum 2020: 2-Day, Full Program Registration
  • Business Law Forum 2020: Day 1 Registration
  • Business Law Forum 2019
  • Hot Topics in Business Law: Tennessee’s New For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act
  • Hot Topics in Business Law: Tennessee’s New For-Profit Benefit Corporation Act
  • Business Law: Construction Contracts
  • Business Law: Commercial Leases & Loan Transactions
  • Business Law: Basic Insurance Terminology and Current Policies
  • Business Law Forum 2015: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Business Combination Transactions
  • Maximizing Intellectual Property Value in Business Formations
  • Challenging Provisions of the Tennessee Revised LLC Act
  • Challenging Provisions of the Tennessee Business Corporations Act
  • Common Filing Issues with the Tennessee Secretary of State
  • Traps for the Unwary – Common Challenges Facing Business Lawyers in Tennessee
  • Work Place Privacy, E-Discovery & Preservation for Business Lawyers
  • Tax: Choice of Entity
  • Business Lawyers: Work Place Privacy, E-Discovery & Preservation
  • What Business Lawyers Need to Know About Health Care Laws
  • Tax Considerations Relative to Choice of Entity
  • Tax Law Update 2011
  • Business Networking Forum

Van serves clients on matters involving closely-held business entities, including formations, conversions, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, as well as restructuring ownership and control.   He has represented clients in purchasing and selling a variety of businesses, including home-building, real estate development, manufacturing, and restaurant entities.  Van routinely organizes limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships for a variety of business purposes, including preparation of buy-sell, employment, and non-competition agreements. 

Van's practice also includes extensive work in commercial real estate.  He represents clients in purchasing, financing, leasing and selling commercial properties, from shopping centers and office buildings to restaurants and vacant land. 

Van is a fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation and current member of the executive council of the Business Law section of the Tennessee Bar Association.  In his role with the TBA, Van participated in drafting the Tennessee Revised Limited Liability Company Act, as well as other legislation involving Tennessee's business entity statutes.