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New “Local Ecosystem” Could Create More Charlottesville Business

April 7, 2014 in Articles | MARTIN WREN, P.C. | LEAVE A COMMENT

New reports from local broadcasts and newspapers show that in many ways, the business community in Charlottesville, Virginia is growing.

One example is Daily Progress reporting from February that goes into the story of some experienced finance professionals who are choosing to forego big firm, big-city work, in order to set up smaller shops in places just like Charlottesville.

The story cites Eric Kallen and Court Nexsen, two of five professionals opening up a money management business called Hayek Kallen Investment Management in the area. Nexsen is quoted in the article, talking about how he has chosen to open up his own small business in a small community, after previously working for Goldman Sachs in New York. Some of what this report talks about, including the ‘human connections’ among smaller local businesses, is a commonly valued part of why people choose to build smaller, and separate themselves from the larger corporate experience.

But other issues are also hinted at in this story, which include the somewhat less covered idea that, while some larger city economies are imploding (see the Detroit bankruptcy), some other smaller cities are experiencing a lot of growth. This is especially true in places like Charlottesville, where residents may be moving in from smaller rural communities on the fringes of Virginia’s isolated area, or from big northern cities like New York.

The Context of Small Town Business

Whether you think of Charlottesville, VA as a ‘small town’ removed from the eastern seaboard corridors to the east, or as a ‘big city’ in contrast to its Western Virginia environs, one thing is for sure: businesses here operate in a specific environment, with legal and political realities that must be addressed well to sustain an enterprise over the long term – and Virginia business litigation attorneys help them to navigate this world. Just as institutions like the University of Virginia and local churches and hospitals are intertwined with the life of the city, so are the businesses that call Charlottesville home, and that means looking at how these businesses interact with other firms, public residents, and the city administration.

Virginia Business Litigation Attorneys Helping Area Businesses to Succeed

At MartinWren, P.C., our Virginia Business Litigation Attorneys are pleased to be involved in protecting Virginia businesses and helping them thrive. As an established Virginia business litigation law firm, we strive to provide all of the best legal services and best practice information for clients to help them to minimize risk, and navigate the sometimes complicated waters of business litigation and business law. We have a lot of experience working with state and local statutes and other types of precedent to provide quality counsel to businesses in this desirable area of the country, a local economy where things are growing rather than standing still.

And as a firm that’s invested in the community, we know about a lot of the common issues that businesses face related to their realities on the ground. Let the Virginia business litigation attorneys at MartinWren, P.C., help you to assess your needs and your risk, in order to benefit from a stronger business plan and better legal representation.  Call either Robert E. Byrne, Jr. or John B. Simpson at (434) 817-3100 if you need help with a business litigation matter.

Contact Our Virginia Lawyers

We serve clients throughout Virginia — from Charlottesville and Central Virginia to metropolitan Richmond; Harrisonburg and the Shenandoah Valley to Roanoke; and the cities of Hampton Roads to the Northern Virginia cities of  Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington.

To speak with one of our attorneys, please call us at (434) 817-3100.

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