48 Patton Avenue, Asheville, North Carolina, United States 28801

About Robert F. 'Rick' Jackson

Attorney Rick Jackson works primarily with small to mid-size businesses: technology and manufacturing companies; property owners, developers, and homeowner associations; medical and dental practices and hospitals; restaurants and breweries; agricultural and natural product businesses; and nonprofits.Rick assists with Corporate and Securities matters including - •Incorporation and dissolution•Asset and stock sales•Joint ventures•Tax-free reorganizations•Partnership break-ups•Business plan review •Private placements and other financing•Employee incentive strategies •Creditors’ rights•Supply chain agreementsand, assists with Healthcare matters including - •Medical and dental practice formation and transition•Employment, contractor, and professional service agreements•Fraud and Abuse, Anti-Kickback, Stark, HIPAA, and HITECH complianceand, assists with Intellectual Property / Technology matters including - •Trademark, copyrights, and trade secrets•Licensing, development, and other software and website-related agreements•Product licensingand, assists with Commercial Real Estate matters including - •Commercial leases and purchase and sale contracts•LEED development and green leasingand, assists with Zoning and Land Use matters including - •Subdivision and HOA formation and management•Entitlement and permitting process including negotiations with city and county officials•Regulatory and ordinance compliance including negotiations with state and federal agenciesand, assists with Nonprofit matters including - •Formation and application for tax-exempt status (501c3, 501c4, and 501c6)•Board governance and liability issuesRick is a LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), a distinction he earned through the Green Building Certification Institute. As a LEED AP, he has a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles, as well as the LEED Rating System. He was the first attorney in western North Carolina to earn this credential.Prior to professional school, Rick was a business consultant in the technology, banking and financial, and healthcare industries in Atlanta, Raleigh, and Boston. He graduated from North Carolina State University as a Caldwell Scholar, where he founded and chaired SATELLITE, a non-profit designed to introduce students from rural North Carolina high schools to science and technology-related education and career paths.In the community, Rick serves on the board of directors of: •Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA)•Asheville Downtown Association (ADA)•Asheville Downtown Improvement District (ADID)•Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR)•Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute (BRSI)•North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA)