We make IT simple!

Our clients range from biotechs with significant IP assets to your classic two-coders-and-a-dream. We help both individuals and companies at various stages protect, assert, and monetize their intellectual property - inventions, slogans, back-of-napkin books and songs, you name it. For our corporate clients, we act as outside general counsel, offering the gamut of regulatory, securities, and transactional services on a first-name, text-if-you-like, no-hiding-behind-secretaries basis.

Artists, Artisans & Creative Agencies
Benefit & Gig Economy Companies
Commercialization
Beer, Biotech & Medical Device
Energy
Consumer Products
Technology and Ecommerce

Artists, Artisans & Creative Agencies

While distinguishable in the space, we’re not just tech lawyers. Some of our favorite clients include hip-hop artists, novelists, and photographers. Creative individuals need knowledgeable counsel when it comes to copyright rights, contracts, commissions, distribution deals, and a host of other matters that are not altogether intuitive for left-brain thinkers.

Creative agencies are more indispensable than ever in today’s digital marketplace. In mastering media, agencies typically don’t bother with intellectual property or regulatory concerns, such as trademark infringement and impermissible therapeutic claims. RVL® provides general counsel to agencies on important legal matters that might arise in the design and branding of agency clients.

Ridgeline really know their stuff. Our operating agreement and other entity docs are rock-solid, and we already avoided problems by creating a new master service agreement for use with clients. All in all, we're very pleased. It's hard to imagine working with anyone else at this point.

Balernum LLC

Benefit & Gig Economy Companies

Companies ranging from patagonia® to Warby Parker® to Hootsuite have successfully scaled while adopting triple-bottom-line business practices. Essentially, these companies have proven that you can be profitable and still be good corporate citizens. Whether you are an investor building a portfolio of social enterprise companies, or an emerging venture aligned with triple bottom line principles, we are well positioned as your daily or strategic counsel. As Tennessee’s only B Corp® law firm and Best for the World awardee, we’re aligned with your objectives and uniquely knowledgeable about corporate social responsibility.

Ridgeline has brought our company to a whole new level with the contracts they’ve written. The value they have brought far exceeds any expense. In fact, doing business with Ridgeline has been completely painless. In many occasions I’ve wondered if we were their only client. Then I remember their track record and realize this is just how they do business. Thanks guys for having an unmatched work ethic in the business of doing business!

Interstudy, Inc.

Commercialization

Our attorneys are experienced commercialization agents. We’ve helped companies like Atomic Energy, Google, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin, Samsung, and Synthetic Genomics transition early stage inventions out of academic and federal labs and into products that benefit society. In representing licensors, licensees, and spinouts, we are knowledgeable of the various angles, considerations, and financials that make deals work.

The Ridgeline Venture Law team consistently goes above and beyond what they are asked to do, and you will always feel valued as a client. Ridgeline takes the time to truly understand what’s going on with your situation, and they make a point to ensure you understand the game plan going forward. Ridgeline is the only practice my organization uses, and we are so thankful to have them in our corner!

Turdcules

Beer, Biotech & Medical Device

While beer and biotech are not necessarily legally related, we suspect that a high-quality microbrew never hurt the advancement of a beneficial life science product. We help breweries protect and enforce the brands that stand out on store shelves and taps, and we guide life science clients through intellectual property, regulatory, and securities concerns to best ensure the productization of scientific research.

Ridgeline Venture has proven to be a valuable asset for my start up. Not only could they answer any legal questions, but did so in a supportive and friendly way. Highly recommend them to anyone needing legal counsel.

ATS Innovations

Energy

We help clients in the energy space primarily with advocacy, intellectual property, permitting, and regulatory needs. RVL® is a member of the Tennessee Advanced Energy Business Council, Tennessee Renewable Energy & Economic Development Council, and Tennessee Energy Mentors Network.

Consumer Products

From dog poo detectors to educational software, meal delivery to uber masculine fragrances, we help clients navigate challenges in branding, corporate compliance, franchising, investment, licensing, manufacturing, online sales, real estate, taxation, and many other aspects of day-to-day business.

As a small business and start up I needed trademark advice and help with a licensing contract. The team and Ridgeline Venture Law has been a wealth of information and support. I needed legal services to ensure my business is protected and that I sign contracts that are in my best interest. I am very pleased with the support I have received and look forward to growing my business and protecting it with thei support of great legal services."

Sisterhood of the Outdoors, LLC

Technology &

E-Commerce

Blend tech and law together and you’ve created a cocktail with enough industry jargon to make you wonder whether you’re still working with the English language. We speak tech and law. SaaS, domain names, internet privacy, IP licensing, website terms and agreements, and regulatory compliance are just a few of the areas we help our clients decode so they can focus on their business.

"Working with Ridgeline has been fantastic. It’s the first time in the 20+ year history of our company that I’ve worked with an Attorney who truly understands our business. He has been a fantastic advisor and negotiator on our behalf. I would wholeheartedly recommend Ridgeline Venture Law to any business looking for help with the trademark process."

Epion
Squeaky CleanBenefit & Gig

“Ridgeline Venture Law has proven to be a valuable asset for my start up. Not only could they answer any legal questions, but did so in a supportive and friendly way. Highly recommend them to anyone needing legal counsel!”

BeeCoolConsumer Products

“Awesome! Fast and dependable! Definitely experts in their field.”

Mike, InventorConsumer Products

“It has been a true pleasure to work with Kevin Christopher on my patent filing endeavors and new product development. His expertise, counsel, professionalism, dedication.... basically everything!.. has been more than just invaluable, but a driving force in creating a strong foundation and the launch platform for this pursuit. Kevin Christopher does all this while remaining personable and approachable (amazing!!).”

Darlene, InventorConsumer Products

“Starting a new venture can be a daunting experience for a novice. The Ridgeline group handled it all for me, including excellent advice and getting everything filed with the proper agency in a timely matter. I never could not have accomplished all of this on my own.”

Chattanooga Technology CouncilTechnology

“We asked Kevin to update the by-laws for the nonprofit Chattanooga Technology Council (ChaTech) with certain changes in mind. He uncovered some important flaws in the existing version that were not on even our radar. He corrected the flaws and addressed the original issues we were concerned about. I enjoyed working with him on this.”

Bo, Tennessee AttorneyUncategorized

“As a fellow attorney in the community, I can say it does not get better than Kevin Christopher and his team at Ridgeline Venture Law. I have referred numerous clients to RVL without hesitation, and they have always done a great job no matter the complexity. I could not recommend enough!”

Tucker, California AttorneyUncategorized

“A great firm is made up of great people. Ridgeline Venture Law is as good as you can get. Highly recommended!”

Balernum LLCArtists

“Ridgeline really know their stuff. Our operating agreement and other entity docs are rock-solid, and we already avoided problems by creating a new master service agreement for use with clients. All in all, we're very pleased. It's hard to imagine working with anyone else at this point.”

Interstudy, Inc.Benefit & Gig

“Ridgeline has brought our company to a whole new level with the contracts they’ve written. The value they have brought far exceeds any expense. In fact, doing business with Ridgeline has been completely painless. In many occasions I’ve wondered if we were their only client. Then I remember their track record and realize this is just how they do business. Thanks guys for having an unmatched work ethic in the business of doing business!”

TurdculesCommercialization

“The Ridgeline Venture Law team consistently goes above and beyond what they are asked to do, and you will always feel valued as a client. Ridgeline takes the time to truly understand what’s going on with your situation, and they make a point to ensure you understand the game plan going forward. Ridgeline is the only practice my organization uses, and we are so thankful to have them in our corner!”

ATS InnovationsBeer, Biotech

“Ridgeline Venture has proven to be a valuable asset for my start up. Not only could they answer any legal questions, but did so in a supportive and friendly way. Highly recommend them to anyone needing legal counsel.”

Sisterhood of the Outdoors, LLCConsumer Products

“As a small business and start up I needed trademark advice and help with a licensing contract. The team and Ridgeline Venture Law has been a wealth of information and support. I needed legal services to ensure my business is protected and that I sign contracts that are in my best interest. I am very pleased with the support I have received and look forward to growing my business and protecting it with thei support of great legal services."”

EpionTechnology

“Working with Ridgeline has been fantastic. It’s the first time in the 20+ year history of our company that I’ve worked with an Attorney who truly understands our business. He has been a fantastic advisor and negotiator on our behalf. I would wholeheartedly recommend Ridgeline Venture Law to any business looking for help with the trademark process.”