STU Law Group’s February 2017 Client Alert

In keeping with Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC’s (“STU” or “STU Law Group”) principal maxim of, and unwavering commitment to, offering a 360° legal approach to representing and advising its clientele, chiefly in the role of outside General Counsel to diversified small-to-medium sized enterprises, this month we present a worthwhile “client alert” on cybersecurity, which is ubiquitously relevant in today’s constantly evolving, technology-dependent, and risk afflicted commercial marketplace.

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STU is proud to celebrate its second anniversary

In two short years, we represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as before government agencies.  We drafted investment agreements, facilitated business divorces, managed settlement agreements, and advised clients regarding their benefit plans.  We educated entrepreneurs through partnerships with the SBA, WEDA, ACE, Trove, City Club of Buckhead, and Club E Atlanta.  We also celebrated other women owned businesses.  Who knows what is next.  Thank you for your continued support!

STU visits Atlanta Business Radio

Come celebrate our 4th anniversary, Roxann Smithers of Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC was a featured guest on Atlanta Business Radio, on May 4th to discuss legal issues facing business owners and entrepreneurs, as well as her experience as a business owner. Atlanta Business Radio is the Most Trusted Pro-Business Voice in Atlanta. Atlanta Business Radio interviews industry experts from in and around the Metro Atlanta Area. Much like STU, their goal is to provide valuable information that all business owners and managers can use in their day-to-day work to help them succeed.

STU host The Group!

Join us Tuesday March 25th at the City Club of Buckhead for STU Host the Group. Nwa’ndo Ume-Nwagbo will discuss the pros and cons of using employees, independent contractors and/or interns to conduct business. 8:30am-9:30am.

Cybersecurity for CPAs and Finance Professionals Breakfast

AVAS Technology and Smithers Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC have prepared a program to inform attorneys of common security risks. More importantly, the Breakfast Briefing provides tips and guidance on how to limit the risks and remain compliant with professional rules of conduct as well as legal and ethical requirements applied by the Bar Association. Participants will receive CLE credit. The program is designed for small and midsized firms, as well as solo attorneys. EVENT CLOSED

Lasagna with a Lawyer – Part 2

Join STU and with Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs ( on August 6th from 6-8pm. Are you trying to start a business, but want to learn more information about the process for setting up a business. Have dinner with Sharon Thornton of Smithers, Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC. Sharon Thornton has developed a “hybrid” corporate practice that focuses on intellectual property licensing, outsourcing, and comprehensive, multi-faceted contract review, drafting, and negotiation.

Lasagna with a Lawyer – Part 1

Join STU and Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs ( Have Dinner with one of Georgia’s Rising Stars in the Metro Atlanta Area, Roxann Smithers of Smithers, Thornton & Ume-Nwagbo, LLC. STU provides comprehensive legal services to start-up, small, and mid-sized companies with a 360° approach. STU focuses on Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Employment Law, and Employee Benefits. Founder, Roxann Smithers, has a hybrid practice, including commercial litigation, premise liability, construction, contract review, negotiation, and general counsel services in state and federal jurisdictions across the country. Her professional mission is to educate entrepreneurs and small business owners.

On May 9, 2014, STU Invites you to Ask The Professionals!

STU in conjunction with Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, invite you to “Ask the Professionals: Strategies to Manage the Human, Contractual, and Monetary Resources of Your Business”. This half-day workshop explores three types of resources a business may have (human capital, contracts, and third party funds) and discusses how to protect, manage, and use those resources. You will meet and interact with professionals working in each area, as well as business owners who are currently managing their people, obligations, and money with great results. Flyer- Ask the Professionals