Nicole Theodore

Nicole Theodore

Atlanta Business & Entertainment Attorney
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law
  • Georgia
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Attorney Nicole Page Theodore is the founding partner of The Theodore Firm, LLC. She is a 2004 graduate of The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, having earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Spanish. It was from there she began working as a probation officer handling adult misdemeanor offenses in Georgia’s Gwinnett and Clayton counties, followed by time spent working for the Chief Judge of the Municipal Court of Atlanta. After three years spent working in the court system, attorney Theodore followed her dream of attending law school, earning her Juris Doctor degree from Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School in 2010. She was admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia in 2011, and then admitted to practice in the United States Federal District Court for the Northern District of Georgia in 2012. While in law school she completed an externship at the Fulton County Public Defender’s Office, representing indigent clients under Georgia’s Third Year Practice Act in Fulton County Superior Court. She also served as a general member, then Treasurer, and ultimately as President of the Avarita Hanson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association at John Marshall Law School.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia into a military family, attorney Theodore has lived on both coasts of the United States, and is also fluent in Spanish. Attorney Theodore feels extremely blessed to be able to practice the profession she loves helping businesses realize their dreams. Her passion for entrepreneurship allows her to uniquely advocate for and educate business owners on how to achieve and maintain legal and regulatory compliance, to protect their assets, and to minimize liability while at the same time maximizing profitability.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Entertainment & Sports Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Co-Founding Partner
The Law Office of Theodore & Robinson, LLC
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Cochran Firm Atlanta
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Education
Atlanta's John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2010) | Law
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Activities: President, Black Law Students Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
Member
Current
Gate City Bar Association
Member
Current
Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA)
Member
Current
Speaking Engagements
Women Doing It Afraid Business Seminar, Atlanta, GA
Presented on "Legal Must-Knows" when starting a business
Certifications
EEO Investigator
Office of Equal Employment Opporunity
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Theodore Firm
Legal Answers
8 Questions Answered

Q. I am in the process of starting a commercial cleaning business LLC. Do I need to obtain the business insurance first
A: You don’t need to obtain your commercial liability insurance before you file your Articles of Organization with the state, but I would strongly recommend obtaining insurance before you begin accepting jobs/customers. I would recommend starting with filing your articles, getting an EIN, obtaining your local business license, register with Dept. of Revenue if you will have employees, and getting your commercial liability insurance as a part of that’s whole process, prior to opening the business up and accepting cleaning jobs.
Q. We purchased a business from a family member without getting an agreement in writing. What are my options?
A: Even though you have been making timely payments, it will be difficult to prove that you are almost “paid off” without a signed written agreement showing what the total agreed upon price was. You may also have a Statute of Frauds issue, as Georgia requires all contracts that cannot be completed within one year to be in writing, unless you fit into one of the exceptions. It does help your case that you have a witness willing to corroborate your side of the story, but it still wouldn’t necessarily be a slam dunk if you were to sue for specific performance. In my opinion your best bet would be to hire an attorney to try to and either negotiate a settlement or be willing to initiate a lawsuit for specific performance.
Q. If im incorporated at a address can someone use the same address or threshold
A: Can you clarify your question? Not sure what you mean.
Q. Do I need a business permit to practice mobile massage ? I am a licensed massage Therapist
A: Yes. Even though your business is mobile, you will need an occupational tax certificate (business license) issued by the local government in which your principal office is located. You would have indicated where your principal office is when you filed your articles of organization/incorporation for your company with the Georgia Secretary of State's office.
Q. How do I transfer an LLC registered in Florida to be an LLC in Georgia?
A: If you will be maintaining the Florida business and simply adding an additional office in Georgia, you can apply for a Certificate of Foreign Authority with the Georgia Secretary of State's office. The COFA is for businesses that have a main base of operations in another state, but also have a supplemental office (or also transact business) in Georgia. If you are shutting down operations in Florida and moving the entire business to Georgia, you would wind up your business in Florida (follow the legal steps to officially close the business there), and then file your Articles of Organization with the Georgia Secretary of State's office, just like any new business would.
Q. I want to terminate my partnership , how do I go about leaving if it’s never made money or filed taxes ?
A: Typically the terms set forth in the LLC’s operating agreement (OA) will determine what happens when an LLC member wants to withdraw, so that’s the first place to look. The OA should also specify what happens to your interest in the company. In the absence of an operating agreement, the default Georgia rules will apply. If no OA, you should have a business attorney draft a withdrawal agreement for both you and your business partner to sign. I would stress the importance of not trying to this on your own though, as there can be other liability and tax implications that a business attorney would know how to address.
Q. How can I confirm that every contract entered into between a previous employer and I is no longer in effect?
A: You should be able to simply reach out to your former employer and ask them to send you copy of your employment contract(s). Once you receive your copy, have it reviewed by a good business/employment law attorney to address if there are any lingering noncompete, non-solicitation clauses to which you may be bound contractually bound.
Q. YOUR BUSINESS FILING HAS BEEN REJECTED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASON :Conversion Statement Missing – Manner & Basis: Failed
A: Your filing is being rejected because the Georgia Code requires your Conversion Certificate to state (1) how the ownership interests in the LLLP are being converted to LLC ownership interests, or if they are not being transferred that they are being cancelled, OR (2) draft an Operating Agreement that addresses these matters. If you are unsure of how to go about getting this resolved, I would recommend hiring a Georgia Business Attorney to draft this for you.
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The Theodore Firm, LLC
1100 Peachtree Street NE
Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30309
USA
Telephone: (404) 890-5832