ZACKARIJ ("ZACK") R. GARDNER
Phone: (865) 546-7311
Fax: (865) 524-1773
is an individual with a strong work ethic and an affinity for attention to detail. Mr. Gardner’s practice includes business entity law, technology transfer and commercialization, and general intellectual property law. Mr. Gardner assists businesses and corporate clients in a range of business planning and operations services, including establishing, organizing, reorganizing, and maintaining their business entities in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Mr. Gardner’s thorough nature allows him to effectively assist nonprofit and tax-exempt entities with forming their organizations as well as obtaining and maintaining their non-profit and tax-exempt statuses.
In the area of technology transfer and commercialization, Mr. Gardner provides exemplary legal services related to intellectual property licenses and options, non-disclosure agreements, trademark registration, and more. Mr. Gardner’s trademark services include state and federal trademark registration, licensing, rights enforcement, and representation against claims of infringement.
Mr. Gardner graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law with a Concentration in Business Transactions from UT’s Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law. While in law school, Mr. Gardner served as Acquisitions Editor for Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law and Articles Editor for the Tennessee Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gardner earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Tennessee, where he double majored in Political Science and History.
Areas of Practice
Corporate and Business Law
Churches, Nonprofit, and Tax-Exempt Organizations
University of Tennessee – J.D. 2013
University of Tennessee – B.A. 2010
Knoxville Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
American Bar Association
Publications and Articles
501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations and Lobbying Revisited: Grassroots Lobbying
Clarifying the Tennessee Public Records Act
In the Spotlight: Zack R. Gardner
| KMF Newsletter: Winter 2017
Rollovers as Business Startups (ROBS): Viable Funding Option or Terrible Retirement Plan?
| KMF Newsletter: Summer 2017
Charitable Organizations: Lessening the Burdens of Government
| KMF Newsletter: Fall 2016
501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations and Lobbying
| KMF Newsletter: Summer 2016
An Introduction to the Ministerial Exception
| KMF Newsletter: June 2015
Ministerial Housing Allowance: A Brief Overview
| KMF Newsletter: May 2015
Churches and the FMLA's New Definition of "Spouse"
| KMF Newsletter: April 2015
Brian K. Krumm & Zackarij R. Gardner, Registering Trade and Service Marks in Tennessee: A Brief How-to Filing Guide
, 16 TRANSACTIONS: TENN. J. BUS L. 179 (2015).
Zackarij R. Gardner, Case Commentary - Golden Telecom, Inc. v. Global GT LP, 13 TRANSACTIONS: 13 TENN. J. BUS. L. 196 (2011)