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Ashworth Law Firm

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Real Estate Closings

Ashworth Law Firm works closely with loan officers, mortgage brokers, real estate agents, developers, investors, homeowners, and homebuyers in middle Tennessee to see each real estate transaction through to completion. Our attorneys have a wide array of experience and knowledge in general real estate law, real estate litigation, real estate closings, title insurance, lender representation, and loan documentation. We know that every real estate transaction is sensitive and unique to each particular client. We craft precise custom solutions for each client’s closing to ensure maximum asset protection.

We conduct closings for various types of clientele including clients purchasing property with traditional lending, borrowers refinancing their property, investors that purchase property with short term lending or cash, builders and developers buying land to rezone and subdivide, for sale by owner closings, and many more. Our firm has extensive experience with every type of real estate transaction and our attorneys work with the leading lenders in the commercial and residential mortgage industries. We can conduct closings in our downtown Franklin office, your office, home, or other locations convenient for you.

Serving Davidson County, Williamson County, or any other surrounding county in Middle Tennessee.

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Business Law

Ashworth Law Firm represents a wide variety of business clients, from Corporations and Limited Liability Companies to Non-Profit entities. Our clients range from businesses starting out and going through the business entity formation process, to businesses that have been around for decades, but need to change in order to stay competitive or be in compliance with current laws. We offer comprehensive representation for our business clients, whether we are simply reviewing your operating agreement or charter, drafting resolutions to authorize company actions, or protecting your company’s interests in court. Our attorneys can also help guide your business through the dissolution process, making sure that you remain in compliance with Tennessee law throughout the winding-up of your company.

Most of all, we offer business owners the peace of mind and legal counsel that they can trust, based on our wide-ranging experience in the business world. Please contact our office to make an appointment with one of our attorneys, and put Ashworth Law Firm to work for your LLC, Corporation, or Non-profit entity. Our offices are conveniently located in downtown Franklin, but we are more than happy to meet you at your home or place of business in Middle Tennessee.

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Estate Planning

Planning for the future is one of the most important things you can do for your family and your own peace of mind. Many families are left with mountains of unpaid bills and no way to provide for themselves when they lose a family member. Having a good estate plan in place during your life can ease the burden on your family when you die and take the uncertainty out of such a difficult time.

At the Ashworth Law Firm, we work hard to get to know our clients and to provide estate planning services tailored to their unique situation. Our attorneys will take great care to evaluate your financial position and draft a custom estate plan to make sure that your wishes are carried out and that your family will be secure. We use a variety of legal techniques, including wills, trusts, and the creation of separate legal entities, in order to keep your assets safe. Our plans also include the necessary and appropriate legal documents to make sure you provide your loved ones with the tools they may need in the event of extended llness or incapacity, as well as making sure your end of life wishes are known and followed by your medical p roviders.

Please call our Franklin, Tennessee office and make an appointment to sit down with one of our trusted estate planning attorneys. We proudly serve the needs of families in Williamson County nd Davidson County Tennessee. Let us help you make sure that your loved ones will be safe and secure for many years to come. Serving Davidson County, Williamson County, or any other surrounding county in Middle Tennessee.



Caring for an aging family member is often a very difficult and expensive process. In some cases, it becomes necessary to take legal steps to protect the safety and security of your loved one from physical harm, the threat of instability and great financial loss. When a spouse or parent is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, it can be very difficult to provide the kind of care and comfort they need, and the toll it takes on your family can be devastating. If you must take legal action, you need an experienced legal team protecting your family.

The Ashworth Law Firm can help you and your family navigate this difficult time and provide you with the legal resources you need to properly care for your aging family members. Our attorneys have valuable courtroom experience in Conservatorship and Guardianship proceedings in Williamson County and Davidson County, Tennessee, and you and your family can benefit from their expertise. We can evaluate your family’s situation and draft a plan to meet your specific needs. Most importantly, we can help ease the burden on you so that you can more easily provide care for the ones you love. Please call our Franklin, Tennessee office and make an appointment to consult with one of our experienced Conservatorship attorneys. Let us help you make sure that your loved ones will be properly cared for, and that your family has the tools in place to ease the burden of a very difficult time.

Serving Davidson County, Williamson County, or any other surrounding county in Middle Tennessee.

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Commercial Leases

Commercial Leases Ashworth Law Firm represents various businesses that include landlords, tenants, restaurant chains, athletic gyms, bridal shops, worldwide electronics manufacturers, land developers, builders and contractors, and investors. Growing a business and expanding into new commercial office or retail space is an exciting venture. However, commercial leases are highly complex legal agreements that require the assistance of an experienced attorney in several different areas of the law. Successfully and strategically negotiating a commercial lease could be a significant factor in the overall success and longevity of your business. “Form Contracts” that are not customized to each specific client’s situation are dangerous and can be financially devastating if misused. Our attorneys take a methodical approach to lease negotiations in order to protect our client’s interests and also potentially inject financial value into the transaction.

Most commercial leases contain industry specific provisions and aggressive financial obligations. Our attorneys have practical experience and backgrounds in various businesses that add a valuable strategic element to the negotiation process. Negotiating specific terms such as HVAC repairs and replacement, common area maintenancefees, tenant improvement allowances, options to extend, rights of first refusal, and other warranties and representations can be the difference your business needs to succeed. These specific lease terms equate to dollars and cents. Our goal is to strategically structure your lease with such precision that you are in the best legal position possible, which in turn, affects your bottom line. When our clients succeed, we succeed. Call one of our skilled attorneys today to represent and assist you through the commercial lease process.

Serving Davidson County, Williamson County, or any other surrounding county in Middle Tennessee.

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Robert C. Ashworth

Robert C. Ashworth, the owner and managing attorney for the firm, is a native to downtown Franklin and fourth generation native to Middle Tennessee. Rob is married to Sloan Curtis Ashworth, also a native to Franklin, Tennessee. Rob earned his B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received his J.D. from Nashville School of Law.

Rob’s practice areas are concentrated in real property law including residential and commercial real estate transactions, loan documentation, contract law, commercial leases, issuance of title insurance policies, secured transactions, and LLC and corporate business formations.

Rob’s practice areas are uniquely complemented by his real estate, construction, and banking background. Rob’s prior work experience includes residential custom home building, real estate affiliate broker, commercial lending and special assets management, and real estate rental investments.

Education: Battle Ground Academy; University of Tennessee- B.A.; Nashville School of Law- J.D.

Legal Associations- Tennessee Bar Association; Williamson County Bar Association; American Land Title Association

Robert C. Ashworth
Attorney at Law
237 2nd Avenue South
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 810-8150 (office)
(615) 810-8151 (fax)
[email protected]

Julia Wood

Julia graduated from UCLA as a Regents’ Scholar in 1989, and thereafter from Pepperdine School of Law. She began her legal career in California in 1992, and has wide experience in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Bankruptcy, Tax, Real Estate Contracts and Landlord/Tenant Law, Criminal Defense, & Family Law. After her family moved to Franklin, TN, in 2007, Julia joined the Tennessee Bar in 2009, and has continued for many years to practice Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Administration both in California and Tennessee.

In 2011, Julia shifted gears and embarked in the Real Estate Profession as a REALTOR®, and became a Broker in 2014. While a full time REALTOR®, she earned multiple NAR designations, including: ABR, GRI, SFR, SRES, and the prestigious CRS. In 2016, Julia was elected to the Williamson County Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, to serve a 3-year term. She further teaches courses that are accredited by the Tennessee Real Estate Commission for Continuing Education in the fields of Agent Advertising and Business Start-up and Tax Planning.

Joining the Ashworth Law Firm, Julia’s core focus will be handling Real Estate Transactional Closings, Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration.