Earlier this month, two Williamson County entrepreneurs went to court — again — to force the buyers of a prominent Maryland Farms restaurant site to complete their deal.
Alan Gonce and Craig Stevens are members in Gost LLC, the entity that owns the Brentwood Grille on Thoroughbred Lane. They filed their complaint in Davidson County Circuit Court accusing purchasers William Hall and Mike Shmerling of failing to complete the purchase of the remaining membership interests owned by Gost. Hall and Shmerling already have paid half of the $500,000 deal price.
The complaint, linked here , details in clear and forthright fashion the plaintiffs’ argument. Gonce and Stevens are seeking a declaratory judgment to force the completion of a membership purchase contract signed in 2007. Click here  for the Post’s coverage of the action filed in 2008, an apparent first unsuccessful effort to collect the $250,000. It isn’t clear why the balance hasn’t been paid despite the documented efforts on the part of Gonce and Stevens to collect, according to the complaint.
Local attorney G. Kline Preston IV of the Kline Preston Law Group in Nashville is representing the plaintiffs. Preston would not comment on the specifics of the case but did say this action is new and part of a different legal strategy than used before.