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Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable?

Atlanta contracts attorney

When you think of a contract, you likely think of a long, multi-page document that contains a significant amount of arcane legal wording. While it’s certainly true that many contracts are written, the reality is that a verbal agreement is just as enforceable under certain circumstances. Verbal Contracts and the Statute of Frauds So when are verbal contracts enforceable?…

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When Do You Need a Commercial Real Estate Attorney?

Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Attorney

Commercial real estate transactions can have significant financial and operational implications for the parties involved.  As a result, it’s highly advisable to retain an attorney to represent you and review any proposed transaction as early as you can in the process. Some examples of transactions and other issues that an attorney can help with include: The purchase or sale…

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Overview of the Arbitration Process

Atlanta Business Litigation Attorney

Arbitration is a contract-based form of alternative dispute resolution that allows parties to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation. Typically, arbitration occurs as a result of an arbitration clause that requires the parties to engage in arbitration rather than going to court. Importantly, unlike mediation, arbitration can be binding, meaning the parties to the dispute must abide by the arbitrator’s…

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How a Business Transaction Can Go Wrong

Atlanta Business Transactions Attorney

Transactions are at the heart of business operations. Whether you are selling widgets to the general public, buying investment real estate, or buying and selling companies, transactions are what businesses fundamentally do. The outcome of these transactions can mean the difference between profitability and financial losses or even the continued existence of a business. As a result, it’s highly…

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Examples of Race Discrimination in Employment

Atlanta Employment Discrimination Attorney

Race discrimination is unfortunately alive and well in many American workplaces, in spite of federal and state laws prohibiting it. Discrimination based on race is illegal whether it involves adverse employment action or inappropriate comments made by other employees. In the event that you have been the victim of race discrimination at work, you may have legal rights under…

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Do You Need to Formally Renew Your Contracts?

business contracts attorney

Contracts are usually for a set duration. Two people promise to each do something for a period of time. Unless the contract specifically covers the situation, you are better off renewing your contract when it expires. Some contracts will have language that deals with extending. Many deals will carry options where one party has the legal right to exercise…

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How to Resolve Shareholder Disputes

Atlanta Business Litigation Lawyer

While there are several ways to resolve shareholder disputes, the best one for your situation is the one that will help you avoid litigation. Shareholder lawsuits are costly, and they are bad for business. Here are some approaches to solving difficulties with shareholders. Mediation The old adage is that it is always better to keep talking until you can…

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What to Do if You Believe You Suffered Discrimination at Work

Atlanta Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Workplace discrimination is debilitating and demoralizing. It is also illegal. If you have been a victim of this at work, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit. Here is what you should do. Don’t Panic Being the target of discriminatory actions is stressful. However, the law protects you. Try to keep calm because how you react and…

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Potential Hiccups in Commercial Real Estate Deals

Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

With any deal, there are potential hurdles to overcome before it is closed. Sometimes, if no agreement can be reached, they can derail the deal. This holds true in commercial real estate deals. Here are some possible roadblocks. Environmental Concerns You never quite know what may be under the soil of a property when you are negotiating. Once you…

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What is Due Diligence?

Atlanta Business Transactions Attorney

When you are buying a car, the colloquial phrase for learning more about the vehicle is “kicking the tires.” When you are considering a business deal, you can think of due diligence as kicking the tires and then some. You need to learn as much as you can about the other entity before you commit to the deal. With…

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