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Are Non-Compete Agreements Enforceable in Georgia?

non-compete agreements

In the past, non-compete agreements were often a standard part of an employment contract. When an employer hired someone, the company had the new hire sign an agreement that limited where and how they could work if they left the company. While this was an attempt to protect the company from unfair competition from the former employee, many people…

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Resolving Partner Disputes

partner disputes

Going into business with one or more partners can be highly beneficial. Each partner can bring their own ideas and talents to the table, which can help set the company up for success. Partners also share responsibility for investments in the business, as well as liability. Finally, general partnerships require no formal filings with the state to start operations,…

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Business Compliance for 2020

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Compliance is key for any type of business to prevent unnecessary complications and penalties. Laws continually change each year, and numerous laws and amendments went into effect in Georgia as of January 1, 2020. For this reason, it is critical to review whether your business will be in compliance with all new provisions. The following are only a few…

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The Benefits of an Outsourced General Counsel

Outsourced General Counsel

Every type of business will face legal issues, and many owners have regular legal questions and concerns. Larger companies often decide it is time to hire general counsel to be available whenever they need legal assistance. However, many companies do not have the resources to hire a full-time employee or do not have legal issues regularly enough to justify…

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Is Your Company Ready to Hire Employees?

hiring employee

Many new or smaller companies rely on independent contractors to complete work needed – or owners may try to handle all the work themselves. There often comes a time when you need to hire employees to grow your business and maintain quality operations. Before you hire an employee, there are many legal issues to consider, and you should not…

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Drafting an Operating Agreement

operating agreement

The State of Georgia does not require partnerships or limited liability companies (LLCs) to file operating agreements with the Corporations Division of the Secretary of State. However, it is in the company owners’ best interests to negotiate, draft, and sign such an agreement for their own benefit. Owners should always consult with a business lawyer in Atlanta about putting…

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What Insurance do you Need for Your Business?

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Starting a new business enterprise can be a challenging venture, to say the least. One of the major considerations for starting a new business is deciding which types of insurance you need. Having the proper insurance in place can ensure that your business remains profitable – and that it is able to survive tough times. Atlanta business attorney Mark…

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The Basics of an LLC

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A limited liability company (LLC) is a type of formal business entity that many owners select for their companies. As with all types of business entities, there are pros and cons to an LLC, and you should thoroughly discuss whether an LLC is right for you with a business lawyer in Atlanta. Benefits of an LLC Unlike a sole…

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Common Compliance Issues for Georgia Companies

compliance issues

Whether you are looking to start a new business or you have an established company in the Atlanta area, legal compliance should always be an important issue. When you violate laws and regulations, it can result in serious consequences of your company, and it may jeopardize your operations entirely. Always discuss compliance issues with a skilled business lawyer in…

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Business and Corporate Law FAQ

corporate law

Businesses large and small face a wide variety of legal issues on a regular basis. From the very start to the very end of operations, owners will have many questions and concerns, and an experienced business lawyer in Atlanta can help. Below are some common questions from clients, and for more specific information, please contact Battleson Law, LLC. I…

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