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Are You Considering a Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Atlanta Commercial Real Estate Investment Attorney

Commercial real estate is far different from buying a house. The transaction is much more detailed, and you are presumed to be a smarter buyer. However, it can take effort to bring yourself up to speed on what you need to know. Before you sign any agreement, make sure that you research the property itself and its allowable uses….

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Can You Get Out of a Business Contract?

Atlanta Business Contracts Attorney

Generally, a business contract is legally binding once you sign it. If you do not perform according to its terms, you can be found liable for breach of contract. There may be three ways to “get out” of performing the contract. Having the Contract Declared Void There may have been an issue in signing that contract that could render…

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Did the Sale of Your Business Fall Through?

Atlanta Business Litigation Attorney

When you have agreed to the sale of your business, you have an expectation that the deal will close. In some cases, you may run into hurdles, some of which can keep the deal from happening. While some deal collapses may be inevitable, you may be able to sue if the buyer violated your legal rights. Any time that…

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Drafting an Operating Agreement

Drafting an Operating Agreement

Every LLC will need an operating agreement at the time you start the business. The agreement will lay out how the LLC is run. Even if the law does not require you to have an operating agreement, it is in your best interests to draft one. You should try to take an off-the-rack operating agreement and try to use…

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Examples of Age Discrimination

Atlanta Age Discrimination Attorney

Employers will never come out and tell you that they discriminated against you based on your age because they know that it will subject them to legal liability. Therefore, you need to look beyond the surface of what happened to prove discrimination. Here are some examples of age discrimination in the workplace. Verbal Language The put down of “OK,…

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Race Discrimination at Work

race discrimination

Federal and state laws prohibit any kind of disparate treatment based on race in the workplace. This type of discrimination touches every aspect of the employment experience from hiring, workplace treatment, and termination. If you have been subjected to racial discrimination in the workplace, you may be able to receive financial compensation in a lawsuit. An employer may not…

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What Is Due Diligence?

Due Diligence

Whenever your company is doing a deal involving buying a company or part of it, you need to know exactly what you are getting. The last thing that you want is to spend a large amount of money on a purchase, only to find out that you will not get the full benefit of the bargain because things with…

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Negotiating Business Dispute Resolutions Out of Court

Atlanta Business Disputes Attorney

Business litigation can be draining both emotionally and financially. These lawsuits can take your focus away from your business and put your company at risk. Businesses are almost always better off when they are able to resolve disputes without the need for a trial. If you are involved in a business dispute, your first step should be to hire…

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Shareholder Agreements

Shareholder Agreements

Shareholders in a company have the legal right to be treated fairly. The rights and obligations of shareholders are set forth in a shareholder agreement. If this agreement is breached, shareholders may be able to sue the company for damages. There are many things that companies could theoretically do to dilute and harm the value of their shareholders’ investments….

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Zoning Issues with Commercial Real Estate

Zoning Issues

Not every property can be used for every purpose that you want. Georgia law allows municipalities and local governments to regulate the property within their borders to set what can and cannot be done. Before you buy a property, you need to know the permissible uses. Otherwise, you may need to apply for a variance that you may or…

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