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Are Boilerplate Contracts Good Enough?

boilerplate contracts

This question can be answered with one word: No. Any contract that you sign has legal rights and obligations that become binding on you once the document is signed. There is no such thing as a boilerplate document that can accurately capture your own business situation. Every business agreement should be the subject of negotiation between you and the…

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Settling Your Business Dispute During Litigation

Business Dispute Litigation Attorney

Many business lawsuits do not actually end up in front of a jury. A large number of cases are settled during the litigation. In many cases, this is the best possible result for you, as trials are expensive and risky. You can manage your own risk when you are able to negotiate before a possible trial. Here are some…

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Zoning Issues for Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate zoning issues

Zoning ordinances may limit what you can do with your commercial property. If that happens, the value of your property may fall and could even become worthless to you. Here are some common zoning issues to be aware of when it comes to commercial real estate. First, you should check to see if your proposed use is even allowed…

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Are NDAs Always Needed?

nondisclosure agreement

There is a growing trend towards making employees sign a nondisclosure agreement as a condition of their employment. More than one-third of United States workers have signed these agreements. Companies believe that these are necessary to protect their information. While there are some situations that require NDAs, they are not always needed. First, there is a valid concern that…

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Steps to Take After Employment Discrimination

employment discrimination

What you do after you have been the victim of employment discrimination will go a long way towards determining whether you can win a lawsuit. Here are some things that you should do after you believe that your employer has broken the law to put you in a strong legal position. Contact an Attorney Before you do anything else,…

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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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