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Common Business Tort Claims

Marietta Business Litigation Lawyer

The legal term “torts” refers to a civil wrong that resulted in harm and losses for another party. Torts may or may not be intentional, but when they happen in the business context, they always have the potential for extensive losses or liability – depending on which side of the claim your company is on. If you believe you…

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Determining the Value of a Business

Alpharetta Business Transactions Lawyer

There are many reasons why you might want to know the accurate value of your business. Perhaps another party has offered to purchase the business, or you are considering a merger. Maybe you decide it’s time to put the business up for sale to start a new venture, or one owner is leaving, and the company needs to purchase…

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Common Business Contract Disputes

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Companies rely on contracts for all types of transactions, and legal agreements are key to profitability and protecting your business. Whether a contract is relatively simple or highly complex, there is always the chance that disputes between the parties can arise. If not handled correctly, these disputes can cause losses or liability for your business. It is critical to…

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Do You Need a Commercial Real Estate Lawyer if You Have a Broker?

Atlanta commercial real estate attorney

Many parties seeking to sell or invest in commercial real estate have brokers scoping the market for them, so is it really necessary to also hire an Atlanta commercial real estate attorney? You might only think that you need a lawyer when something in the transaction goes awry, however, the right lawyer can work to prevent problems, delays, or…

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Stopping Intellectual Property Infringement

Georgia business litigation attorney

Many companies voluntarily allow others to use their trademarks, copyrights, or patents by executing carefully drafted licensing agreements. Licensing can be profitable, but the opposite can happen if another party uses your intellectual property without authority. If you believe that someone is infringing on your company’s IP, you need to speak with an Atlanta business litigation attorney right away….

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Licensing Your Company’s IP

Atlanta business transactions attorney

Your company should take the proper steps to protect its intellectual property ownership, which can include obtaining patents for new designs or software, registering trademarks to protect your brand, and registering copyrights for any artistic works you create and own. While you take these steps to ensure no one uses your IP without authority, there might be situations in…

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Unlawful Retaliation for Discrimination Complaints

Atlanta employment discrimination attorney

Georgia employers are prohibited from discriminating against applicants or employees based on a variety of protected factors. These include race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, and disability under the Georgia Fair Employment Practices Act, as well as federal law. When employees believe that discriminatory conduct occurred, they should take the proper steps to report the conduct to the…

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Dos and Don’ts for a Commercial Lease

Atlanta Commercial Lease Attorney

Businesses with bricks and mortar locations often sign long-term leases offered by the owners of commercial properties. The terms of this lease can have many implications for the company, both good and bad. It is important to stay aware of some basic dos and don’t of commercial leases and, more importantly, seek legal counsel before you sign a new…

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Does a Contract Need to be in Writing?

Atlanta contracts lawyer

Contracts are a major part of life – whether you are a business owner or a consumer. You might enter into contracts without even realizing, such as by purchasing a product, paying for a haircut, or buying tickets to an event. Some contracts happen quickly with a few words between two people, and this leads to the question: does…

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Potential Age Discrimination of Millenials in 2021

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Many people still consider the millennial generation to be the young adults of the workforce. However, as of January 2021, the oldest millennials (born in 1981) will begin turning 40. This makes it possible for them to begin experiencing age discrimination at work. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 protects employees age 40 and over from…

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