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Pros and Cons of Arbitration

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We are often asked about whether arbitration makes sense, especially when a client is presented with a contract that requires arbitration of disputes. Here are the benefits and drawbacks of arbitration. Pros Arbitration is a quicker and less expensive way of resolving your conflict. You do not have to go to the lengths of a full trial to get…

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Can You Avoid Going to Court to Resolve Your Business Dispute?

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While many people have the impression that litigation is all about trial, very few cases actually end up in front of a jury. Many disputes are resolved without having to go to court through compromise and negotiation. In fact, this is the best possible result in a business dispute. The key to resolving a business dispute is getting an…

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What Makes a Contract Enforceable?

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Not every contract ends up being enforceable if one party challenges it in court. At its core, a contract must be for a legal purpose and must be freely negotiated between the two parties. It cannot be so one-sided as to be unconscionable. The main thing that makes a contract enforceable is that each party is giving the other…

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Common Hiccups in Commercial Real Estate Deals

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Just because you agree to a commercial real estate deal does not mean that it is guaranteed to happen. Here are five common snags that could cause the deal to fall through. Environmental Issues Many commercial real estate deals involve some sort of environmental review. If the deal involves land, this review could reveal that there are environmental issues…

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Due Diligence for Your Merger or Acquisition

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Mergers and acquisitions are high-stakes transactions, and an improperly handled deal can impact your company’s future success. It is essential that you have legal guidance from a business lawyer in Atlanta who can examine all of the possible implications of your merger and acquisition. A key part of this is conducting due diligence, which can be time-consuming and involves…

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Reopening Your Business in Georgia

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As Governor Brian Kemp issues orders that allow certain types of businesses to reopen throughout Georgia, business owners have many issues to consider and address. First, there are strict requirements as you are opening, which might include: Limiting the number of employees and customers you can have at one time Implementing intense disinfectant and sanitation routines on the premises…

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The Benefits of an Outsourced General Counsel

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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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Drafting an Operating Agreement

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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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Questions to Address When Starting a Business

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Having a good idea that solves problems for others is only the very first step in starting your own business. There are many questions you need to carefully consider before you begin operations, and it is often extremely helpful to have the advice of an experienced startup lawyer in Atlanta during this process. The following are only two of…

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