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Are Verbal Contracts Enforceable?

Atlanta contracts attorney

When you think of a contract, you likely think of a long, multi-page document that contains a significant amount of arcane legal wording. While it’s certainly true that many contracts are written, the reality is that a verbal agreement is just as enforceable under certain circumstances. Verbal Contracts and the Statute of Frauds So when are verbal contracts enforceable?…

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What to Do if You Believe You Suffered Discrimination at Work

Atlanta Employment Discrimination Lawyer

Workplace discrimination is debilitating and demoralizing. It is also illegal. If you have been a victim of this at work, you have the legal right to file a lawsuit. Here is what you should do. Don’t Panic Being the target of discriminatory actions is stressful. However, the law protects you. Try to keep calm because how you react and…

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What is Due Diligence?

Atlanta Business Transactions Attorney

When you are buying a car, the colloquial phrase for learning more about the vehicle is “kicking the tires.” When you are considering a business deal, you can think of due diligence as kicking the tires and then some. You need to learn as much as you can about the other entity before you commit to the deal. With…

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What Contracts are Unenforceable?

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When you enter into a legal agreement with another party, you expect them to keep up their end of the bargain. However, what happens when they refuse to perform their obligations under the contract, and then they argue that the contract is unenforceable? The reality is that some contracts – or certain provisions within contracts – can be held…

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Identifying Religious Discrimination in the Workplace

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The law prohibits employers from treating employees unfairly based on their religious beliefs (or lack thereof). Religious discrimination can take many forms, and some people do not even realize they are a victim of discrimination until the matter escalates. If you believe that you suffered this type of discrimination, do not wait to allow an Atlanta employment discrimination attorney…

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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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