New Georgia Law HB 3...

New Georgia Law Allows Employers to Enforce Stronger Non-Compete Agreements In May of 2011 HB 30 was signed into law, implementing a change to Georgia’s constitution approved in 2010, which gave Georgia business owners more latitude in structuring non-compete agreements, not only with...

What To Do When Your...

So you’re a registered rep. or an advisor who wants to harness the power of social media for business purposes.  Maybe you want to raise brand awareness of your business, increase your personal profile, or perhaps start a blog to improve internet visibility and help educate your clients and...

Legal and Regulatory...

A big step for a business owner is hiring the first employees.  Of course there are the financial and operational issues, but what legal and regulatory issues arise? Following is a brief discussion of several considerations: 1. Liability. When a business is operated by a single individual or...

Choosing the Best Fo...

Gary Whitaker There are many different types of entities available to conduct your business.  While there are many factors that could influence your choice, four of the major reasons are liability protection, taxation, management flexibility and documentation requirements. The major forms...

Basic Considerations...

One area in which a business lawyer can assist a small to mid-sized business, is the creation or review of the business’s contract with its customers.   If the contract currently being used consists of little more than a statement of the price and general statement about a warranty period,...