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Why It Is Important to Draft a Partnership Agreement Correctly

There are many steps to consider when forming a partnership in Georgia, including choosing an available business name and registering it, opening a business bank account, and determining what tax and regulatory obligations the partnership will have. One of the most important steps in this process is creating a partnership agreement. Accordingly, it is crucial Read More

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What are Trade Secrets?

A trade secret is information regarding a valuable and unique method or technique that a business employs. Your trade secrets are the key to the success of your business. In order to invoke legal protections for these secrets, a business must make an effort to maintain their secrecy. But what if a trade secret is Read More

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You Met Your Sales Goal But You Still Lost Your Job

When you joined a new software company based in Atlanta, Georgia, you signed a contract that guaranteed you a bonus based on meeting and exceeding your annual sales numbers. As one of the top salespeople in your company, you have a proven track record of success over the last two years. However, the company was Read More

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You’ve Designed the Next Great Consumer Gizmo…Now What?

If you are one of those people who enjoy the challenge of inventing new things, you’ve probably been working on the next great breakthrough for years. Now, after many years of tinkering in your garage in Atlanta, you think it’s time to take the next step. Do you need a patent to protect your machine’s Read More

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Opening a New Business Can Be a Challenge!

You and your brother have discussed reviving your grandfather’s restaurant business for quite a while. Though the economy isn’t booming, the business environment is picking up in Atlanta.  According to the 2011 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Georgia is second in the nation as having the largest increase in entrepreneurial activity during the past decade. Read More

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Business Litigation: What Goes Up…

In August of last year a California jury found South Korean multinational electronics company Samsung Group guilty of infringing on several patents owned by Apple, an American multinational electronics company. The upshot was a $1.05 billion dollar damage award to Apple. In March of this year, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh reduced the damage Read More

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Yahoo: Face Time and Family Responsibilities

In an effort to increase collaborative creativity, Marissa Mayer, chief executive officer at Internet portal company Yahoo ended the work-at-home policy of that company in February. Shortly after, retailer Best Buy ended its flexible workplace policy. These moves ignited a national debate about creativity, productivity and the need for flexibility in the workplace. Both Yahoo Read More

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Well Planned Partnership Agreements Can Prevent Disputes Later On

In 2010, Anthony and Jennifer Tiberia opened a restaurant business in partnership with another couple. The responsibilities of each partner seemed simple enough: one couple managed the business by handling the day to day operations while the Tiberias funded the venture by putting up half the money. Less than a year later, relations between the partners Read More

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How to Negotiate a Confidentiality Agreement

Alan Carson is suing his former employers at Obor Digital, LLC claiming that the employment agreement he signed with them was overly restrictive. Among the complaints against Obor is that the agreement required Mr. Carson to agree to a completely vague and overly broad non-disclosure agreement regarding confidential information. Indeed, the agreement did not specify Read More

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What Happens to My Case After I Settle in Mediation?

Cecil Staton, the Republican state senator from Macon, has settled through mediation a long running dispute with Georgia Southern University (GSU). Mr. Staton’s radio network, Georgia Eagle Media, defaulted on paying GSU the agreed upon percentage of advertising fees generated as a result of broadcasting GSU football games. GSU threatened to withdraw the right to Read More

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