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  • 10 Legal Tips for Business Startups in Florida

    If you are starting a Florida business, you are certainly not alone. The last economic recession made entrepreneurs of many Florida residents.

  • How Lawyers Help Small Businesses
      by HG.org

    It is easy for small businesses to gloss over hiring a lawyer because other matters, such as marketing, operations and advertising seem more pressing. Many legal issues may not be of immediate concern to small business owners who easily justify holding off on paying for these services. However, there are many ways that lawyers can help small businesses.

  • A Legal Checklist for Starting Your Own Business

    Whether you are already a small business owner, or a soon to be business owner struck by the entrepreneurial spirit , there are certain legal aspects to starting your own business that you just cannot ignore.

  • Four Steps to Stronger Business Contracts

    Strong business contracts are essential to protect yourself and your business. Below are four key steps to creating effective business contracts.

  • What is Contractual 'Consideration'?

    Legal parlance in our system is not to be confused with standard English. Often, words commonly used in standard English have a very different meaning in the legal context. For example, take the word 'consideration.' You know that this word typically refers to civility or empathy in socializing. Not so in legalese.

  • Planned Obsolescence - Shouldn't Be an Offense Punishable like Any Deception
      by HG.org

    Planned obsolescence occurs when a product designer creates a design that is meant to phase out after a certain period of time. This makes the product have a lifespan of a limited duration, often influencing consumers to upgrade to a more expensive model. Many times, the product fizzles out just after the warranty period.

  • Georgia Court of Appeals Decides Against Material Supplier

    A recent decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals has given homeowners loop-hole against lien claims as the lien claimant's summary judgment against the homeowner was reversed.

  • Business Ownership in the Family

    Family owned businesses may thrive over multiple generations. To have lasting success, the family owned business needs to transition ownership from generation to generation. To preserve family harmony and maintain a healthy business, it may be best to transition ownership to family members that are active participants in the business, while allowing non-active family members an opportunity to “cash out” and direct their funds elsewhere as desired by their preferences.

  • How to File a Mechanics and Materialmen's Lien in Georgia

    Contractors and suppliers, whose labor, services, equipment or materials were used to improve real estate, may be entitled to file a claim of lien under the Georgia Mechanics and Materialman's Lien Statute if they are not paid. Navigating this law, however, can be difficult so we have put together this step-by-step guide to help you understand the complexities of Georgia's Lien Laws.

  • Update your Credit Application Procedures Today

    The recession has two valuable lessons for credit managers: First, even the best businesses can become significant credit risks, and, second, we have all had more practical experience in extending credit and collecting on past-due receivables. This article focuses on practical tips which credit managers can implement today to reduce the likelihood of nonpayment.


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