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  • Understanding Commercial Agreements: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Business

    The contracts that your business has with its landlords, clients, employees, vendors and/or suppliers are the components that help create the framework of your company. Everything your organization does depends on the protection and support of the terms and conditions in its contract (s).

  • Notices of Intent to Lien Property in Georgia

    Some states require that potential lien claimants serve a Notice of Intent to Lien on of the real estate where the lien will be placed prior to the filing of the lien. Georgia does not have this prerequisite, however, so a Georgia lien claimant may exercise an option to serve the project owner with prior notice.

  • How to Tell If You Need a Florida Business Attorney

    According to the Small Business Administration, there are roughly 600,000 new businesses started in the U.S. every year.

  • Property Rights of Cohabiting Couples
      by HG.org

    Generally speaking, unmarried couples do not have the same property rights as married couples. While a court may help divide a married coupleís belongings and make other decisions regarding their severance of the marital relationship, they are more hesitant to do so and may lack the authority to do so when cohabitating couples are concerned.

  • Hiring Licensed Contractors

    Most of us have never hired someone to do construction work of any sort, so when the need arises to hire a contractor to make repairs or improvements on our residential or commercial property, we donít know where to start. Beware: these are dangerous waters!

  • Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

    Most California business owners know that a provision in an employment contract which purports to prevent a former employee from competing with the employerís business is unenforceable in California. Under California law, there is a strong and clear policy favoring the free and unfettered rights of workers to find work where they can, using all their skills and experience to command the best wages they can find.

  • Letter of Intent to Purchase a Business

    So, what are the benefits of using a letter of intent when purchasing a business? This article explores that question and provides practical tips for both buyers and sellers in the context of a private sale.

  • How to Create an Enforceable Contract in Florida

    Contracts govern many aspects of our personal and business lives, so itís important to be sure they are legally enforceable. A contract governs the terms of a working relationship, and provides important protections for the parties involved. A good one can help you avoid litigation, or prevail in a lawsuit if a dispute winds up in court.

  • Non-Compete Agreements in California
      by HG.org

    A non-compete agreement or covenant not to compete is a legal agreement in which one person, usually an employee, agrees not to compete against the business for a certain amount of time. California has very specific rules regarding such agreements.

  • Provisions to Include in a Contract
      by HG.org

    When a contract is clearly worded and contains all of the relevant information, it is less likely to be misunderstood by the parties. Additionally, if one of the parties has to have the contract enforced by the court, a clear contract can dramatically help.


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