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Protecting Your Company’s Proprietary Information

By MendenFreiman LLP |

For many companies, proprietary information can be most valuable in its intellectual property portfolio.  Unlike copyrights or trademarks, the value of proprietary information is derived in large part from its secrecy.  Proprietary information at a high level is information not in the public domain, generally not available, and can be broken further down into… Read More »

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Planning Your Summer Vacation? 5 Things to Consider Now

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In many states, winter is beginning to thaw, and flowers are beginning to bloom. This can only mean one thing: summer vacation planning season is here. As vacation planning kicks into high gear, here are a few important things to add to your vacation readiness checklist. Guardian Nomination If just you and your spouse… Read More »

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Understanding Managing Assets under a Power of Attorney

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Maintaining control of one’s money is a priority; it serves to signify being a functioning and independent adult. However, accidents, injuries or simply decline due to age can all inhibit or eliminate one’s ability to makes these decisions reasonably and in a timely manner. Both young and old can benefit by having an estate… Read More »

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REMINDER: Annual Registrations to the Georgia Secretary of State Due by April 1, 2018

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All entities formed or registered to do business in the State of Georgia must file an Annual Registration with the Secretary of State, between January 1st and April 1st of each year, in order to remain in good standing. Filing the annual registration provides a current record of an entity’s management structure, correct mailing… Read More »

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How the 2017 Tax Act Affects Your Income Tax Return

By MendenFreiman LLP |

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (P.L. 115-97) was signed into law (the “Act”).  The Act represents the most sweeping tax legislation since the Tax Reform Act of 1986 and will affect every individual, business owner, and corporate tax payer in the U.S. The Act contains significant changes… Read More »

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Choice of Entity Under the New Tax Law

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On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which significantly changed tax planning for all businesses. Current business owners should consider whether changes to their existing form of business would be beneficial under the new law; and those contemplating establishing a new business should rethink… Read More »

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Estate Planning Considerations for Second Marriages/Blended Families

By MendenFreiman LLP |

There are a number of considerations when creating an estate plan, and the final arrangement invariably involves some amount of compromise. Even the most carefully created estate plan will need adjustments as life changes and alters the meaning or intent of the original plan. Some life changes create a huge shift in priorities and… Read More »

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Estate Planning and Asset Protection

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Creating a nest egg large enough to provide financial security to future generations is a great accomplishment. However, determining how to protect these assets from creditors and other third parties (so loved ones actually receive the benefit of this hard work) takes advance planning and working with knowledgeable asset protection attorneys. Drafting a simple… Read More »

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2017 Tax Law: Estate and Gift Tax Changes

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On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was signed into law by President Trump.  All partners, attorneys, and staff members at MendenFreiman stand ready to consult with you on how this sweeping reform impacts your unique situation.  Important tax planning and non-tax planning considerations that could impact your estate and… Read More »

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