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The Nuts and Bolts of Succession Planning

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Establishing and developing a business takes years of effort before most owners see any rewards; but once a company is on solid footing, nurturing its continued growth becomes a little easier. However, all that hard work can be quickly undone if there is no business succession plan in place.  A good business succession plan… Read More »

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Keeping the Peace After You Are Gone

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Planning With an Aim Toward Building Unity A will or trust contest can wreak havoc on families. The conflict can result in irreparable resentment and loss of familial communication. Old rivalries and disputes can resurface during the trying time that occurs after the death of a loved one, especially a parent.  Careful estate planning… Read More »

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Duties of an Estate Executor

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When loved ones pass away, dealing with their financial affairs is an imperative, but overwhelming, responsibility. Family members, particularly spouses and children, are commonly named as the preferred executor in the deceased’s will; but dealing with technical legal matters during a time of mourning makes many family members understandably uncomfortable.  Further complicating matters, some… Read More »

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Protecting Your Company’s Proprietary Information

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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

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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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