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Legal Strategies for Managing Board and Shareholder Disputes

By MendenFreiman LLP |

Corporate directors and shareholders want their company to succeed to the fullest extent possible in a harmonious manner, an achievement equally borne of business savvy and sound business law practices. The vision and path for how to reach this place though can diverge greatly and lead directors and shareholders into complicated, heated disputes over… Read More »

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REMINDER: Annual Registrations Due to Georgia Secretary of State by April 1, 2019

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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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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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The Importance of Succession Planning

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An integral part of succession planning is ensuring talent is being recruited and developed with the ultimate goal of filling key roles in the company. A good succession plan will involve recruitment of promising employees as well as the development of their skills and natural abilities. These employees can later be transferred to different… Read More »

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Should I Incorporate My Business?

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A question on the mind of most starting a new business is what type of entity should I form? Georgia law imposes certain filing requirements which vary depending on the type of business entity a person chooses to create. Starting a corporation, for example, involves taking different steps than would be required in establishing… Read More »

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Why You Should – or Should Not – Pursue an Acquisition

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Like so many aspects of national and global economies, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity tends to wax and wane. Nonetheless, billions of dollars continue to change hands annually; and an acquisition can be a great way to grow a business. So if one of these deals comes your way, it is important to carefully… Read More »

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Potential Tax Reform & Its Impact on Small Business

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The White House announced its tax reform plan on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, by releasing a breakdown of the key points of the plan in what is likely to be the opening bid of a long negotiation process. Of particular note for our business clients is the aggressive cut in corporate tax rates to… Read More »

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Reviewing Your Company’s Buy-Sell Agreement

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If you own a business and follow professional advice, you have likely established a buy-sell agreement in case you or a co-owner voluntarily or involuntarily leaves the company. Assuming this is true, remember that it is not enough to draft an agreement and put it in a safe place. You need to review and… Read More »

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Updating Your Corporate Records: Annual Registration Reminder

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Each year it is essential to keep business records current. This e-alert provides important information on these compliance requirements and why you should “attend to your corporate housekeeping.” Annual Registration(s) Georgia Entities The annual registration renewal period has begun for officers and registered agents of business entities in Georgia. The deadline for the annual… Read More »

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Don’t Think Economic Espionage Impacts Your Business? Now It Does.

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On May 11, 2016, the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 was amended by the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA). The DTSA represents the most significant trade-secret reform legislation in several decades. For the first time, the DTSA has created a federal private cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets. The federal… Read More »

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