Business Owners: What’s in the Terms and Conditions You Give to Your Customers?

HunterMaclean attorney Nick Laybourn discusses the importance of reviewing your terms and conditions in this article for Business in Savannah.

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The Power and Pitfalls of Indemnity Clauses in Contracts

Indemnity clauses in contracts are often left with boilerplate language, creating unexpected exposure to liability. Attorney Nick Laybourn discusses the importance of a properly drafted indemnity clause in this article for Business in Savannah.

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Legal Checklist for Success as you Grow your Business in the New Year

As 2015 ushers in a host of new opportunities, it is a good time to review your business structure, relationships, and agreements, to prepare and plan for success. Attorney David Burkoff offers a short legal checklist for a strong start to the New Year.

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Business Succession Planning: The Conflict of Corporate and Fiduciary Duties

In Georgia, a new state Supreme Court ruling will significantly affect court cases involving trusts and conflict of fiduciary duty. Rollins v. Rollins, decided in March, illustrates the substantial conflict of interest that can occur when the owners of a family-operated business also control a trust that owns a part of that business. Attorney John Tatum discusses the outcome of the case and what it means for business succession plans.

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What Business Owners Should Know About Security Breaches

The increase in data breaches, as well as their associated costs, are frightening statistics for any business, not just nationwide chains. Diana J.P. McKenzie discusses a few ways companies can be proactive about protecting assets both before and after a security breach.

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Commercial Property Owners: Be Aware of Potential Environmental Liability

As government regulators have enacted increasingly stringent environmental regulations, commercial real estate owners are finding themselves vulnerable to greater environmental liability and related financial loss. It is important that business owners take a proactive approach to risk analysis and risk control when it comes to environmental concerns.

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Benefits of Mediation in Business Disputes

This article for Business in Savannah discusses when mediation can be a strategic alternative to traditional litigation.

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Appeals Process Can Provide Resolution in Business Disputes

HunterMaclean partner John M. Tatum offers an overview of Georgia’s appellate system, focusing on its potential importance for business disputes.

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Understanding Business Contracts

HunterMaclean partner Ben Hartman provides an informative overview of business contracts, offering suggestions to maximize their effectiveness for business owners.

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Arbitration and Mediation vs. Litigation

HunterMaclean attorney David M. Burkoff discusses the benefits of arbitration and mediation and when these options can serve as a strategic option during business disputes.

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