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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Arbitration of Employment Disputes

In this article for Business in Savannah, attorney Kirby Mason addresses employers about the importance of including an arbitration provision in written employment contracts for the resolution of disputes.

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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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The Value of Mediation

In this article for Savannah Morning News, attorney John Tatum discusses how mediation can be a valuable tool in settling legal disputes. Mediation offers several benefits that litigation does not.

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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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Plan Ahead to Avoid Disputes Among Your Beneficiaries

Less than 50 percent of American adults have a completed estate plan. Even less have up-to-date plans. If you have an estate plan in place, you are already ahead of the curve. In this article for Elegant Island Living, attorneys Dave Burkoff and Will Gallagher share some advice on how to prepare a thorough estate plan.

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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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Roll Stability Systems – Pending Federal Regulations and Tractor Trailer Accident Litigation

Attorneys Kate Lawson and Dennis Keene of HunterMaclean and Melanie Cheairs of Lorance & Thompson say a new federal safety standard on roll stability systems for tractor trailers could reduce injuries and accidents, but also result in legal claims that could change the dynamics of truck accident litigation. Click here for PDF.

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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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