New Opportunity Zones Designed to Spur Economic Development

The U.S. Treasury Department has approved Governor Nathan Deal’s nomination of portions of Savannah and surrounding areas as Opportunity Zones. Attorney Joey Strength explains what this means for businesses in his article for Business in Savannah.

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Rethinking the Real Estate Buying Process

HunterMaclean attorney Joey Strength offers practical advice to real estate buyers in this article for Business in Savannah.

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Cyber Security for Commercial Real Estate Businesses and Professionals

Cyber attacks of business computer systems and websites are increasingly common. This article discusses security measures that can help protect against attacks.

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Legal Checklist for Short-Term Rental Owners

Online rental services like Airbnb and VRBO.com are becoming more and more popular. HunterMaclean partner Joey Strength discusses the legal side of short-term vacation rentals in this article for BiS.

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Important Considerations in Negotiating a Commercial Lease Agreement

By HunterMaclean Attorneys, published on December 16, 2015, in Business in Savannah.

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New Mortgage Loan Disclosure Rules Go Into Effect Aug. 1

Beginning August 1, 2015, new rules by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection revamp when and how relevant and important information is given to individuals shopping for and closing on home mortgage loans.

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Georgia’s New Gun Law and Convenience Store Safety

Georgia’s “Safe Carry Protection Act” went into effect July 1 of this year, expanding gun owners’ rights to carry their weapons openly and to defend themselves. This article explains how the Safe Carry Protection Act affects convenience store and gas station owners.

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An Overview of the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)

The federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program was established in 2000 by Congress to spur new or increased investments into operating businesses and real estate projects located in low-income communities. The program attracts investment in low-income communities by allowing individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax liability.

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Government Relations: The Intersection of Regulation, Public Policy, and Business

HunterMaclean attorney Harold Yellin explains how government relations lawyers can help navigate clients through complex regulatory, legislative, and public policy concerns.

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New Real Estate Settlement Procedures Coming

Changes to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA) will go in effect next month. This article provides an overview of the new rules and how they will affect both lenders and borrowers.

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