A Cautionary Tale About Designating Beneficiaries of 401(k) Accounts

Most 401(k) retirement plans are governed by the Employment Retirement Act of 1979 (“ERISA”).  If you are married and want to leave your retirement benefits to anyone other than your spouse, did you know [...]

What to Look For Prior to Signing a Construction Contract

Unnecessary disputes can arise out of poorly drafted construction contracts, regardless of your level of sophistication. This is particularly true right now given supply-chain issues and the ever-rising cost of materials. Three points arise [...]

Common Statute of Limitations in Georgia

As much as we may try to avoid them, disputes happen.  If you find yourself or your business involved in a dispute or other situation which could give rise to a claim, it is important to take [...]

Georgia Secretary of State Changes to Protect Business Owners

As a Georgia business owner, your entity name and business address are of public record. Unfortunately, this can and has lead to an increased number of scammers using this information for solicitation purposes. These [...]

Brian Burkhalter Awarded Georgia’s Exclusive Construction Law Expert

We are proud to announce that Burkhalter Law founder, Brian Burkhalter, has been selected as the exclusive Construction Law expert in Georgia by Leaders in Law. Brian is an experienced construction and litigation attorney, [...]

Limitation-of-Liability Clauses for Business Owners

Limitation-of-liability clauses are important tools that business owners use to limit and allocate risks in commercial relationships. Business owners and their counsel should always consider the potential liability find ways to reduce exposure.  Limiting liability can [...]

Potential Pitfalls in Opening a Joint Business Account

In opening a business account, like most things in life, the convenient option is not always the best option.  Particularly if you are considering a joint account with one or more partners, it is [...]

Stock Ownership vs Membership in a Company – What is the Difference?

There are more opportunities than ever to invest your money into a business or start your own business.  In particular, the rise of online brokers such as Ameritrade and Robinhood have made it more [...]

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