One Atlanta resident has filed over a hundred lawsuits against businesses in Georgia and Florida in the past 10 years. Another has sued 120 different Atlanta-area businesses just since 2015. What do these lawsuits have in common? In each case, the plaintiff suffers from a physical disability and claims that the business has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by preventing the plaintiff access to their establishment. So how does the ADA apply to your business, and what can you do to protect your business against an ADA claim?
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“Robocalling” – a term that broadly describes automatically-dialed calls, caller ID spoofing, recorded calls, telemarketing. and text messages sent to wireless subscribers – has become one of the biggest challenges for both callers and consumers. According to robocall blocking service provider YouMail, 47.8 billion robocalls were placed in 2018. Atlanta was once again the city in the U.S. receiving the most robocalls, with about 2.1 billion annually. Rounding out the top five, were Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Both of our litigators, Mike Reeves and Ben Byrd, have again been recognized as Georgia Super Lawyers for 2019. Their primary area of practice is Business Litigation. Mike has received this recognition many times. This year marks the third time Ben Byrd has been included in the list of Super Lawyers. He was included among […]
Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 1031”) affords owners of appreciated business or investment real estate property the ability to leverage 100% of the property’s value by deferring tax liability for the capital gains at the time the property is disposed of – so long as another like-kind property is acquired per the requirements set forth in Section 1031.
We are pleased to announce that Ben Byrd has been named a Partner. Ben focuses his practice on assisting businesses through litigation and regulatory advocacy compliance. As a litigator, Ben represents his clients vigorously and professionally, and he has represented businesses in nearly every forum, from small-claims court all the way to the Georgia Supreme […]