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The FCC Establishes a Database Aimed at Reducing Robocalls: New Safe Harbor for Businesses, Additional Obligations for Telecom Providers

“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.

1031 LIKE-KIND EXCHANGES: A Way to Defer Liability for Capital Gains Taxes In a Real Estate Transaction

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.

Announcing our New Partner, Ben Byrd

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 […]

Beyond the Non-Compete: Things to Consider when Hiring a Competitor’s Employees

Non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants are often a concern when hiring new employees, especially those with specialized skills and abilities. Even in the absence of a restrictive covenant, however, employees and their suitors are still bound by rules that arise solely from the law. Employers must be mindful of these non-contractual restrictions when recruiting potential employees.