Posted On: March 18, 2012 by Kasey Libby


Atlanta business lawyer Duncan H. Adams, notes that as an Atlanta, Georgia Business attorney, I have seen a change in the way business is conducted since the economy started to decline more than two years ago. The change is evident in heavily populated urban areas like Atlanta, but can also be seen across Georgia. The level of trepidation is palpable and business deals that used to be handled with a verbal agreement and a handshake now often require legal review and documentation.

Atlanta business lawyers believe the shift can be attributed to the struggle that most businesses are engaged in due to the poor global economic situation. This is especially true for small business in Georgia. Atlanta business lawyers on retainer or a phone call away are a must for small businesses in Georgia.

The economic climate has influenced the business community to become more ruthless. Many companies are enforcing contractual agreements strictly and not allowing for any leeway in interpretation or timing. The ability of a customer to pick up the phone and with a short call gain one-time forgiveness for a particular contractual term, like a payment deadline, is limited. Most companies are tightening their belts and putting profits before customer service and long-standing relationships.

Moreover, the state of the economy has encouraged a more serious and illegal type of bad behavior. Some business people are resorting to fraudulent activities or unfair business practices. These activities include, but are not limited to, false advertising, product misrepresentation and substandard quality resulting in known product defects. As the incidence of business failure increases, more business are resorting to these desperate measures. Because of this, even business dealings between close friends, relatives and long-time business partners are being scrutinized more closely.
Some of the types of matters we handle are as follows:

Breach of contract claims

Partnership disputes

Corporate disputes

Industrial or commercial lease disputes

Minority shareholder oppression claims

Insurance disputes

Business purchase or sale agreements

Commercial litigation

Land use and zoning violations

Enforcement of nondisclosure or non-compete covenants

Fraud, misrepresentation, or material nondisclosure

Enforcement of nondisclosure or non-compete covenants

Officer and Director Liability

Breach of fiduciary duty

Theft of corporate opportunities

Premise liability

Ownership disputes

Employment matters

Conversion by employees

Misappropriation of corporate assets

Corporate Theft

Shareholder derivative lawsuits

Breach of fiduciary duty

• And more

Atlanta business firms are a “must have” in this overall climate of general apprehension. When faced with any contractual issue, it is imperative to seek the legal counsel of an experienced Atlanta Business Lawyer. An experienced Georgia business litigation attorney can assist in protecting you during contract negotiations when setting up a business deal and help you later on if disputes arise. An Atlanta business lawyer will let you know your rights up front and as a business owner, working with an attorney will give you knowledge of your level of risk and responsibility in any business arrangement.

If you suspect fraudulent business activity or are involved in a Georgia business litigation dispute, the Atlanta business attorneys at The Libby Law Firm are interested in helping you defend your interests.

Our Atlanta business attorneys work tirelessly to ensure you receive the most beneficial treatment possible under Georgia law. Please call our office today to discuss your situation at (404) 467-8611. You may also send us a message through our confidential “Contact Us” form on our website. The Libby Law Firm main location is conveniently situated in the historic Buckhead section of Atlanta. We have plenty of free covered parking and our offices are easily accessible and a short drive away from almost anywhere in metro Atlanta, Georgia.