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Spence Johnson’s Legal Guides

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  • Issues Arising from Joint Ownership of Property and Partition Actions

    If you are buying real estate with a friend or inherited a fractional interest in land from a parent or relative, then you need to be aware of the potential issues that can arise when more than one person owns the same piece of real estate. There are two common types of co-owners...

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  • Personal guarantees of corporate debt - think before you sign!

    As a condition of making a loan to a borrower with few assets and no credit history, a bank will often ask other more solvent individuals to sign a document called a "personal guarantee" or to "co-sign" on the debt. The most common example is when the members of a start-up limite...

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  • LLC Operating Agreements - Important and Often Overlooked

    by Spence Johnson Partner, Orr Brown Johnson LLP Athens, Georgia All business ventures start with grand ambitions. The partners always begin on the same page, chomping at the bit to drive towards profit and success. The formalities associated with starting the business are an agg...

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  • Settlement Agreements: Keeping the Deal

    By: Kristine Orr Brown and Spence Johnson Orr Brown Johnson LLP Gainesville, Athens, Atlanta, Jefferson, GA The moment when an agreement is reached to resolve a disputed matter often brings great relief to the litigants and their attorneys. However, that same sense of relief can ...

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  • Why Georgia Drivers Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    This article addresses common questions and issues regarding the necessity and operation of uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist insurance coverage. This article does not constitute legal advice or an offer of representation from Orr Brown Johnson LLP or any of its attorneys...

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