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Hiring an Accounting Coordinator

By: Hull Barrett

Hull Barrett is Hiring! We are currently accepting applications for an Accounting Coordinator – Accounts Payable. Applicant will report to the Director of Administration, work in the downtown office and perform a range of general clerical, accounting and bookkeeping support functions including but not limited to: Perform all necessary account,…
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Open Records Noncompliance by Board of Regents

By: David E. Hudson

Schick v. Board of Regents, 334 Ga. App. 425 (Nov. 12, 2015) Starting in 2012, the editor of the Georgia Perimeter College student newspaper commenced open records requests for documents concerning a $25 million budget shortfall at the College and personnel layoffs. The request for document by Schick was expansive and…
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Doubling Down on Overtime Exemption

By: Aimee Pickett Sanders

Current Overtime Law The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that covered, nonexempt employees in the United States be paid at least the Federal minimum wage for each hour worked and receive overtime pay at one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for all hours worked over…
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6 Smart Things To Do Before Year-End

By: Guest Writer

The end of 2015 is only a month and a half away.  Gene McManus of AP Wealth Management, LLC put together a list of 6 must do things to do before year-end for optimal tax planning purposes. 1. Harvest year-end investment losses. Determine positions in taxable investment accounts that have…
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Meet Jim Ouellette

By: Hull Barrett

Jim Ouellette is Hull Barrett’s newest associate. Jim graduated from Notre Dame Law School and served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy for 21 years. After retirement from the JAG Corps as a Navy Commander, Jim joined Hull Barrett. Hull Barrett posted his professional bio here but also wanted…
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Tax Strategies Beyond Year End Giving

By: William H. Tucker

In the first part of this series, we discussed year-end charitable giving and tax strategies that can accomplish both clients’ charitable goals and provide some significant tax benefits.  The focus of that article was immediate gifts given and received that provide current support to charitable organizations. But what if clients…
Hull Barrett attorneys George Hall and Shannon Lanier successfully defended a Class I Railroad in a multi-million dollar property damages lawsuit. George Hall and Shannon Lanier were able to convince the trial court to grant summary judgment on the liability damages claims asserted by a commercial…

Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Dismissal from Train Derailment

By: Hull Barrett

Hull Barrett obtains multi-million dollar lawsuit lawsuit dismissal from train derailment. Hull Barrett attorneys George Hall and Shannon Lanier successfully defended a Class I Railroad in a multi-million dollar property damages lawsuit. George Hall and Shannon Lanier were able to convince the trial court to grant summary judgment on the…
The military-lending law was recently amended to broaden the kinds of loans and loan products that fall under the existing law. Previously, creditors would avoid that cap by offering military consumers products like rolling lines of credit that didn’t fall under the law, allowing them to…

Military Lending Act: Protecting Military Service Members

By: Christopher A. Cosper

The Problem - Lending Practices That Prey on Military Service Members: “Holly Petraeus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Assistant Director, Office of Servicemember Affairs, issued the following statement: ‘When I drive down the strip outside a military installation and count 20 fast-cash lenders in less than 4 miles, that’s not a…
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What Beats Employment Attorney Jim Ellington?

By: Hull Barrett

Do you know your attorney outside of the legal realm?  What do you get when you push away the motions and legal research?  Attorney Jim Ellington is keeping it PG and confesses to Augusta CEO what beats him outside of the office. To guarantee you see Hull Barrett’s legal alerts…
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Gearing Up For Year End Tax Planning

By: William H. Tucker

This is Part I in a two part series that discusses charitable giving in conjunction with taxes and estate planning. Tax Planning to Decrease Income Tax Liability As we approach the end of the calendar year, many people begin thinking about year-end tax strategies and tax planning that can reduce…