Tax Strategy

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…

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…

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…

Don’t Lose Your Lien Rights Provided By Lien Laws

By: Davis A. Dunaway

Don’t lose your lien rights thereby forfeiting your claim of owed payment because of the pitfalls of lien laws. Picture this. Your company has just completed work on a construction project. Your paid application has been submitted and thirty days have passed without payment. The general contractor has finished the…

Meet Aimee Pickett Sanders

By: Hull Barrett

Aimee Sanders is Hull Barrett's newest associate. Aimee graduated from the University of Georgia, School of Law in 2008 and worked in Atlanta, Columbia and Augusta before joining the firm.  Hull Barrett posted her professional bio here, and the announcement may be viewed here, but thought it would be good…