Georgia Entrepreneurs: What Do You Need to Do Before Hiring Your First Employee?

There are only so many things you can do and hats you can wear as a business owner. Sooner or later, you must hire an employee to help shoulder the load. While this moment should be celebrated, you also have a lot of work to do before your first hire begins orientation. Tax and Legal Forms There is no shortage of forms you must submit to the IRS, the Georgia Department of Labor, and other agencies. If your Read More

What Does a Trustee Actually Do?

A trust is one of the most common tools estate planners use to efficiently distribute property and assets to heirs and beneficiaries. Most people are familiar with a last will and testament, but the function of a trust and its key parties (grantor, trustee, and beneficiaries) are not always understood. This blog post will focus on the obligations and responsibilities of a trustee. How a Trust Works Again, there Read More

Understanding the Difference Between Mechanical and Performance Royalties

To preface this post, we must point out that the state of music royalties and copyright law in the U.S.—and worldwide—is actually much more complex than a binary royalty system thanks to the advent of digital music services and other ways the music industry has evolved. However, for the purpose of this blog, we will take a look at the two traditional types of royalties singers and songwriters should be aware of: Read More

7 Boilerplate Provisions to Pay Attention to in Your Company’s Contracts

A boilerplate provision is a standardized term in a contract that usually appears near the end of the document in a section called “General Terms” or “Miscellaneous.” These are common clauses that pop up in almost every contract and dictate general practices. Despite how unassuming or routine they may seem, it is important to pay attention to all boilerplate provisions in any contract you sign on behalf of your Read More

Do You Need a Will or Trust for Your Estate Plan?

Living trusts and wills share a few characteristics, but they are two distinct estate planning tools. Many individuals have preconceived notions that trusts are only for the rich and famous, but every single person needs a will. That’s not often the case, though. The purpose of this blog is to lay out the key differences between these estate planning documents so you might come away with a better understanding of Read More

Should my Business Be an LLC or a Corporation?

If you are ready to take your business aspirations from dreams to reality, then CONGRATULATIONS! Starting a business is a very rewarding venture, but it is also stressful because you must establish your business in the most beneficial form so that you and your dreams are protected legally. Your options range from a simple sole proprietorship to a full-fledged corporation with many possibilities in the middle. Two of Read More

Contracts Every Production Company Needs

Production companies are important in television, film music, performing arts, e-sports and so many related industries. These companies, as well as the artists and creative professionals who provide entertainment services, have business relationships that are quite unique. Therefore, personalized contracts and agreements are necessary to ensure that every player’s promises, obligations and expectations regarding Read More