The Bowen Law Group Featured in South Magazine

May 25, 2018 | Charles Bowen

We were very honored to be featured on the cover of South Magazine's Power Issue and to be profiled as one of the South's Greatest Lawyers.  Click here to view the cover.  The article can be read here.

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Possible Legal Issues Following a Hurricane

October 23, 2016 | Charles Bowen

As a homeowner, nothing is more devastating than experiencing a natural disaster Hurricanes in particular can quickly demolish a wide swath of land, leaving uprooted trees, flooded roads and houses that have sustained severe damage in their wake.

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When Do You Need a Corporate Lawyer in Savannah, Ga?

February 10, 2016 | Charles Bowen

One of the main roles of a corporate lawyer is to guarantee that a transaction carried out by a business complies with the law. As a business owner in Savannah, there are many times when you might seek the services of a corporate lawyer. These include forming a corporation, entering into a business partnership, negotiating deals, sales, and contracts, or to understand the legal rights and responsibilities of your corporation. Because the purview of corporate law is so broad, Savannah corporate lawyers are often well-versed in areas of law such as:

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Business Advocate of the Year

January 7, 2016 | Charles Bowen

I am honored to have been named business advocate of the year by businessinSavannah.com.  You can read the full article here: BiS Business Advocate of the Year: Charles Bowen.

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What Is a Terroristic Threat, and What Does It Have To Do With The Confederate Flag?

December 9, 2015 | Charles Bowen


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Legal Concerns Raised By the Georgia Confederate Flag License Plate

December 2, 2015 | Charles Bowen

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The U.S. Attorney General: Responsibilities and Impact

February 13, 2015 | Charles Bowen

With Loretta Lynch’s delayed confirmation dominating recent newscycles, it may be informative to review the precise reponsibilities of the United States Attorney General and how his or her actions and decisions may personally affect you as a citizen or businessowner.

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That's a Nice Boat, Keep It: Protecting and Piercing the Corporate Veil

January 19, 2015 | Charles Bowen

As a business owner in Georgia, you already know there is always the possibility of being sued with or without just cause.  If you have not already done so, we strongly recommend that you protect yourself and your business by incorporating as a C-Corp, S-Corp or LLC. More information on this process can be found in a previous blog post.

While incorporation is critical in limiting your exposure to personal liability, it is not infallible. There are situations in which the corporate veil can be pierced (See “Piercing the Corporate Veil”), holding owners liable for their company’s actions. In these cases, personal assets can be seized to satisfy business debts and liabilities. That’s the bad news. The good news? Nearly all of these situations can be avoided by following some basic and common sense protocols.

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Satire and Parody: the Salt and Pepper of Protected Speech

January 13, 2015 | Charles Bowen

Since it was adopted in 1791, the First Amendment has granted Americans the very well-known (and often misunderstood) right of free speech. Though not absolute, this freedom is one of the most fiercely-protected privileges we enjoy and has long been a pillar of American democracy. Over the years, this right has been extended through both laws and court decisions to offer protection for many different avenues of expression, including political, religious and commercial speech. What is often unappreciated by their targets, however, is that satire and parody are also entitled to full constitutional protection. Though the satire and parody may be outrageous, irreverent, critical or even in poor taste, it is important to note that subjects (particularly public figures) have no legal recourse against the author unless the satire or parody contains a provably false fact and is published with actual malice. Although often used interchangeably, there is a distinction between satire and parody.

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Did the United States Engage in "Torture"?

January 8, 2015 | Charles Bowen

Torture has been getting a great deal of attention in the news over the past couple of months and the law is not black and white.  With the public release of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s report on the CIA (which can be read here), the question of exactly what constitutes "torture" has been a subject of great legal debate. There are strong voices on both sides of this issue (see Bob Cesca’s article Public Support for Torture is Exactly Why We Shouldn’t Torture).  

With all of the discussion about the CIA's activities following the 9/11 attacks, it may be useful to share some of the legal history and legal definitions of torture in both American and international law.

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