Will the Invest Georgia Exemption (IGE) Boost the Georgia Entertainment Industry?

November 17, 2014 | Charles Bowen

ANSWER: YES

Georgia remains one of a few states that can “crowdfund” with flexibility.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA, Georgia Entertainment Law

How to Form an LLP in Georgia

October 21, 2014 | Charles Bowen

There are five main steps to forming an LLP.

  1. Choose a business name
  2. File a trade name
  3. Draft and sign a partnership agreement
  4. Obtain licenses, permits and zoning clearance
  5. Obtain an Employer Identification Number

 

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA, Starting a Business in Georgia

How to form an LLC in Georgia

October 14, 2014 | Charles Bowen

There are two main steps in creating an LLC.

  1. Choose a Name for your LLC
  2. File Articles of Organization and a Transmittal Form

 1. Choose a Name for Your LLC

Your LLC’s name must contain one of the following: 

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA, Starting a Business in Georgia

How to Form A Corporation in Georgia

October 7, 2014 | Charles Bowen

First, it should be noted that the Corporations Division of the Georgia Secretary of State strongly recommends that all initial filers obtain professional legal, tax and business advice to assure the filer’s goals and intentions are met and that requirements of the law are satisfied (both before and after formation of a corporation). While it is realtively simple to form a corporation, the question of whether or not a corporation should be formed is complex.

There are five steps to form a corporation:

  1. Choose a corporate name
  2. Appoint a registered agent for service of process
  3. Prepare and file articles of incorporation 
  4. Annual registration and appointment of officers 
  5. Publication of notice of intent to incorporate

 

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA, Starting a Business in Georgia

Bowen Article in Savannah Morning News about Mediation

September 16, 2014 | Charles Bowen

The first in a series of columns providing helpful information for Savannah business owners. This article appeared in the September 3, 2014 edition issue of the Savannah Morning News. The first column sets out the advantages of mediating a dispute rather than filing a lawsuit.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

The Bowen Law Group Featured in South Magazine

August 3, 2014 | Charles Bowen

The Bowen Law Group and the firm's founder, Charles J. Bowen, are featured prominently in the August/September issue of South Magazine. It is entitled the "Power/Luxury Issue" and has a great write-up of the firm's corporate law practice.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

Ashley P. Daniele Joins The Bowen Law Group

July 25, 2014 | Charles Bowen

The Bowen Law Group is pleased to announce that Ashley P. Daniele, ACP, MPS, has joined the company as a certified paralegal. In her new role, Daniele will be handling client relations, legal research and comprehensive litigation support.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

The Bowen Law Group Featured In Savannah CEO

July 1, 2014 | Charles Bowen

The Bowen Law Group's recent renovations received some great publicity today from Savannah CEO. A link to the article can be found here:

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

Trial by Combat In The United States

May 13, 2014 | Charles Bowen

Thanks to Game of Thrones, many Americans have been introduced to the concept of "trial by combat." While one may be forgiven for assuming this is simply an invention of the show (or the books upon which it is based), trial by combat was a real method of Germanic law in which two parties having a legal dispute fought in single combat; the winner of the fight was proclaimed to be right. In essence, it was a judicially-sanctioned duel.

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA

UP-URZ. Do License Plates Constitute Free Speech?

May 7, 2014 | Charles Bowen

When an obviously-aggrieved citizen in New Hampshire recently applied for a "COPSLIE" vanity license plate, he was rejected under a state law that bans any license plates "offensive to good taste." The motorist appealed the matter all the way to the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which surprisingly ruled in his favor. The Court rejected the argument that license plates constituted free speech, however, and seemed to agree that any license plates capable of an obscene interpretation could be banned. Instead, the Court held that the phrase "offensive to good taste" was too vague and thus not enforceable. The Court stated as follows:

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Topics: Attorneys Savannah GA