Attorneys in Marietta, GA | Personal Injuries, Car Accidents, Workers Compensation & More! | Morrison & Hughes

Morrison & Hughes

404-382-7439

I’m Ready to Open My Own Business

Congratulations! Opening your own business is a very exciting moment for anyone, and we’d like to help you out. The legal questions for any entrepreneur can get pretty confusing, but it’s important to start off with the right foundations, and that’s where Morrison & Hughes can help you out.

Legal Structure

Legal Structure

Protecting your personal assets through the corporate form

What's an LLC? Do I need one? If you are going to do business in Georgia, you are going to want protection for your personal assets. Whether it's an LLC, an LLP, or a Corportation, make sure you protect yourself before starting your first job. Otherwise, an angry client or creditor could take your tools, your car, even your house! We'll help you decide what makes the most sense for you and get all the paperwork completed and filed.

Employees

Employees

Your greatest asset and your biggest liability.

Can't I just call everyone an Independent Contractor and avoid the hassel of having "employees"? No! This is a common and costly mistake that many business owners make! While some workers can defintely be classified as independent contractors, if you get it wrong, you could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in workers' compensation, employment, or tax judgments. Make sure you discuss how to structure your employees with an attorney knowledgable in the field.


 Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

How do I register a trademark? How do I protect trade secrets, like client lists? These are just a few of the questions that an experienced business attorney can help you to answer. When it comes to intellectual property, and protecting that property, getting it right the first time is essential to the viability and growth of your company.

 Before Opening Your Doors...

Before Opening Your Doors...

At Morrison & Hughes, we have over 25 years of collective experience in business consulting. Every business owner knows that there are 1000 unexpected tasks that pop up when opening a new business. Our partner, Hill Hughes, has helped dozens of companies get off the ground. Our partner, Tristan Morrison has worked with some of the largest insurers and employers in the State of Georgia, counseling them on risk reduction and employment matters. From corporate filings to occupancy permits, through market analysis to cost and profitability projections, M&H walks you through the process before opening your doors.