Business Law

  • Collection Actions

    Nearly every business experiences the need to litigate the enforcement of contractual financial obligations. Our firm’s extensive litigation experience helps make Collection Actions as cost efficient as possible.

  • Entity Formation including Corporations, LLC’s and partnerships

    Our attorneys possess an in-depth knowledge regarding the different types of business entities available in Georgia, i.e. Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Professional Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, etc. We identify the benefits and potential risks of each available entity in an effort to help our clients make the right choice for their needs. Our firm can prepare and file all necessary paperwork to create the entity chosen by our clients, including but not limited to articles of incorporation, articles of organization, and by laws. Our attorneys are also available to draft the necessary documents to define the organization, management, operation, and ownership of the chosen entity.

  • Drafting of Contracts

    A contract governs every business relationship. Not all contracts need to be in writing to be enforceable. When the contract is not in writing, or not thorough in its terms, problems are more likely to arise. Our attorneys are prepared to assist our clients in drafting contracts to cover every business need. We listen to the needs and expectations of our clients and draft contracts that clearly define such. Our primary goal in contract negotiation and drafting is to ensure our clients’ interests are protected.

  • Drafting and enforcement of Non-Compete Agreements

    Georgia law permits restrictions on trade through non-compete agreements. Our attorneys are skilled in drafting covenants not to compete that meet the specific legal requirements for enforceability. We are also prepared to protect our client’s interests through legal action to enforce the terms of any valid non-compete agreement.

  • Settlement Drafting

    Many disputes can be resolved through effective settlement negotiations. Our attorneys are skilled in drafting thorough and comprehensive settlement agreements, while striving to achieve favorable outcomes for our clients, while protecting against many potential pitfalls.

  • Contract Disputes

    Unfortunately, contract disputes arise frequently in the business world. Our attorneys are prepared to engage in aggressive negotiations to assert or defend our clients’ rights. In the event that negotiations cannot reach an amicable resolution to the dispute, our attorneys possess the skills necessary to pursue litigation in the appropriate court.

  • Partnership Disputes

    Disputes between partners can often be resolved through effective negotiation and settlement. Our attorneys are prepared to guide our clients and provide legal counsel regarding their own rights and the responsibilities to their partner. We are also prepared to pursue litigation, where necessary, to achieve the desired results for our client.

  • Mergers and Dissolutions

    Our attorneys are skilled in negotiating and drafting agreements governing the merger of two or more businesses. We can also negotiate and prepare the documents necessary to acquire new business expansion opportunities. When a business relationship has reached its end, our attorneys can assist in the negotiation and drafting of necessary documents for its dissolution.

  • General Business Law

    Regardless of what our clients’ needs may be, Richard C. Wayne and Associates can provide legal counsel to help achieve them. Our attorneys have years of experience in the business world, both as business owners and lawyers. Our unique perspective helps us offer innovative and effective solutions for our clients.

  • Human Resource/Employment

    Our attorneys have extensive experience in employment law. We can assist our clients directly, or in conjunction with their human resource department, to develop and implement employment law policies and procedures. Our firm provides counsel and legal representation for our clients in defense of any employment related allegations, such as claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or the Georgia Department of Labor. If necessary, we can provide litigation related services for employment law claims.

  • Creditor’s Rights in Bankruptcy

    Our attorneys possess the knowledge and skill to defend or pursue our clients’ rights as creditors in a bankruptcy proceeding filed under Chapter 7, 11 or 13. We can assist in negotiating and preparing workout agreements, debtor in possession financing, reaffirmation agreements, motions for relief from stay and other creditor related filings.

  • Collections/Loss Mitigation

    Unfortunately, not all customers honor their business obligations. Our team is available to develop internal policies and procedures to help you engage in compliant and effective debt collection and loss mitigation. In the event our client’s internal efforts fail to achieve results, our attorneys are prepared to make formal legal demands, conduct aggressive negotiations or, when necessary, engage in collection related litigation.