Businesses, corporations, public utilities, governmental entities and political subdivisions throughout Middle Georgia trust the knowledge, skills and abilities, and the 50-year history behind the attorneys at the Perry law firm of Daniel, Lawson, Tuggle & Jerles, L.L.P., to provide them with sound professional advice and expert representation in business transactions, litigation, and corporate governance.

Entity Formation and Transactions

There are many different types of corporate forms available to business, including corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships. Different entities have different advantages in terms of personal and corporate taxation and profits, personal and corporate liability, day-to-day management and control of the company, and how the business may be transferred, sold, or passed on to succeeding generations. We help our clients choose the best corporate form for their particular needs and prepare all necessary documents to file and register the entity with the state. We also aid in drawing up articles of incorporation, by-laws, and other documents necessary to keep a corporate entity functioning properly within the confines of the law and applicable regulations.

We are there for our clients throughout the life of the company, negotiating, drafting, reviewing and interpreting contracts with customers, vendors, suppliers and distributors, and employment agreements. We advise our institutional clients on corporate governance and employment matters and provide professional counsel regarding the legal and practical ramifications of business decisions.

Business Litigation

Despite anyone’s best efforts at drafting clear and unambiguous contracts and conducting fair transactions, business disputes will inevitably arise in the course of everyday business dealings. Unfortunately, a business dispute in any one area can draw valuable resources away from the company to deal with the dispute, diverting time, attention and money away from the core functioning of the business. Whether through negotiations, mediation, arbitration, or litigation, we work to resolve the dispute favorably and efficiently.

Whether involving a breach of contract or business tort, we handle disputes with customers, competitors, vendors, suppliers, government agencies, the public and more. Common complaints may involve:

  • Breach of Contract
  • Fiduciary Duties of Corporate Officers or Directors
  • Shareholder Derivative Suits
  • Partnership or Joint Venture Disputes
  • Employment Agreements
  • Trade Secrets
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Fraud
  • Embezzlement

Industry-Specific Representation

We have particular expertise in the banking industry and often represent banks in consumer and secured transactions to obtain adequate collateral or security during loan financing.

Our business/corporate law experience extends into the public sector as well. We serve as General Counsel to electric cooperatives and provide legal services to other public utilities and county governments.

Our firm has a long history of representing public school districts in the area. We have represented Houston County School District in Perry for approximately 50 years. We handle all forms of corporate governance-type matters for school districts, as well as school-specific issues such as student discipline, student searches, First Amendment speech and religious issues, academic freedom, and more.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation

Let us help your business with any transaction, litigation, and corporate governance issue that may arise. For advice or representation with any business law or corporate legal matter, contact the business law attorneys at Daniel, Lawson, Tuggle & Jerles, L.L.P.