Business & Corporate Representation

General corporate representation includes assisting and counseling business owners in choosing the appropriate form of business entity, and preparing the documentation necessary to form the business entity. After the business is formed, Sams & Cole's general representation often includes drafting and structuring shareholder agreements, employment agreements, sales agreements, licensing agreements and other general corporate and contract work. Among such advice includes the following legal topics:

 

Business Formations & Transactions

 

 Formation of Corporations, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

 

Stock and Asset Sale and Purchase

 

Business Succession Planning

 

Intellectual Property & Licensing

 

Trade Secret and Proprietary Information Protection

 

Representation of Development Stage and Emerging Growth Companies

 

Electronic Commerce

 

Software Licensing and Development Agreements

 

Application Service Provider Agreements

 

Data and Content Licensing

 

Corporate Finance & Securities

 

Corporate Finance and Restructuring

 

Venture Capital Financing

 

Asset and Receivables Based Financing

 

Representation of Development Stage and Emerging Growth Companies

 

Employment

 

Employment Agreements

 

 Professional Practice Agreements

 

 Employee Handbooks / Policy & Procedure Manuals

 

 Non-Compete, Non-Solicit and Non-Disclosure Agreements

 

 Independent Contractor Agreements

 

Civil Litigation

Sams & Cole works closely with its clients in an effort to avoid or minimize problems. However, in today's litigious environment virtually all active businesses sooner or later find themselves embroiled in a controversy that will be resolved by the courts or some regulatory body. These controversies are often extremely important to the ongoing business prospects of the client and they must be dealt with in an efficient and effective way to minimize their impact on the client. In these cases, Sams & Cole provides a broad range of litigation services to its clients, whether they are the plaintiff or a defendant in a particular matter. Our attorneys are active in arbitration and administrative proceedings as well as in proceedings in state and federal courts. Generally, these services are provided to the Firm's ongoing business clients as part of the Firm's problem solving approach to client representation.

 

Real Estate Litigation

 

Contract & Other Disputes

 

Eminent Domain

 

Construction

 

Land Title Disputes

 

Landlord / Tenant

 

Business Litigation

 

Fiduciary Litigation

 

Ad Valorem Tax Appeals

 

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death / Products Liability

 

Automobile / Commercial Carrier Accidents

 

Premises Liability

 

Consumer Product Litigation

 

Civil Rights Violations

 

Workers Compensation

 

Estate Planning

 

Estate Planning

 

Estate and Gift Tax Planning

 

Disability Planning

 

Wills

 

Trusts

 

Probate

 

Business Succession Planning

 

Prenuptial Agreements

 

Real Estate

 

Real Estate Default Services

Sams & Cole provides comprehensive representation to clients in the mortgage default arena. We manage the complexities of non-performing properties for clients with assets in the southeastern United States. We recognize the fact that loss mitigation efforts with defaulting borrowers are oftentimes unsuccessful and Foreclosures, Creditor Representation in Bankruptcy, and Evictions are a necessary part of asset management. With expertise in Title Curative Work, our experienced staff is able to expedite the sale of assets. Our clients value the level of efficient, quality service Sams & Cole provides from default through closing.

 

 Foreclosures (Georgia only)

 

 Bankruptcy - Creditor Representation (Georgia only)

 

 Evictions (Georgia only)

 

 Title Curative Work

 

 Default Litigation

 

 REO Seller Representation

 

 REO Closings

 

Closing Services

Sams & Cole provides closing services for residential and commercial closings throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area as well as outlying Georgia suburbs and counties. The firm strives to make the closing process prompt and pleasant for all parties. The firm recognizes the significant importance of home buying and the mortgage loan process and works diligently to complete and conduct every closing responsibly with equal importance to its clients and all parties involved in the transaction.

 

Real Estate Related Services

In addition to providing the closing services stated above Sams & Cole also provides a broad range of real estate and commercial transaction related services. Among them are the following:

 

 Leases and landlord/tenant problems

 

 Property acquisition and sale

 

 Design and construction contracts

 

 Advising lenders and borrowers

 

 Construction financing

 

 Mortgage loans

 

 Real estate financing and refinancing

 

 Title examination

 

 Title insurance

 

 Restructuring loans and foreclosures

 

Business & Corporate Representation

 

Business Formations & Transactions

 

Intellectual Property & Licensing

 

Corporate Finance & Securities

 

Employment

 

Civil Litigation

 

Real Estate and Construction Litigation

 

Business Litigation

 

Personal Injury

 

Wrongful Death

 

Products Liability

 

Workers Compensation

 

Estate Planning

 

Real Estate Default Services

 

Closing Services

 

Real Estate Related Services

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Sams & Cole LLC • 2809 Lassiter Rd. • Suite 100 • Marietta, GA 30062

Office: 770-552-4727 • FAX: 770-552-2775 • Real Estate FAX: 404-671-8509

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