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UPS Involved in Tough Trade Secrets Suit in Georgia

Earlier this month, UPS brought a trade secrets case in Georgia federal court.  UPS alleges that 5 unknown people—at least some of whom are UPS pilots—distributed a strategic PowerPoint presentation meant for senior UPS executives on the internet. These actions, UPS alleges, violated both the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the Georgia Trade Secrets Act.  […]


Is Georgia law really so friendly to non-competes?

Many employers and employees are aware that Georgia’s law on non-competes[1] has changed.  Most view that change—the 2011 Georgia Restrictive Covenants Act, which we’ll call the “Act”—as making non-competes easier to enforce in Georgia.[2] Indeed, making enforcement easier was the legislature’s intent in passing the Act.[3] But is enforcement easier? Two 2017 decisions under the […]


Entrepreneurs: Raising Money to Fund Your Business?

Author: Lance Godard, JD Supra Raising capital for your business isn’t your full-time job. But it’s one of the most important… Here are five recent updates that can help you do it right, from lawyers on JD Supra: Finders May Pose Risk in Private Capital Raising (Venable LLP): “Entrepreneurs, company executives, and private equity fund […]


Raising Private Capital: A Road Map for Entrepreneurs

Author: Gerry M. Balboni Start up, development stage, and “expansion stage” companies often need external financing and often face difficulties in obtaining capital. Banks, insurance companies, and other sources of debt and equity capital generally may not make loans or equity investments in these companies, and in almost all cases, the public capital markets are […]


Securities Law Issues For Private Companies: A Road Map For Entrepreneurs

Author: Gerry M. Balboni Start up, development stage, and “expansion stage” companies often need external financing. With a few exceptions, which are not generally applicable, obtaining external financing will almost certainly involve the issuance of a security. The company and those acting on its behalf must be cognizant that the offer and sale of a […]


Private Offerings: Working with Rule 506 after the JOBS Act

Author: Gerry M. Balboni President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) on April 5, 2012, making significant changes to Rule 506 of Regulation D and changing the trajectory of the law of private offerings.


HIPAA Obligations of Business Associates

Author: Gerry M. Balboni In connection with the launch of your hosted application service focused on practice and revenue cycle management, you have inquired as to your obligations under Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). As a provider of claims processing or administration services, data processing services, billing, and or practice management services, you […]


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