Small Business and Personal Legal Services in the Atlanta Metro and Coastal Golden Isles Areas

Advanced Law Degree in Taxation • FINRA Arbitrator • Over 49 Years of Experience

"Through the years, Jim has bailed me out of numerous situations where, had it been someone with a lesser ability, my business could have suffered financially."

"The main thing Jim has going for him, beside intelligence and basic gut feeling for the law and how it works, is that he talks to clients on terms they can readily understand without having to take a crash course in the law."

"When working with Jim, intelligent decisions can be made that a client can feel good and confident making...."

- Business client for 30 years

For prompt and personalized legal counsel, contact me Atlanta business lawyer Jim Killough.

Phone: (404) 467-8700
Mobile: (404) 803-4559

Contract law, transactions, litigation, arbitration-whatever your small business and personal needs, I can help. I have been providing business and related legal services to business owners for more than 49 years. Contact my law office to schedule a free consultation to learn more about how I can help you start or grow or maintain your business.

Corporate Formation and Organization

Starting your business, growing your business, passing your business along to the next generation-each of these stages in the life of a company can be accomplished more easily with proper legal guidance.

  • Legal counsel and document negotiation or preparation when you form your new business venture as a sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership or limited liability partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC)
  • Legal advice on the tax consequences and risk of liability of each business entity
  • Issuing stock or drafting stock purchase paperwork
  • Reorganizing a business
  • Business succession planning to properly transfer assets and control of a business

Business and Commercial Transactions

In contract law, it is all too true that you can spend a dime to get it done right-or spend a dollar to go to court to figure out what you did wrong. A well-drafted business contract will save you time, money, and stress. I can provide contract negotiation, drafting, and review services for a variety of routine and specialized business transactions:

  • Employment contracts, sales staff contracts, and independent contractor agreements
  • Vendor contracts and customer contracts
  • Manufacturing contracts
  • Purchase and sale agreements for business properties

Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Like my clients, I focus on practical solutions to business disputes that limit their risk and their costs. If a problem can be resolved more quickly and cost-effectively with mediation or arbitration, I help my clients use those mechanisms to get an acceptable result to their business dispute. I have served as a business dispute resolution arbitrator for over 35 years, and I am arbitrator for FINRA, the successor to NASD Dispute Resolution, an organization affiliated with the NASD, the primary private-sector regulator of the securities industry and operator of NASDAQ.

If your company’s best interests would be protected in court, I provide skilled, knowledgeable and aggressive representation in the courtroom for any type of commercial litigation, including:

  • Unfair business practices and unfair competition cases
  • Breach of employment covenants and non-compete agreements
  • Construction law disputes