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Download our new white paper on The California Consumer Privacy Act. Assume that your business must comply, acquire an in-depth understanding of the new requirements, read our recommendations for best practices for your business, and get started now.



Industry experts (including our own Allen Bradley and Tom Wardell) share what you can do now to make your business more attractive for a sale, even if it’s several years down the road. Download your FREE copy of our new e-book, published in 2018. For more information, visit our dedicated website

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Partner John Monahon Panelist in Exit Planning Institute’s Webinar on Business Sale Preparation

Trusted Counsel recently partnered with Exit Planning Institute for this webinar titled “Business Sale Preparation” in their Exit Solutions Alliance Series. Building a Transition Team is critical for success. This one-hour long webinar will highlight Insurance and Intellectual Property (IP) issues that need to be considered.

A thorough review of a company’s intellectual property (patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets) is critical in preparing for a sale transaction, as will be reviewed by Partner, John Monahon with Trusted Counsel. Also, business sellers need to be aware of risks, like lingering liability issues, that don’t disappear at closing, as will be highlighted by Jim Frazier with Program Insurance, Inc.

Partner John Monahon Featured on “Gwinnett Business Radio

December 13, 2018. The radio show spotlights business leaders in the area. Click below to listen to the interview. John explains when a business might want to seek legal advice with corporate, intellectual property needs and more.

Press Releases(Click Below to Read)

February 27, 2018: Legal Veteran Thomas Wardell Joins Trusted Counsel

August 8, 2018: Trusted Counsel teams up with Open Legal Community (OLC), a leading Japanese IP Professional community to present a webinar on “Expanding Worldwide Brand Protection Through the Use of Intellectual Property”

February 28, 2017: Trusted Counsel Combines with Siavage Law Group

The State of Women-Owned Businesses in 2018

The American Express report notes the outsized contribution $1 million+ women-owned businesses make to the economy and how supporting women-owned businesses to reach this threshold could have a huge impact. The report states: “Growth in both employment and revenues begins to take off for women-owned businesses when they reach $250,000 in revenues. Supporting businesses on the cusp of crossing this threshold ($100,000 to $249,999) — and those that have crossed it — could accelerate the growth of larger women-owned businesses.”

Bip capital: the state of startups in the southeast

In this inaugural report (August 31, 2017) BIP Capital has taken an in-depth look at startup activity throughout nine states in the southeastern United States over the time period 2012 - 2017. The purpose of the State of Startups in the Southeast is to deliver a comprehensive overview of the venture capital and startup ecosystem in this region. This report will inform key investors and entrepreneurs of emerging trends to watch as well as highlight the area’s growth and future opportunities. Or listen to our interview with CEO Mark Buffington on the topic here.

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Interact law: trademark law

Written by the Intellectual Property Practice Group of Interact Law, this Trademark Law Brief contains trademark law briefs for the following ten countries; Brazil, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Mexico, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, and Romania. For more information, contact the respected law firms listed in the document or visit

White Paper: Solar for Georgia’s nonprofits

Published May of 2018 by Southface, this white paper addresses challenges and opportunities.

For the last 40 years, Southface has led research, design, and implementation of a regenerative future for the Southeast. Southface appreciates the assistance of Allen Bradley of Trusted Counsel. He provided invaluable insight into the tax issues related to nonprofits’ ability to monetize the federal tax incentives.