(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces the Top Ten Tips Lecture Series, entitled “Top 10 Tips to Make Your Small Business Lawsuit-Proof.” The presentation will be held in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, on Wednesday, February 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The expert speaker will be business attorney Charles Bowen, founder of The Bowen Law Group. The lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP with SCORE at 912-652-4335.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: What should business owners do to ensure their companies are legal and to protect themselves from personal litigation that could have devastating financial damages? Business attorney Charles Bowen will review ten important, yet simple and affordable, steps, including:
• Setting up the correct business structure
• Getting the proper insurance
• Writing simple, enforceable contracts
• Ensuring agreements are in writing
• Acquiring and filing proper permits and registrations
Bowen will also discuss the importance of including disclaimers in contracts, how to resolve business complaints quickly and directly, and the importance of not cutting any legal corners.
“It costs a lot less than most people imagine to set up a business properly and legally,” said Bowen. “And this is just as important for small business owners as it is for large firms. Spending a few hundred dollars up front for a lawyer to review a contract is much more affordable than a lawsuit that costs hundreds of thousands of dollars later on.”
Bowen is also offering a free downloadable ebook on The Bowen Law Group’s website that explains how form a corporation, LLC or LLP in Georgia. This, along with other practical information for business owners, is available at thebowenlawgroup.com on the “News” tab.
ABOUT CHARLES BOWEN:
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial, banking and manufacturing law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, Bowen moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. He has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. Also, Bowen has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite for December 2014 in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. This year will mark Bowen’s 20th year in practice as an attorney.
ABOUT SCORE: SCORE is a national non-profit organization which, in partnership with the Small Business Administration, offers advice and mentor expertise to entrepreneurs desiring to start their own businesses, or to business owners who want to grow, tailor or fine tune their existing businesses. SCORE has 31 local mentors and a backup roster of 13,000 mentors nationwide. All services are free of charge. Please visit online at savannah.score.org or call the Savannah office at 912-652-4335 to schedule an appointment with a mentor.