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Brook Davidson has been named an Associate Director for the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce for 2017-18.

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Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A local jury this week delivered one of the largest personal injury awards in Hall County State Court history – $11.5 million – in a DUI case that severely injured a husband, wife and their 12-year-old daughter who were hit by a truck while walking outside a Wal-Mart store. 

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Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
by Mark Alexander

Over my many years of assisting executors and family members deal with settling the estates of loved ones, I've noticed an odd phenomenon: Often there are no squabbles regarding assets having high financial value, but in family after family there are ugly fights over who receives certain personal effects having little or no financial value but great sentimental value.

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Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017

On May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court held in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka that racially segregated public schools violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

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Published Monday, June 5, 2017

In a previous Legal Brief, we discussed the importance of a business having a buy-sell agreement. Buy-sell agreements are an important part of business succession plans. Companies without one can find themselves in a tough position if something happens to one of the owners. 

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Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017

What would happen to your business if something happened to you or your partner such as one of you dying, becomes disabled and not able to work, or retires. This could lead to your business failing and you employees losing their jobs. There are ways to protect against that happening. 

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Published Thursday, May 4, 2017

On March 3, 1879, Belva Lockwood became the first woman admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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Published Monday, April 17, 2017

Doug Stewart, a partner at Stewart Melvin & Frost, has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 Georgia Best Lawyers list.

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Published Thursday, March 23, 2017

In our previous Legal Briefs blog, we began a discussion on how an attorney can help when you start a business.

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Published Monday, March 13, 2017

The Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr. Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Gainesville is named for one of Stewart Melvin & Frost’s former partners – Sidney O. Smith Jr.

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Published Thursday, March 2, 2017

Stewart Melvin & Frost attorneys Doug Stewart, Lydia Sartain and Brook Davidson have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Super Lawyers magazine.

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Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The number of business start-ups in the United States was a little less than 500,000 last year. It’s the dream of many Americans to start their own business. It’s important that you establish your business correctly to ensure the best chance for long-term success and survival. Investing in a good business attorney on the front end is a wise move to build a firm foundation and a good start.

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Published Monday, February 20, 2017

Brook A. Davidson has been made a partner at Stewart Melvin & Frost, one of northeast Georgia’s largest law firms.

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Published Thursday, February 9, 2017
by Brook Davidson

Stewart Melvin & Frost managing partner Randall Frost has been named a 2017 Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame Laureate by the Junior Achievement organization.

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Published Monday, February 6, 2017

There is a part of the Federal estate and gift tax laws that most are not aware of and don’t take advantage of.  Portability and affects many estates which would not otherwise be concerned about estate and gift taxes.

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Published Monday, January 23, 2017