How to avoid ligitation: GABB Lawyer tells all on Feb. 23

Lawrence Domenico is the kind of lawyer you hire when you litigate, or sue someone. And he’s represented a lot of Georgia business brokers in disputes over the years.

Lawrence Domenico

Lawrence Domenico

On Tuesday, Feb. 23, Larry will offer advice worth hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to members of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers and their guests. Namely, how NOT to need to hire Larry or someone like him. How to avoid legal disputes will be the topic of the GABB meeting on Feb. 23. The GABB, the state’s only professional association dedicating to buying and selling businesses and franchises, will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the South Terraces Conference Center, preceded at 9:45 a.m. by a free light breakfast and networking session. The South Terraces Conference Center is at 115 Perimeter Center Place, Atlanta, near Perimeter Mall. The meeting is open to the public at no charge.

Samantha Martin, SBA lending specialist with the Fifth Third Bank, is sponsoring the meeting.

Mr. Domenico is a managing partner of the law firm of Mozley, Finlayson & Loggins. He practices extensively in the areas of commercial and business litigation, products liability defense, and general litigation. Mr. Domenico also has extensive experience in assisting start up and existing businesses. In addition, Mr. Domenico has broad experience in alternate forms of dispute resolution including arbitration and mediation.

Mr. Domenico received a B.A., cum laude, from the University of the South in 1985. He attended the University of Georgia School of Law where he received a J.D., cum laude, in 1988. Mr. Domenico is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa honorary fraternities. He belongs to the Atlanta and American Bar Associations, the State Bar of Georgia, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Domenico is active in a number of civic organizations and is a member of the 1995 class of Leadership DeKalb and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody.

The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) maintains a website that lists hundreds of businesses and franchises for sale throughout Georgia in a variety of fields, including automotive, business services, child care, cleaning, construction, electronics equipment, fitness, flooring, floral, food, gas stations, landscaping, manufacturing, medical, shipping, restaurants, retail, security, signs, and businesses related to the internet.

According to GABB President Greg DeFoor, selling a business is a complicated process with multiple steps and a lot of moving pieces.

“Our broker members are licensed business brokers, whereas everyone in the industry may not be properly licensed,” said DeFoor, who owns DeFoor Business Services, Inc. “GABB members benefit from continuing education, networking, promotion of professionalism and ethics in the industry, research tools, and forms prepared by a team of attorneys specifically for our association.”

“We are the go-to organization for business sales and acquisitions as a result of our dedication to the profession and our members being among the best in the state at what we do,” said DeFoor. “Our members have represented probably over a thousand transactions, and we have a dedicated membership of business brokers, lenders, attorneys and other professionals to assist business buyers and sellers at every step of the process. We work behind the scenes and go mostly unnoticed, but we’re an integral part of Georgia’s business community.”

For more information about GABB, email georgiabusinessbrokers@gmail.com or call 404-374-3990.