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The Resurgence of the 1031 Tax Exchange

By J. Daniel Falligant

Special to SavannahCEO

A 1031 tax exchange — also known as a like-kind or Starker exchange — is essentially a swap of one investment asset for another with either no tax or limited tax due at the time of the exchange. The gain on a real estate sale in a 1031 is […]

What Employers and Employees Should Know About Proposed Changes to National Minimum Wage and Overtime Regulations

By Andrew H. Dekle, Bouhan Falligant LLP

Special to Savannah Morning News

On July 6, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) officially published proposed changes to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations, first announced on June 30. If these new rules become law, they could substantially increase the number of office workers, professionals, and other white-collar […]

What Borrowers Need to Know About Upcoming Home Loan Changes

By Harris G. Martin, Bouhan Falligant LLP
Special to Business in Savannah

New federal rules and regulations designed to help borrowers understand home mortgage information are scheduled to debut on October 3.

The upcoming changes are a result of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed into law five years ago. The law instigated […]

Subcontractors and Suppliers Should Exercise Their Lien Rights to Ensure Payment on a Construction Project

By Margaret W. S. Puccini, Bouhan Falligant

Special to Savannah Morning News

During the real estate recession and even now, many subcontractors and suppliers have learned what happens when a general contractor shuts the doors, goes bankrupt, or uses an owner’s funds for something other than payment to the subcontractors and suppliers who worked on a […]

Bouhan Falligant Partner Maggie Puccini Installed as Secretary of Savannah Bar Association

Maggie Puccini, a partner at Bouhan Falligant, was recently installed as the secretary of the Savannah Bar Association. Other officers installed included Colin McRae of HunterMaclean as president, Matthew McCoy of McCorkle & Johnson as president-elect, and Robert Hughes, III of Brannen, Searcy & Smith as treasurer. The Savannah Bar Association serves the Savannah […]

Bouhan Falligant Attorney Works with American Diabetes Association for Future Advancements

When Maggie Puccini, a lawyer with Bouhan Falligant and mother of two, tested her youngest daughter Anna’s blood sugar for the first time, the number was so high the home glucose tester did not even display a number. It only read high.

Maggie and her husband, Rob, tested their daughter’s blood sugar because of the […]

Supreme Court Green-Lights Affordable Care Act Subsidies

By Lucas D. Bradley, Bouhan Falligant

Special to Savannah Morning News

A Thursday Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a.k.a. ObamaCare. In King v. Burwell, the Justices were forced to decide whether certain subsidies that are a cornerstone of ObamaCare’s statutory scheme were permissible under the […]

Bouhan Falligant Attorney Ben Karpf Named to Board of The Creative Coast

Ben Karpf, an attorney at Bouhan Falligant, was recently named to the board of The Creative Coast. As a board member, he will serve as an advocate for the entrepreneurial community of the creative coast region by supporting, mentoring and connecting local businesses.

At Bouhan Falligant, Karpf’s practice focuses on intellectual property law and commercial […]

Dolly Chisholm Elected to the Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators

The Georgia Historical Society has elected six new distinguished members to the GHS Board of Curators, including Bouhan Falligant partner Dolly Chisholm.  The vote and announcement were made Thursday evening at the 176th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society.

“The six new Curators are some of Georgia’s top business and philanthropic leaders,” said Dr. […]

BH LEVY JR: Know the latest regarding workers’ compensation

Business in Savannah
Upcoming changes to workers’ compensation laws will benefit employers, thanks to House Bill 412 passed during the 2015 Georgia legislative session.
One of these changes will overturn the result in a recent Georgia case, Estate of Mack Pitts v. City of Atlanta, et al., that substantially eroded the time-honored maxim that workers’ compensation […]