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Attorney at Law

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Location: United States of America
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Kevin Pratt focuses his practice in business law, corporations and limited liability companies, real estate transactions, tax deferred like-kind property exchanges, secured lending, and real estate litigation. Kevin Pratt has assisted hundreds of entrepreneurs in the creation of business entities such as Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, or Partnerships to facilitate their particular needs regarding, taxation, financing and limited personal liability. After finding that a large percentage of Corporations and LLC's were not created and maintained properly, Kevin decided to focus his practice in these areas.

He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Georgia School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Georgia Honor Court. Kevin Pratt was a Semi-finalist in the Richard B. Russell Moot Court Competition, and Semi-finalist in the Melvin J. England Mock Trial Competition. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Accounting, from Georgia State University, where he simultaneously received Advanced Writing Honors from the University's School of Arts and Sciences. Kevin Pratt is licensed to practice before the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Gwinnett County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and he is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a part time adjunct professor at Georgia State University where he teaches American Law.

 

Estate planning is the process of deciding how to effectively transfer your assets, at death, and during your lifetime. Without proper Estate Planning you could unnecessarily lose a sizable portion of your estate to taxes. While avoiding taxes is an obvious reason for Estate Planning, a more important reason may be in its ability to allow you to direct the transfer of your assets after death.
Everyone has dreamed of owning their own business. The thoughts include not having a boss, setting your own schedule, doing something you love, and unlimited income potential.
When resolving a criminal charge it is very common for a defendant to accept a conviction in exchange for a sentence to serve jail time associated with the conviction on "probation." Defendants often accept probated sentences because is eliminates the risk of going to trial and, if convicted, serving time in jail.
The State of Georgia has recently revised its laws regarding the repair and replacement of certain troubled vehicles purchased in Georgia.
The Georgia Legislature enacted important changes in the mechanics related to the foreclosure of real property in Georgia during the 2008 session.
There are five distinct business structures available in the United States, including Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), S Corporation and C Corporation. The three most popular structures are Sole Proprietorship, LLC, and C Corporation.
Everyone has dreamed of owning their own business. The thoughts include not having a boss, setting your own schedule, doing something you love, and unlimited income potential. Most start up businesses start with a dream, but most fail or struggle along because of improper or no formal planning or operational structure. So, think about items below to become a successful business owner.
Real estate is considered the most valuable wealth building way to accumulate assets. In today's real estate market, it might be the best time for take advantage of some of the good deals in the market. The buyers and investors can take advantage of the program offered by Treasury Department called 1031 tax-deferred exchange. No gain or loss is recognized if property held for productive use in trade or business or for investment, is exchanged solely for property of a like kind to be held for investment.
A deed is a legal document which conveys ownership to real property. To transfer ownership of the real property to another, the owner/ Grantor must execute a new deed identifying the property and the Grantee/buyer of the property. To be valid between the Grantor and the Grantee, the deed is not required to be recorded. To be valid against the world, and to protect the Grantee, a deed must be recorded in the records of the County where the property is located.
Whether or not you are believe the news media about a declining US economy, one thing is for sure, debt collectors are actively filing suits to collect debts. One large collection firm based out of Atlanta has indicated that they file an average of 279 collection lawsuits per day.
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