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Welcome to BFV E-News. We've prepared the articles, information and updates below to help keep you informed. We believe knowledge is power and we are committed to helping you achieve your business goals. We believe this information will continue to prove helpful in the New Year and beyond. Enjoy! We welcome your feedback .
5 Tips when Hiring from a Competitor

Many times, the most qualified and experienced candidates for positions you are seeking to fill in your business are those who are currently working for your competitors. If you are not careful, the hiring of an employee from a  competitor  can be fraught with peril. Here are a few important tips:

#1 During the interview process, be sure to advise candidates that you expect them to comply with their legal and contractual obligations before and ...

Shareholder Value: Minority Discount in Doubt?

In 2018, a Georgia Court issued a decision with sweeping implications for the valuation of shares of closely held companies in Georgia, also rejecting minority discount in valuing stock.

Security Staff Sues NFL, Blows Whistle on Contractor Misclassification

Earlier this year, NFL security representatives claimed they were misclassified as independent contractors and unlawfully fired because of their age. This highlights some of the key risks an employer should consider when thinking about classifying workers as independent contractors, including:

SNDAs: What are they and why are they Important?

The negotiation of an SNDA, often a requirement in a lease agreement, requires the careful balancing of the legitimate, reasonable and conflicting interests of both lenders and tenants. To spend the time and money necessary to negotiate an SNDA, or even request one in the first place, can itself be a complex decision. 

Seller Misrepresentation in Real Estate? Use Rescission with Precision

A purchaser who suspects a seller misrepresented the condition of the property must quickly take action to assess available remedies. Rescission is one potent remedy that should be navigated swiftly and carefully. In these situations, it is also important to understand the difference between  rescinding and terminating.


U.S. News & World Report - Best Law Firms.  For another consecutive year, Berman Fink Van Horn ranked as a "Best Law Firm" by  U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers for commercial litigation; employment law; litigiation: labor & employment; and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Jeff Berman , Benjamin Fink , Charles Van Horn and Ken Winkler were also named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list. READ MORE

Here we Grow Again!  We are pleased to welcome Henry Bailey , Ashley Bowcott and Katherine Silverman to BFV. We look forward to introducing our commercial real estate, general corporate, labor and employment, non-compete/trade secrets and business and real estate litigation clients to our newest team members. READ MORE

Benjamin Fink Attends Invite-Only Trade Secrets Conference . Last month, Ben attended the Sedona Conference Working Group 12 on Trade Secrets in Hollywood, Calif. Attendance is by invitation-only for a select group of thought leaders in trade secrets law. Ben was also invited to serve on a consensus, non-partisan team to draft Principles/Best Practices Commentary on Protecting Trade Secrets in Litigation for the Sedona Conference.   READ MORE

Welcome Baby Weinrich!   We are excited to announce our newest BFV family member, Mason Weinrich, son of Erin & Neal Weinrich . Born November 29, 2018. Welcome Mason!
About Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

Berman Fink Van Horn is a full-service law firm that provides legal services to a diverse group of clients in the areas of business and real estate litigation; non-compete and trade secrets;  mergers, acquisitions and corporate finance; labor and employment; banking & creditors' rights; commercial real estate; and general legal services for mid-market companies, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurial/start-up endeavors. Our attorneys take great pride in delivering results-driven, high quality experience based on knowledge, expertise and a personal touch unique to Berman Fink Van Horn.

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