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Canton Business Lawyers

Canton and Cherokee County Business Lawyers

Business structures, business disputes, contracts, litigation, buying and selling

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC understand what you are going through from firsthand experience.  Our attorneys are entrepreneurs, businessmen and lawyers in their own right.  They have helped hundreds of businesses get started and they have also owned and operated many different types of companies.  These attorneys know what it takes to get your business moving in the right direction.  Put our experience to work for you when you call 770.345.8200 or contact us online today.

John C. Edwards has owned such businesses as a NASD broker/dealer, a Blockbuster Video store, pizza restaurants, retail gift and sundry stores, candy stores, and a management company that ran retail outlets in 5 states.

B. Glen Johnson has owned nightclubs, restaurants and has served on the board of directors for a number of companies as well as taught business management on the college level. Both are very experienced business litigators.

Managing risk while maintaining returns

Balancing exposure to risk and return on investment is how we at The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC can help you. We can help you realize your dream of business ownership while preparing for the contingencies of taxable liability or lawsuit.  Deciding how to structure your business is the first step.  Our attorneys can help you — as the owner of a new or growing business — choose among the following business structures based on a risk assessment of your business and relative to your exposure to legal and taxable liability:

  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Joint ventures
  • Franchises
  • Non-profit corporation


More often than not, business disputes can be managed without litigation if dealt with promptly. However, when litigation becomes necessary, you want the best and most experienced lawyers on your side. The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC offer experience, perseverance and the right business perspective.

Advising our clients on the alternatives

Owning and operating your own business puts you in a position of authority — and with authority comes responsibility. When decisions need to be made, you inevitably will be on the frontlines.  Knowing what to expect and how to proceed in these situations can be invaluable to you as you operate and grow your business.  There are three key areas where an attorney from The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC can prove their worth:

  • General business reporting obligations — IRS auditors are looking for you to account for the use of your money, time and resources during each fiscal year at the end of each year.  Retaining the services of an attorney and an accountant can save you the headache and hassle of end-of-the-year reporting while proactively managing tax-break opportunities.
  • Contract negotiations (vendor-supplier, manufacturer-distributor, broker-dealer, etc.) — No business is run on a handshake and a smile.  Every business relies on the good-faith performance of the terms under a contract.  The terms of a well-crafted agreement should explain when payments are to be made, to whom, for how much and what results in the event of a breach.
  • Hiring or firing a new employee — Half of what a business trades on is good will.  So, it is important to secure the loyalty of your employees and your sales force through noncompete and nondisclosure agreements.  An employment contract can further specify terms for compensation and performance review, tailored to each employee on a case-by-case basis.

Serving as our client’s litigation resource

Your businesses viability and profitability hinges on others performing their parts of the bargain.  When a business transaction is not completed as planned, it is important to assert and enforce your legal right to sue.  The scope of our business litigation practice encompasses:

  • Loan default and collections litigation
  • Breach of contract litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Why The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC?

At The Law Offices of Edwards & Johnson, LLC, our attorneys and staff truly care about what happens to you and your business. With flexible hours by appointment and responsive email accessibility during business hours, our firm provides you with the confidence that comes with knowing that someone at the firm is readily available to review and assess your case.

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