About Richard W. Jones

Mr. Jones is an attorney with the Atlanta, Georgia law firm of Jones & Haley, P.C. Mr. Jones concentrates his practice on corporate law and the purchase and sale of businesses through mergers and acquisitions. For further information go to www.corplaw.net



    Options for Structuring the Purchase or Sale of a Business

    From the seller’s standpoint, the sale of a business is one of the most consequential events in the life of the business. Many times the seller has spent years building the business and, quite understandably, has a strong emotional attachment to his or her creation. On the other hand, a purchaser of a business generally […]


    When Jones & Haley incorporates a business for a client, we always inform them of the importance of having annual shareholder’s meetings. Some clients are conscientious and make sure they have shareholders’ meetings every year, while others ignore the requirement. Why is it important for the corporation to have an annual […]

    Georgia Legislature Overrules the Georgia Supreme Court on Garnishments

    In September, 2011 the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the common practice of having garnishments processed and answered by clerical staff was impermissible. They ruled that in the future such answers would be considered the practice of law, and therefore garnishments could only be answered by a licensed attorney […]


    Welcome to Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions. The purpose of this blog is to provide useful information to the business community and the public in general about business law and corporate legal matters. I hope to provide information that is useful to start-ups, to entrepreneurs, and to those who are operating successful businesses that […]