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IAG and Continued Learning

With IAG’s Lunch and Learn program, we come to your office, bring you lunch and speak to your ...

Thankful For Our Team

Unity, gratitude, and camaraderie filled our firm as we enjoyed a delightful Thanksgiving luncheon together, celebrating the bonds ...

IAG celebrates 20th anniversary

IAG celebrated our 20th anniversary in February 2023! We have a passion for helping the attorneys we serve ...

How We Check For Potential Conflicts

Just like attorneys, forensic accountants have to avoid conflicts in litigation matters.  This video provides an overview of how IAG handles conflict checks when accepting an engagement.  

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Elder Care Fraud-Trends and Cases

IAG’s Tammy Thomas (Principal) and Laurie Dyke (Founding Partner) recently participated in a virtual Fireside Chat about “Elder Care Fraud – Trends and Cases” along with Jeanne Canavan with the DeKalb County Georgia District Attorney’s Office and David Blake with the Georgia Department of Human Services, all specialists in the fight against Elder Fraud and…

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DeKalb County School Teachers and Employees Reach $117 Million Settlement with DeKalb County School District

In September 2020, DeKalb County school teachers and other employees reached a settlement with the DeKalb County School District (“District”) over unpaid retirement contributions and lost investment earnings.  The dispute began as a result of a 2009 decision by the District to stop making contractual contributions to certain teachers’ and district employees’ retirement plans.  Attorneys…

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Best Practices for a Business Interruption Claim Related to COVID-19

The outbreak of the coronavirus has greatly altered the global economic landscape.  The repercussions of this pandemic have been felt immediately and will be felt months, possibly even years from now.  Aside from the very personal effects of this pandemic being felt globally, which are too numerous to list here, businesses have been forced by…

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Hot Tax Tip — HELOC (Home Equity Line of Credit)

Under the new tax laws (which went into effect in 2018), interest paid on home equity line of credit (HELOC) funds is only deductible if the HELOC funds are used to buy, build or substantially improve the taxpayer’s home that secures the HELOC.   As such, if you use HELOC funds to pay for tuition,…

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Tax Hot Tip — 529 Accounts

As a reminder for tax preparation and planning, these popular college related accounts are now more flexible!  Under previous tax treatment, the distributions were allowed only for qualified higher education (i.e., college). Under the new tax treatment, distributions of up to $10,000 per student are also allowed for tuition at public, private, or religious elementary…

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Tax Hot Tip — Alimony Tax Treatment

As a reminder, the tax treatment of alimony has changed beginning in 2019.   If you or your clients pay or receive alimony under the old tax laws (i.e., the divorce agreement was entered into before midnight of 12/31/2018)*: The payer will continue to deduct alimony amounts paid. The receiver will continue to pay tax…

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Factors That Affect Equitable Distribution of Business Interests

Halpern Case Revisited By: Maty Varon One of the landmark cases in Georgia Family Law is Halpern v. Halpern, 352 SE 2nd, 753.  The case analyzes if the increase in value in an entity was caused by market forces (passive) or marital efforts (active participation).  The answer to this question dictates the extent to which…

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Cobb County Elder Abuse Case Still Making Headlines

Even though two years have passed since Jeff and Joseph Carr were convicted of stealing millions of dollars from elderly Cobb County woman, Frances Perkins, their case is still being mentioned in the local newspaper. On February 25th, the AJC published an article describing this case and explaining why so many lawmakers are advocating for new ways to help protect…

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Erica Sandberg Discusses Compulsive Spending By A Spouse

Erica Sandberg, a personal finance author, answers a question about compulsive spousal spending and how to deal with it. In her article she details different steps one might want to take if you find yourself in that situation and even gets input from Atlanta divorce attorney, and friend, Randy Kessler. Click here to see what she…

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Making the Most of Mediation

Use mediation to move your case forward, even if there is no hope for settlement.  IAG Associate, Steve Scott, shows you how in this article which appeared in the October edition of the Cobb Family Law Quarterly.

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Lost Profits – Part 3: Identification of Saved/Avoided Costs

    This is the final post in a three-part series discussing the calculation of lost profits in a hypothetical scenario seeking economic damages for the alleged violation of a non-competition covenant.  As noted in the prior posts, the three part series will utilize the following fact pattern.   The Best Animal Hospital, Inc. is…

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