Anthony J. odegard, attorney & Counselor at law

Proudly Serving Atlanta's South Side and Metro Area

Business & Commercial Law

Today, businesses face a wide variety of legal issues. The Odegard Law Office helps businesses, no matter whether a sole proprietorship or corporation employing thousands, navigate through the many legal areas a business can encounter. Some of the basic issues we handle include:

  • Entity Formation (Corporation, LLC, Partnerships)
  • Business Purchase and Sale
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Franchising
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Government Regulations
  • Eminent Domain
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Contract Negotiation • Family and Closely Held Succession Planning
  • Government Contracts


Estate Planning

Estate planning helps individuals and families plan not only for management of their hard-earned assets, should a person die or become incapacitated, but also helps address issues of the individual's and their minor children's care, upon incapacity or death. Here are just some of the issues and questions Dahlberg Law Office addresses in estate planning:


  • How will you be taken care of should you become unable to make your own decisions?
  • How will your assets be managed should you be unable to do so yourself?
  • Who will manage and distribute your assets after your death?
  • Who should manage gifts to a person who may be unable to handle newly received assets?
  • What are the tax consequences of an asset transfer, and is it best to make the transfer during your lifetime or upon death?
  • Who will take care of your children upon your incapacity or death?
  • How can you transfer a business upon death or incapacity without creating a family feud?


Among the tools we use to implement your intentions in these estate planning matters are:

  • Wills  •  Health Care Directives  • Guardianship • Conservatorship • Business Succession Planning
  • Trusts (Revocable, Irrevocable, Credit Shelter, Spendthrift, Supplemental Needs, etc.)


Probate

Have you recently lost a loved one? Do you need assistance in administering the estate? Are you confused about the next steps to take? Grief is overwhelming to family members and having to administer the estate of a loved one can be confusing and complex. That’s where the Odegard Law Office comes in. Whether the individual left a will or not, we will help you determine what course of action should be taken, and take you step-by-step through the process of opening the estate, making an inventory, disbursing the assets, and to final closing of the estate.


Real Estate

Whether you are an individual, family or business, you need a place to call yours. However, what you see is not always what you get. You need to be familiar with your rights and obligations as an owner or tenant. No matter what the situation involving real estate, whether it is commercial or residential, the Odegard Law Office can help with many areas of the transaction including drawing up contracts, preparing deeds, reviewing records for liens and encumbrances, drafting purchase agreements, and other real estate related tasks.


Family Law

This area of the Practice largely involves matters connected with divorce, including:

  • Dissolution
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Parenting time
  • Alimony
  • Military Divorce and Pensions


In this area of law, I am often consulted by individuals calling into the office with preconceived notions that the system is weighed against them. It might be the husband and father saying the system is weighed against the man or it might, another time, be the wife and mother saying she knows she doesn' t have a chance because her husband is very successful and well-known.


Unfortunately, often these preconceived notions are based on the "legal advice" through a friend of a friend of a friend who was involved in family law matter. Your matter is too important to rely on this type of information. Generally at our firm, in the first meeting we listen to the client's situation. Next, we discuss your goals. Then, based on your goals and your particular situation, our firm explains the legal process and the criteria the court follows in family law matters as it relates to you and your goals. Finally, we map out a planned course to take.

   Odegard Law Firm

                             Odegard Law Firm, LLC - 569 Manford Road, Atlanta, GA 30310


Business Law • Estate PlanningProbateReal Estate Family Law