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James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is a full-service business law firm delivering high-quality, cost-effective legal services for individuals and businesses throughout Georgia. Our firm believes in Southern values and represents Southern progress. As Georgia’s Law Firm, James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is here to help grow and protect our clients’ interests — and to deliver an entrepreneurial, creative approach designed to help our clients throughout Georgia succeed in achieving their goals. We do so with a non-negotiable commitment to our core values: excellence, integrity, honesty, client driven, Scriptural principles and respect for families and staff.

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HOA Superliens Could Wipe Out Bank's First Priority Lien on Real Property

May 22, 2015

Authors: Whalen J. Kuller and Michael N. White. Thanks to the work of the Community Bankers Association (CBA) and others, this past legislative session saw the defeat in the Senate Judiciary Committee of SB117, the condo association superlien bill. SB117 would have required the purchaser of a condominium at a foreclosure sale to take title subject to a lien in the amount of up to six months of condo association fees. Click here to continue reading.


Physician-Owned Distributorships Under Scrutiny 2015

May 01, 2015

Authors: Thomas W. Huyck and Dianna J. Lee. Physician-owned distributorships, or “PODs,” have grown in popularity over the past few years. PODs generally derive their revenue from selling, or arranging for the sale of, implantable medical devices ordered by their physician-owners, for use in procedures the physician-owners perform on their own patients at hospitals or ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs).” Advocates of PODs argue that they encourage innovation, increase competition, and help keep down cost by eliminating the “middleman.” However, the costsavings of this creative distribution model brings with it certain legal risks that health-care providers should be aware of and address. OIG says PODs are “Inherently Suspect”. Click here to continue reading on page 4.


JBBG Proud Sponsor of The Cotton Ball 2015

February 01, 2015

James-Bates-Brannan-Groover-LLP is a proud sponsor of The Cotton Ball 2015, supporting the Macon Volunteer Clinic’s Twelth Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser.  Macon Volunteer Clinic is a free primary medical care facility that treats working, uninsured residents of Bibb County, Georgia who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. As a private, non-profit agency, MVC relies on the generosity of community partners. As the result of a community wide effort, Macon Volunteer Clinic was incorporated in April of 2002, received its 501(c)(3) status on October 16, 2002, and opened its doors February 18th, 2003. Since opening, the volunteer physicians, nurses and other medical personnel have served over 2,506 patients providing physician visits, prescription medication, laboratory analysis, x-rays, eye exams, dental care, and cancer screening free of charge. To learn more about the Macon Volunteer Clinic, click here.


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