December 2014 Features

  • HunterMaclean Marks 135 Years in the Practice of Law

    December 16, 2014

    2014 marks the 135th anniversary of HunterMaclean. The Savannah law firm that started in 1879 with two founders now boasts 48 attorneys (with two more slated to join in 2015), 12 paralegals, and 48 support staff and employees.

  • Tis the Season for Strategic Giving

    December 15, 2014

    With the holidays just around the corner many are focused on giving back, especially in Atlanta, the fourth most charitable large metro in the United States. Forty-three percent of wealthy donors said that they make more charitable contributions during the holiday season compared to the rest of the year, according to the recent Bank of America Study on High Net Worth Philanthropy.

  • The Impact of Local Government Law Explained by Paul Threlkeld

    December 09, 2014

    Of the many considerations we make on a daily basis about government, the need for legal representation for local municipalities and counties may not immediately spring to mind. But Paul Threlkeld, partner at Oliver Maner LLP, specializes in just that.

  • Regions Bank Georgia President: Going Beyond the Brick and Mortar Branch

    December 08, 2014

    Now that the U.S. has traversed the recession and planted its feet on the banks of a new economic era, the banking industry is strengthening. Leaders within the banking industry are mobilizing to reinvigorate commercial enterprises that make the economy hum. Bill Linginfelter, Area President of Regions Bank for Georgia and South Carolina, says, “We try to take a lot of the financial management tasks off their plates so they can spend more time developing their business or making more products or innovating.”

  • BCBS Georgia President Morgan Kendrick: Blue Cross Blue Shield Starts New Healthcare Discussion

    December 01, 2014

    As the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to unfold, insurance providers and businesses, particularly small to medium sized businesses, continue to adjust. Making decisions that best serve both the bottom line and employees requires knowledge and flexibility. Morgan Kendrick, President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa), acknowledges that the ACA is a response to health care costs that had risen to an untenable level.