Category: Updates

Firm Defeats Challenge to FINRA Forum

Written by Firm | May 10, 2016 | Results

Robbins Firm attorneys Josh Belinfante and Dan Monahan recently overcame a challenge to the use of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) as an arbitration forum, in a dispute over M&A transaction fees. Under the agreement which gave rise to the client’s claim, it was agreed that all related disputes […]

Robbins Firm Wins Tax Appeal, Resulting in $1 Million of Wrongfully Assessed Taxes Being Overturned

Written by Firm | Apr 20, 2016 | Results

Robbins Firm attorneys represented a Gwinnett County professional employer organization (“PEO”) in a dispute with the Department of Labor for over $1 million in alleged delinquent unemployment taxes.  Our attorneys represented the PEO before the Office of State Administrative Hearings, which significantly reduced the potential tax liability.  On appeal to […]

Firm Victory with Department of Labor

Written by Firm | Apr 8, 2016 | Results

The Firm defended an Alpharetta-based eyeglass manufacturing company against a false claim for unemployment benefits, made by a former employee who previously forged correspondence on his supervisor’s computer to create a supposed basis for a sex discrimination claim. Like the sex discrimination claim, the unemployment benefits claim was baseless.  The […]

Firm Settles Lawsuit Against Attorney Tax Advisor

Written by Firm | Mar 23, 2016 | Results

Robbins Firm attorneys recently assisted a client who was damaged by a failed Internal Revenue Code Section 1031 Exchange. A 1031 Exchange is a mechanism by which the owner of investment real estate can avoid paying taxable gains upon the sale of that property so long as the proceeds are […]

Firm Successfully Defends Trial Verdict

Written by Firm | Mar 11, 2016 | Results

Richard Robbins and Heather Sharp secured a decision in the Court of Appeals of Georgia upholding a jury award in a dispute between business partners over compensation structure.  Following a week-long trial in 2014, a jury awarded our client almost $250,000 in damages for breach of a compensation agreement.  The […]