Our goal is to provide the highest quality legal services in a timely fashion at a reasonable cost.

Practice Areas

We specialize in the legal needs of small business owners, estate planning, and estate administration.
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Learn more about John Joyner and Mark Burnette, who have over 50 years of combined experience providing legal services.
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Joyner & Burnette is dedicated to effectively resolving its clients’ legal problems at a reasonable cost.
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With clients located throughout the State of Georgia, Joyner & Burnette specializes in representing family owned and other privately held businesses. Many of them are independent insurance agencies. Others are engaged in manufacturing, retail sales, medical, bar and restaurant, and various types of consulting activities.

We also offer estate planning services for our business clients, as well as for individuals and their families. Our attorneys have extensive experience with estate administration and guardianship issues, as well. We are located in downtown Decatur, Georgia, the county seat of DeKalb County, which is just six miles east of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.

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Articles

Here is a collection of articles containing information on legal issues that may affect your business, as well as other information that may be of interest:

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Georgia Agency Resource Blog
Helping agencies and agents be more successful

Nine years after the passage of a law governing the issuance and contents of insurance certificates,  I am still getting new and interesting questions about those documents.  In the past few weeks, callers to the Free Legal Service Program I operate for members of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia have posed two questions that […]

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about action taken by the Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) of the U.S. Department of Labor that created the possibility for producers to be exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) as a commissioned sales person.   The WHD has recently issued […]

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FFCRA UPDATE – PAID SICK LEAVE FOR CHILD CARE Now that regular school activities have ceased, a question has arisen about eligibility for paid sick leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) if an employee must stay home to care for a child who is not able to attend summer camp or similar […]

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