“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade”
-Abraham Lincoln, 16th United States President
A business attorney is vital for any successful business. Our attorneys are committed to making sure you have a dedicated law firm for all your business needs. Although it’s not uncommon for small and start-up businesses to hire an attorney after a dispute arises, we encourage business owners to be proactive, because each business model is unique and should be properly examined before conflicts arise.
We understand your entrepreneurship is not limited to a typical work day, nor is it confined to just one time zone. For these reasons, our attorneys strive to remain accessible and responsive to our client’s business demands. To help you navigate our website, below are the more popular corporate entity topics that we advise, although our law office provides counsel on everything from business planning and formation to in-depth custom transnational agreements.
Business Planning and Formation
We are well versed in supporting all types of entrepreneurs and business owners through every part of the business cycle. Even though forming and registering a corporate entity with a state may be fairly simple, picking the right corporate entity and tailoring the documents that govern your business is a significant responsibility that should be left to an attorney.
By exploring your vision and business goals, together, this provides the foundation for developing the right business. Understanding your direction helps guides us when navigating through the laws necessary to maximize your legal protection and guard your financial interests. Some of the popular ways that we can help include preparing important agreements between you and your (current or future) investors, partners, and employees:
- Business Planning
- Limited Liability Company and Corporation Formation
- Non-Profit Formation and 501(c)(3) status
- Contract Drafting and Negotiations
- Preparation of Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreements, and Bylaws
- Preparation of Shareholder Agreements, Purchase of Corporate Interest Agreement
Governmental Regulations and Compliance
A business attorney also advises the business on federal, state, or local regulatory and compliance issues that may go otherwise unnoticed. We take the time to educate our client’s about the legal environment of their respective business, to explain how the law affects their way of business, so the business can identify problems well in advance and carry out their business goals, while also protecting our client’s intellectual property.
Our business attorneys counsel businesses on both internal and external daily interactions. For example, our law firm prepares necessary employee handbooks and company policies. We explain how employment laws may apply. Our law firm represents managers, shareholders, or other members with the sale or transfer of ownership interest. For external relations, our law firm assists with third party dealings such transactional negotiations. This also includes guiding the business to minimize risks and exposure to liability.
Examples of business contracts that we can assist you with include:
- Buy/Sale Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- License Agreements
- Loan Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Non-circumvent Agreements
- Preparing employee and policy handbooks and related employment documents
- Release Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Settlement Agreements
- Subscription Agreements
- Work-For-Hire Agreements