Business Law

Whether you are a business owner, are looking to start a business, or are having problems dealing with a business, we can help. Unlike some larger firms, we value our role as a business attorneys and counsel to start-ups and small businesses. We realize that many small businesses have genuine concerns about minimizing costs. We are sensitive to that concern and actively work with you to control legal costs. We believe it is in both our interests to discuss the scope of work and the costs involved before we provide any legal services. If you are starting a business or are having any problems we might be able to help you with, please Contact Us today to set up an appointment with one of our experienced and knowledgeable business attorneys.

What is Business Law?

Business Law is a branch of civil law that deals with business and commerce, both private and public. It provides the legal framework within which businesses are created, organized, and conducted. Business law covers a wide variety of topics relating to the law of contracts, agency, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, franchises, and limited liability companies. It involves such issues as fiduciary relationships, closely held corporations, shares and stockholders, franchises, directors and officers, management duties and liabilities, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and antitrust laws.

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How do I Start my Business? What Kind of Business Setup is Right for me?

You’re probably interested in starting what is referred to as a “small business.” A small business generally has fewer than 100 employees. They are usually a closely held corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship acting under the small business law regulations. In terms of ownership, only a few stockholders own or "hold" the shares of a closely held corporation. Partnerships involve two or more persons who agree to go into business together as co-owners. A Sole proprietorship is a business operated by a single owner with no separate legal entity for holding or operating the business, including the owner's liability for the business's debts. Access more information here in the small business law practice center.

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Do I Need an Attorney? Can I Afford one? What can a Business Lawyer do for me?

If you are a business owner and you are concerned with the legal protection of your business and your personal assets, you should have an experienced business attorney on your side. A business lawyer can advise you of the applicable laws and help you to comply with them. A business lawyer can help steer you away from the many potential pitfalls involved in running a business, including future disputes and lawsuits and help protect your tangible and intangible assets. A business lawyer can help you negotiate a more favorable business transactions. Further, an established relationship with a business lawyer can be invaluable when you need to turn to someone who knows your business for quick legal guidance. With all the considerations and complexities involved in business law, and all the risks involved, the real question is can you afford not to hire a business attorney.

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What Kinds of Businesses do you Represent? What Services can you Provide?

We represent all kinds of businesses and business owners. These include corporations, LLCs, general partnerships, limited partnerships, sole proprietorships, associations, organizations and joint ventures. We also represent individuals who act in a business capacity, such as owners, proprietors, principals, managers, partners, directors, officers, controlling shareholders, entrepreneurs. Additionally, we also represent other individuals in their dealings with business entities, including contractors, subcontractors, consultants, minority shareholders, employees.

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