Small Business Legal Counsel
With the right expertise on your side, set your business up for success through every stage — from startup to growth to disposition. We understand the importance of setting a strong foundation to ensure you achieve all of your short- and long-term goals. Our team is passionate about small businesses and work hard to provide you with sound legal advice specifically tailored to your goals and needs.
When starting a new business, there’s a variety of entities to choose from. We can help provide counsel for a number of these:
- Limited Liability Companies
- Joint Ventures
As your business grows, we’re by your side to provide guidance on protecting your business and assets, to help save you money, reduce risk, and protect you from legal liability. By staying eminently focusing on your business objectives, we’re able to assist you in deciphering high priority issues and those that don’t require immediate attention.
Our experience covers a broad range of legal matters, such as:
- Negotiating business contracts with vendors, suppliers, and employees
- Obtaining patents and trademarks for intellectual property
- Transitioning a business or sale of a business
- Managing your commercial leasing and real estate needs
- Drafting operating materials —bylaws, benefit plans, shareholder agreements, among others
- Establishing terms and conditions for employment
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Employment law can be complex. When it comes to managing employment matters in the workplace, we represent you in exercising your rights as a business owner. We’ll work with you to ensure compliance with labor laws, including those determined by the state or on a federal level. By taking a proactive approach in these issues now, you’ll reduce the potential for claims later.
We’re prepared to provide counsel on:
- Employment contracts
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
- Employment policies
- Employee manuals
- Discipline and termination policies
- General employment advice
An aspect of creating and maintaining a successful business involves working together with your employees toward a common goal. For instance, as an employer, you expect employees to follow workplace policies. On the other hand, your employees expect to work in a comfortable and safe environment, and be compensated appropriately. Our team works with you to build a positive relationship with your employees — where everyone feels that their needs are being met, which keeps operations running smoothly.
When an employment litigation case arises, we’ll explain the options available to you to ensure minimal disruption in the workplace. Our goal is to reach a resolution quickly and effectively through negotiation, mediation, or severance.
We’ve represented clients — both employers and employees — through various disputes, including:
- Discrimination claims based on age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or disability
- Workplace safety and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Sexual harassment claims
- Issues surrounding wages and hours worked
- Wrongful termination
- Whistleblower litigation
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Business & Commercial Litigation
Whether your business is small or large, there’s many different types of laws in place that can change over time. Working with our team of experts, we’ll help you identify, plan for, and prevent any potential legal issues.
We’ll help you navigate through the most common forms of dispute resolution: mediation and arbitration. These are great alternatives often employed to keep you out of the courtroom. In mediation, we’ll use a neutral third party to help with negotiations in hopes of reaching an amicable resolution that both parties are comfortable with. Similarly, arbitration works to resolve disputes outside of court; however, it’s a binding process.
To determine the best course of action for resolving issues, we look at each approach and then develop a personalized strategy that fits your business needs and objectives. We’ll work hard to ensure your business and assets are protected.
These cases may include:
- Contract disputes
- Complex civil and commercial litigation
- Property and real estate acquisition and disputes
- Personal injury
Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience working with the appellate court on both the state and federal level. Appeals play an important role in the checks and balances of our judicial system, and sometimes that means having the case looked at again by a higher court. Our attorneys will walk you through the entire appeals process and fight for justice. We have a proven record of representing clients in complex business and commercial matters, and would be happy to help your case.
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Outside General Counsel
As a business owner, you may want legal advice for specific matters without the overhead of internal counsel. That’s why we offer flexible, affordable packages with a full range of services for small- to medium-sized businesses. Our team works to become familiar with your business, the industry, and products or services that you provide — serving you in a similar way as in-house counsel. You’ll benefit from having a legal team on your side without breaking the bank.
An outside general counsel can:
- Provide guidance on a wide range of legal matters and potential implications
- Look at issues objectively while keeping confidentiality
- Take proactive measures to prepare for or prevent business liabilities
- Address and protect intellectual property needs
- Offer flexibility to have access to legal advice quickly and on demand
Get advice on a number of legal matters — from general business questions to corporate governance and employment policies to specialized matters. Having a knowledgeable and dedicated team of attorneys working on your behalf gives you the practical and sound advice needed to successfully lead your business into the future.
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