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Our firm understands that entrepreneurs and business owners face a host of legal issues from the day they launch their concept or open their doors. Business law is often complicated and requires various paperwork that may have legal and financial consequences to your business if it is not attended to properly.
Our firm's goal is to take care of the legal matters for your business so that you can focus on the daily operations of your business.
Our comprehensive business services include, but not limited to:
● Business formation of startups and subsidiaries, including sole proprietorships, partnership startups, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporate startups, 501©, and non-profit.
● Buy-Sell Agreements
● Transfer of Ownership
● Independent Contractor Agreements
● Commercial Contracts
● Financing Agreements
● Leases and other Landlord-Tenant Agreements
● Business Succession Planning
● Business Dissolution
● PPP/EIDL/SBA Loan Agreements
How Can These Services Improve My Business?
By engaging in any business activity, an individual may be potentially exposed to the debts and liabilities applied to a business. To protect yourself, it is important to choose the right business entity and formally register it to limit personal liability.
Our firm is committed to helping you find the entity to fit your business goals and concerns.
A buy-sell agreement sets out the agreed terms for the remaining owners or the entity to purchase the departing owner's stake to preserve the entity's ownership and continuity of its operation. This agreement can appear as a standalone document but is often included in a shareholders' agreement or an operating agreement.
Our firm can represent your interest in any buy-sell agreements and assist with preparing the appropriate documents for this agreement.
Transfer of Ownership
A Transfer of Ownership is needed to be in place when an owner of a business wants to transfer the ownership to a family member. This document includes complex language, such as a valid and comprehensive succession plan to sell or transfer the ownership to another individual.
Our firm is experienced in this type of business process and can facilitate the fulfillment of this agreement.
Independent Contractor Agreements
An Independent Contractor Agreement is a legal document that determines the relationship between the parties, lays down the terms, responsibilities, and expectations of the project by both parties. This agreement also ensures that the contractor's status is legally protected and will serve as the client-contractor relationship's legal basis.
Our firm can assist you in ensuring that the proper agreement is in place to protect your interests.
A commercial contract is a legally binding document that compels one party to either do something or not engage in the specific activity.
Our firm can help negotiate, draft, and answer any questions you may have regarding this contract.
A finance agreement is a document that outlines the terms and expectations of both a lender and the borrower regarding a specific business plan or project to be financed.
Our firm can assist in negotiating and drafting this agreement to ensure its validity.
A Landlord/Lease Agreement is a contract between two parties (a landlord and a tenant) that outlines the terms of renting property. This contact may apply to residential or business properties.
In addition to drafting landlord/lease agreements, our firm can also assist in disputes related to this type of agreement.
Business Succession Planning
Business succession planning attributes a comprehensive strategy for transitioning a business entity from the current owner to a successive generation. Typically, family-owned businesses require a succession plan to ensure a seamless transfer of ownership. This is a complicated undertaking since it involves significant tax implications, and a prearranged restructuring plan makes certain that the effectiveness of the succession with minimal disruption to the business.
Our firm can guide you in handling this complex process.
Business dissolution refers to the end of the life of a business entity. It is the formal closure of a business with its state of registration. This process involves filing an Article of Dissolution with the business' state for the local Secretary of State to recognize that it is legally dissolved.
Our firm can represent you or your business to ensure that your interests are protected through this process.
Both the Federal and State governments have various incentive and loan programs available to small business owners.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans is a federal incentive that aims to help businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus crisis. Businesses that availed of this program may be eligible for PPP Loan Forgiveness.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program is a business loan available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most non-profit private organizations in declared disaster areas and has suffered a substantial economic injury.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers various loan programs for various types of small businesses and situations. These programs are aimed to help small businesses grow by having lenders provide loans to small businesses.
Our firm can answer your questions regarding these loans and assist if your business qualifies for these programs or if you need representation on any complications pertaining to these programs.