Business Attorney and Corporate Law
Starting a new business or planning on exiting an existing one?
From start up to wrap up (and anything in between), I can assist you in making the right choices for your business. Business law encompasses a number of different areas. A qualified business attorney can help you with such things as:
- Choosing the proper business entity
- Forming the business with the Secretary of State
- Maintaining your business’ legal formalities to protect its limited liability
- Drafting or reviewing contracts and other legal documents such as a lease
- Buying or selling an existing business
- Preparing a business succession plan, if you choose to pass your business on to your children or trusted employee
- The legal risks of contemplated transactions
Why hire a business attorney?
Business law is complicated and as a business owner you have two choices: know it all or rely on help from professionals. The number of issues that can come up under the umbrella of business law is staggering: hiring employees, forming a corporation or LLC, signing a contract or lease, and the list goes on. Operating a business is not a “do-it-yourself” project. You need to hire the right professionals to give you advise and help you avoid obstacles.
If you hire my firm as your corporate attorney, I will help you understand the risks of any proposed transaction and look for ways you can capitalize on the opportunity. I am not here to shoot down deals but to advise you about the risks so you make better, more informed decisions. That is what makes someone a good business attorney – not being merely a naysayer. Innovators like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did not become wealthy by investing in CDs, both men took risks. Jobs and Gates took a chance and succeeded. You can do the same with proper advice.
Don’t be penny wise but pound foolish. It costs considerably less to hire me to review your plans than it is to hire an a law firm to represent you in court. I offer one to two hour sessions to clients to give advice, which may cost between $250 to $500. If I save you from having to spend six months to a year in court litigating a dispute then my fee is well worth it. Contact me today to see how I can help your business be more successful and avoid costly mistakes.