We understand what it takes to make you successful.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in business law with both large and small companies in a variety of industries. We recognize that there are many different aspects to owning a business. We have helped clients from startup and financing to employment law and labor management, mergers, dissolution and sale.
An experienced business law attorney can be a major asset to your business and help you avoid legal mistakes many businesses make. We have experience working with professionals such as CPAs and tax advisers to help your business be the best that it can be.
Our experienced business law attorneys can help you with numerous aspects of creating and owning a business such as:
Business law, also known as commercial law, governs business and commercial transactions. Business law is governed by a combination of state, federal and local law, and some of these laws can be extremely complex.
There are obvious reasons why a business owner should hire an experienced business attorney, such as when serious legal problems arise. However, it is important to hire an experienced business law attorney before such problems develop. An experienced business law attorney can assist your business with negotiations, acquisitions, business litigation, business formation and organization, strategies, and transactions.
A contract is a legally enforceable promise between two parties. Business are engaged in contract formation and negotiation frequently. Nearly every transaction is controlled by contracts such as employment agreements, purchase orders, bills of sale and more. At times, these contracts can have complicated and complex language.
Business disputes can arise at any time, between numerous players in the business. These disputes could be between the business and customers, partners, employees and stockholders. In addition, business disputes could arise in regard to unfair competition, collections, employment and insurance claims. Business disputes could put your business in serious jeopardy if not expertly handled by an experienced business law attorney. It is best to confront and handle these issues head on.
Employment law is subject to both state and federal regulation, and the laws can be extremely complex. Employment law generally refers to laws associated with employers, employees, hiring and firing, worker classification, retirement plans and more. It is best to confront employment issues head on, before there is a major legal issue.
Common business entities include corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies (LLC). There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of business structure, and the right type of formation for your business depends on factors such as your goals for your business.
Forming a corporation is an option for many reasons, especially if you are looking to publicly trade your business on the stock exchange in the United States. There are additional tax implications that could affect your business. One advantage of a corporation is that your personal assets are protected if your business is sued.
A limited partnership is typically used as an investment tool. To create a limited partnership, one or more limited partners must contribute money to the partnership. Limited partners are generally restricted by the agreement from taking an active role in the management of the limited partnership.
Limited Liability Company (LLC)
LLCs are increasingly popular. An LLC is a hybrid between a partnership and a corporation. This means that an LLC has the management and taxation flexibility of a partnership and the limited liability protection that corporations possess. Unlike limited partnerships, the owners of an LLC can manage the business if the LLC is deemed member-managed. It can also assign management to an individual and be manager- managed. In addition, there is tax versatility with an LLC and protection of personal assets, which is why this kind of business structure has become so popular.
Do I Need A Business Lawyer?
A business might need to hire a lawyer to handle serious legal problems such as being sued or being charged with a crime. However, business law attorneys can help you with every aspect of business law, including business negotiations, acquisitions, litigation, formation and organization, strategies and transactions.
For instance, are you using a limited liability entity such as a corporation or an LLC to protect your personal assets? Are your corporate records and registrations current? Any time your finances or liberties are in serious jeopardy, you should seek legal help. A mistake in any of these areas can cost you and your business partners serious money.
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310 S. Williams Boulevard,
Tucson, AZ 85711
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