What is Business Law?
Business law deals with the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with the public. Business Law falls under a number of legal disciplines, including: contracts, intellectual property, sales, bankruptcy, compliance, and others. Our attorneys concentrate in transactional work and negotiation to help avoid litigation. Unfortunately, we know litigation is a part of doing business. Whether it’s a vendor refusing to meet its contractual obligations, a customer failing to pay for services rendered, or a competitor improperly appropriating your work and ideas, business litigation is bound to arise, we can help you navigate the legal system.
Business Formation and Internal Agreements
Before opening your doors, new companies must take steps to ensure they comply with the law in every aspect of the business model. Our firm is routinely asked to form new entities on behalf of clients by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State. Clients may also need assistance choosing the business entity best suited for their enterprise.
There are four broad legal structures available to a new business. While this list is not all-inclusive, these structures are most relevant to start-ups and small businesses. They include sole proprietorship, partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (“LLCs”). The primary purpose of these entities is to shield owners from individual liability. Without the proper protection, your personal assets are within reach of the business’s creditors.
Established Business Representation
We also counsel established businesses at all stages of operation. Whether it is the day to day operations of your business or one-time contracts, businesses will encounter other issues such as internal agreements, drafting, and negotiating contracts. Our firm is here to assist in these areas and all areas of general business representation.
The decision to start a business is not an easy one. The road to establishing your business is not easy either. Whether your business is in its infancy or an established fully functioning business, do not let your legal needs hold you up. Our attorneys will take the time to get to know you and your business. Doing so, allows us to better assist you with your day to day operations and provide you with a guide and helping hand through complex issues so you can achieve success.
Do you have questions regarding:
- Business formation:
- Business succession
- Restructure business entities
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Non-compete agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Contracts (Negotiation, Drafting, and Review)
- Landlord-tenant issues
- Licensing issues
- Liquor permits
- Litigation and dispute resolution
- Internal Governance
- General Intellectual Property Issues (including copyright and trademark)
- Non-Profit Formation and Compliance
If so, contact one of our attorneys at (614) 440-1395. We will work closely with you and your business to ensure proper business formation and the businesses legal needs are under control.