It can be daunting to take the first step into the corporate world. What began with an idea is now on its way to becoming something much, much bigger—and while you know how to apply your trade, running a business is something else entirely. How can you make sure your home and family are protected from your businesses losses—and how can you maximize the profits when they begin to roll in?
How Can a Business Law Attorney Help Me?
The right legal advisor can help you with nearly every facet of your business. From planning and financing your company to securing a location and hiring employees, an attorney can help you make the best decisions for your business and alert you to any potential legal problems. Here are just a few ways a business law attorney can be invaluable to your company:
- Structure. The form your business takes will determine many aspects of your financial future. I can advise you on whether it is wise to form a partnership, an LLC, a corporation, or other business entity that will best suit the needs of your business, as well as help you to understand the legal and tax implications of each.
- Business planning. When starting a new business, it’s important to get things right from the very beginning. The strategies you implement will guide your company into the future. We can help you create a business plan that projects clear goals and deadlines from the first few months to years ahead, helping you maximize your profits and avoid potential losses.
- Negotiations and contracts. It can be difficult to enter into negotiations with other businesses, clients, or even your partners without compromising too much or stepping on others’ toes. By having an attorney do your negotiations for you, you can easily reach a consensus without directly involving yourself in the proceedings, helping you to maintain your company’s image.
- Mergers and acquisitions. The acquiring of new companies is a complex process, and a false move could potentially hurt both you and your company financially. Whether you are fully merging with another company or seeking to purchase a business as your subsidiary, we can sort out any legal issues and financial liabilities, plus help you to designate the duties and responsibilities of your new corporate partners.
- Divestiture. Sometimes it is necessary for a company to sell off its subsidiaries or portions of its business to obtain funds for a new investment. We can determine the true value of your business assets before selling, give you a complete picture of your losses and gains when selling, and help you complete the transaction to your benefit.
- Liability issues. One of the most important things you must do for your business is to protect your company from legal liability. As liability damages can typically cost hundreds of thousands of dollars, the right legal advice can be priceless. Many small business have folded due to professional liability lawsuits, simply because the company was not insured or structured against overwhelming losses.
- Taxes. One of the benefits of structuring your company is getting the most out of your taxation options. We have been able to apply tax law to LLCs and other thriving companies who have up to $5 million in revenues in order to help the business retain as much of their profits as possible.
You Worry About the Business, We Worry About the Law
I know that businesses are as varied and complex as the people who run them. Each business owner will have specific ideas about what direction and form he wants his company to take—and what potential issues he wants to avoid. I’ll stay with you throughout the life of your business, giving you guidance on expansions, relocations, loan payment, creative funding solutions, and many other ways to protect your assets, allowing you to focus your time and energy on doing what you do best.
Contact me to find out how we can help you reach your goals, or read through my testimonials to discover how I have helped clients in the past.