Contracts, Business Organizations, Real Estate, Taxes and Licenses, Intellectual Property
Small Business Services
You need a lawyer who can understand your business and prepare the form contracts you need for use with your customers, clients and vendors, tailored specifically for the needs of your unique business. We will also review contracts others want you to sign and help you make informed choices suitable for your business needs.
Related services include asset sale or purchase agreements, retail sales/service or warranty contracts, rental or lease agreements, express and implied warranties, arbitration agreements, consumer protection statutes, and letters of engagement.
Whether you’re organizing for the first time or considering a change in formation, we can help you decide whether a corporation (INC), limited liability company (LLC) or some other form is best for your business and personal needs and prepare the necessary paperwork.
Leases of commercial space are voluminous and detailed legal documents, prepared by the landlord’s attorneys for the landlord’s benefit. Don’t assume that because the lease was presented to you as a form, it can’t be changed to better meet the unique needs of your business. We will help you understand the terms and conditions of the proposed lease and, if necessary, negotiate on your behalf for the revisions or additional terms necessary for the requirements of your business.
Your accountant will prepare and file your business tax returns each year, but you should also have a lawyer for your business that understands the tax consequences of the transactions involved in your day-to-day activities. In addition, whether you are involved in producing, distributing or retailing or providing a service, compliance issues abound at the state and federal level. We will help you understand and stay compliant with the statutory tax and licensing demands unique to your business.
If you developed a new product or service for use in your business, you need to protect it. We can protect your individual creativity and unique advantage in the marketplace by registering for federal trademark and copyright protection. In complex cases, we will work closely with a local intellectual property specialist to protect your design or method. Related services: proprietary information/confidentiality agreements.
The above offerings are meant only to be a representative list of the types of issues commonly requiring experienced legal counsel and are not meant as an exhaustive list of services provided.
If you have a business-related legal concern not mentioned above, please contact us to see if we can help. We’ll either have a cost-effective solution for your concern or point you in the right direction to resolve it through an alternate provider.
Our attorney can help with all of your small-business legal needs. Our goal is to get back to what you do best: managing your business.
As always, the initial consultation is free.