Whether your business is just an awesome idea on a napkin, or already generating revenue, we can help you plan for success. We understand that being an entrepreneur means you manage multiple demands, are on a budget, and have limited time. We also know that, when it comes to legal matters related to your business, you need us to make obtaining legal advice easy and convenient by providing services that add value without severely impacting your bottom line. Our job is to listen to you, share your vision, and give you the guidance you need to navigate the inevitable change your business will experience. We will give you a map to stay on track and find the success you are seeking.
Truthfully, you can go onto the internet, incorporate your business, and purchase documents from an on-line drafting service without ever consulting with an attorney. If you do this, chances are good that you will never really review the documents or understand, and consider the meaning of the agreements you sign. Because of this, you may just stop putting business agreements into place all together and stop thinking about the documents you already put into place. Then, something will happen, and when something happens, you will appreciate the importance of the documents you never reviewed, really understood, or worse, failed to put into place.
Guaranteed, if your partnership breaks up, you or your partner become disabled or die, you are sued by an employee you fired, or you want expand or sell your business, you will realize the true costs of your failure to plan when it impacts your productivity, causes an enormous amount of emotional brain damage, and results in higher than anticipated legal fees related to solving a problem that could have been prevented with proper planning.
Having legal business documents in place should be part of your overall business model.Legal documents help set
expectations. Setting expectations reduces misunderstandings and lessens the likelihood that legal disputes will arise. We encourage communication between you, your business partners, and us.
Some of the services we offer include:
- Entity formation, including helping you determine what type of entity you should chose;
- Organizational documents including customized by-laws and operating agreements;
- Employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, and advice on hiring & firing;
- Regular review of business contracts with anyone you are considering entering into a contract with; and
- Transfer agreements including business succession and exit planning. After all, it’s your
business, you should have some say in who can be your partner or what should happen to it
if you become disabled or die.
Finally, although we are here to give you advice on how to stay out of legal jams, if you and your business are in one, we are also here to get you out of it so that you can continue to operate your business, your way.