The business owner faces challenges from a wide range of legal and commercial disciplines every day.
Perhaps you need a contract? Maybe you have a lease question? Has an employee questioned their wages and overtime? Do you have a regulatory issue that needs to be researched and considered?
I can assist with the various questions that arise from being a business owner such as:
- Business Formation and Entity Selection
- Buy and Sell Agreements
- Operating Agreements
- Preparation and Review of Finance Agreements
- Contract Review and Development
- Business Acquisitions
- Commercial Property and Equipment Leasing
- Shareholder Disputes
- Employment Law
- Regulatory Issues
A focus of my practice is helping clients start their own businesses. I review the client’s business goals and advise on the client’s threshold issues: entity formation and choice, (LLCs, corporation, or limited partnerships), business risks, contract preparation, and the regulatory environment.
Purchasing a franchise or pre-existing business? I can review the documents and examine the legal structure and health of the seller’s business.
Let me help you through these exciting, and at times, anxiety-producing stages of entrepreneurship.
Operating a business in any field requires an immense amount of intellectual and emotional energy. Business owners must not only know their own business operations, but they must be prepared to deal with the unexpected development such as:
- terminating a long-term employee,
- addressing a regulatory change that affects traditional operations,
- starting or ending contact relationships,
- expanding or reducing the business’s real estate footprint,
- buying out a shareholder,
- helping a new investor into the picture.
The contemporary entrepreneur needs a lawyer who is experienced enough to guide the business owner through these daily challenges, with a broad range of knowledge, enabling the lawyer to assist the business client in a wide range of legal disciplines.
The business lawyer must also be wise enough to know when the business owner needs a true specialist. I have been working with entrepreneurs in many industries and have also cultivated relationships with lawyers in highly sophisticated practices in order to assist my clients when they have a specialized need.
No matter the area of law, no matter the client need, I am prepared to guide my clients in the most practical course.