Whether you are a start-up or an established corporation, our lawyers will work with you to help you and your company navigate the complex legal world of corporate law. Further, we represent clients from diverse industries from engineering firms to power plants to retail businesses to doctor’s offices.
Incorporating, whether as a corporation, a limited liability company (LLC) or a partnership, with the Secretary of State is a good first step. Our attorneys can help walk you through the issues that you will need to consider and some of the tax implications that such choices may have.
Part of the process of incorporating is also putting into place good governing documents, such as an Operating Agreement, that details who the owners of the company are, responsibilities of owners and shareholders, rights of succession or sale, the initial manager of the company along with their duties and powers, and issuance, type, and quantity of stock certificates. These important initial documents can help safeguard your business later on should problems arise between partners or claims arise because of company actions.
Another common requirement of the corporate legal world is annual meetings in which the shareholders or members, depending on how the entity was created, meet to discuss the business of the company, receive information on the status of the company, and elect officers.
Along with the annual meetings, it might sometimes be necessary to call special meetings in order to carry out specific acts of business. One of the most common reasons for a special meeting is to effectuate the sale or purchase of real property.
Our attorneys can help you and your business put together these important documents and direct you on what might be required to conduct certain business actions.
The unfortunate reality of running a business means that you will inevitably run into problems, whether it be with customers, employees, or even business partners. Having a lawyer on your side for these issues can help take some of the burden off you and allow you to focus on running your business.
Collecting on Past Due Accounts
We can also help you collect on your past due accounts. We can handle everything from simple collection letters demanding payment to filing actions in court. Further, once judgment is obtained, we can file for wage garnishment should the person be employed or garnish non-wage assets if available. Learn more about collections.
Employment Issues/Disputes and Unemployment Claims
Our lawyers have also handled a variety of employment issues from contractual issues to unemployment claims and hearings.
It can sometimes be difficult to know what your responsibility is as a business owner and employer, but we can help guide you in these difficult matters.