Legal Solutions & Service
Providing legal solutions & support to help you establish your business, protect your name, and keep profits
Everyone wants to achieve greatness and can, however when it comes to taking action on legal or business issues, people just don't know what to do and freeze, or make foolish mistakes. It doesn't have to be that way. Here are a few of the solutions we offer to meet your business needs.
New Business Legal Setup
Identify your legal needs as you start your business with a primary focus on selecting the right taxable business entity in order to:
- Understand your choices for entity selection, including pros and cons of applicable options),
- Reduce legal liability,
- Decrease tax responsibility,
- Provide maximum management flexibility,
Legally Protect Your Brand
This solution provides enhanced legal protection for your intellectual property assets by:
- Conducting a through mark analysis,
- Providing guidance regarding mark development,
- Preparing a written brand legal analysis opinion letter, and
- Applying for your trademark registration.
Protect What You Create
Do you make money by selling something you create? Learn how to protect your investment and your business by enrolling in Own It: Protect What You Create. This course teaches you how to make sure the law is on your side when it comes to putting your creative work out into the world.
The Protect Your Online Business Package
Reduce your online exposure to legal risks that threaten your business. This solution is crafted to:
- Identify the primary areas of risks you are currently exposed to online,
- Provide guidance on how to structure your online presence safely, and
The Non-Profit Legal Setup Solution
This is perfect for the person with all passion and no plan. Federal law has stringent requirements for organizations functioning as non-profits. This solution includes 1-2 presentations with your board of directors and templates for your ongoing nonprofit corporate needs.
- Apply to become a tax exempt nonprofit organization,
- Simplify the application process with guidance and support, and
- Establish your organization and start raising funds to support your cause.
CONTRACT DISPUTES | BUSINESS LITIGATION
Contractual issues can be extremely frustrating for a small business owner to handle. I can ease the hassle by creating and reviewing contracts that truly protect your business’s best interest.
Additionally, if you find yourself neck-deep in the middle of a disagreement that arise from a contract, we can help you sort through the confusion and stress. I offer services that range from drafting or responding to demand letters for payment all the way to representation in Court.
Finding the right business entity to support your business venture is absolutely critical in protecting your investment of time, money, and energy. However, it can be confusing trying to determine whether your business should be a Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation, Limited Liability Partnership, or Limited Liability Company. I can help you take the time to see which entity best fits your needs and structure that entity to maximize your profits.
Small businesses are constantly in the process of doing business with vendors, suppliers, and independent contractors. Many times, people rely on verbal agreements or DIY legal contracting sites. These may seem like a good idea initially, but often backfire on small business owners when tested. I will draft customized contracts for you and all the other businesses and people you encounter to ensure that your business is protected in the long run. Some of the most common contracts we draft are:
- Operating Agreements,
- Partnership Agreements,
- Shareholders Agreements,
- Memorandum of Understanding,
- Employment Agreements,
- Non-Competition/Non-Compete Agreements,
- Non-Disclosure Agreements,
- Sales Representative Agreements,
- Independent Contractor Agreements,
- Partnership Termination Agreements,
- Consulting Services Agreements,
- and many more.
Also, check out are customizable templates at www.toslegal.com/contract-templates.
As your business grows and develops, it is important to make sure that you start and remain legally sound. Additionally, as a small business owner it is important for you to keep your main objectives and goals clear so that the everyday tasks of running your business do not overshadow your aims. I will sit down with you and help you assess where you are, articulate where you are going, and act on your plan. Developing a sound plan and implementing it will put your business on the right foot and encourage outside investors to partner with you as your dreams become a reality.
Sometimes, disputes happen. When they do, and they can not be settled using alternative dispute resolutions, it is important to have an advocate who will fight for you and your business' future. As a trial lawyer, I will zealously defend you if the need arises. I can handle litigation arising from contractual disputes with employees, other businesses, or groups of individuals.
Many small business owners simply want legal support along the way. It can be difficult for a small business owner to predict when, where, and exactly how much legal support they may need at a specific time. Aware of those needs, I have created a number of ways for you to have access to legal support when you need it. Our Standby General Counsel Program was created to ensure that legal counsel is just a phone call away. For more information about the Standby General Counsel Program or any of the other business services I provide, fill out the form below or learn more here.