Protect Your Business With A Lawyer’s Help
Whether you run a small family business or a large corporation, a partnership, sole proprietorship, limited liability corporation or nonprofit organization, you should have a relationship with an attorney as there will be times that you will need sound legal counseling for your business.
At O'Donnell, Weiss & Mattei, P.C., our team of business lawyers will guide you through business formation, drafting and negotiation of contracts and agreements, meeting the formal obligations for a business entity, and many other business matters. We consider ourselves part of your “business team” and represent the business interests of many companies in the Tri-County area and beyond.
Why You Need A Business Lawyer
If you want your business to prosper, you need a business lawyer. Don’t rely on “self-help” legal guides; that’s not a suitable replacement for an educated and experienced lawyer.
When operating a business, mistakes can be costly. That’s why you need help from a business lawyer to review your documents, policies and employment agreements. Cutting corners could result in future lawsuits from ex-employees.
Finally, there may come a time when you decide to sell or transition your company. In a situation like this, it’s critical to have an experienced business lawyer on your team to negotiate the agreement of sale and related documents.
Setting Your Business Up For Success
Establishing a new business venture is a critical time frame for starting off on the right foot. There are many key decisions during the early stages that can shape your business for success and avoid costly business disputes down the road. Working with a skilled business lawyer is essential for addressing considerations around business formation and organization such as:
- Creating a business plan to solidify your vision
- Choosing an appropriate business entity, whether that be a limited partnership (LP), limited liability partnership (LLP), limited liability company (LLC), corporation (S corp or C corp) or another type of business organization
- Establishing corporate governance through foundational documents such as certificate of organization, articles of incorporation, partnership agreements and bylaws
- Choosing a location, whether that means leasing office space, buying commercial real estate or setting up shop from home, and exploring the legal ramifications of each option
- Pursuing financing and strategizing the right approach for funding the business
Our attorneys can help you make strategic decisions in all of these areas, laying the groundwork for a thriving enterprise.
Contracts Are At The Heart Of Every Business
As a business owner or leader, navigating contractual issues is something you will likely encounter throughout the life of your business. Contracts are at the core of all types of business ventures, from startups to family-run businesses and well-established enterprises.
We can you put solid contracts into place, including, but not limited to:
- Employment contracts
- Purchase contracts/invoices/terms and conditions
- Service and vendor contracts
- Real estate contracts and leases
- Equipment leases
- Business loan and financing agreements
- Noncompete agreements
- Nondisclosure agreements
- Release of liability provisions
Our attorneys can help you ascertain which contracts are necessary to accomplish your business objectives. We can negotiate terms and draft them in a thorough and detailed manner to mitigate the risk of costly contract disputes that could expose you to business litigation. We can also review contracts and address breach of contract claims that may arise throughout the course of business operations.
How We Can Help You
Let our skilled legal counselors and business lawyers help you achieve your business goals by navigating you through the legalities of today’s demanding business environment.