BUSINESS LAW & GROWTH
Have a lawyer on your team.
Imagine your business with a strong legal foundation.
We support startups and small businesses through their exciting lifecycle, from business formation to sale - and every challenge and opportunity in between.
Business Counsel Service Plans
Our Business Counsel Service Plans are perfect for entrepreneurs and business owners that want to protect their business from legal pitfalls. With a monthly retainer you can stop worrying about the clock every time you call with a legal question, need a document review, or want us to write a cease and desist letter to someone infringing upon your brand. This is a way for a business to have a lawyer on their team without the cost of hiring a full-time lawyer in house. Although we still offer flat-fee, hourly and other piecemeal legal services, members of our Business Counsel Service Plans get their legal needs addressed before a crisis hits because we are involved in their overall business strategy. In law the old axiom "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies double because the "cure" to an unwelcome lawsuit can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Fine Point Business Audit & Strategy Session
If you got through the initial start up phase without a comprehensive legal strategy, now is the time to get your back office in order. Working with us starts with a Business Audit & Strategy Session. It is way more than a five minute self-audit (though that is a great start). It is a comprehensive, personalized and private process we walk through with our business clients to help you accurately assess where your business is now, where it is going in the future, and allows us to identify any gaps that could impact critical business objectives.
The Business Audit & Strategy Session is designed to help you take a proactive approach to the legal strategy of your business so you can spend your time growing the business with a firm foundation securely in place.
If you would like to talk with us some more about conducting a Business Audit & Strategy Session for your business don't hesitate to call or email us.
Strong Start Strategy Session for New Businesses
Is there anything more exciting than starting your own business - bringing your ideas to fruition? Your mind is bursting with concrete ways to make the world a better place.
But slow down, partner. Business formation is a pivotal time in your new company's lifecycle. Your choice of entity impacts ownership, liability, taxes, profit sharing, ongoing management, eventual sale, and much, much more. We can help you make the ideal choice.
For example, is a general partnership the right move for a co-founded organization? What about dispensing with corporate structure, and making this a sole proprietorship? What state do you want to incorporate in? When do you need a founder's agreement? What about protecting your brand? Do you need a trademark? Looking to do some good in the world - should you file a 501(c)(3) non-profit or a certified benefit corporation? And what do you need to do to maintain the entity you chose?
We can answer all of these questions, walking you gently through the advantages of each entity type - and bringing this crucial decision to life.