Business Operation Lawyer Serving Ohio & California
Forming a business is just the beginning. Once you are in operation, all kinds of situations can arise, and we are there to help. Many business owners may be facing a problem for the first time, but because we work with many clients across a variety of industries, we may have dealt with that issue for another client. By working with an experienced business operation lawyer, you get the benefit of this experience.
We can help you understand where you have legal obligations or risk and help with negotiations to put you in an advantageous position. Often clients have a quick question they need an answer for, and we pride ourselves on getting back to you promptly – usually within one business day. Above all, our goal is to work with you to continue to build your foundation for success.
Some of the many ways we support your business operations include:
- Corporate governance – advising you on when you need stockholder or board of directors resolutions to authorize an action, and preparing those resolutions;
- Raising angel or venture capital investment;
- Adding new stockholders to your corporation or members to your LLC;
- Reminding our Delaware corporation clients when their annual franchise tax is due;
- Drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, including contractor agreements, commercial leases, employment agreements, etc.;
- Helping you with buying or selling a business;
- Advice on a variety of issues, such as employment policies and actions, contract obligations and disputes, and how to work with potential investors.
Contract Drafting or Negotiating
At the core of every business deal is a contract. From key employee contracts to supply agreements, a company’s executive team will need to be focused on negotiating every provision in a contract with an eye to how it will affect the business.
High-performing teams should supplement their experience with a business operation lawyer who can help them refine contracts they are using every day (like purchase contracts or employment agreements). An experienced business lawyer can also review new deals at a top-level and provide a practical view of a contract or transaction as a whole. This is what we love to do, and we’re here to provide the skilled legal assistance you need to ensure you are negotiating all critical elements of the transaction.
We can also help ensure that business executives don’t miss critical legal terms/rights that get thrown into the contract once the terms like price have been decided. For instance, commercial leases are some of the most complex legal documents businesses can encounter, with terms that can create significant ramifications on your business. We have negotiated dozens of commercial real estate leases, for office, retail, and industrial space, always working to reduce our client’s liability exposure in the future.
With our help, we find that companies keep total legal hours worked down (lower cost and quicker turnaround time), which also gives the executive team the ability to make a more informed choice about where the negotiations should focus. We are here to find a way to structure deals to accomplish an organization’s goals, avoid liability, and protect its interests.
Add Value to Your Business Through Effective Legal Counsel
A new business typically needs significant legal advice when it is being formed. Many business owners make the mistake of thinking that a lawyer is only required as legal issues arise once they are up and running. In reality, legal counsel is needed throughout the business’s life and can help ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and avoid legal disputes from arising in the first place.
By forming an attorney-client relationship early on, we can provide efficient legal counsel as problems later arise. By being familiar with your business and its goals, we can provide tailored legal advice with your bottom line in mind.
Attorneys can attend key meetings, review important contracts to look for liability issues, and give strategic advice. We are available to provide you with an annual “check-up,” a review of your business to spot issues before they become problems. The consistent advice of counsel can help your business grow and ensure that the growth occurs in compliance with the law.
Contact Us for Support
We know how difficult business transactions can be and what issues you may run into. We are here to help solve the legal questions you have involving your business, using our years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and business operation lawyer, to assist you with the unique legal challenges that you experience in day-to-day business operations.
Schedule your consultation today by using the calendar link here.