Starting Your Business
At Thomas Law, we’ll help you turn your idea into a business. From the forms that you need to file with the government to the contracts that will protect your business in a dispute, we’re there for you.
Hiring the right small-business attorney is as important as having a good accountant. Our staff will help you draft the paperwork that will protect your business as you get off the ground.
Areas of Specialization
Deciding whether a corporation, limited liability company, or other partnership, best suits your business purpose is not always an easy task. Our attorneys work closely with you to determine which business entity is best with your goals in mind. We can also make needed changes to an existing business entity, such as converting from one business type to another, merging entities, or moving your business to another jurisdiction.
We can assist you with:
- Initial Contract Review (before a partnership is even entered)
- Post Contract Review (after the dispute has arisen)
- Recommendations on course of action
- Mediation or settlement services
- In-office support and recommendations based on your case
- Full legal support if the matter goes to court
Thomas Law can help you draft a contract, advise you during negotiations, discuss with you the effects of any proposed modifications, finalize the deal, and follow up to ensure compliance with the contract provisions.
We routinely assist clients with the following types of agreements:
- Independent contractor agreements
- Non-disclosure, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements
- Employment agreements and handbooks
- Sales and purchase agreements
- Letters of Intent
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Merger Agreements
- Bills of Sale
- Financing arrangements, including promissory notes, security agreements, liens, guaranty agreements, contribution agreements, subordination agreements, and indemnification agreements
Commercial lease agreements are complex and usually written with the best interests of the landlord in mind. Some business owners mistakenly believe that these agreements are non-negotiable. Thomas Law attorneys can draft and negotiate provisions that can be included in your lease to protect your business.
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Have a problem? Not sure where to start? Contact us for a consultation or check out our free resource page to learn more about your particular legal issue.
Let’s work together to achieve your small business goals.