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Starting a New Business – Do You Need a Business Attorney?

Have you wondered what is involved in BUSINESS LAW and how an ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU. WE CAN HELP YOU!

 WE PROVIDE EXPERT LEGAL ASSISTANCE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS BUSINESS LAW:

Business Sales

Business Start-UpsBuy-Sell Agreements

Confidentiality Agreements

Consulting Agreements

Corporate Governance

Debt Collection

Employment Law

Employment Agreements

Entity Formations

Franchising

Indemnification Agreements

Independent Contractor Agreements

Lease Negotiation & Drafting

Licensing Agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions

Non-Compete Agreements

Non-Profit Organization

Operating Agreements

Partnership Agreements

Promissory Notes

Subscription & Shareholder Agreements

Termination Agreements

Business law applies to business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts, partnerships, syndicates, etc. There are a number of legal complications that can arise when dealing with business law instead of individuals. When things go bad in a business arrangement and people lose money, they need the help of attorneys who are expert in handling business matters, including, if necessary, litigation. If your business has legal needs, including agreements, organizational structures, and disputes, it is best to consult an attorney who knows business law, so your legal documents protect you properly.

Selecting an appropriate business entity is an important start to your business. All our client’s want some form of liability protection. If the organizational documents are not properly prepared and maintained a client may face personal liability for business debts and problems. Our attorneys will help with your needs and choose an appropriate entity. We regularly set up and maintain sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, business trusts, as well as other forms of business entities. We will complete all the necessary paperwork, including some that you do not know about. We will create bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, articles of incorporation, shareholder’s agreements and other particular agreements, depending on your specific needs.

When it comes to business litigation our attorneys are aggressive advocates for our clients. Litigation is stressful and expensive and we work towards a quick and beneficial resolution. Our attorneys all have hands-on experience dealing with Florida and federal courtroom procedures. We will not sacrifice your best interest because we are fearful of going to court. Our firm is successful at producing successful results for our clients, and may change a business dispute into a business opportunity.

Jupiter Legal Advocates and its attorneys can represent your business in:

· State and Federal Court Cases
· Appeals – Requesting a change to a previous decision before a higher court.
· Multi-Party Litigation – A lawsuit in which many individuals are represented in one case.
· Small Claims Court – Court that practices civil matters for smaller amounts of damages.

STARTING YOUR BUSINESS IN FLORIDA

Starting a new business?  As Florida business lawyers, we consider the following items to be important in starting your business:

1. An entity: Does a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) make the most sense for your company? Note: You can form an LLC from a worksheet you get online but that will not include the Operating Agreement, Minutes or EIN number. All are very important.  Lawyers make a lot more money cleaning up the mess created by the inexperienced, in addition to doing the work again, the way it should have been done in the first place.

2. Source of Capital: Will there be investments from out of state and/or by a person not active in the management or operation of the company? This could be a securities law violation with criminal penalties. There is a good reason you can’t sell securities or investment contracts openly.  If you are selling interest in a business, you need an attorney. There is a way to do this right.

3. Your Team: The newer you are to business the more you need a team of qualified professionals (lawyer, accountant, marketing expert, tech guru, etc.) not only to get financing or investment, but also to get business. Major clients, investors and bankers do “due diligence,” which means they check out your ability to perform because, among other reasons, they do not want to get left “holding the bag” of unfilled orders, lost money, unpaid loans, etc.

4. Due Diligence: Have you checked out the industry, your idea? Are you really the only one to have this idea of starting a new business in Florida?

5. StartUp Capital: Do you have the money to build your “legal brick house.”  The money for legal work such as your entity to ensure limited liability, the owners’ buy-sell agreement, a federal trademark, trade name, copyrights, lease review, key employee agreement , non-competition agreement and/or confidentiality agreement, asset protection and general advice regarding organizational engineering is not an expense; it is an investment in the legal foundation of your business.

If you find yourself in such a position it is best to consult an attorney with substantial experience.  There are so many different circumstances that a proper answer to your particular problem can only be obtained by a trained and experienced lawyer.

If you have any question regarding this or any other legal matter our firm may be able to help you.  Please contact Jupiter Legal Advocates at (561) 748-8000 or email us at  info@jla.legal for further information and assistance.  We try our very best to respond immediately.

If you require the immediate services of a highly experienced and aggressive attorney, please call for a FREE consultation

JUPITER LEGAL ADVOCATES

561 748-8000 or email us at: info@jla.legal