In the same way you need to get a business license from the City to open your doors, you need a business lawyer to be with you from the onset to make sure your corporation or business is protected. Assessing everything from your entity formation, your lease, your contracts, your disputes, and even how you hire, compensate, and terminate employees, Heather can advise you on every facet of your business.
Don't let your business get bogged down in threats of litigation and legal battles. Instead focus on prevention. Hiring Heather as your outside “in house” counsel not only provides you with constant access to legal guidance, it also is provided at a reduced rate for long-term clients.
Corporate and General Counsel Services
From the years of business formation to the ins and outs of everyday operations, having a lawyer to assist in your business can help prevent litigation by putting a legal structure in place. Corporate counsel can help assess every aspect about your business operation, from entity formation to commercial contracts and purchasing or selling your business.
- Entity formation
- Commercial contracts
Litigation and Disputes
Litigation, whether you are the defendant or the plaintiff, will be costly and time consuming. The goal is to avoid litigation or at least limit the costs of it. Avoiding litigation can be done with iron-clad contracts that anticipate various loopholes, and minimizing the costs of litigation can be done in drafting provisions that mandate arbitration or mediation, or at a minimum, shift the payment of attorneys’ fees to the losing party. If litigation cannot be avoided, you need an experienced lawyer by your side who is used to the throes of battle. Heather is well-versed in all areas of litigation your company may encounter such as:
- Contract Disputes
- Labor Disputes
- Copyright and Trademark Infringement
- Regulatory Law
- Minority Shareholder Rights
- Constitutional Matters
- Unfair Business Practices
- Breach of Confidentiality
- Libel and Slander
- Fraud and Misrepresentation
A business lawyer can also help in negotiating or drafting contracts for use with customers or clients. Having corporate counsel on board with your business means that the business lawyer will understand your business quickly and can help prepare and implement all necessary contracts as well as help you understand contracts that other people or businesses want you to sign.
- Compensation Agreements
- Business Operations
- Finance Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Employee Confidentiality Agreements
Protect Your Business From Lawsuits and Mitigate Damages
If you want to protect your business from legal backlash, hiring an in-house or an “outside in-house” counsel should be on your priority list. From drafting documents to handling unexpected legal issues, corporate counsel keeps the legal aspects of your business functioning properly.