Skilled Business Law Attorneys Serving Small And Midsize Businesses
Our business attorneys are not only experienced lawyers, but they also have been in your shoes. With backgrounds in retail, manufacturing, property rentals and the service industry, they know the kind of help our clients are seeking. They understand that there is no cookie-cutter approach to business and that each client comes to us with their own set of issues and legal matters. These matters can be anything from zoning issues to complex labor law problems, or they could be as simple as the formation of LLCs.
Regardless of the legal concern you have, either our lawyers have lived through it themselves with their own businesses or their past clients have. If you are only beginning the journey of business ownership or are already well on your way, our team can help find solutions to your legal matters so that you can focus on managing your business.
Common Business Law Issues That We Assist With
Below are some examples of common issues that arise in commercial settings and how our lawyers can assist you in those.
Startup And Business Formation
Ours are full-service attorneys when it comes to helping you turn your idea into an operational and functioning business. Their services include helping you choose the right business formation, navigate licensing issues, create your business plan and recognize the many pitfalls that may arise during the early stages of your business.
Zoning And Local Ordinance Compliance
You have a great idea for a business, you have a plan and you’re ready to execute. However, you forgot one thing: The location for your brick-and-mortar business may not have the proper zoning to allow you to sell your product or service. Zoning problems are not always a death knell for your business, though. If you are prevented from opening your business because of zoning or your business is already operational when you received the dreaded visit from the zoning officer, there may be other solutions to allow you to go forward with your business.
Labor Issues And Employment Disputes
Employees are the backbone of most businesses, and many successful businesses find their success by putting their employees first. However, even with an employee-first attitude, many businesses can find themselves dealing with labor issues. We offer both preventative and remedial solutions to help employers deal with labor problems before and after they arise. Our services include:
- The drafting of employee handbooks
- Harassment issues
- Injuries while at work
- Discrimination contracts
If you have any questions regarding these services, please reach out to us today.
Contract Negotiation And Litigation
Contract law is an essential part of most businesses. Contracts come in many forms. They include sales agreements, leases of land, leases of equipment, employment contracts, and other kinds of transactions and agreements.
Fundamentally, a contract is an agreement between two or more parties that imposes legally binding obligations on them. One party, the offeror, makes an offer of payment in exchange for a particular product or service, while the other party, the offeree, accepts the terms of the offer and provides the desired product or service. This exchange is called “consideration” and is what separates a contract from a gift because in a contract, both parties are receiving something of value in exchange.
Once an agreement has been reached, both parties are legally duty bound to complete the terms of the agreement, so one should always carefully review the terms before entering an agreement. You should always consult with a lawyer to help you with a contract formation or negotiation.
Call Our Office Today
If you have a business question or need assistance in a commercial dispute, then our lawyers at Elias Legal are ready to represent you. You can call our office at 724-972-4610 or complete our online form to provide us with a brief description of your issue. We offer free consultations, so be sure to get yours scheduled soon.