Find the Best Business Law Attorneys

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    Structure Law Group, LLP

    Superlawyers Recipient?: Yes

     1754 Technology Dr
    San Jose, California 95110
    United States

    Practice Overview:

    San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Attorneys

    Review:

    "Based on my experience, I highly recommend the lawyers at Structure Law Group. Mark Figueiredo and his team provided excellent and timely counsel in connection with the sale of a company."

    "Based on my experience, I highly recommend the lawyers at Structure Law Group. Mark Figueiredo and his team provided excellent and timely counsel in connection with the sale of a company."

  • Woods Lonergan PLLC

     60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1410
    New York, New York 10165
    United States

    At Woods Lonergan PLLC, our mission is simple: Provide cutting-edge expertise and sound advice for business litigation, corporate, commercial, contract, real estate, and employment clients. We offer personalized, collaborative representation that leverages our collective expertise to deliver uncompromising value. Website: https://www.woodslaw.com/

  • Joshua Guillory

     700 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501, United States
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
    United States

    Phone: 3372331303

    Josh leads a formidable legal team that puts our clients first in all we do. He is respected by his peers for his abilities and integrity, and he has had the honor of serving as counsel in several key cases that have helped shape Louisiana law.

  • Jeremy Eveland

     8833 S Redwood Rd
    West Jordan, Utah 84088
    United States

    Jeremy Eveland is an experienced Business Attorney and Corporate Lawyer who is licensed to practice law in Utah and serves as General Counsel to businesses. He focuses on Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Contract Law, Advertising, Business Succession, Intellectual Property, and Employer Law. He represents businesses and business owners and assists those with high net worth and real estate assets.

  • CANEI

     4163 Warner Ave
    Huntington Beach, California 92649
    United States

    We serve businesses and entrepreneurs in the areas of new company formation (LLC/Corporation), trademark registration, franchising, and virtual in-house attorney membership program. We have over 15 years of experience and have formed over 100 companies, have filed 100+ trademark applications, and have drafted, registered, and renew several franchise registration offerings for food & beverage concepts.

  • Chandler Criminal Lawyer

     3100 W Ray Rd #201
    Chandler, Arizona 85226
    United States

    Chandler Criminal Lawyer, located in Chandler, Arizona, specializes in providing expert legal defense across a wide range of criminal charges. With over two decades of experience, this law firm is well-equipped to handle cases involving DUI, drug offenses, violent crimes, and white-collar crimes, among others. The firm is renowned for its aggressive legal strategies aimed at securing the best possible outcomes for its clients. Visit us: https://chandlercriminallawyer.com/

  • Ernest D. Buff & Associates

     211 Somerville Rd
    Bedminster, New Jersey 07921
    United States

    As an expert in law and intellectual property protection, Ernest D. Buff & Associates, based in beautiful Bedminster, stands for reliability and unparalleled performance in the patent law industry. Established in 1998, our law firm has been guiding inventors and innovators in securing their inventions, with our comprehensive services – patent litigation defense, design around opinion, and filing and defending patents. || Website: http://ebuffipsolutions

  • Rawlings Criminal Law

     Suite 402/89 Scarborough Street
    Southport, Queensland 4215
    United States

    Rawlings Criminal Law is an approachable, high-calibre criminal firm dedicated to smart, strategic, and dynamic advocacy. We specialise in defending individuals charged with criminal, domestic violence, and traffic offences. When your future and freedom are on the line, Rawlings Criminal Law will fight assertively on your behalf to ensure you get the personal attention you require and the formidable representation you deserve.

  • Kimberli Zazzi

     111 North Market St. Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95113
    San Jose, California 95113
    United States

    Phone: 4086103610

    Our Managing Attorney and Founder, Kimberli Zazzi, specializes in the area of Lemon Law. While she started out working for multi-billion dollar insurance defense firms, knowledge of these mega corporations have provided tremendous insight as to how to obtain the best results for her clients. She has a decade of expertise in negotiation, settlement, and most importantly, extensive litigation and trial experience.

  • The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. Civil Rights Attorney

     161 N Clark St #1600
    Chicago, Illinois 60601
    United States

    Phone: 3126247645

    Civil liberty is a human right, and our Chicago civil rights violations attorneys work hard to help you resolve your case. Beyond that, we aim to make real-world change by setting a precedent as we settle civil rights cases in Illinois. Call us today to schedule a consultation. For More Details visit us @ https://www.sanderscivilrights.com/

  • Sears Injury Law, PLLC – Portland’s Top Car Accident Lawyers

     7931 NE Halsey St #103
    Portland, Oregon 97213
    United States

    When navigating the aftermath of an auto collision, having a compassionate and competent Portland car accident attorney is crucial to ensure your rights are protected. Sears Injury Law, PLLC specializes in providing personalized legal services in personal injury law for those affected by car accidents in Portland, OR. ——- Business Email : rob@searsinjurlaw.com ——- Website : https://searsinjurylaw.com/portland/

  • The Cromeens Law Firm

     1345 Campbell Rd #108
    Houston, Texas 77055
    United States

    Navigating construction law complexities requires knowledgeable legal guidance from a firm well-versed in the sector, and that’s precisely what The Cromeens Law Firm offers in Houston, TX. Whether you need a skilled houston lien lawyer to handle filings or disputes, our attentive team is equipped to protect your interests at every turn. With a deep commitment to our clients.

  • John V. Schweppe Jr.

     211 E Warren St
    Shelby, North Carolina 28150
    United States

    Phone: 7042435124

    Our founding attorney, John V. Schweppe Jr., has been a resident of Shelby, North Carolina, since 1959. He started practice in 1973 and has had a distinguished legal career. He is a past president of the Cleveland County Bar Association, former member of the local school board and past chairman of the Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Schweppe represents clients in a wide range of legal matters, including real estate, estate planning and administration and business law.

  • Dedicated General Counsel PLLC

     Serving area
    Nashville, Tennessee 37219
    United States

    Dedicated General Counsel offers “fractional” general counsel services. With fractional general counsel services your company will not pay for the overhead of a traditional law firm, or of an in-house legal department. You only pay for the services your company needs, and in return, you are provided a highly experienced lawyer, usually at a fraction of the cost of traditional outside counsel.

  • Gherman Legal Pllc

     777 Brickell Ave suite 500
    Miami, Florida 33131
    United States

    Gherman Legal is a Miami-based law firm with a proven track record of success in complex litigation matters. The firm practices in the investment fraud, securities litigation, copyrights, sports and entertainment industries, providing comprehensive legal support throughout the entire litigation process, trial, and appeal.

  • Miller Shah LLP

     65 Main St
    Chester, Connecticut 06412
    United States

    At Miller Shah LLP, our talented California labor&employment attorneys are committed to pursuing the results you need. We pride ourselves on our tenacious approach to many sectors of antitrust litigation, employment law, and more. When you need a skilled legal advocate, we will step up and work towards an effective resolution.For more details visit us @ https://millershah.com/

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What Does a Business Law Attorney Do?

Starting a business can be a very daunting task. It can involve many aspects that can go unanticipated. Initially, a new entrepreneur has to decide what type of business they will conduct. From there, the entrepreneur has to understand which type of business entity or structure is best for their situation. Each structure, whether it be a sole proprietorship, partnership or incorporation, has its pros and cons and differences.

Starting a New Business and Choosing a Business Structure

When deciding on a structure, one must understand the basics of a business entity. Usually, the general goal in setting up a business entity is to create a significant separation between the business and the owner. This separation allows a business owner to legally protect themselves against claims that may otherwise reach them through their involvement in business. For instance, in a sole proprietorship, the business owner is personally liable for the financial obligations of the sole proprietorship. In other words, if that business has a debt that it cannot pay, the owner can be held legally responsible for it. The same applies to a partnership where multiple owners share in the profits and losses of the business. However, in a corporation, the founders or owners are not personally liable for the corporation’s financial obligations as the corporation is a separate legal entity.

There are also hybrid forms of business structures such as a limited liability partnership that combines the concepts of partnerships and corporations. Those forms also tend to create a legal separation between the owners and the business, and can even create a legal separation between the owners themselves. This separation is not an absolute protection from all personal liability for an owner of a business. The law allows for this protection to be broken in situations where in actuality, there is no meaningful separation of the business and owners. This legal concept is referred to as piercing the corporate veil.

Assistance with Tasks Such a Choosing a Business Name

The legal ramifications from choosing one business structure over another are just the beginning of the legal issues a business may face. After formation there still may be issues over licensing, naming the business, employment, tax, insurance, credit and financing, and even contractual relationships with other businesses. For instance, take the naming issue.

  • When starting the business, did the owner look up the business’s potential name in a state database to see if the name was available?
  • Will the name chosen be in conflict with another business name?
  • Are there trademarks involved?

Something as simple as naming a business can involve way more research than one would think. Consulting a business attorney early on can help avoid early legal issues.

How Does a Business Law Attorney Help an Existing Businesses?

Several different situations may call for several different types of business attorneys. If you are just starting a business, your needs will most likely be different than a business that has been up and running for a while.

For the fledgling business, a business attorney can perform a wide array of functions. They can help with the initial formation of the business by creating articles of incorporation or a necessary filing paperwork with the state such as service of process authorizations. They may also help in obtaining any business licenses that may be required. Business attorneys can also help in drafting contracts. You may need employment contracts, non-disclosure agreements, or agreements that cover the sale of products.

For the business that is already up and running, a business attorney is more likely to be needed for drafting contracts and possible litigation issues. An attorney would assist in drafting agreements that deal with relationships with other businesses such as vendors, manufacturers, and third-party service providers. You may also want an attorney to look over any credit obligations the business may have occurred or any government regulatory concerns there may be. There is also a high likelihood that at some point in the lifetime of a business, there will be some form of a lawsuit that the business must respond to. Businesses get sued, and sometimes must sue in order to protect their interests. Its no wonder that many businesses employ attorneys to work on the business’s legal matters full-time.

How do you Choose a Qualified Business Law Attorney?

Searching for the right attorney to help with your business can be like buying a new mattress, they all tend to look alike. You may ask yourself, what difference does make? Well, it can make a huge difference. Many attorneys have a lot in common. They may have similar websites and profiles, but there can be significant differences in the services and abilities of respective attorneys. The process may take a little effort, but it's definitely worth your time. You have to do your homework! Whatever kind of legal work you need, a successful outcome may be largely dependent on which attorney you choose.

Determine Your Needs

So the next step in the process will be to decide on what exactly you are looking for in an attorney. What criteria will you use to base your attorney selection? Here is where it gets a bit easier. There are many sources you can pick from that will allow you to make a sound decision. If you are starting with absolutely no idea of the name of an attorney you might want to use, you may want to start by first zeroing in on your geographic area.

Research Online

You can begin by running a simple search for a business attorney in your local area. From there you should find lists of names and firms that can handle your business needs. Once you have names in hand, you will want to search for information on that individual attorney.There are plenty of websites that rate attorneys or provide reviews for attorneys. Avvo ratings and Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings are good places to start. Avvo's site contains over 1 million reviews of attorneys nationwide. Reviews come from clients that post their thoughts on the attorney's performance. Avvo also provides their own rating that rates attorneys based on information provided by the attorney through their website, and information made open to the public via a state bar association.
Martindale-Hubbell provides ratings that are determined by surveys of other attorneys that are familiar with the work of the attorney being reviewed. They can work as references for a client who wouldn't necessarily have access to others that can evaluate another attorney’s work.

Check the State Bar's Website for any Disciplinary History

Both sites can provide pieces of a puzzle that can help you find what you are looking for in an attorney. The next piece of information you will want to obtain will come from a state bar association website. The bar association is an organization that every attorney licensed to practice in your state must belong. So if the attorney has an office in your state, they must be a member of that bar association.You will want to find the state’s discipline history as most states makes disciplinary actions for attorneys very easy to find.

Many state bar websites have a search tool on their website that will allow you to conduct a search of the attorney in question. A profile will show up and list all the disciplinary actions that have been taken against the attorney. There you will get a good idea if there have been any serious issues raised against the attorney. Hopefully, the attorney will have a clean slate, and you can continue to research that attorney's history. If the attorney happens to have disciplinary actions against them, you may want to look further into the situation for any facts that are provided on the site. The state bar profile will also contain some other basic information that you may want to consider. Bar profiles usually reveal how long the attorney has been licensed to practice in the state. As a business owner, you may want an attorney who has practiced for a considerable amount of time in their area of expertise. An attorney who has handled all sorts of business related manners will have a large breadth of knowledge of how to handle any issue that may arise.

Schedule an Appointment with a Business Attorneys

Once you have some background information on specific attorneys the next step that you should take is to meet with a couple of them. You will want to talk to multiple attorneys in order to find one that you are the most comfortable. Many firms offer free initial consultations so the only drawback may be the consumption of time. When you go to the initial consultation, make sure you have enough questions on your mind that you will use to gauge the level of knowledge that the attorney possesses. You may also want to pay close attention to the demeanor of the attorney, do they seem sincere? Are they listening to you? Or are you just being told what they think you want to hear?

If you follow the above tips, you should be well on your way to finding an attorney that fits your business needs. It is definitely worth a little extra time to make an educated decision on which attorney to choose.