Find the Best Business Law Attorneys

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    Structure Law Group, LLP

     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."

  • Miller Law Detroit

     1001 Woodward Ave, Suite 850
    Detroit, Michigan 48226
    United States

    The Miller Law Firm Detroit open in 2018 and is a nationally recognized leader in complex litigation, working with small, middle, and large market companies to help them overcome the most common business challenges. Our firm has successfully litigated cases ranging from the low six figures to hundreds of millions of dollars — from the most basic disputes to the most complex and arcane.

  • Miller Law Firm PC

     950 W University Dr, Suite 300
    Rochester, Michigan 48307
    United States

    Headquartered in Rochester, Michigan, The Miller Law Firm is recognized throughout the United States as a leader in complex business lawsuits and securities and consumer class action litigation, representing individuals, investors and companies of all sizes. Since our inception in 1996, what began as a 3-person team of litigators has grown into a 26-lawyer, nationally recognized litigation boutique.

  • Lafferty Gallagher and Scott LLC

     322 US-20
    Maumee, Ohio 43537
    United States

    Phone: 4192415500

    Contact the Toledo lawyers at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott if you need legal help from an acclaimed car accident and personal injury lawyers in Ohio. Call Toledo, Ohio’s attorneys at Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC at 419-241-5500 today to discuss your personal injury case.

  • Hermann Law Group, PLLC, Social Security Disability Lawyer

     235 Main Street
    Danbury, Connecticut 06810
    United States

    At Hermann Law Group, we specialize in fighting for you for your social security disability, long term disability, veterans disability and railroad retirement disability. At Hermann Law Group, we realize that one of the most difficult things about applying for disability is the stress it involves. You are already disabled, often dealing with pain and financial uncertainty. Trying to fight the system alone can be confusing, demoralizing, and exhausting.

  • Melanie S. Cherdack

     100 SE 2nd Street Suite 4400
    miami, Florida 33131
    United States

    Melanie S. Cherdack has more than 25 years’ experience as a securities litigator, representing individual and institutional investors against their brokers and brokerage firms, also specialize in cases for elderly victims as well as handling cases involving complex investment products. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your legal needs.

  • Carmichael Law Group LLC: Bankruptcy Attorney, Disability Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorneys

     18 9th Street Suite 303
    Columbus, Alabama 31901
    United States

    The team of attorneys at Carmichael Law Group understand what you’re going through, and we know how to help. Give our Bankruptcy Attorney a call to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Take the initiative and don’t delay another day. Our office can give you the resolutions and peace of mind you need and deserve. You don’t have anything to lose and a whole lot to gain.

  • Sumner & Associates, PC, Divorce Attorney & DUI Lawyer

     28175 Haggerty Road
    Novi, Michigan 48377
    United States

    Don’t let legal issues threaten your future. Our lawyer handles divorce & family law, DUI, criminal defense, personal injury, and estate planning issues. At Sumner & Associates, P.C., we proudly provide outstanding representation to clients who are seeking legal assistance in the Metro-Detroit Area. We pride ourselves on focused, aggressive, and personalized legal services.

  • War IP Law PLLC

     5345 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20015
    United States

    War IP Law, PLLC is one of the leading intellectual property law firms in Washington, D.C. focuses specifically on trademark law, Copyright, patent, intellectual property and infringement claims. We protect your IP and defend against infringement claims. If you are in need of a intellectual property lawyer you should consult with an experienced Washington, D.C. IP Lawyer at War IP Law, PLLC. Call us today at (202) 800-3754.

  • The Alsandor Law Firm, Family Law & Divorce Attorney

     3801 Kirby Dr #720
    Houston, Texas 77098
    United States

    The Alsandor Law Firm is a Houston boutique law firm specializing in simple and complex divorce cases involving the division of assets such as businesses, retirement, financial accounts, and real estate. We also provide diligent representation for child custody cases involving joint or sole child custody, child support matters involving self-employed and employed persons, paternity cases, adoptions, name changes (adult or child), and the modification and enforcement of prior orders.

  • McCranie Law Firm, Valdosta Personal Injury, Criminal & DUI Lawyer

     202 W Park Ave
    Valdosta, Georgia 31602
    United States

    McCranie Law Firm serves all of Southern Georgia. We compassionately represent clients with DUI/drug charges, personal injury, suspended license, federal crimes, burglary, theft, and probation violations. We have two convenient locations in Valdosta and Douglas. With more than 25 years of practice experience, you can trust the George McCranie Law Firm to handle your criminal case. We will fight to protect your rights and freedom like you we’re a member of our family.

  • Carmichael Law Group LLC

     188 N Foster St
    Dothan, Alabama 36303
    United States

    The team of attorneys at Carmichael Law Group understand what you’re going through, and we know how to help. Give our Bankruptcy Attorney a call to set up a free, no-obligation consultation. Take the initiative and don’t delay another day. Our office can give you the resolutions and peace of mind you need and deserve. You don’t have anything to lose and a whole lot to gain.

  • The Law Offices of Marc J. Shefman

     17000 W 10 Mile Rd #150
    Southfield, Michigan 48075
    United States

    At the Law Offices of Marc J. Shefman, we are dedicated to helping individuals who are facing serious personal injury and are seeking damages for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We also assist individuals with disabilities or special needs who are filing a claim, for the first time or on appeal, for social security disability insurance or SSI. Our legal services are client-focused and address the unique needs and individual situation of each particular client.

  • Disability Attorney Services, Charlotte Social Security Attorney

     6047 Tyvola Glen Circle #9223799
    Charlotte, North Carolina 28217
    United States

    Attorney Brown prides himself on being personally available to speak with clients to answer any and all questions they may have concerning their disability claim to give each and every case the personal attention it deserves. When the time comes to be represented at your Social Security Disability hearing, Attorney Brown will be prepared to advocate on your behalf for the maximum benefits available to you under the law.

  • Girling Law Firm, PLLC, DFW Eviction Attorney

     6340 David Blvd, Suite 100
    North Richland Hills, Texas 76180
    United States

    The attorneys at Girling Law provide legal expertise in representing Texas landlords. Our firm caters solely to the unique needs of property owners, offering both responsive and preventative counsel. We can guide you through lease agreements, tenant background checks, landlord litigation, and eviction trials. If you’re in the Fort Worth area, contact us today to ensure that you’re legally protected from any current or future disputes.

  • Law Office of Gian-Franco Melendez

     2509 W. Crest Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33614
    United States

    As a Hispanic-American attorney, Gian-Franco Melendez understands the importance of keeping the American dream alive. Possessing a range of experience in various areas of the law, Gian-Franco Melendez has learned how to identify and implement the most effective strategies to best serve his clients, no matter what their particular concerns may be. The law can be very confusing, especially for those who are new to this country or have limited English-speaking skills.

  • Cohn Legal, PLLC

     328 W 38th St
    New York, New York 10018
    United States

    Phone: 2122030957

    Cohn Legal, PLLC is a New York City-based law firm specializing in intellectual property and startup law. Cohn Legal, PLLC helps its clients navigate through the murky waters of fast-paced deals and wordy, convoluted contracts, quickly.

  • Snellings Law LLC, Debt Collections Lawyer

     2001 Route 46, Suite 206
    Parsippany, New Jersey 07054
    United States

    The experienced team at Snellings Law LLC is dedicated to providing legal assistance and creditor representation to all types and sizes of businesses. We served clients ranging from individuals and small businesses to large, national corporations. We also have a geographically diverse client base as a result of the services we provide in New Jersey and throughout the United States. Whether your business needs assistance with debt collections or dispute resolution, we are prepared to assist you.

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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.