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."

  • THE JOEL BIEBER FIRM

     Richmond
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    United States

    The Joel Bieber Firm has been around for years as an experienced Richmond personal injury attorney. We know how the insurance and court systems inside and out, meaning we can take the stress off your shoulders while you focus on what matters in your life. Allow us to represent your case and fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve toward medical costs and suffering. We have professional injury attorneys in Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina who can even come to your locatio

  • Immigration Advice Service

     300 Cadman Plaza W
    New York, New York 11201
    United States

    The Immigration Advice Service (IAS) is a team of immigration attorneys with a wealth of experience in the field of immigration law. A highly skilled team of immigration legal specialists in Brooklyn Heights are at hand to provide all the support you may need. The Immigration Advice Service offers a tailored approach to each client, ensuring they receive dedicated support to reach the outcome they are looking for. The IAS offers a range of services, including assistance with Family Based Gre

  • Immigration Advice Service

     Jersey City
    New York, New York 07302
    United States

    When it comes to submitting a successful application to the USCIS or the Home Office, seeking the help of IAS’ immigration specialists in Jersey City can be crucial. This law firm based in both the US and the United Kingdom is the leading provider of immigration services for businesses, individuals and charities. With decades of experience, all IAS’ immigration attorneys in Jersey City can handle different cases, and work tirelessly to meet their clients’ expectations and needs. Clients can choo

  • Immigration Advice Service

     Long Island City
    Berkeley, California 11101
    United States

    Immigration Advice Service (IAS) is a law firm operating in the US and the UK, and providing a wide range of excellent services for both individuals and businesses looking for expert support. All attorneys working at IAS are trained to handle any case, no matter how complex it may seem. From US citizenship to US work visas applications, IAS’ immigration lawyers in Long Island City can answer all queries and address all cases. The team is proud to offer the most extensive advice to all those who

  • Richard James, Your Practice Mastered, LLC

     1525 S Higley Rd
    Gilbert, Arizona 85296
    United States

    Richard James, Your Practice Mastered, LLC is a firm which help people to make there small law firm to overgrow. We know that it’s not easy to make your start up firm at high, that’s why we are here to help you out to leave your competitors behind and make your firm ahead. Personally have helped many firms now its your turn to experience the same….So just pick up your phone and call us at 888 375 2573

  • Carmichael Law Professional Corporation

     73 Centre Street South
    OSHAWA, ONTARIO L1H 4A1
    United States

    Phone: 9055715123

    Carmichael Law Professional Corporation is a top Family Law Firm in the Durham Region conveniently located in downtown Oshawa, two blocks from the courthouse. Works closely with clients, ensuring that the client is involved in the process and is informed as to each step of the way.

  • Immigration Advice Service

     New York
    Berkeley, California 11581
    United States

    The Immigration Advice Service (IAS) in New York is a team of passionate immigration attorneys who dedicate their time to assisting thousands of clients with their U.S and UK immigration needs. Their services range from assistance with Green Cards to guidance throughout the process of becoming a U.S citizen. Their combined knowledge of both U.S and UK immigration law means that they are also able to offer services to assist individuals emigrating between the two countries,

  • The Voeller Law Firm

     19311 FM 2252, Suite 103
    San Antonio, Texas 78266
    United States

    Top-Rated Estate Planning Law Firm in San Antonio, Texas. Serving the greater San Antonio, Bexar County, Comal County, Guadalupe County, and South Texas areas, the attorneys at the Voeller Law Firm have over 35 years of experience helping families plan for their futures, protecting surviving spouses, and safeguarding assets for children and grandchildren.

  • Robert Wayne Pearce

     1499 Palm Beach 798
    Boca Raton, Florida 33486
    United States

    Robert Wayne Pearce has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. Attorney Pearce has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of investment-related disputes, protecting investors’ rights throughout the United States and internationally.

  • Andrew Lopez

     Denver
    Denver, Colorado 80206
    United States

    Sequoia Legal, LLC is a firm of seasoned business attorneys with focused expertise on corporate, commercial, international trade law, and healthcare provider compliance. With our topnotch business lawyers, we bring our diverse experiences and expertise to help you with your domestic and international business legal demands. Ultimately, we help you achieve your goal efficiently while maximizing your rights and limiting the risks you are likely to face in diverse, complex legal matters.

  • John C. Laurence Law, PLLC

     325 E 79th St Suite 7A
    New York, New York 10075
    United States

    John C. Laurence Law, PLLC, specializes in intellectual property law. From the firm’s New York City location, Mr. Laurence guides small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and large corporations through the complexities of developing and protecting their intellectual property rights. He can handle each step involved in acquiring rights in trademarks, patents, and copyrights.

  • Jill Phillips, Esq

     6301 Ivy Lane #700,Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    United States

    Filing for bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean that one’s life is ruined. In fact, filing for bankruptcy affords one the time to regain control of his/her finances. At The Phillips Law Offices, we take pride in offering exceptional bankruptcy services. As a firm, we’re committed to assisting our clients, and on numerous occasions, we’ve achieved this goal. By hiring us as your preferred legal practice, you can rest assured of getting quality representation.

  • Tulsa GRANDPARENTS RIGHTS Lawyer

     500 W. 7th St., Suite 207
    Oklahoma, Tulsa 74119
    United States

    Phone: 9189941600

    The Tulsa, Oklahoma law office of Justin M. Mosteller provides family law representation for grandparents throughout Oklahoma including Tulsa County, Wagoner County, Creek County, Okmulgee County, Muskogee County, Rogers County, Washington County, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Liberty, Lotsee, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook and Sperry.

  • Robert

     Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
    United States

    The Law Firm of Fenters Ward attorneys has more than thirty years of combined legal and business experience. What makes this firm unique from traditional practices is that its model is based upon legal expertise and vast knowledge in the construction, logistics, and manufacturing industries. This law firm specializes in several practice areas including; personal injury, debt defense, construction law, DUI, family law and legal forms.

  • Jacob W. Wyland, Esq

     McKees Rocks
    McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania 15136
    United States

    Wyland Law Group is the law firm that Western Pennsylvania counts on to handle the tough cases. We specialize in multiple practice areas including DUI, Traffic, Search and Seizure, and Criminal Defense. We are dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of Western Pennsylvania residents who have been accused of committing a crime. We are committed to providing exceptional and accessible legal services.

  • The Cromeens Law Firm

     8431 Katy Fwy
    Houston, Texas 77024
    United States

    Our main goal is to give extraordinary customer service while helping individuals tackle their issues, battling for equity, and helping organizations develop and flourish. You can rely on our assorted group of profoundly experienced lawyers to utilize each apparatus available to them to secure your privileges in any legitimate issue. We gladly convey master guidance and value our demonstrated history to get the most ideal outcomes, regardless of what your lawful needs are.

  • Keaveney Legal Group

     Oklahoma City
    Berkeley, California 08052
    United States

    Keaveney Legal Group is a professional law firm certified and licensed to practice in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. We have 12 locations/offices in the two neighboring states. We have a team of four in-house professional lawyers led by the founder of the law firm, James P. Keaveney. Our legal team specializes in several types of legal services including foreclosure, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and DUI/DWI representation.

  • Trademark Lawyer Law Firm, PLLC

     3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 277
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    United States

    With over 5,000 successful Trademark Registrations under our belt, our firm is passionate about helping you register Trademarks that represent the quality, perseverance, hard work and unique character of your brand.

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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.