Business Law Attorney Referral Service
What type of cases do Business Law attorneys handle?
Businesses can face a variety of legal issues relating to employees and partners, through to suppliers and owners of leased property to equipment. As a business owner, you may also be faced with complex issues surrounding patents and intellectual property, or when a customer is harmed in the use of a product you manufacture or a service you provide.
None of these challenges should be faced without the advice of a business law attorney who will assist in providing the knowledge and experience you require to represent your business fairly. It is important to recognize that the other party involved will likely have engaged the services of an attorney to act on their behalf.
A business attorney can assist with unforeseen issues such as fiduciary duty claims. He or she will establish whether or not a fiduciary relationship existed, examine the scope of the relationship, and will then establish if there was, in fact, a breach of duty. Your attorney will establish a history, and investigate whether or not it is possible to prove that there has been misuse or misrepresentation within the relationship.
With so many possible ways to breach duties, it is important to have someone on your side who understands the complexities of the law. A business attorney will provide you with the representation you need to protect your interests and establish your side of the story.
Another common issue that can arise for many businesses is disputes with employees. From sexual harassment cases to wrongful dismissal, an experienced business law attorney will work with you to professionally manage cases in which your reputation might be on the line, and assist you in proving that your business acted appropriately in the circumstances.
In California there are very strict and often complex laws surrounding the environment, and your business must adhere to these laws or face steep fines and even possible criminal charges. Regulations that may affect your business, possibly without your knowledge, can include those applying to water, air, toxic substances, pesticides and recycling. Your business attorney can ensure that you are aware of the laws, and challenge the law on your behalf should the need arise.
Business law attorneys can help with cases that include:
- Disputes among people within your business, such as partners or employees
- Disputes with another business, such as a manufacturer you engage or the supplier of a good you sell
- Fiduciary duty claims
- Disputes over contracts with clients, customers, suppliers or manufacturers
- Real estate transactions or disputes regarding leases, negotiations, etc.
- Corporate tax issues
- Intellectual property, patents, and other issues such as trademarks
- Business transactions including mergers and acquisitions
- Divestiture and sale of your business(es)
- Special allocations for business partners
- Security fraud
- Challenges such as environmental law issues
Business lawyers can also assist you in the organization of your business, including the need to incorporate or to become a limited liability company. They thoroughly examine contracts and leases prior to your signing, and may manage the negotiation process on your behalf.
Attorneys who are experienced in Business Law understand the necessary licenses and registrations required for your business, be they federal or state requirements, and can offer guidance in these areas to ensure you are following the laws as they apply to your business.
With the use of a business attorney, you will understand your rights as well as know what laws you must adhere to in order to avoid disputes, fines and criminal charges. Contact us online or give us a call at 818-340-4529, and the ARS representatives will put you in touch with an experienced business attorney in your area based on your case and needs.
Let us know if you’re an attorney interested in becoming a member of the SFVBA’s Attorney Referral Service.