Small Business Assistance

Small Business AssistanceDo you own, or are you thinking about starting, a small business? If so, you know there are many legal issues to navigate. Call me today at (813) 431-4470, and let an experienced attorney help you! I offer free consultations and flexible payment options from flat fees to low hourly rates. I can customize your experience so cost does not prevent you from getting the advice and services you need and deserve.

I can help you with a number of business-related issues, including:


Business Formation

There are a number of different types of business entities you can choose from. Each different type of entity has its own advantages and disadvantages, from taxation to asset protection. Choosing the most appropriate entity depends on your individual circumstances. Working with a lawyer before selecting and forming the company can avoid unforeseen issues later.

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Regulatory Compliance

Do you know all of the regulations that will affect your business? Would you even know where to find them? Many people start businesses not knowing that there may be local, city, state, and even federal regulations that the business must comply with. Failure to follow these rules could result in civil fines, and in some situations, criminal charges. Don't risk losing that you worked so hard for. Let an experienced attorney make sure that your business complies with the law.

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Business Litigation

Unfortunately, in business disputes do arise. Whether it's with your business partner or a vendor, some disputes just can't get resolved without going to court. Trying to represent yourself in court can prove a costly mistake, as you are expected to know and follow the same rules as an attorney. As an experienced litigator, I can fight for you.

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Contract Review and Preparation

When was the last time you read an entire contract before signing it? Did you have any idea what half of it meant? Business contracts can be full of legal jargon that most non-lawyers (and some lawyers) would not understand. I have been reviewing, analyzing, and preparing contracts for years. I can help make sure you understand what you are agreeing to before you sign.

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Collections

Sometimes, people just don't pay what they owe. As a small business owner, you could be severely impacted. You can either accept that you will never see the money, or you can try to collect in court. Collection of debts is highly regulated, and you could be in severe legal trouble if you do not follow the rules. I can help guide you through the process, including with representing yourself in small claims court when smaller amounts of money are at issue.

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