Business Lawyers

Business law, or commercial law, requires lawyers to be well-versed in areas such as partnerships, contract law, interstate commerce, taxation, insurance, regulations and marine law. A company may thus need to handle its business law issues with several attorneys, alternating with working together and separately, in order to maximize profit and minimize financial and legal risk.

Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Trademark

Many of our clients ask us, “What are the benefits of registering my trademark?  Don’t I already own my trademark when I start using it?”  Generally speaking, this is a true…

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

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Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

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Common Contract Clauses

Business law clients often wonder why their contracts include some version of the following contract provisions. These clauses may seem unnecessary to a business owner or layperson. However, each of…

Drafting Contracts to Avoid Disputes

Contract law lies at the heart of American society and is the framework from which individuals and businesses enter into agreements every day. From ordering a meal at the local…

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Estate Planning Lawyers

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Dealing with Aging Parents

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Texas Tenants’ Rights and Security Deposits

A substantial number of Texans rent their home, but very few understand their rights when it comes to their security deposit. Worse yet, many landlords don’t understand tenants’ rights when…

WHAT IS A BUSINESS Attorney?

There are many different areas of business law that require the assistance of a business lawyer. A business attorney is an attorney that can help write contracts and agreements for a business. A business lawyer is also an individual who offers general legal advice for businesses and corporations. A business lawyer is also someone who is needed if a business is being sued. Most business lawyers would say it is better to consult with them initially, instead of hiring them when it is too late.

FACTS ABOUT BUSINESS LAW

Business lawyers help businesses through all of the legal bureaucracy of administrative law. It is a good idea to have a business lawyer represent you if you are a business owner. Being sued for your business is a serious issue, which is why it would be wise to have a business attorney on your side. Business lawyers also consult with their clients on how to prevent lawsuits.

Business Law

Businesses face an array of regulation, from premises liability to the business and professions codes, corporate laws, and many other areas of law. Experienced business attorneys are a must to assess and reduce your exposure to liability.

  • E-commerce Laws
  • Corporations Code
  • Business and Professions Code
  • Local Business Regulations
  • Employee Related Laws and Regulations
  • Securities Laws
  • Trademark and Copyright Laws
  • Anti-Trust Laws
  • Consumer Protection Laws including Privacy Laws
  • Personal Injury Laws
  • Immigration Laws
  • Commercial Lease and Landlord-Tenant Laws
  • Environmental Protection Laws
  • Contracts and Financial Transactions Laws including the UCC
  • Building Codes and Regulations
  • Truth in Advertising and Marketing Laws
  • Industry-Specific Regulations

Types of Business Contracts

Below is an abbreviated sample of the types of agreements and other documents that contract and business law attorneys have experience negotiating, drafting, and enforcing:

Commercial Contracts and Documents

  • Indemnity Agreement
  • Operating Agreement
  • Covenant Not to Sue
  • Settlement Agreement
  • License Agreement
  • Service Agreement
  • Letter of Intent
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Private Placement Memorandum
  • Subscription Agreement
  • Investor Questionnaire
  • Term Sheet
  • Settlement and Release
  • Assignment of Contract
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Royalty Agreement
  • Loan Agreement
  • Promissory Note
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Guarantee Agreement
  • Security Agreement

Employment-Related Contracts

  • Employment Agreement
  • Partner Non-compete Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Stock Option Agreement
  • Consulting Agreement
  • Distributor Agreement
  • Sales Commission Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Employment Separation Agreement

Sales-Related Contracts

  • Sales Agreements for Goods or Services
  • Warranty Agreements
  • Limited Warranty
  • Security Agreement
  • Licensing Agreement
  • Warranty Agreement

Real Property Transfers

  • Grant Deeds
  • Quitclaim Deeds
  • Interspousal Transfer Deed
  • Preliminary Change of Ownership Report
  • Affidavits

Leases

  • Commercial Lease
  • Equipment Lease