Business Law Services

Why do you need a business lawyer?

Well, there are many reasons. But here are just a few:

  • Protect what you have today
  • Plan for what you want tomorrow
  • Maximize your profits
  • Minimize your losses
  • Strategize for the future
  • Optimize for tax savings
  • Improve your customer and client relationships
  • Maximize efficiencies
  • Be aware of legal issues and compliance corners
  • Ensure sufficient insurance for liability
  • Have professional guidance on new opportunities in real time, as they develop
  • Have professional guidance on potential concerns in real time, as they develop

Every small or mid-sized business cannot afford to have its own lawyer on staff. That’s where we come in. We are on your team without being on your payroll.

Contract Review

Here’s the truth: the law can work in your favor or against you. When someone’s offering you a contract template, chances are it overly favors them and may be highly restrictive for you.

Previous clients have called Arati a “contract wizard,” a title she covets. At AB Law, we love tearing through contracts for our clients, making sure you have all the protections you need and pushing the envelope farther to get you the most bang for your contract’s buck. We do it all legally and with the strictest integrity, but the negotiations dance is a fun one for us, with all the gains for you.

We are happy to use our contract wizardry to review every kind of contract that comes across your desk (or inbox). Here’s just a sampling:

  • Lease agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Vendor agreements
  • Bills of sale
  • Purchase agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Merger and acquisition agreements
  • Real estate purchase agreements
  • And whatever else you need.

Because everyone needs a lawyer in their corner.

Business Transactions

We love a good business transaction.

Like breathing beings, every business has life cycles and we can help you at every stage.

Are you embarking on a new venture? Buying or selling a business? Adding a product line? Investing in an existing company? Merging or acquiring a company? Purchasing property? Selling goods or services? Contracting into a new arrangement? Trying to get out of an unfair agreement? Figuring out a business succession plan?

Every transaction has its own complexities. We understand – and enjoy! – them all. We also see both the forest and the trees, and can advise you on all pieces of the larger puzzle.

We have the answers and the know-how.

We can provide help and guidance with the following:

  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Asset sales
  • Purchases
  • Transfers
  • Joint ventures
  • Trademark advisement and protection
  • Business dissolution
  • Contract negotiations
  • Leases
  • And whatever else you need

Regulatory Compliance

We are experts at regulatory and business compliance issues. At AB Law, we have 15 years of specialized experience advising on regulatory matters across highly regulated industries. We can take any complex regulatory code, make sense of it, and quickly boil it down to what matters for your specific scenario. Then, we’ll do the heavy lifting to make sure you’re compliant.

It’s easy to get lost in the web of laws that you’re expected to follow as a small or mid-sized business. Trying to stay on top of local, state, federal, and industry regulations can be overwhelming. Also true – you don’t know what you don’t know. We can help carry this burden for you, saving you the stress, the logistical paper burden, and the financial heartache that you could otherwise experience with noncompliance or an innocent oversight.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing current business policies and procedures
  • Reviewing regulations your business needs to comply with
  • Protecting you and your business from associated risks

We also have the experience to advise and counsel in several niche industries, including healthcare practices. As just one example, we’ve legally advised several medical practices towards success.

Dispute Resolution

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, conflict arises, either from internal or external parties. Before you ever get to this point, we do what we can to protect your legal and financial position.

At AB Law, we’re huge fans of avoiding litigation and the court process. We’ve successfully led clients through the litigation process before, and can do it again, but we’re acutely aware of how financially and emotionally taxing lawsuits can be. If we can avoid a suit, we will try to do so.

We are expert negotiators and collaborators. If there is a middle ground to be found, we can reach it.

Our goals on this are aligned with yours – to keep you protected, and out of court and conflict.

Our dispute resolution services are catered towards being fast, affordable, and free of court intervention, all with your best interests in mind. We try to reach mutually beneficial solutions through whatever means is best for your scenario.

We are open to exploring several dispute resolution techniques with you once we review the matter.

Have questions? We have answers! Let’s talk.

Drop us a note or schedule a free 15-minute consultation with us.