Lawyers for Small Business Owners

Ross Law Group’s legal services for business owners are designed to help you with:

  • Forming a New Business
  • Partnerships
  • Buying an Existing Business
  • Selling Your Existing Business

Contact Ross Law Group today to make an appointment. We charge a very reasonable hourly consultation fee for business consultations.

Legal Services for Starting a Business

You have a great idea, a distinctive product or a valuable skill, and you have decided it is time to start your own business. For many people, being your own boss is part of the American dream. But when you are responsible for everything, where do you begin? One of the best first business decisions you can make is to consult with an experienced small business attorney to get your company started on solid legal ground.

Daniel Ross and the Ross Law Group know that there is always some risk in starting a company, and we keep this in mind when talking to you about business formation matters such as choosing a business entity, initial investments, fiduciary duties, compliance with wage and overtime laws, and protecting yourself from personal liability. Because we are also trial lawyers who handle business disputes and wage and overtime claims, we are uniquely qualified to help you avoid some of the pitfalls of business ownership.

Choosing the business entity structure for your company is one of your most important decisions. A business formation lawyer can explain the differences between the many business entities that exist, such as a corporation, limited liability company, and limited partnership. We can tell you how your choice of business entity may impact legal liability, business continuity, and tax obligations for your business and for you personally. We will explain what fiduciary duty is and help clarify your rights and responsibilities as a business owner.

Ross Law Group charges a very reasonable hourly consultation fee for business consultations. In most cases we can apply the consultation fee toward the fee for business entity creation. Contact us today to make an appointment.

Legal Help for a Partner in a Business

If you are starting a new business with one or more partners, bringing a partner into your existing business, or joining an existing business as a new partner, we advise that you come in for a consultation in regard to your individual interests. No one goes into a partnership expecting conflict, but you need to know how you will be affected and what your options are if a dispute arises between the owners. Our very reasonable hourly consultation fee is worth every penny when it comes to protecting your investment. Call us today for an appointment.

Lawyer for Buying an Existing Business

It is critical to consult an experienced business lawyer when you are buying an existing business. We will help you identify the exact assets that you are buying, their value, and whether they are encumbered. We can help you ensure that the seller agrees to restrictions on starting a competing business, hiring the existing employees, maintaining confidentiality of trade secrets, evaluating the enforceability of the contract for Sale/Purchase, and more. Contact us to schedule a consultation before you enter into an agreement to buy a business.

Lawyer for Selling an Existing Business

You need to protect yourself, your name and your reputation when you sell your existing business. If you plan to remain an employee of the company, you need to know what your rights are after the sale. A business lawyer can assist you in making sure that the assets you are selling are specifically identified and that you retain the right to assets that you do not intend to sell. We can evaluate the enforceability of the contract for Sale/Purchase and advise you on payment terms and your remedies for non-payment. Other important considerations are conveyance of the liabilities of the business, the right to intellectual property, and limitations, if any, on your future business activities. Call us to make an appointment for a consultation before you set the terms of the sale of your business.

We can advise you in regard to and help effectuate your business entity formation, purchase or sale, including but not limited to:

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Professional Corporations
  • Articles of Organization
  • Regulations
  • Organizational Consent
  • Election of Officers
  • Articles of incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Minutes of Shareholders Meetings
  • Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings
  • Assumed Name Certificates
  • D/B/A (Doing Business As) filings
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Restriction Agreements
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Contracts for Sale and Purchase of a Business
  • Executive Compensation Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements

The attorneys at Ross Law Group understand today’s business world and the laws affecting it. We are prepared to help you establish and maintain your company with a firm legal foundation. Call us today to make an appointment.