Find a Trusted and Experienced Business Lawyer in Matthews NC
When starting a new business, or managing an established business, having legal representation can help you navigate the inherent risks all businesses face. Whether you need assistance creating your business entity, developing contracts, establishing lease agreements, or choosing the right type of employment classification, our goal is to ensure your business is protected and set up for success.
Our Business & Corporate Law Services Include
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- Forming new business entities, such as LLCs, S-Corporations, and C-Corporations
- Drafting contracts for employment, non-competes, and customer service agreements
- Reviewing and giving advice surrounding franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents
- Drafting contracts for the sale or purchase of a business, including asset purchase agreements and stock purchase agreements
- Employment law, such as the classification of workers as either employees or independent contractors
- Intellectual property law, such as non-disclosure agreements, joint-venture arrangements, or patent/trademark advice
- Protecting your personal assets from business creditors through “piercing the corporate veil” and ensuring your business is included within your estate plan.
Verbal contracts are enforceable, but without a written contract you risk creating a “he said/she said” argument in the future. On the other hand, lengthy written contracts can “go too far”—there’s a secret in the legal industry that no one will tell you: lawyers make contracts overly complex to make sure you need to pay a lawyer to interpret them. Weaver, Bennett & Bland bucks this trend by drafting solid contracts in plain language. Whether it’s drafting your contracts or reviewing contracts that someone has presented to you, having a skilled lawyer in your corner protects you and your business.
Online companies like LegalZoom.com and RocketLawyer.com provide business formation services in each state; however, pulling back the curtain of these online juggernauts reveals two secrets you don’t often hear. First, the business formation services you pay for are typically a form driven, one-size-fits-all approach. Second, the legal work is often farmed out to a law firm that’s the “lowest bidder.”
Every business is unique. Churning out a form for each and every new business doesn’t adequately account for your needs. What happens if you, as a business owner, become disabled? Would you want your family to inherit your ownership, or would you want your ownership to pass to someone else? If you get into a dispute with your business partner, how would you want your ownership interest to be valued? Answers to these questions—any many more—are unique to every business. The form-driven approach used by the online companies glosses over these important topics in favor of a universal solution that often results in disaster. Our business formation prices are competitive with other services offered online, and we offer a free 1-hour consultation to learn about your business needs before getting to work.
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Did You Know?
Without a formal business entity, you’re putting your personal house, car, bank account, retirement account, and all of your other assets at risk. If you’re ever sued – even if the lawsuit is baseless – the individual or business suing you can attempt to satisfy and judgement with your personal assets.
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Positioning your business for success often involves proper internal corporate governance and operation. Corporate officers, owners, boards of directors, and