Business Organization and Litigation
As we work with our clients day to day to transact their business and improve their profitability, JG Law, encourages contact about any corporate or commercial law matter. It may be something small—a matter we can solve in 10 minutes—but an ounce of prevention could keep that small problem from escalating into a major obstacle.
Our firm focuses on building relationships with clients so we can partner in their continued prosperity. As a small law firm, we can provide clients with direct access and prompt answers, and we also develop thorough knowledge of our clients’ businesses to provide clear insight and sound advice in the following areas:
- Business Formation/Choice of Entity
- Financing and Capitalization
- Business Contracts and Transactions
- Franchising Law
- Technology Licensing
- Employee Relations
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Commercial Lease Agreements
- Business Succession Planning
- Sale and Dissolution
- Shareholder Disputes
- Business Litigation
We offer solid legal counsel in business contract law and all related areas. We draft and negotiate contracts to address and prevent potential problems with vendors, contractors, subcontractors, customers and other businesses. We attend to employee relations and potential issues between and among partners, members, officers and shareholders. We represent clients in contract disputes, shareholder disputes, employee disputes and other business litigation.
JG Law have helped clients with funding to build, acquiring assets and saving businesses. We know many ways to arrange financing and the pitfalls to avoid. In short, it is our intention to counsel clients through virtually every business concern, whether big or small, established or startup. We approach every issue using not only our legal training, but also our understanding of business concerns.
Starting a Business
The “correct” business entity formation depends upon personal liability, tax advantages, number of owners, private equity requirements and many other factors. JG Law counsels startup businesses on the pros and cons of a limited liability company (LLC), standard C corporation, S corporation, limited partnership or other entity. We are experienced in nonprofit law and can advise on legal compliance and tax exemption issues as well. We also counsel established companies on reorganizing under these entities or forming joint ventures. We work closely with clients to organize limited liability companies, joint ventures, partnerships and corporations; negotiate and prepare ownership agreements; and create financing arrangements and stock and option agreements. We draft partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements and corporate shareholder agreements, often including buy/sell provisions to plan for various contingencies involving the unexpected departure of an owner.
We structure all entities and agreements to protect our clients in case of dissolution and to provide clear succession in case of death or disability of one of the partners, members or shareholders.
Once a business is formally structured as a legal entity, we can help develop effective employee manuals and policies, and negotiate property lease and purchase agreements. JG Law can maintain an ongoing relationship as general business counsel, assisting in ongoing business operations by negotiating contracts with clients and major service partners, handling business transactions of all types, and resolving disputes through negotiation, ADR or litigation.