Having an experienced business lawyer, along with other experienced financial professionals, will help your business avoid legal pitfalls. While small businesses may be less likely to face many of the legal issues of larger corporations, running a business of any size has important legal concerns. At the law offices of MHC, our small business lawyers focus on the needs of entrepreneurs like you in the Carolinas. For attorney advice that you can trust and support that you can count on, call our law firm today to learn more about how we can help your small business.
Small Business Law: Our Practice Areas
We strive to be a full-service law firm for small business owners in the states that we serve. This means that we want to help your small business with all legal and business issues it encounters, including:
- Business formation and succession planning. Forming a business is an incredibly exciting process, but it’s also one that’s rife with decisions, and making the wrong choice could have long-term consequences. Our lawyers can guide you through the basics of business formation and assist you in choosing a business structure, understanding the tax consequences and liabilities of each structure type, navigating financing options, and more. We represent corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. We will not only explain the various business structure types and advise you regarding each, but can represent you in business registration.
- Finances and taxes. Knowing the ins and outs of business accounting, financing, and tax liabilities likely isn’t your specialty. As such, working with a legal professional who is well-versed in these issues can help you to avoid complications and ensure that the financial elements of your business are well-managed.
- Business laws and regulations. Depending on the type of business that you run, you may be subject to a variety of state or federal regulations, including immigration laws, environmental laws, zoning laws, real estate laws, and more. We can ensure your business is operating within the parameters of these laws.
- Employment law and human resources. If you are hiring any employees to help you operate your small business, it will be key that you adhere to employment laws–both state and federal–that are relevant to your industry. A breach of such laws could have consequences, including civil litigation in some cases.
- Business contracts and forms. In order to do business, you will no doubt need to enter into a variety of contracts and agreements with other parties, ranging from suppliers to purchasers to employees and more. Our contract attorneys have years of experience drafting, negotiating, and reviewing contracts for small business owners like you. We are confident in our ability to manage buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, lease agreements, service agreements, shareholder agreements, property agreements, operating agreements, and more.
- Intellectual property. Depending on the type of business you operate, the protection of intellectual property may be a key element of your longevity and success. We can help you evaluate your necessary intellectual property protections, and help you protect your business’ trade secrets and confidential information.
Why Work with Our Small Business Lawyers?
At the law firm of MHC, our lawyers are well-versed in a myriad of issues relevant to small businesses and have years of experience representing and advising small business owners like you. We take a personalized approach to our client relationships, always creating a customized strategy for whatever business law issue you’re facing. While we primarily focus on ensuring that business operations run smoothly in order to avoid legal dilemmas or disputes, we can also represent your business should a business dispute occur. We are happy to represent you during alternative dispute resolution, as well as litigation if necessary.
Whether you need general attorney advice when establishing, running, or dissolving your business, or if you need advice regarding a specific small business issue, our lawyers can serve you. To learn more about our legal services and how we can assist your small business, please reach out to our North Carolina small business law firm by phone or online. We look forward to meeting with you at your convenience.