Zuplaw Law Firm LLC

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Cases We Handle

(Please note that nothing on this page nor in this website constitutes legal advice. As always, the best way to obtain any counsel is to contact us regarding your specific situation.)

Contracts

From vendor and purchase agreements to licensing and leases, there are countless types of contracts that one can end up facing from day to day. Each contract has its own unique aspects, and each requires a unique approach. With every agreement you sign, it is important that you protect your interests, as well as understand exactly what it is you are agreeing to. We’ll explain each aspect of a contract in a language you can understand— and, no matter what type of agreement you may be considering, we are happy to negotiate on your behalf so as to help you achieve the best position possible.

Entity Formation

When first starting their business, many wonder which entity type is right for them. Should it be an S corp., a C corp., or maybe an LLC? Is there any real difference? The short answer is – yes. Depending on your particular situation, one entity type may offer better tax advantages over the other, or might even offer better opportunities for expansion or transition. Many beginning business owners simply default to the basic LLC without considering important factors that may affect their bottom line down the road. What’s more, many fail to take the proper steps to insure that their business is adequately protected from liability. We’ll help you take the right direction from the onset, avoiding unnecessary disputes and costly lawsuits that could derail your business in the future.

Trademark/ Copyright

You’ve got an idea, or possibly a creative work. How do you protect it from misappropriation by others? There are a variety of ways to preserve your rights - but in case someone does infringe upon your idea, the steps you take now will determine the options you have later. Of course, each situation is different, so be sure to give us a call in order to find out how you can keep your options open to the best extent possible.

Business Transition and Growth

Businesses change. They adapt. In order to survive, they must continually reinvent themselves, staying flexible in the face of shifting market conditions. Your business likely has experienced this already: for example, maybe you have already weathered the economic slowdown by cutting costs or expanding into new product lines. Or, maybe your business is currently booming, but you are unsure of how to best handle the growth and to keep the integrity of your company intact at the same time. Still, on the other side of the coin, maybe you've spent years building your dream but are now ready to pass it on to future generations... or even to sell it outright. Whatever your situation, business transitions take careful planning and strategy. We can help you through the process so as to maximize your potential and to further your goals.