Denver Business Planning Attorney
If you are running a business, you know it takes more than basic management skills to keep everything running properly. You must build good relationships with your employees, create good customer relations, and handle advertising and promotion. You may also have a need for legal advice regarding contracts and trademarks.
In many ways, business planning is like estate planning for professionals. Like estate planning, we work with businesses to manage their valuable assets for the life of the business. Our goal is to make the necessary plans so your business will be as attractive as possible if you decide you want to sell it or possibly leave it to someone. If you’re looking for a Denver business planning attorney, contact our firm online or call (303) 420-2863 to schedule your free initial consultation.
Why You Need a Denver Business Planning Lawyer
If you’ve never started a business, or if you’ve created multiple businesses before but you want to make sure you do it right this time, it’s always wise to contact a business planning attorney to make sure everything is organized properly. There are many important elements to starting a business, especially if you’re partnering with another person or group of people. In that case, in addition to the usual complications of the startup, you also have to be concerned with legal issues surrounding ownership, planning, and the decision-making issues amongst yourself and the other owners. We can help you.
Once we understand the goals and fears you have about your business, we will use a variety of business planning tools to address those issues. We help clients with a variety of business planning needs, including:
- Startup businesses: Often, small startup business owners are so focused on getting their business off the ground that they might inadvertently skip over some of the necessary legal points.
- Setting up entities, including the formation and filing: Setting up the right kind of business entity can be the difference between protecting your personal assets and having all of your assets up for grabs if a lawsuit is filed against you. Depending on the type of business you’re starting and the protection you need, your business planning attorney can help you determine the best way to form the company.
- Partnership and shareholder agreements: An experienced business planning attorney will be able to help you execute partnership and shareholder agreements in a legally binding way. The last thing you want is to draw up your own contracts and agreements only to find out years down the road that you made a fatal error and the contracts are not valid.
- Registering trademarks: Many businesses will rely heavily upon registering trademarks. While it can be tempting to try to do this yourself to save some money, there are many intricacies involved in searching for and registering trademarks. If you make a mistake, it could end up costing you quite a large sum of money, and you could also waste valuable time.
- Buying and selling the business: Anytime a business owner is interested in buying or selling a business, it’s wise to contact a business planning attorney. They can help you review contracts and make sure you’re communicating everything you want.
We also help clients draft and review contracts between business owners and employees, vendors, customers, and landlords and tenants.
While you might be perfectly capable of handling many of your business issues and decisions on your own, it’s never a bad idea to hire an expert so you can be absolutely certain that you’re doing everything the right way. Instead of waiting to consult with an attorney after something goes wrong, hiring a business planning attorney can be a great proactive step to ensure that your business is adequately protected.
For example, a business planning attorney can ensure that you fully understand all of the anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation laws so that you can behave accordingly. Sometimes, business owners discriminate against employees simply because they don’t know the law. You might know your business, but a business planning attorney is well-versed in the regulations and rules pertaining to your specific type of company, and they can make sure you don’t inadvertently break the rules and create a potentially serious legal issue. This could cost a business and yourself a significant amount of money.
Contact Our Denver Business Planning Lawyers Today For a Free Consultation
At Brady, McFarland & Lord, LLC, our Colorado estate and business planning attorneys have decades of experience helping small to medium-sized businesses throughout Arvada, Colorado, and the West Denver metro area with ongoing legal support. Throughout our time in practice, we have helped hundreds of businesses with their legal needs, so we understand everything there is to know about running a business both legally and properly. After we determine your initial business planning needs, we will continue to meet with you regularly. It is essential that your business plans always reflect your current situation. We will modify and amend your plans when necessary. To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced Denver business planning lawyer, contact our firm online or call (303) 420-2863.