Business Attorney + Contracts Law
Abrams Law Firm, P.A. (based in Fort Lauderdale, Fl) is committed to serving small and medium-size businesses across South Florida with all of their regular legal needs. We handle most legal matters that may be confronted by your business including, but not limited to:
- Operating, partnership and shareholder agreements
- Business litigation
- Purchases and sales of assets
- Insurance claims resolution
- Private mergers and acquisitions
- Employment law
- Business structure and incorporation
- Bidding on government contracts
As a company, knowing applicable state and federal laws is as important as any other function of your business. While trying to set up other important parts of the business e.g. marketing, production, and customer service., there is a tendency to forget the legal aspect until it is too late. At Abrams Law, we are experienced and knowledgeable in business law. Our firm is committed to serving businesses across South Florida with all of their common and sometimes urgent legal needs.
Getting a lawyer on board will avoid unnecessary difficulties by being adequately prepared. These are some of the many ways we can help your business with setting up and maintaining legal needs.
A contract is a binding agreement that binds parties to their promises, and a breach of those promises will result in consequences as set forth in the contract. As a business, several contracts or agreements need to be signed to keep operations running, e.g., terms and conditions, lease agreements, client contracts and privacy policies, etc. You need a business attorney to help you draft these contracts and protect the company’s interests.
Although most small businesses start as a one- or two-person operations, when they grow, these businesses gradually add more people to the team. However, when the company begins employing people, there must be strict adherence to federal and state labor and anti-discrimination laws. Employment agreements are a way to protect both the company and individuals. Examples of such are non-disclosure agreements (NDA), non-compete, and employment contracts that cover, duration, remuneration, and benefits. As a company, it is highly recommended to have a business attorney draft any of these agreements, mainly because of the technicalities like geographical proximity and enforceability of contracts in different jurisdictions.
Business Structure and Incorporation: Corporate Governance
As a business, setting up is just a tiny part of the job. With time and growth, proper structures will need to be created to make the company run smoothly. As the company is incorporated, you will need to create a structure that embodies your kind of company. This involves making arrangements to accommodate shareholders, directors, partners, executives, annual general meetings, the board of directors' elections, and much more. To create a proper system for corporate governance, you need legal advice.
Insurance Claim resolution
Insurance is an integral part of business operations. It is beneficial to have a qualified attorney look at the insurance policy documents and contract to ensure the company is getting the coverage it expects and needs from insurers. Also, if a dispute with an insurer arises, an attorney can help advocate for full reimbursement of losses.
Operating, Partnership and Shareholders Agreement
Forming a company means that there will be partnership agreement, shareholders agreement, and other forms of ownership agreements. A business attorney will make sure that terms of these contracts are in line with applicable state and federal laws and, at the same time, acceptable to the parties involved. The goal is to protect the company’s interests or the partner’s interests, depending on whom the attorney represents.
Private Mergers and Acquisitions
It is common practice for companies to merge with or be acquired by other companies. These can be highly complex transactions that require legal input during negotiation and drafting so that all parties get fair treatment in the final agreement.
Purchase and Sales of Assets
Sometimes, a business may decide to pivot, change strategy, or wind-up due to unforeseen circumstances. When any of these happen, organizations often choose to buy or sell company assets, which ultimately has legal implications. Disposal or acquisition of company assets, for example, usually has tax implications. So, as much as you need an accounting team, you also need legal advice.
Bidding on Government Contracts
Getting government contracts requires an in-depth understanding of the legalities involved. Without a clear direction about how the law affects those contracts, it is possible to lose opportunities.
As a firm, we handle civil disputes with companies and individuals. Our Business litigation service covers actions like breach of contract and other forms of business disputes.
Our Legal Team is headed by Ryan A. Abrams, Esq. with our office based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Contact us today for all your legal needs. We are committed to helping you build a thriving business.
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