Business is a vast battlefield in a war being waged between opportunity and risk. In order to take advantage of opportunity, a strong business leader must constantly mitigate risk and liability in pursuit of their opportunity. As such, the first step in successfully mitigating liability for any business is to properly form your business entity.
As with homes, sound business structures begin with a well-laid foundation. Whether starting or continuing a business venture, it is important that the foundation of your entity be properly analyzed and built around your operational, managerial, and taxation needs.
That is why the North Carolina business law attorneys at Atlantic Coast Law offer a full spectrum of business formation services for your next business venture. Our experienced attorneys will thoroughly review your needs, discuss the advantages and setbacks of different available business entity structures, and then prepare and file the documents necessary for your business. From single member limited liability companies (LLC), to corporations and non-profit organizations, let one of our team help you achieve your business goals by selecting and forming the right type of entity for your business objectives. If protecting yourself and business is a priority, call today to schedule a consult with one of our experienced business law attorneys.
Document Drafting & Contract Review
In general, contracts are everywhere, all around us, and can be formed in many ways, both directly and indirectly. In a sense, contracts, or agreements to undertake obligation, are the glue which hold together our procedural systems in America. From business, to banking, to marriage, whether you’re a consumer, business owner, employee, negotiating a commercial lease, signing a residential lease, or just visiting the doctor, contracts can be tedious and time-consuming matters that may have a lasting impact on your life.
Under North Carolina law, contracts can be oral, in writing, constructive, or implied, but North Carolina, like most states, requires that certain contracts be in writing and signed by the parties to the agreement. For example, contracts or agreements to sell or convey real property or contracts for the sale of goods higher than a certain dollar value must be in writing.
While many see a contract as a legal formality or hassle, contracts are best viewed as a jointly agreed upon framework for success within a mutually beneficial relationship. Rather than causing dispute, a properly analyzed, drafted, and reviewed contract is the best way to avoid unnecessary and costly litigation.
The decision to file a lawsuit or litigate a business dispute is no simple matter. It can be unsettling to find your business in the position of protecting or defending your legal position. Beyond the law itself, there are many considerations, including time, money, publicity, and emotion, all of which must be balanced with the facts of your case and the individual objectives of your business.
In business law, it holds true that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The best way to avoid disputes, lawsuits, and litigation is proper contract drafting and usage. Unfortunately, at times, even the most proactive and vigilant businessperson can find themselves involved in a dispute or involved in a deal without a clear contract. Where simple business misunderstandings can often be resolved with less formal negotiation or mediations, more complex matters may require a formal civil lawsuit to be filed in order to properly defend your rights.
From complaints, to answers, interrogatories, depositions, discovery, and trial, Atlantic Coast Law is prepared to protect your business interest. As trial lawyers, we offer representation on both sides of the court room. Whether your business is the Plaintiff, seeking monetary relief (or otherwise) or the Defendant against a lawsuit, our team of attorneys will assertively protect your business’s interests.
Business Sales, Transfers, & Terminations
Our business lawyers are here for you and your business every step of the way. When the time comes, we can prepare all of the documents and handle any transaction to ensure a seamless transition for your business. From outright sales or business succession planning, to winding up and terminations, the commercial lawyers at Atlantic Coast Law have you covered.
Registered Agent Services
Running a business is no easy task. With the ordered chaos that is business, nothing can be worse than a misplaced legal document. Instead, choose Atlantic Coast Law to serve as your registered agent. As your registered agent, we will be your business’s main point of contact, ensuring you never miss an important legal document. Our services are affordable and can save you more than just time.