A luxury that most large corporations have is the capacity for an “in-house” attorney or legal department that is readily available to service the exclusive legal needs of the company. Small businesses usually do not have this luxury. This can lead to small businesses having inadequate legal representation necessary to avoid common or unique legal issues. Hiring attorneys after the fact to “put out legal fires” without the benefit of any preventive legal advice or planning is not an effective way to operate your business. If you are considering hiring an in-house counsel for your company, you should consult with an experienced Sacramento and Roseville business lawyer today.
The business attorneys at NewPoint Law Group, LLP, can help you assess current and potential issues that may negatively affect your business. Our attorneys are dedicated to learning the intricacies of your business so that we can formulate effective legal and business strategies that are uniquely tailored to your needs. We understand the importance of having an in-house lawyer to handle your legal needs, and we are here to meet your company’s needs. To schedule a free and confidential legal consultation, contact us online, or call 800-358-0305 today.
In-House Counsel for Small Businesses in California
What if small businesses could afford to have an attorney on staff at all times? It is an essential tool for a small business to have an attorney’s number on speed dial. Many business owners take comfort in knowing that an attorney is available on short notice to answer questions and dispense timely advice.
One of the services our firm offers is an in-house law plan that can be customized to meet the needs of your business. For a low monthly fee, business owners can gain access to an on-call attorney with whom they can schedule meetings on short notice.
The following is a list of legal services that we offer as part of our firm’s in-house counsel plan.
Business Tax Planning and Compliance
Our experienced business tax lawyers are available to alleviate the burden of complying with various tax laws that may apply to your business. We can help you identify and utilize tax provisions that could trigger tax deductions and credits for your business. California and federal tax laws require businesses to adhere to several regulations that can be easily overlooked by an overworked business owner. We will work to prevent any tax issues that could impede your business.
Drafting, Reviewing and Negotiating Contracts
Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts is an essential part of any successful business. For example, if you are offering services to a new client, you may need to tailor your agreement to meet that client’s needs specifically. Our skilled lawyers can draft or review contracts that strike a balance between the unique needs of your clients and the needs of your business.
If you are a new business owner, our lawyers can also help you with the formation of your business. There are a variety of business entities to choose from, such as S corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) – and picking the right one for your business is critical. Our business formation attorneys can present you with the most desirable options for the company you want to create.
Business Dispute Resolution
Litigation does not have to be the first option when you encounter a business dispute. In some cases, arbitration or mediation may be a more cost-effective and desirable option than litigation. However, if all parties are not willing to settle, or if an arbitrator arrives at an improper judgment, the cost of these options may rise quickly. Our attorneys can help you determine whether arbitration or mediation would benefit your business more than traditional litigation.
If your business cannot operate effectively due to excessive debt, it may be worth it to consider filing for bankruptcy. Many business entities provide owners and even shareholders with protection from liability for the debts of the company. This means that bankruptcy proceedings will not substantially affect the finances of individuals who operated the company under most circumstances. If your company has become insolvent, you should seek to get ahead of the problem to minimize losses.
California Small Business Lawyers Serving Sacramento and Roseville
If you are a small business owner, it is essential to have an experienced business lawyer who is both readily available and capable of putting together a plan that is unique to your goals. The attorneys at NewPoint Law Group, LLP possess over two decades of combined legal experience that they will utilize to help your business achieve its objectives. Our firm has provided legal representation to various small businesses across Sacramento and Roseville, and we would be proud to represent your business. To schedule a free legal consultation, contact NewPoint Law Group, LLP, online, or call 800-358-0305 today.