Reliable, Efficient Legal Services For Businesses
We offer a variety of services for businesses, including entity formation, handbook and policy development and review, independent investigations, contracts and licensing, and commercial litigation.
Through decades of representing employees in disputes with their employers and investigating and prosecuting countless complaints of retaliation and various types of discrimination, our attorneys have developed extensive knowledge about the risks faced by businesses. You can count on the lawyers at Hoyer Law Group, PLLC, to provide the insights that your business needs to survive and thrive. From offices in Tampa, Florida; Washington, D.C., Michigan and California, we provide general counsel services to businesses nationwide.
Whether you are forming a new LLC and trying to figure out how to handle everyday business matters in your operating agreement or facing a difficult decision about what to do with a problematic employee, we can help. Call us today to learn more about what our experienced attorneys can do for your business.
With offices in Florida, California, Michigan and Washington, D.C., we serve clients nationwide. Our experienced business law attorneys can help you in the following areas:
- Incorporation services
- Contract drafting and review
- Human resources services
- General counsel services
- Partnership disputes
We understand the challenges of businesses – after all, our law firm is a business, too. You have too much to do to spend time with all the legalities of forming and operating a business. The good news is that we are ready to help you get your business incorporated and up and running efficiently. We have decades of combined experience working with entrepreneurs and business owners and have developed cost-effective ways to get you started and to stay with you as you grow.
Our flexible hourly or fixed-fee policies allow us to deep dive into your company and understand what entity form you need (LLC, PLLC, S-Corp or other business organizational structures). We will also obtain your employer identification number (EIN), draft your operating agreement and related documents, and serve, if you wish, as your registered agent (in jurisdictions where we are permitted to do so).
Contract Drafting And Review
Almost every business transaction requires some form of agreement. We have worked with small, medium and even multinational companies to draft, negotiate and implement contracts and agreements of all kinds, which may become useful for your business, for example:
- Software/technology licenses
- Professional services
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Commercial and equipment leases
- Privacy and data security
- Employment contracts
- Human resources agreements
- Other general business contracts
Human Resources Services
Your most valuable asset is your employees. Your employees need clear guidelines, and you need ongoing support to ensure you get the best from your staff while operating in the most legally compliant yet profit-effective manner.
We have decades of combined experience working with employees and employers. Our services can include acting as your in-house human resources manager to perform various custom tasks, including:
- Drafting employment manuals
- Drafting and negotiating severance agreements
- Drafting and negotiating employment contracts
- Investigating internal complaints and providing legal opinions
- Training on numerous topics (including Title VII, whistleblower laws, sexual harassment, avoiding government inquiries, etc.)
General Counsel Services
We can serve as your outside general counsel on an as-needed basis or with a fixed-fee arrangement. In this role, we can provide legal services in a wide range of areas for your enterprise, including:
- Corporate governance
- Attendance at board and shareholder meetings as counsel
- Handling legal issues day to day
- Investigating complaints
- Resolving disputes
- Regulatory compliance
- Human resources
- Construction defect defense for relevant businesses
With all of the above services, we customize our work to fit your company’s needs. By providing timely advice, we can help your business avoid legal problems. It’s always less expensive to avoid a legal problem than it is to solve it.
Get A No-Obligation Case Review
We look forward to hearing about your business law-related challenges and projected needs. Schedule a consultation with one of our business law attorneys to discuss your needs and goals. Send an email inquiry or call 844-277-1217.
What if I am just starting out?
If you’re planning on starting your own business, there are several important steps that you need to take, including hiring a business law lawyer from Hoyer Law Group, PLLC. We can walk you through this complicated process and help you get your business off the ground. If you’re interested in starting your own business, you probably already know what you want to market to the public.
Once you’ve answered these questions listed below, you should have a better idea of whether or not your business has the capacity to succeed. However, you’ll need to reanalyze your idea to make sure that it offers something original. Ask yourself questions such as:
- Is there a need for this product?
- Is this product innovative?
- What problem does your product solve?
- Who are my competitors?
- How does my product stand out?
How can I form a business plan?
Once you’ve decided that your idea has what it takes, you’ll need to create a business plan. This will serve as a roadmap that details the various stages of development, ranging from start-up to advancement. Mapping out your plan can be difficult, which is why hiring a business lawyer is a smart business decision. Not only can a business law lawyer identify your business’s strengths and weaknesses, but they can also give you a sense of professional confidence and help you reach your goals.
Is it necessary to draft a financial plan now?
The next step in starting your own business is to create a financial plan. Starting a business requires an initial investment before you can start making a profit, and some of the costs you’ll have to cover include licenses, rent, utilities and insurance. One of the most common reasons why businesses fail early on is because owners run out of money before earning a substantial profit. Drafting a financial plan with the help of a lawyer can ensure that you have enough money to keep things running smoothly for at least the first year.
Are there different types of businesses?
If your business doesn’t achieve success as quickly as you imagined, don’t be discouraged. Contact a business law lawyer today to guide you through the process and help you on the path to success. There are a few types of structures for your business to choose from:
- Sole proprietorship
- Limited liability company
A sole proprietorship is the most popular structure, in which you’re the only person who owns and runs your business. In contrast, a partnership is run by two or more people. A corporation is owned by its shareholders, and you won’t be held liable for your business’s debts. Lastly, an LLC is similar to a corporation when it comes to protections, but it has similar tax benefits as a partnership. Understanding these structures can ensure that you choose the best one for your business.
To learn more about how our team can assist you as your business takes off the ground, or assist with another business-related concern, we are available to take your call now at Hoyer Law Group, PLLC.