Arizona Business Lawyers, Offices In Mesa & Scottsdale
As owners and representatives of small businesses ourselves, we, the Arizona business attorneys at Denton & Peterson, have experienced many of the complexities that are part of operating a business.
Organizing and Restructuring Your Mesa Business
We understand that between clients, employees and other business partners, small business owners do not have much spare time to worry about the many legal issues that may face them. Our experience and knowledge allow us to take on some of your business’s more convoluted challenges, freeing you to focus on what matters most: taking your business to the next level.
One of the first decisions every entrepreneur must make when starting a business is which organization type best suits the goals and function of the business. Whether you wish to operate for profit or not for profit, as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, or any permutation of these entities, making the best strategic decision for your venture requires a clear understanding of the pros and cons of each structure. The way in which your business is organized affects, among other things, how you and your business are taxed, the extent of your personal liability for the debts your business, and how the entity can be controlled.
Top Rated Business Attorneys Located In Arizona
As your business evolves, you may discover that the organizational structure you chose at the onset of the venture no longer makes sense. In situations like this, the Denton Peterson legal team can help you make a smooth transition from one entity type to another. To find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of corporations, partnerships, LLCs and other business entities, as well as the various options available to you regarding these entities, contact our Mesa law firm.
Mesa Arizona Corporate Filing Services
Complying with the many filing requirements of the Arizona Corporation Commission and the Secretary of State’s Office can be difficult and time-consuming. The business attorneys at Denton Peterson are adept at filing and amending documents in Arizona and beyond. We have experience drafting, filing, and amending an assortment of business documents including, but not limited to:
- Articles of Incorporation
- Articles of Amendment
- Annual Reports
- Articles of Dissolution
- Articles of Termination
- Certificates of Disclosure
- Statements of Bankruptcy
- Statutory Agency Documents
As a business owner, your time is precious. Allow us to take care of all your business’s filing requirements, so that you can focus on meeting the needs and exceeding the expectations of your customers, employees, partners and stakeholders.
Whether you already know which business structure you prefer and you just need help achieving it, or you have not yet thought about the issue, the Denton Peterson legal team has vast experience working with entrepreneurs, and we are excited to help your business take this critical first step.
Professional Business Law Lawyers Near Mesa, Arizona
The Arizona employment lawyers and corporate law lawyers at Denton Peterson, P.C. offer a variety of business law services in Arizona, including corporate filing services and business organization. Our trusted business attorneys have five star reviews on Google, Yelp, and AVVO, and we are a Better Business Bureau accredited business. We can help you with the inception of your business and as it evolves. With a qualified, top rated team of corporation lawyers supporting you, it will allow you to run your Arizona business more efficiently and help you adapt to the needs of your business.
Mesa Arizona Business Contracts Legal Help
Owning and operating a business is a physical manifestation of one’s freedom to contract. When you own a business, you are constantly contracting with employees, partners and customers to establish the rights and obligations of each party. The Denton Peterson business attorneys and Phoenix litigation lawyers understand that having a well-drafted contract in the beginning can prevent unnecessary litigation and costs associated with the same in the future. We strive to help your business develop and maintain beneficial business relationships through skillful contracting.
To draft a business contract that establishes the rights and obligations of the business and third parties, a lawyer must anticipate all the possible situations that could affect the ways in which the business and third party interact. Through its many years of experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide variety of business contracts, the legal team at Denton Peterson is able to anticipate all of these potential situations and establish the rights and obligations of each party before the situation becomes a concern.
We have a proven track record of successfully negotiating, drafting and reviewing the following types of business contracts:
- Business Attorney Reviewed Partnership Agreements
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Commercial Leases
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Employment Contracts
- Franchise Agreements and Distributorship Contracts
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Purchase Contracts for Real Estate or Personal Property
- Sales Contracts
- Supply Contracts
- And many more
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Experienced AZ Commercial Litigation Law Firm
Sometimes there is no reasonable alternative except for defending the rights of your business in a courtroom. In these situations, your business deserves a legal team that understands the objectives of the business and advocates zealously on its behalf. The team of Arizona litigation lawyers and Gilbert employment law attorneys at Denton Peterson has the experience necessary to litigate a wide range of business law issues including, but not limited to:
- Business Torts
- Contract Disputes
- Corporate Governance
- Insurance Coverage
- Real Estate
The Denton Peterson Mesa litigation attorneys have earned a reputation for reaching creative solutions to complex legal issues, while mitigating the risks and expenses inherent to commercial litigation. Below are just a few examples of beneficial outcomes we have achieved on behalf of our business clients:
- Obtained several emergency temporary restraining orders in cases involving confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
- Obtained a six-figure settlement from an insurance company for selling a business owner a policy not suitable to his needs.
- Obtained a six-figure settlement for a business whose inventory was destroyed in a fire caused by a neighbor.
- Convinced the court to completely dismiss a lawsuit filed against our business client by a dissatisfied customer.
- Successfully avoided litigation threatened by the former employee of one of our business broker clients for an alleged breach of contract.
We appreciate that litigation can be harmful to your business and its reputation, so, when possible and prudent, our Phoenix business lawyers work hard to keep our clients out of the courtroom. In the past, we have been successful with both private and court-related alternative dispute resolution methods, including arbitration and mediation. We will always explore the option of settling a case before your business is forced to expend resources at trial.
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Many people underestimate the difficulty of properly forming a business that accomplishes their goals. Each type of business organization has slightly different requirements for formal registration, and any misstep in the formal organization of the business can lead to devastating consequences, including unexpected personal liability and higher taxes. The experienced attorneys at Denton Peterson are familiar with the laws of business registration in Arizona but we can also help you with business needs outside of Arizona as well. We can help you register your business in other states, comply with business opportunity laws, and set up LLCs and corporations in other states, including Delaware. We can talk to you about the advantage of choosing one state over another when you create your corporation or LLC. Our professionals also help franchisor clients register in appropriate states all over the U.S.
We help out-of-state clients who need to form entities in Arizona, amend Arizona entities, and register their out-of-state entities to do business in Arizona. We also help obtain and register trade names and trademarks in Arizona. To find out whether a particular business name or trade name is available in Arizona, please click here.
Whatever challenges your business faces, the Denton Peterson legal team is prepared to help you reach a solution that puts your business in position to thrive and grow. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss all of your business law needs.