Scottsdale Business Lawyer
Work with an Experienced Scottsdale Business Lawyer to Protect Your Company
As a business owner, you have to juggle a lot of balls. You have to oversee your daily operations, manage employees, keep track of your finances, ensure customer satisfaction and much more. You don’t have the time to try to manage the complex legal issues that affect your business or to write up detailed contracts and operating documents. You need to work with an experienced Scottsdale business lawyer who can take on this burden for you while also helping to protect your legal rights and your company.
The Arizona corporate lawyers at Denton Peterson can help. Not only are we dedicated attorneys, but we are also business owners ourselves who understand the challenges you face. We work to help you meet your legal obligations while also minimizing your liability and freeing you up to focus on other aspects of managing and growing your business.
Business Structuring and Organization
You will need a good corporate lawyer right from the very start. The way you choose to structure and organize your business will have a big impact on the kind of profits you collect, your tax obligations, your legal responsibilities, how much liability you have, and more. An experienced business lawyer will help you understand each of the options and how they might affect your goals for your business.
Some options for your business include:
- Sole proprietorship
- Limited liability corporation
There are also multiple variations of these types that may be suitable for your business. A Scottsdale business lawyer from our team will help you understand your options and how each will affect the way you manage your business, your finances, and your legal rights and responsibilities. We also work with out-of-state clients who are looking to create business entities in or outside of Arizona. We help people register their businesses, file for trade names, register franchises, and more.
Corporate Filings and Contracts
In order to protect yourself from liability and ensure that you are meeting your legal responsibilities, you will be required to process a large number of filings and draft and review many contracts for your business. Even a seemingly minor change to wording or the smallest omissions can make a huge difference, strip you of some rights to legal recourse or open the door to significant liability. It is critical that you work with an experienced Scottsdale corporate lawyer to create legal documents that will ensure that every important piece of information is included to protect your and your company’s interests.
Some of the many filings we handle for our business clients include:
- Articles of incorporation or dissolution
- Articles of amendment
- Articles of termination
- Annual reports
- Certificates of disclosure
- Statutory agent documents
- Statements of bankruptcy
- Federal and local tax filings
If you attempt to complete these filings yourself, you will spend an unnecessary amount of time in the process and you possibly will make a number of mistakes that may leave your company vulnerable. Our Scottsdale attorneys ensure that these filings are completed accurately and on time, allowing you to focus your attention on other aspects of your business.
We also draft and review contracts including:
- Partnership agreements
- Joint venture agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Employment contracts
- Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
- Commercial leases
- Real estate purchases and sales
- Franchise agreements
- Distributorship contracts
Our attorneys anticipate all possible scenarios when writing and reviewing contracts to ensure that your interests are protected. Every word of your contracts can have an impact on the way you interact with employees, partners, suppliers, and more, and we pay close attention to the details to ensure that you get what you need from the agreement.
We have a proven track record of success in negotiating, drafting and reviewing these and other business contracts for companies of all types and sizes.
Call Denton Peterson today to talk with a Scottsdale business lawyer who can help you and your business.
Despite your best efforts to protect your company and to operate in an ethical way, you may still face commercial litigation in the course of your business operations – or you may need to initiate litigation against unscrupulous partners or suppliers.
Our attorneys are skilled litigators who have represented clients in all types of cases. We can help you pursue litigation or defend yourself against it. Some of the most common cases we handle include:
- Contract disputes
- Securities and taxation issues
- Fraud and fraudulent transfers
- Business torts
- Disputes about corporate governance
- Issues related to insurance coverage
- Disputes related to real estate transactions
- Copyright infringement or other intellectual property misappropriation issues
Denton Peterson lawyers have a track record of success with litigation regarding these issues. We have obtained six-figure settlements for businesses, won temporary restraining orders to cease destructive behaviors, and helped businesses avoid litigation through negotiation and mediation, among other successes.
Our Scottsdale business lawyers aim to protect your business and help you save valuable time and resources in the process. We can help with all the legal needs of your business, no matter how big or small your business is and no matter what your industry. Call us today to talk with a corporate lawyer about your needs. We can develop a short- or long-term plan to meet your goals.
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