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Overcome Legal Challenges

Our lawyers have extensive experience assisting Orlando area small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs successfully start, operate, grow and exit businesses.
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Our Business Lawyers Can Help You Succeed

Whether you are a startup, a small business, or a larger more mature company our attorneys have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you succeed.

We will help you grow your business, and achieve your goals, while reducing risk and mitigating potential legal issues.

Hiring a business lawyer, one that understands the challenges you face, is one of the most important steps you can take to help ensure long term success.

We have over 100 years of aggregate experience providing Orlando area businesses effective legal counsel, strategies, and solutions.

Over the years, our business lawyers have built a strong reputation for providing clear, practical and effective legal advice and representation.

We provide quality legal services that businesses throughout Florida can trust and count on at reasonable rates.

We look forward to helping you build and grow your business on a strong legal foundation, avoid costly legal mistakes, reduce risk, and protect your interests.

When you hire Walsh Banks Law, you gain access to trusted, experienced lawyers for strategic legal counsel and representation. Give us a call and find out how our legal services can help you overcome obstacles and succeed (407) 259-2426 or Schedule a Consultation

Startup & Small BusinessLegal Services We Provide

Our business lawyers provide legal services covering every facet of starting, operating, expanding, and exiting a business

Are you just starting out, looking to expand, involved in a dispute, or maybe you’re considering retiring and selling your business? We have you covered.

Our core legal services are focused on supporting Orlando area businesses; from planning and startup through the funding, operation and expansion of the business; to the eventual sale or exit from the business.

Whether you are just starting out, a serial entrepreneur, a startup with a new concept, a life-long small business owner or operate a tightly held family business our Orlando business lawyers have the experience needed to help you achieve your goals and objectives.

We provide a full suite of legal services specifically tailored to the unique needs of small businesses and startups:

Business Formation & Incorporation

We will help you decide on the legal entity with the best internal structure, tax treatment, and liability protection for your business and situation. We will ensure it is properly setup, and the rights, roles, and obligations of stakeholders are properly documented. The importance of the business formation process can’t be understated. Critical rules governing business operations, decision making, dispute resolution, distribution of profits and more are made during the process. Our experienced small business lawyers will help you make those critical decisions, taking into consideration all facets of the business, your interests; as-well-as, mitigating potential risk and future legal liabilities.

More about our business formation and incorporation services.

Business Contracts & Agreements

Contracts are the very foundation a business is built on, permeating nearly every aspect of operations. Our experienced business lawyers help Orlando area owners and operators enter into contracts that move their business forward, protect their rights, and interests, while reducing risk and liability. Our attorneys routinely review, negotiate and draft contracts for clients to ensure that the contract says what they think it does, that they aren’t taking on undue risk, and that their rights and interests are protected.

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate transactions, whether leasing, buying, or selling, can quickly get overwhelmingly complex. What you don’t know can have a negative impact on your business for years to come. The attorneys at our Orlando, FL law firm can help you navigate these complex transactions, make informed decisions, limit risk and potential future legal issues. We will help you navigate each step of the process; from negotiations, due diligence, financing, transaction closing, and post-closing, and will make sure your rights and interests are protected every step of the way.

Employee Policies & Relations

Our business lawyers work with businesses in Orlando, Florida to develop legally sound HR policies, procedures, and employee handbooks. This includes advising on recruitment, hiring practices, and termination policies. We also help with negotiating and drafting employment contracts, offer letters, independent contractor agreements, non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements. We take a preventative approach to developing policies and procedures that are legally compliant, create a stable productive work environment, avoid employee complaints and disputes, increasing employee retention, and reducing the risk of litigation.

Business Finance & Funding

Raising money for a business, whether through loans or investors, is challenging at the best of times and potentially fraught with undesirable legal issues that are often difficult to navigate on your own. Our small business attorneys have assisted and advised hundreds of Orlando area businesses on the funding options available to them, establishing deal structures, due diligence, negotiating agreement terms, preparing, and reviewing proper documentation; as-well-as, closing, and post-closing representation.

Continuity, Succession & Exit Planning

We help Orlando, Florida business owners develop plans to ensure business continuity, protect business assets, and reduce risk, due to unforeseen circumstances. Good business planning provides your organization the proper legal structure to overcome unexpected events. What should happen if you are incapacitated, and someone else needs to manage company operations. What should happen if a stakeholder dies or wants to fully exit the business? Do you have a succession or exit plan in place for when you retire? If not, the business may not support you in retirement or successfully transition to the next generation. Our team of business lawyers can help answer all these questions, as-well-as, develop and implement plans to cover these and other scenarios.

Acquisitions, Mergers & Sales

Buying or selling a business in Florida, can be complex process that exposes both sides to a lot of risk. We can help you navigate the process, conduct due diligence, and identify any risks. Our business lawyers will advise on how to structure the deal to mitigate those risks and reduce any potential legal, financial and tax liabilities. Whether you are a buyer or a seller we can help navigate the process, prepare documentation, negotiate terms and conditions, and close the deal, protecting your legal and financial interests. Our goal is to help you obtain the best terms with the least risk.

Franchise Legal Services

We provide comprehensive legal services to both new and experienced franchisors and franchisees in Florida. If you are a franchisor, we can assist with everything from network development and operations to franchise relations, and dispute resolution. If you are a franchisee, we can help you with everything from FDD and franchise agreement review and the purchase of new or existing franchises to representation for multi-unit agreements, renewals, territory issues and dispute resolution. And when necessary, we can provide both parties representation for dispute resolution and litigation.

Business Tax Planning

We provide tax planning services for businesses of all types and sizes. There are a lot of scenarios where proper tax planning can have a significant impact on a business’ bottom line. For instance, restructuring a business, cashing out a partner, purchase, or sale of a business, are just a few examples of events that can have a serious impact on taxes. We advise Orlando area clients on how to structure operations in a tax efficient manner. We also advise clients on tax implications for transactions, raising capital, leveraging charitable contributions, utilizing depreciation and other related matters.

Outside General Counsel

For many businesses it’s not cost effective to have a full-time in-house counsel to advise on your business’ day-to-day legal issues. But you still need help for those routine legal issues that is left alone could become costly legal trouble. Our general counsel services help you meet those ongoing legal needs. We understand every business has different requirements. That’s why we provide flexible solutions based on your specific needs, helping you as much or as little as you need.

Business Disputes and Lawsuits

We help resolve business disputes and lawsuits.  Our attorneys will help you understand your options and develop a solution that meets your or your business’ goals. We handle all types of business and disputes and lawsuits: breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, business defamation, fraud, shareholder, and partner disputes. When possible, we try to resolve the case before going to court. However, if the dispute cannot be satisfactorily negotiated or mediated, we will aggressively protect your rights and interests in court.

Experienced Business LawyersWorking With Small
Businesses in Orlando, Florida

Since 2005, when our law firm opened, we've been providing quality legal services that small businesses can trust and count on at reasonable rates.

We believe small businesses deserve the same quality legal services available to larger companies and those that have in-house counsel.

Our small business lawyers have helped hundreds of Orlando area small businesses successfully resolve the legal issues keeping them from achieving their goals and objectives.

We have helped these clients with everything from choosing the right type of legal structure to representing them in complex litigation and everything imbetween.

Our promise to our small business clients is that we will give you the same high quality representation that we give our big corporate clients.

We make sure to work within the cost parameters agreed on, are responsive to your needs and will aggressively represent your interests.

Our small business attorneys take the time to get to know you and your company before we make any recommendations or take any actions on your behalf.

We understand that you need timely advice and solutions that will stand the test of time.

When working with small businesses we make sure that our representation is aligned with your goals and objectives.

Seasoned Startup LawyersHelping Florida Startups
& Entrepreneurs Succeed

Launching a startup company? We can help! We do the legal stuff so you can concentrate on building the company.

We serve startups and entrepreneurs in Orlando and throughout Florida,

Our startup lawyers are veterans at working in fast paced entrepreneurial environments.

There are a number of decisions you must make at the outset to get your organization off on the right foot, and a multitude of documents necessary to give those decisions legal effect.

Choice of entity, filing required documents, raising capital, tax considerations, compliance issues, and other external matters require attention to detail and careful planning.

Internally, you need to ensure the agreements and covenants necessary to formalize the relationships between stakeholders, founders, key employees, and company operations are properly in place.

So, it is critical to have a knowledgeable experienced startup business lawyer as part of your team.

A startup company is formed for a distinct purpose. Usually, that purpose is to to prove a concept is valid and scalable.

By its nature, a startup company is usually a temporary organization focused on fast growth. Once the entity reaches an intended trigger event, stakeholders will begin working toward the agreed-upon business wrap up.

Startup companies face unique issues that must be addressed at the same time stakeholders are relentlessly working to scale the company.

It can be tough taking on those essential legal tasks while simultaneously trying to achieve the goals the company was created for.

We have decades of experience providing legal counsel and representation to startup businesses. We understand the unique legal needs startups have at all stages of growth.

Our business lawyers can help with the necessary legal tasks, ensuring you can focus on building the company and accomplishing your goals.

Protect Your Rights & InterestsValue of Hiring a Lawyer for Your Business

Owning and operating a business can be both risky and rewarding. Success is not guaranteed. Getting good timely legal advice can mean the difference between success and failure.

When you work with a business lawyer you are getting an outside perspective on your issues. Because you are steeped in the day-to-day details, and because you are emotionally invested in the success of your enterprise, it can be hard to step back and see what all of your options are.

At the end of the day, whether you are a small businessowner, an entrepreneur starting a new business, or are a larger corporation, your business lawyer is there to help reduce the risk of operating a business, avoid liability, and stay compliant with ever changing laws and regulations.

A good lawyer will show you what your options are and give you sound advice, even if it is not what you want to hear. One advantage of working with an experienced attorney is that they have seen a lot of companies succeed and fail. They have also seen the miscalculations that those involved in legal disputes have made. You get access to all of that knowledge and experience without having to make all of those mistakes yourself.

Brian Walsh, Brandon Banks, Chip Johnson in front of U.S. Supreme Court Building
From left to right: Walsh Banks Law business lawyers, Brian Walsh, Brandon Banks, Chip Johnson; in front of U.S. Supreme Court

A lawyer gives you peace of mind knowing that essential legal tasks are being handled effectively and efficiently. Your own financial resources – and the contribution from any investors – are in good hands, if you have skilled legal counsel from the outset.

The cost may seem considerable when you are just starting out. But it is worthwhile when you realize you are saving your time, money, resources, on avoidable legal problems.

Whether or not you worked with a business attorney early on, now is the time to get your legal house in order. Don’t wait until you are being sued by a disgruntled employee. Don’t wait until you get into a dispute or somehow get stuck in an unnecessary lawsuit. Not taking action now could cost you in the long run.

Keep in mind, as your company grows, hires new employees, adds services and products, leases equipment /office space, and enters into contractual agreements, your legal exposure changes.

Having a working relationship with a good business lawyer will help you keep up with ever changing legal obligations and liabilities. When you know what those obligations and liabilities are they are far easier to plan for and mitigate.

Often the earlier you get us involved with your business, the fewer problems you will have down the road because we will help you avoid major contractual and compliance mistakes.

Most importantly, retaining an experienced business lawyer ensures you have the time to properly focus on building a successful business. An attorney can help you focus on the most important matters, so you will not be distracted by the details.

When you are faced with a legal challenge or question, you should consult with a knowledgeable and experienced business lawyer before making any final decisions.

We help businesses in Orlando, Florida start out on the right path, resolve sensitive legal issues, fight to protect your rights in court, and help you find the right exit strategy when the time comes. We have the knowledge and experience to help at every phase of your company’s life cycle.

Work With UsWhy Hire Walsh Banks Law
We Are here To Help You Succeed

The attorneys at Walsh Banks Law have helped hundreds of companies, in the Greater Orlando area just like yours. We provide the legal advice and services your company needs at reasonable rates.

Many Orlando businesses have made the expensive mistake of trying to save money by skipping meeting with a business attorney only to find out later they needed to spend even more money getting things done the right way. We make sure everything is done right the first time and that you have a solid legal foundation to support the long term success of your business.

The success of your company is too important to take chances on DIY legal solutions and one-size-fits-all online legal forms. You deserve to have someone who not only understands law, but also understands the needs of all the business’ stakeholders.

Our business lawyers provide clear practical legal advise, helping Orlando area businesses overcome day-to-day-legal challenges.

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