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Our lawyers have extensive experience assisting Orlando area small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs successfully start, 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 priorities.

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

Business Formation & Incorporation Services

We provide comprehensive business formation and incorporation services. Our Orlando business lawyers will work closely with you to determine which legal structure (LLC, C-Corporation, S-Corporation, partnership, and non-profit organization) is right for your business and situation; make sure it is properly setup, properly recorded and that founding and other stakeholder agreements are fully documented. The importance of the business formation process can’t be understated. For instance, founding documents, such as, corporate bylaws, LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements shareholder agreements, outline how the business will operate, affecting roles, rights and obligations of stakeholders. They also impact how decisions are made, dispute resolution, and distribution of profits.

Review & Negotiate Business Contracts

Contracts are the very foundation a business is built on, permeating nearly every aspect of a business’ operations. Well written contracts are essential to protecting your business. Our experienced lawyers help Orlando area businesses owners and operators enter into contracts that move their business forward, and protect their rights, reducing risk and liability.

We routinely review, negotiate and draft legally binding agreements and contracts; such as, but not limited to, sales contracts, commercial leases, employment contracts, buy-sell agreements, vendor and service agreements, reseller agreements, founders and shareholder agreements, and non-compete agreements.

Review & Negotiate Commercial Leases

A commercial lease is often one of the biggest fixed costs for a small business. Owners often sign a commercial lease without fully understanding what they are agreeing to and not knowing there are clauses that have hidden fees or that could drastically increase rent and maintenance costs. Avoid costly mistakes, have your lease reviewed by an attorney.  We will make sure there are no hidden sudden increases in rent, fees or other costs. We will flag all the items we find and make recommendations. And, if you would like, we can help negotiate the needed changes for you.

Prepare and Create Employee Policies

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 identifying and addressing issues of employee relations and complying with local, state, and federal laws.

Guidance on Business Finance & SBA Loans

Whether you are just starting out and need funds to open the doors or are looking to expand the business, obtaining funding can be a challenging process. Having an experienced business lawyer on your side will help you confidently navigate that process of financing your business. As your attorney our goal is to make sure you fully understand the terms and conditions of the agreement. And that they are in your best interest and as much in your favor as possible. We can help negotiate the deal and can review the investment or loan transaction documentation to make sure they properly reflect the negotiated deal, and legally compliant.

The SBA primarily provides loan guarantees for small businesses that have limited credit so they can obtain funding. We can help you determining whether or not you are eligible, which loan program is right for you, and acquire the required documentation. We will help you navigate the entire process.

Business Continuity & Succession Planning

We help Orlando, Florida business owners develop plans to ensure business continuity, protect business assets, reduce risk, and mitigate potential future legal issues. Good business planning provides your organization the proper legal structure to overcome unexpected events. What should happen if you are incapacitated, and someone needs to manage company operations. What should happen if a stakeholder dies or wants to leave the business? Do you have a succession plan in place for when you retire? If not, transitioning in the new generation to manage the business may not be very smooth. Our team of business lawyers can help answer all these questions, as-well-as, develop and implement plans to cover these and many other scenarios.

Develop Business Exit Strategy

Having a well thought out exit strategy in place for when you or a key stakeholder leave the business will help protect its value and maintain continuity during and after the transition. Developing an exit strategy that is best for you and your situation will depend on many factors. The earlier you plan for your exit the more options will be available and the greater the flexibility the plan will have. A properly developed exit strategy takes into consideration legal, tax, financial, personal / business goals, stakeholders, and business operation issues. Our firm will help you develop an exit strategy, with contingencies, that will help you leave the business on your own terms and allow the business to smoothly transition.

Facilitate Business Sale or Purchase

Whether you are buying or selling a business in Florida, or the the Orlando area, the business lawyers at Walsh Banks Law can help you successfully close the transaction. We will guide you through each step of the process, mitigate potential risks and liabilities and avoid common legal mistakes.

We will conduct a due diligence review to verify documentation, help negotiate and structure the transaction focusing on reducing potential risks and protecting your interests and make sure the transaction is properly closed. Our Orlando team is also ready to enforce your rights or defend your interests if any disputes or compliance issues arise due to the transaction. We have extensive litigation experience fighting for businesses of all types and sizes.

Strategic Business Tax Planning

We provide tax planning services for small businesses, start-ups, and entrepreneurs. 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, capital contributions, cashing out a partner, purchase or sale of a business, property exchanges or constructing a new building, are just a few examples of events that can have a serious impact on taxes. We advise clients on how to structure operations in a tax efficient manner. We also advise clients on tax implications for transactions, raising capital, asset and equity sales, leveraging charitable contributions, utilizing depreciation and other related matters.

Outside General Counsel Services

If you are a small business, startup, or an entrepreneur, it may not be cost effective to have a full time in-house general counsel to advise your business’ day-to-day operations. You still need legal advice and representation for legal issues you face on a regular basis. With our general counsel services, we can help you meet those needs so you can concentrate on your business. We understand that every business is different, with different legal needs. That’s why we provide flexible solutions customized specifically for your situation. When you hire us to act as your outside general counsel you will have a piece of mind that you have access to trusted legal counsel that you can rely on to be there when needed.

Business Disputes and Lawsuits

We help resolve business disputes. Our attorneys will help you understand your options and based on the circumstances, 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 attorneys 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 in between.

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. We will be 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 Legal AdvisorsFor Florida Startups & Entrepreneurs

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,

We are seasoned business lawyers that 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 business attorney 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 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.

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Value 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.

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Why 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 prices you can afford.

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.

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.

As your company grows more and better opportunities will come your way. Those opportunities will be inherently risky. If you work with an attorney early on, before you open your business, they can provide guidance and help lay a strong legal foundation for future success.

Work with a qualified attorney to review those deals to make sure your rights and interests are protected.

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