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

Business law is a core practice area for our firm. We support local Orlando area businesses through their entire life-cycle; from planning and startup through the funding, operation and expansion; to its eventual sale or closure.

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 navigate legal challenges keeping your business from operating smoothly.

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

To learn more about how we can help you and your business succeed contact us today.

Legal Services Our Business Lawyers Provide

We provide a comprehensive suite of services to help Orlando clients successfully start, operate, grow and exit a business.

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.

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.

Our attorneys have over 100 years of aggregate experience providing businesses in the Greater Orlando area 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.

Company Formation & Incorporation: Advise on the best legal structure for your business. Ensure it’s properly setup, with organizational documents tailored for your and your business’ needs.

Business Contracts & Agreements: Review, negotiate and draft contracts, ensuring accuracy, satisfactory terms and conditions, risk mitigation and that your rights and interests are protected.

Review Commercial Lease: Commercial leases are written in favor of the landlord. Don’t get stuck in a lease that is bad for business! Get it reviewed by an attorney before signing.

HR & Employee Policies: Advise on developing legally sound HR policies and procedures, employee handbooks, hiring practices, termination policies, employment contracts, etc.

Commercial Lending: We have years of experience representing both borrowers and lenders in a variety of commercial loan types, for a range of purposes and industries.

Business Purchase or Sale: Assist buyers and sellers navigate through the entire process, conduct due diligence, assess risks, review and verify agreement documents and facilitate closing.

Franchise Legal Services:We provide comprehensive legal services to both franchisors and franchisees, helping clients navigate the complexities and avoid the pitfalls of the industry.

General Counsel Services: Many businesses have ongoing legal needs. We provide flexible solutions based on your specific needs, helping you as much or as little as you need.

Business Insurance Coverage Consulting: Analyze and advise on insurance for coverage, gaps, and overlaps; liability, business interruption, commercial property, E&O, BOP, etc.

Business Tax Planning: Guidance on structuring tax efficient operations, tax implications for transactions, raising capital, utilizing depreciation and other related matters.

Intellectual Property: Counsel clients on establishing and protecting trademarks and copyrights; prepare applications, advise on related rights, agreements, transactions, licensing, and other IP matters.

Continuity & Succession Planning: Help ensure business continuity, protect assets, reduce risk, mitigate potential future legal issues and develop exit and succession plans.

Corporate Maintenance & Compliance: Maintain the corporate veil, reduce the risks of lawsuits and investigations by ensuring adherence to regulations and proper corporate record keeping.

Legal Audit & Risk Assessment: Find and resolve previously unidentified legal issues before they become problematic, disrupt business, and unnecessarily expose the company to lawsuits.

Business Wind Downs: Improperly closing the business, not taking the right steps in the right order, could make you personally liable to the IRS, creditors, employees and shareholders.

Business Disputes & Lawsuits: We try to resolve the case before going to court. If it, cannot be satisfactorily resolved, we will aggressively protect your rights and interests in court.

Experienced Small Business Legal Advisors

Small business law is an essential part of our law firm's practice. We help small business overcome legal challenges, beat the odds, and achieve their goals and objectives.

Small businesses face numerous legal challenges on a regular basis; hiring and firing employees, entering contracts with vendors and customers, obtaining funding for expansion or operations, complying with regulation, etc.

Disputes with employees, vendors, customers and between partners or shareholders occur more frequently than you think and usually happen at the least opportune time.

Legal problems pose a significant risk to small businesses. Even minor issues can have a significant impact on operations.

Ultimately, the challenges you face will depend highly on a lot of different factors. Consulting a trusted business lawyer will help you identify and resolve potential issues before they become problems.

Our business lawyers have helped hundreds of clients in Orlando, Florida, successfully resolve legal issues keeping their businesses from operating smoothly.

Some small business owners take a less formal, DIY, approach to operations, often leading to expensive legal mistakes that can cause disputes, lawsuits, fines, disruption of operations and other avoidable legal trouble.

Choosing the wrong legal entity, ownership structure, or not setting one up, can expose personal assets to company debts, taxes, and other legal obligations, if the company gets sued by a supplier, an employee, there is an ownership dispute etc.

Not having well documented, legally sound employee policies and HR policies can lead to disputes with current and former employees, discrimination claims, non-compete, non-solicitation, and work product disputes, regulator fines, and lawsuits.

Not having a business contract and agreements properly reviewed, so you fully understand it before signing, can lead to disagreements over terms, slow payments, enforcement issues, and accusations of breach of contract and complex lawsuits.

Avoid damaging internal conflicts by properly documenting the relationship between owners concerning the business, clearly outlining each party’s rights, responsibilities and obligations, and the rules for overcoming conflicts and unanticipated situations.

Using DIY, or off the shelf, cookie cutter approach to contracts to conduct business can easily lead to loss and damage when things don’t go right, due to not containing the language, amendments, and clauses for your unique situation and circumstances.

Neglecting intellectual property matters can have serious consequences for your business. Not registering IP, or implementing ownership of work product agreements, a competitor or employee could try and take ownership or claim infringement.

Failing to keep business separate from personal. A business is a separate legal entity. If your business activities are indistinguishable from personal activities you could personally be at risk for the business’ financial and legal liabilities.

The most common mistake small business owners make is not having the right permits, licenses, or registrations to operate their business. This can lead to fines, lawsuits, lost revenue due to business closure, and in some cases arrest.

Being in business is risky. There are simply too many things that could go wrong not to have insurance. Having the right types and level of insurance coverage will help protect the company from liability and unforeseen circumstance.

Not working with a trusted legal advisor. If you handle the legal aspects of your business on your own, without consulting a business lawyer, you are inviting serious trouble that could have a big impact on the future success of your business.

Seasoned Business Lawyers Assisting Florida Startups & Entrepreneurs

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

We are veterans at working in fast paced environments and have assisted startups and entrepreneurs throughout Florida.

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 often a temporary organization focused on fast growth.

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

Once the enterprise reaches an intended trigger event, stakeholders will begin working toward the agreed wrap up.

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 counsel and representation to startup businesses. We understand the unique needs startups have at all stages.

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

When & Why Your Business Needs a Lawyer

When Does Your Business Need A Lawyer?

It’s best to work with a business lawyer as early on as possible. Ideally, that would mean working with an attorney from the very beginning; before you sell your first widget, before you sign your first contract, before money is involved, etc.

They will advise on and assist with avoiding common legal mistakes, reducing risk, mitigating liabilities, and preventing avoidable unforeseen issues that could have serious future legal and financial repercussions.

If the worst happens and you find yourself embroiled in a dispute with a customer or vendor, in an employee lawsuit, have business disruptions issues, or a whole host of other potential issues, you already have a relationship with a lawyer that is familiar with you and understands your business.

It is far more time consuming and expensive to resolve a legal problem than it is to prevent one. Don’t wait until a legal issue becomes a problem before consulting a business lawyer.

If, for whatever reason, you did not retain a lawyer early on, you should have them to conduct a risk assessment of all your current business agreements; including, incorporation paperwork, commercial leases, sales agreements as-well-as any and all contracts and binding agreements, so they can advise on current legal and financial liabilities and risk.

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

Having a working relationship with a good business lawyer, as early as possible, will help you keep abreast of ever changing obligations and liabilities; as-well-as, a strong, well informed, advocate to call upon when a crisis occurs.

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.

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

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.

Why Does Your Business Need A Lawyer?

Your business’ success is not guaranteed. Throughout its life cycle there will be a myriad of legal obstacles. Getting good timely legal advice could mean the difference between success and failure.

When you work with a small business lawyer you are getting an outside perspective on your issues.

Because you are steeped in the day-to-day details, and are emotionally invested in the success of your enterprise, it can be hard to step back and evaluate the risks and liabilities associated with decisions made or actions taken.

A good lawyer will review the options available to you, reviewing the pros and cons of each And provide legal counsel, even if it is not what you want to hear.

One advantage of working with an experienced business 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.

At the end of the day your business lawyer is there to help reduce the risk of operating a business, avoid liability, stay compliant with ever changing laws and regulations, and ultimately build a successful 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.

At Walsh Banks Law we will help your business 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.

We have helped hundreds of companies, in Orlando, Florida, just like yours. We provide legal counsel and representation you can count on, at reasonable rates.

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