PHOENIX SMALL BUSINESS LAW
Your Phoenix, AZ Small Business Lawyers
Small business ownership is ripe with controversies and potential legal disputes, which is where small business attorneys come in. Our experienced legal team offers practical advice to our clients. At Cronus Law, we take the time to make sure our clients are warned of all possible pitfalls and ensure that they understand the legal requirements of their individual predicament.
Owners of small businesses face a lot of legal restrictions and paperwork when preparing to open their business, but these legal needs do not stop there. Ongoing legal support is integral to the success of small businesses, as it can prevent possible litigation from shareholders, employees, and customers. Small businesses can have very diverse needs, which is why it is important to find an attorney that will tailor their advice to your individual circumstances.
Small Business Legal Services
Small business litigation attorneys can assist with:
Contracts and transactions
Our team is ready to draft, review, and negotiate contracts on behalf of our small business clients in order to help them conduct their business as profitably and efficiently as possible.
Disputes and Dissolutions within a Partnership
A legal dissolution occurs when a partner desires to end their business relationship, and this can be a tricky process. At Cronus Law, our small business attorney Phoenix legal team will help you through a partnership dispute or dissolution so that your business is protected throughout the process.
Litigation is a significant part of small business law as attorneys are needed to resolve commercial disputes. If the issue is not resolved in court, there are alternative dispute resolution options such as traditional negotiation.
If an owner would like to expand their business by franchising it, our team at Cronus Law can represent them as they seek to grow.
International Business Law
We protect Phoenix small businesses when they are looking to partner with foreign companies for trade.
There are many local, state, and federal regulations that need to be followed by small business owners regarding employment protocols. In order to make sure that your success is not held back by obscure restrictions, codes, and laws, consult with a Cronus Law small business attorney. Our legal team also drafts and reviews employment contracts in order to protect the interests of our client.
When Your Small Business Needs a Business Lawyer
If you run a small business, you most likely already have somebody, like an insurance agent, accountant, or business mentor to advise you. While this may be all that is necessary for simple day to day activities, there are times where you should utilize the services of a small business lawyer.
For example, your business could be penalized for an environmental issue even if you didn’t directly cause the environmental problem. Environmental issues can arise from many places, including emissions, manufacturing, and waste disposal. Another common issue that small businesses run into is deciding whether or not to hire an employee or an independent contractor; depending on which one you decide to go with, there are specific restrictions and regulations that must be followed.
Here are a few examples of when a small business would need a business attorney:
- Past, current, or prospective workers sue your business for discrimination (whether it is in firing, hiring, or for a hostile work environment).
- A complaint is filed against your small business or your business is being investigated by local, state, or government entities for possible violations of any laws or regulations.
- You need to negotiate for the sale of your business, or you need to negotiate the acquisition of another business.
- You need to negotiate the acquisition of assets.
- Your business is involved with an environmental issue.
This list just covers the most common legal issues that small business owners are troubled with—individual businesses will certainly encounter their own unique issues throughout their time, such as fraud and intellectual property rights disputes. Some legal issues can be prevented by simply seeking out insurance and protecting your assets.
Even if you are well prepared and avidly protect your business from legal issues as much as possible, sometimes needing the help of a small business attorney is inevitable. Lawsuits and disputes can pop up unexpectedly, so consulting with a small business attorney is required in order to assure the security of your company.
Getting in touch with an attorney before you need them is the best way to prevent any potential legal issues for your small business. By the time an employee potentially files a lawsuit against you for discrimination during a job interview, for example, the best you could do at that point is to hire an attorney to represent you and defend you during the lawsuit. On the contrary, if you had consulted with an attorney previously, they would have advised you on anti-discrimination laws, and you would know exactly what to and what not to inquire about during an interview. A short consultation can save you a lot of court expenses and headache in the future.
How Cronus Law Can Help
Consulting with an attorney is the safest way to ensure your company’s success in the future, because they can lay to rest the everyday worries that even the most triumphant small businesses experience throughout their careers.
Cronus Law values our community, and our goal is to represent the Phoenix, AZ community and the surrounding cities to do our part in helping small businesses start and flourish. Our team has a strong sense of family, which assists in our client relationships—especially with small businesses. We understand the values and philosophies of our clients, so we can support their best interests.
Request a Consultation
Cronus Law offers ongoing legal advice for preventing conflicts and disputes that could result in litigation or any other hardships that affect small businesses. Our team works with you and your business to help it start up and grow in the Phoenix area. If you are in need of legal representation in court or simply looking for more information, contact our experienced legal team today to request a consultation.