Our large legal team brings a complex body of experience and knowledge to the business law area of our practice, giving us the ability to handle many types of legal issues and planning needs. When you choose Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman, & Cure, PSC for your business law needs, you can feel confident that we will make every decision with the growth and success of your business in mind.
Forming a Business and Preparing for Success
Many of our clients come to us in the early stages of business creation and growth. Choosing the right entity is a crucial step in starting a business, since each entity offers different financial benefits and requires owners to take on specific obligations. As your business grows, your legal team will also be there to help you navigate growing pains and avoid costly legal disputes. We will work together to protect your intellectual property, ensure that you are following the law when hiring or terminating employees, and adhere to all local and federal regulations in your industry.
Employment Issues and Needs
Employment disputes make up a significant portion of legal challenges for growing and established businesses. Prevention is the key to avoiding these issues, which is why we address hiring practices and employees’ rights with new business owners. Our team will work alongside you to create employee handbooks, draft protocols, and implement employment procedures that protect the interests of your business while still accommodating the rights of your employees.
If you face employment disputes as a business owner, we will work aggressively to protect your reputation and demonstrate your adherence to employment law. Whether your business is targeted by a discrimination claim, a wrongful termination claim, or a retaliation claim, our main goal is to clear your name.
Business Succession Planning
Business succession planning covers a range of services offered by Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman, & Cure, PSC. If your long-term goal is to increase the profitability of your business in order to sell it, we will ensure that all of your paperwork and documentation is in place for a strong valuation, easy due diligence process, and quick sale.
If you want to stay involved in your business and pass it down to your loved ones after your death, we will assist you with the business aspect of estate planning. There are several ways to go about this. If all beneficiaries want to have a say in the business and maintain their share of the company, it’s relatively easy to draft an agreement that passes equal parts of the business to each beneficiary. If some want to sell their part and others want to run the business, we can structure a buy-sell agreement that buys out some beneficiaries while leaving enough assets for the others to continue managing the business.
Contracts and Agreements
The core of a business is its contracts. Companies with poorly written agreements or worse, no contracts at all, are in a prime position to be exploited or taken advantage of. Whether you need assistance drafting contracts from scratch, reviewing proposed contracts to ensure that they meet your company’s needs, or revising existing contracts to protect your business from legal issues, we are ready to take a thorough look at your business documentation and protect you from every angle.
Other Business Issues We Handle
Our clients’ needs often extend far beyond these areas of business law, and our experience in this area puts us in an excellent position to meet their needs. Other areas of business law that we can assist in include:
- Commercial real estate
- Severance agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Compliance and ethics
- Investment management
- Trade regulation
Whichever stage you are at in your business, we are ready to help you reach the next level. To discuss your business needs and goals, reach out to Sanchez, Mitchell, Eastman, & Cure, PSC at 360-479-3000.