Texas Business Lawyer
When searching for business advice, even seasoned professionals recommend you consult a lawyer. At Javia Law, our Texas business lawyers help business owners protect their rights and defend their interests.
You have a lot at stake when you own a business. You have legal requirements, taxes, operational decisions, and debts to manage. You need a business lawyer that is just as invested in the success of your business as you are. Whether you need help negotiating or drafting a contract, forming a new company, growing your current business, or mitigating legal risks to your business, our Texas business attorneys are here to help you protect your investment. Having a trusted business law attorney in your corner allows you to focus on more important aspects of running your business.
What Does a Business Lawyer Do?
We started our law firm to handle legal matters so entrepreneurs can focus on what matters most—growing and operating their business. As strategic planners and problem solvers, we will always focus on helping you achieve your goals. Our attorneys understand that the Texas Business Organizations Code is not written for the average business owner. When you meet with us, we will help you navigate the legal complexities of running your business.
Some of the legal services we provide our business clients include, but are not limited to, to the following:
- General legal counseling;
- Choosing a business entity;
- Business formation;
- Business planning;
- Negotiating contracts and transactions;
- Reviewing deals with vendors, customers and workers to mitigate risk;
- Drafting contracts to suit each client’s unique needs;
- Legal guidance on day-to-day business operations;
- Business filings with Secretary of State including registration, amendments, assumed name (commonly known as DBA), terminations and reinstatements of business entities;
- Partnership agreements;
- LLC operating agreements;
- Buying or selling a business;
- Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements;
- Employment contracts and independent contractor agreements;
- Joint venture agreements;
- Vendor contracts;
- Service contracts;
- Collecting debts;
- Management agreements; and
- Development of human resource policies and employee handbooks.
Consulting an attorney means taking the initiative to protect yourself and your business in case of a dispute. Taking the time to negotiate and memorialize the terms of an agreement will help you prepare for any potential future disagreements. Ensuring your business registration is completed correctly will help you avoid headaches later.
Business Planning Lawyer
A business lawyer will represent your interests in and out of court. As business owners ourselves, we understand the importance of mitigating legal risks to your business and have experience with these areas of law:
- Employment law—wage and hour requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and anti-discrimination laws like the Equal Employment Opportunities Act (EEOA);
- Contract law—negotiating, drafting, reviewing, and remedies for breach of contract;
- Privacy law—protecting consumer privacy and conducting business online;
- Tort law—negligence, personal injury, and premises liability; and
- Workers’ compensation—coverage protects you from lawsuits by injured employees.
Our experienced Texas business law attorneys can help you understand all your legal options to provide you with the tools you need to make the best decision for your business.
What Difference Can a Texas Business Lawyer Make During Business Formation?
When you decide to go into business, you have many options. You can conduct business as a sole proprietor or partnership without complicated paperwork. However, creating a more formal legal entity can provide liability protection for your personal assets. A business lawyer can help you choose the right entity type for your specific needs, keep your business in compliance, and prepare for future taxes and reporting requirements.
How Can I Avoid Business Disputes?
Taking action early can help you avoid future disputes. While no one plans to have a dispute, misunderstandings and disagreements happen. Preparing documentation of your agreements can help you protect your business and yourself if things take a turn for the worse. Internal documents like operating agreements, partnership agreements, and corporate bylaws provide one path for business owners to manage their expectations. With these documents, you can set your own rules for business operations, contributions, and distributions.
When dealing with outside investors, suppliers, and other business partners, memorializing your agreement in a contract will preserve the work done during negotiations. Your attorney can help you draft a contract that sets out the responsibilities of each party and other important terms of the deal. We can help you set business policies to protect your business. We can help you work out the legal details and let you focus on keeping your business running smoothly.
Benefits of a Contract Lawyer
Legally binding agreements are tools that help businesses run smoothly. Business contracts provide legal protections for you and your operations. Contracts reduce risk and safeguard you and your business by clarifying your rights and responsibilities under each agreement. A well-written contract will outline the tasks you must accomplish and the consequences of failing to complete them. It provides proof and certainty of what the parties agreed to. Below are four important reasons to have a contract lawyer draft and review your agreements.
1. A Well-Drafted Contract Reduces the Likelihood of a Costly Dispute
A lawsuit will consume your time and money. By drafting a contract with clear terms, you can avoid future disputes. A contract aims to clarify each party’s responsibilities to reduce future misunderstandings. A contract attorney will help ensure that your contract provisions reflect both parties’ expectations of the deal.
2. Having a Lawyer Negotiate and Review Your Contract Can Save You Time, Money, and Headache Later On
Because your memory of the deal may fade and change over time, the contract controls the roles and responsibilities of each party. You may have trouble enforcing the deal in a dispute without a binding agreement. By working with a lawyer who focuses on contracts, you can ensure that your contract draft complies with all legal requirements. Your contract attorney will analyze the contract line by line to help ensure it is fair and legally binding for all parties.
3. You Want the Best Possible Contract Terms
The words of the contract memorialize the terms of the deal. Also, a contract outlines the sanctions if one party reneges on the deal or fails to meet its obligations. During negotiations, each side may fight for the terms that benefit them most. An attorney reviewing your contract ensures you get the best possible terms to meet your goals.
4. A Lawyer Will Support You in Forming and Maintaining Long-Term Business Relationships
One advantage of having an experienced lawyer on your side is their ability to manage the nuances of a relationship during contract negotiation. The terms you use can impact your trust and future relationship with the other party. Your attorney understands the implications of contract language and negotiation pressure on both sides. The more provisions your contract includes dictating coordination between the parties, the better the outcome.
Javia Law: Our Experienced Business Attorneys Are Here To Help
Whether you are starting your first business or are a seasoned entrepreneur, our Texas business lawyers at Javia Law can help. We come from a family of business owners, so we understand the day-to-day challenges that come with taking your business to the next level. Our goal is to handle your legal issues and provide legal representation that will set your business up for success. Whether you need assistance beginning, growing, or selling your business, our Texas business attorneys are here to help. At Javia Law, we are devoted to taking care of your business’s legal needs and keeping our clients informed throughout the process.
Our focus is on getting results for our clients, so we will be here for you whether you need help establishing your company, growing your business, negotiating a contract, or mitigating legal risks to your business. When you contact our firm, we will listen and work with you to find the right legal solution for your specific issue. From small business owners and entrepreneurs to nationwide corporations, we are here to address your company’s legal needs. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about how we can help you and your company.