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The legal side of business can be somewhat paradoxical. On the one hand, business owners got into business to sell a product or service and take care of customers, not deal with legal matters. On the other hand, business law is the spine of commercial enterprise. Business runs on trust, and in a complex economy, you aren’t always sure you can trust the people you need to do business with. Things like contracts and business laws, though, create a system of trust. You can trust the contract.
However, that’s only true to the point that it is a well-crafted contract. The problem is that business owners didn’t get into business to learn how to write contracts, nor do they have the knowledge and experience to foresee everything that should be in a contract. That’s where we at Axelrod & Associates, P.A., can help. Let our skilled, experienced Little River business law attorneys handle the legal side of things so you can get back to running your business.
One of the most important parts of running a business in Little River, SC, is making sure you have the right legal structure for your business. Every business structure has its advantages and disadvantages. One of the things we do as business attorneys is ask about your business, how you see it growing, and what you would like to do in the long term. After we understand your business and plans, we can help clarify what options might be most appropriate for your situation. The business structures available in South Carolina are:
The legal needs of a business can be incredibly varied. Whatever the business law needs you face, we seek to minimize the time and effort it takes on your end, so you can focus on your business operations. Some of the business law issues we handle include:
A: Many people may attempt to solve a business dispute without a lawyer, but often, they inevitably decide they have to get a lawyer when the dispute is so far gone that legal action becomes inevitable. It can usually be beneficial to begin working with a lawyer before it reaches that point. Taking someone to court should be a last resort for most businesses. It’s an unnecessary expense in both time and money. What you can do is negotiate to avoid commercial litigation. Negotiation, though, is a skill that benefits from experience. Having a lawyer negotiate on your behalf can take advantage of their skill and experience, as they understand how to avoid litigation.
A: The business formation you settle on should be tailored to your needs and your business partners if you are going into business with anyone else. A business lawyer can help you understand what option will fit your situation by discussing where your business is today and how you envision it growing in the future. Your options for business formation in South Carolina are:
A: Contracts are one of the most important elements of doing business. Business is built on trust, and contracts are a way of creating agreements that you can trust. A good contract clearly spells out what both parties are responsible for under the terms. Importantly, it also describes the process for what will happen should either party fail to follow through. Some of the contracts that play a major role in business include:
A: Intellectual property can often be vital to a business’s survival and success. In some cases, it’s a business’s primary competitive advantage. In other cases, such as with musicians and artists, it’s a business’s primary source of revenue. It’s critical that these businesses see that their IP is protected and not stolen by others. In many cases, IP concerns equate with lost sales for the business. Some common IP issues that a business attorney can help with include:
We understand that you aren’t in business to deal with legal matters; you’re in business because you want to sell your product or service and grow your opportunities. At Axelrod & Associates, P.A., we understand that it’s our job to manage your legal issues in a way that serves that goal. We know that the most useful thing we can do for you is let you get back to running your business and serving your customers. If you need business law help and are looking for a team that can make the legal side of things as minimally stressful as possible, contact us today.