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    Most things businesses do have some legal impact. From the employment of workers to drafting and executing contracts, having a team of business attorneys a call away is always a good idea. Our team has extensive experience assisting clients with real estate transactions, business formation, business litigation, employment matters, and other business needs. We can help you set up a new business, make sure you and your partners have a thorough and complete operating agreement, and help negotiate and document a range of transactions. We have experience with the uniform commercial code and assist clients with contract drafting, secured transactions and commercial paper needs. If your business engages in licensing, we have the expertise needed to ensure the licensing agreement reflects the needed provisions. Our team is also skilled with insurance, litigation, and business liability. This allows us to help businesses determine where they may be found liable and help mitigate the chances that something happens where they might be held responsible. Finally, in the unfortunate case where a business venture was not successful, we assist businesses of all sizes seeking bankruptcy protection. If you’re looking for a Toledo Ohio business lawyer, call Sawan PLLC today at 419-469-5002. 

    Looking for a Business Lawyer in Toledo, Ohio? Sawan PLLC can help.

    As business lawyers, we understand that businesses have a variety of legal needs. Despite this need for legal advice and services, it doesn’t always make sense to have an attorney on staff at all times. It can be expensive and legal requirements often fluctuate throughout the life of a business. We recognize that companies need a flexible arrangement with their business lawyer. When you need us, you can call on us without the tremendous expense of having legal staff employed by the business. We know what’s it like to be in this position and so we seek to be there when you need us at a fraction of the cost of employing counsel full-time. Here’s a brief overview of some of the types of corporate legal services we provide as corporate attorneys. Our team of Toledo Business Lawyers have years of experience helping businesses of all sizes navigate complex legal issues. Our lawyers are practical, reliable and pragmatic. If your business needs anything, from assistance filing a civil lawsuit to buying an existing business – our Toledo Business Attorneys are here to help.

    How We Can Help Your Business

    Forming a Business

    If you are engaging in business in Ohio, it is important to understand the different types of business entities. A few key decisions will be made at the onset of any business. Namely, you and your partners (if you’re forming a partnership) should determine what entity is the best for your business and make sure that you form that entity with the appropriate State agencies in Ohio. We help businesses of all sizes chose the best entity and business structure as well as filing paperwork with the State to formally create the business. The team of lawyers at Sawan PLLC works with small businesses and startups to help them manage risk and litigation, safeguard company assets, manage employees, and set the foundation for success Regardless of whether your business is an industry leader or just starting out, Sawan PLLC can help with you business’ legal needs.

    The first step in the legal life of a business is the filing with the Ohio Secretary of State. However, before even taking that step, it’s important to consider all of your available options and to understand the unique characteristics of each business type. Most commonly, start ups and small businesses will opt to form a partnership, C-corporation or S-corporation. Additionally, you may need obtain a variety of State licenses and permits. At Sawan PLLC, we can help you understand and navigate these legal considerations to ensure a strong foundation for success.

    How To Form an Ohio LLC

    A simple guide covering the basics of forming an Ohio LLC.

    Whether you are a business based in the State of Ohio or based in another State, there’s a variety of forms that the Secretary of State may require your business to file from time to time to keep a record of information about your business. This might involve initial formation documents or certain State of Ohio business filings related to changes during the existence of the business. The article below provides more detail and we’re always available for a call at your convenience if you have specific questions. 

    Transactions and Contracts

    When it comes to transactions and contracts, few things are more important to business. You want to make sure you have an experienced team of business lawyers on standby to draft and execute major contracts that affect your company. This might involve employment agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-competes or other provisions. Almost every area of business involves contracts. Some major projects will need detailed agreements in place and this can be the basis for which the business collects revenue. Nothing is more important than a strong, concise, clear, and detailed contract especially if things go awry. Our team has experience drafting contracts for a range of legal and business matters. 

    Accurate and enforceable contracts are an important part of any successful. Whether you are hiring a new employee or negotiating a large international sale, detailed and clear contracts are vital to ensure that you get what you expect from a deal. The lawyers at Sawan PLLC have extensive litigation experience, and can help you avoid some of the issues they have seen in practice. In our years of experience in business litigation, we’ve come to understand that some of the most costly legal issues could have been largely avoided with advance planning and consideration. The contract drafting process should be seen as a mechanism to truly understands the pros and cons of any agreement, and a chance to consider the potential risks at hand

    Operating a Business

    For many businesses, day to day operations exposes the company, its principals, and agents to a range of potential liability. These liabilities can be enormous so it is important to be proactive and preemptive in managing the potential risks. A review of your business for potential liability sources can be an important starting point to make sure these risks are mitigated to the largest extent possible. It may also involve an analysis of business insurance policies to alert business owners to insurance exclusions that might jeopardize coverage. There are a slew of regulations that affect businesses. Whether it is local, state or Federal law, it’s important to have access to business attorneys that can research a legal issue and provide your business a legal opinion to help inform decisions. This could involve an analysis of cases, statutes or other guidance from regulators to help make sure you follow all applicable laws, regulations and best practices. Well reasoned, concise and thorough legal opinions help our clients make the best decisions that do not run afoul of regulators. 

    Employment Agreements

    When hiring employees, businesses need to consider a complicated web of Local, State and Federal Laws. Employment agreements need to be written precisely and intelligently to ensure they accurately reflect the will of the employer and employee. As with external contracts, the internal employee agreements are vital to creating a framework that helps avoid costly legal fees down the road. Additionally, special consideration should be paid to partnership or operating agreement. Internal governance is always easier when it is built on a clear and mutually accepted understanding of how the business will operate in a wide array of scenarios. If you are looking for a Toledo Business Attorney to help you draft an operating agreement or other legal document, call us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help.

    Liability Considerations

    Any business contains risk – and it’s vital that all partners or shareholders in a business understand the risks from the beginning. The law provides for a number of mechanisms to shift and share risk, depending on the intent of the parties. Many businesses benefit from legal analysis into the risks at hand in any given business plan or endeavor. This early consideration can help plan around some avoidable liabilities and can save significant amounts of money by avoiding costly litigation. Our lawyers have extensive courtroom experience, and can leverage this to help you avoid liability issues that have plagued other businesses. Whether by clear and thorough operating agreements, liability waivers and release or other legal documents, our team of Toledo Business lawyers can help you understand the stakes and help to minimize liability as much as possible.

    How Much Do Business Lawyers Cost?

    Since we are business owners ourselves, we know that it is hard enough to be successful without astronomical costs involved in running a business. That’s why we make every effort to ensure our services are affordable and valuable. With that being said, the cost of hiring a business lawyer can be expensive. It largely depends on the amount of work involved in any given project. Most of our engagements are billed on an hourly basis and our rate ranges from $150 to $250 an hour depending on the complexity. The best way to get an idea of the cost of what your legal project might involve is to give us a call. Initial consultations are always free at Sawan PLLC and we are committed to transparent pricing. Before you hire us, we aim to provide our prospective clients with a reasonably accurate projection of what the cost might be to complete the project. 

    Most of our clients come to us when they have a specific transaction and require the assistance of an experienced corporate law attorney to either review what has been drafted by the other party or have the documents themselves drafted. This usually will involve a face to face meeting at our office or your place of business (or teleconfrencing) to discuss the desired outcomes for the transactions and to conduct a due diligence process to ensure the transactions legal compliance. While you may not need a business lawyer that many times in any given fiscal year, we encourage all of our business clients to touch base with us regularly in order to make sure the business is taking the steps necessary to avoid costly legal problems in the future. We call this preventative law and our clients usually appreciate our foresight in helping them avoid runaway legal costs. As part of this preventative practice, we review documents, company policies, contracts, strategies and much more in order to have a holistic view of the potential legal risks or pitfalls your business may be exposed to.

    Sawan PLLC has adapted as client demands, technology and economic conditions shift. We offer an ever-expanding range of business law services tailored for the modern business climate. However, no matter what changes around us, we are always dedicated to delivering the best possible service to our clients combines with in-depth knowledge of Ohio business law. If you have a business law question or would like to connect, we offer all new clients completely no cost, risk free consultations. Let us help your business grow and thrive by ensuring that it is built on a stable legal foundation.

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