Toledo Ohio Business Lawyers
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Chris Sawan is a licensed attorney, MBA and CPA which allows him to provide exceptional service to our clients across a range of practice areas.
Dennis Sawan is a licensed attorney with a robust background interfacing with Courts making him a valuable asset for our clients
If you’re looking for a Toledo Ohio business lawyer, call Sawan PLLC today at 419-469-5002. 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.
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What Do Business Lawyers Do?
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.
Forming a Business
If you are engaging in business, 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 have them) should determine what entity is the best for your business and make sure that you form that entity with the appropriate agencies. This is typically the Secretary of State of the State of the business’ principal place of business. 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.
Drafting and Executing Contracts
When it comes to 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. Call today to discuss your business’ needs.
Managing Business Liability
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.
Legal Research and Regulatory Compliance
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.
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.
What to Expect When You Speak to a Business Lawyer
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.