Florida Business Lawyers

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Experienced Florida Business Attorneys

Small businesses are what make this country the amazing place that it is. They are important to our economy, help foster diversity, and employ a lot of people. Anyone who runs their own business knows that it’s a rewarding way to make a living. But they also know that it can be challenging and requires a lot of hard work.

  • Are you are thinking about starting your own business in Florida and aren’t sure where to begin?
  • Have you recently started your own business but want to make sure you and your business are well protected?
  • Is your Florida business experiencing issues you are not sure how to handle?

No matter what type of business issues you have, an experienced Florida Business Attorney who is skilled in the areas of business law can help.

Picking the Best Florida Business Attorney Near You

Why Choose Us?

If you own your own business or are planning on starting a new business, you will need a Florida business attorney near you to help with numerous business issues. However, how can you pick the best Florida business attorney for you and your company?

Start, by evaluating the business attorneys in your community. Interview them and ask them what experience they have helping small business owners like you. Do they have the time to devote to your business and to its success? How experienced are they in negotiations, drafting contracts, or litigating through disputes?

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we know that you have many choices when it comes to picking a Florida business lawyer. And we want to show you why we deserve to be your pick. If you are just starting a new business, our lawyers can help you construct a business plan and pick the right type of legal entity for your business. If your business is already in operation, we can help even more. Our Florida business attorneys can:

  • Assist you with drafting and enforcing the necessary contracts to avoid issues
  • Help you negotiate deals with other entities
  • Help you collect on that stubborn or unresponsive client who is avoiding paying you
  • Deal with any governmental regulation issues you may be facing
  • Handle contractor disputes or other types of business disputes

These tasks are critical to running a successful business and our Florida business attorneys understand that. Our style of representation is a partnership that relies on trust between us and our clients and a close working relationship in which everyone is on the same page.

At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we know that your business is your livelihood and your future. We want to help you protect and safeguard your dreams every step of the way. From the very start, we can solidify your business plan, tighten your contracts, and protect your most valuable assets. Call us or come by to see why so many Florida business owners choose us to handle their business matters. With offices across the state of Florida, including Tampa, Clearwater, New Port Richey, and North Miami, we are here when you need us most. Please call us at (727) 451-6900 or contact us online today to start exploring all of your legal options.

General Business Representation

Our Florida business lawyers can help your business grow while protecting you every step of the way. From Miami to the panhandle, our business attorneys have assisted small to mid-size businesses in Florida in a variety of ways, including:

  • Guide and assist with day-to-day corporate governance
  • Required annual meetings and corporate transactions
  • Serve as the registered agent for your company
  • Help with handling various issues as they arise
  • Counsel you about your rights, obligations, and possible courses of actions prior to making any important decisions
  • Representing you in court if someone files a lawsuit against your business
  • Dealing with negative reviews
  • Managing employees

Contracts and Enforcement

Contract law is very complex and confusing. Only an experienced attorney will be able to make your contracts as strong as possible and prevent issues for your company down the road. We advise countless potential and current clients who are dealing with significant issues that could have been avoided if their contracts had been strong and comprehensive. Unless you are a mechanic or know a lot about cars, you would not try to rebuild your car’s engine. Likewise, you should avoid trying to draft your own contracts unless you are an attorney or well-versed in contract law. Strong contracts cannot prevent all issues, but they can avoid and diminish issues before they become a serious problem.

Some of the contracts we can prepare, review, and negotiate include:

  • service agreements
  • work orders
  • agreements between general contractors and subcontractors
  • partnership agreements
  • partnership agreements
  • joint venture agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • settlement agreements
  • waivers and releases
  • guarantees
  • promissory notes
  • distribution agreements
  • employment agreements
  • non-compete agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • terms of use
  • confidentiality agreements
  • warranties
  • indemnity provisions
  • disclaimers
  • notice provisions
  • loan agreements
  • operation agreements
  • shareholder agreements
  • lease agreements
  • supplier agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • and many more

Business Entity Formation and Planning

The first step one takes when starting a business is one of the most important: choosing the right business formation entity. There are differences between the many different types and they all have different tax and personal liability factors. Consulting with an experienced Certified Public Accountant is just as important as consulting an attorney, and using them both will ensure that everything is set up to suit your company best. We can review your business plan, discuss your goals, and coordinate with your CPA to select the type of entity that works for you. Once this has been completed we will assist you in drafting the necessary legal documents to get you started. The types of business entities we can assist you in starting include partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations (S, C and PA) and limited liability companies (LLC).

Collecting Debts from Unresponsive Customers

As a business owner, there are few things more frustrating than when a customer becomes difficult or unresponsive after you have provided the service or product to that customer and it is now time to pay. Retaining an attorney to handle this matter for you will make this annoying problem go much smoother. Many unwilling customers become much more responsive and willing to pay what you are owed once they receive a strongly-worded letter from your attorney. This can help you resolve your issue in an efficient and also professional way. Not being paid when you are supposed to and expect to be paid can severely impact a small business and make it difficult to operate. If after receiving a letter from our office, the customer continues to refuse to pay, we will file suit. With a carefully drafted contract in place, you may even be able to have your attorney’s fees paid for by the customer if you ultimately have to take them to court to collect what you are owed.

Florida Mergers, Acquisitions, and Buyouts

Buying or selling a business, or buying out a troublesome partner, can be a difficult task with far-reaching implications, especially if not done properly. An experienced attorney can help you analyze your upcoming transaction or proposed terms, and help ensure that it goes smoothly with an outcome that is in the best interest of you and your company.

Hiring an Experienced Florida Business Attorney Can Help Avoid Future Hassles

The legal expertise, negotiating skills, level-headedness, and business acumen of a well-rounded and experienced Florida business attorney can help your small business in many ways. Let our expertise guide your business so that you can ensure that your business is running as smoothly as possible, that you are getting positive outcomes in business dealings, and that you are protecting you or your business now and in the future. Contact Gian-Franco Melendez at the Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA to discuss your business law needs. You can reach us by calling 727-451-6900 or contact us online here.