When you run a business, you may come across situations where your business needs a lawyer’s help. Sometimes business owners are hesitant to reach out to business lawyers for advice. But investing in your business can mean seeking outside professional legal assistance, even before someone files a lawsuit. It’s best to get the right advice the first time from a local business law firm.
Advice on Compliance
Business law firms advise business owners on compliance with the laws. Sometimes compliance checks happen on a regular basis because of industry regulations or company norms. Businesses that do not have regular compliance practices could find themselves facing litigation. If you have learned of litigation related to your business practices, it is even more important to ensure that you are complying with the law. Your business lawyers can review your standards and practices for compliance purposes. In the case that your business needs to modify its operations because of a law, your lawyer can advise on how best to proceed. Moreover, your lawyer can help with ongoing litigation relating to compliance with the law.
Knowledge of New and Changing Laws
You need a knowledgeable and experienced business lawyer to support your business. The laws surrounding businesses and industry change all the time. New court cases affect existing laws, and the state and federal legislatures pass new bills into law as well. Because you are busy running a business, you may not be tuned into changes in the law. Our business law firm follows crucial new laws and law changes so that we can best advise our clients. Should we learn that your business is affected by a new law, we can help you assess its impact. If there is litigation involving your business as a result, we are here to help.
Need for Documentation
When you run a business, you’re not always focused on the minutia of legal contracts. You may be looking at the big picture and your business’s future. But it’s important not to overlook proper legal documentation. Without needed documentation, your business could run into trouble in the future. A business law firm can help with disputes over business contracts and business divorces. Sometimes, business owners learn when they try to dissolve their business or renegotiate a contract that the documentation was not properly set up in the first place. Our business lawyers can assist with advice in this situation.
Protecting the Business from Litigation
Again, business owners are not always focused on the legal details of their businesses. They are looking at the big picture instead. A business lawyer can assist you with protecting your business from litigation. If you have learned that you are at risk of a lawsuit, it is very important to reach out for legal help. Even if you don’t think you are at risk, you still may need legal advice. Lawsuits move quickly, and you may have a very short time to respond to a demand. It’s a good idea to have a lawyer ready to tackle your case. Alternatively, if you need to discuss whether to file a lawsuit against someone else, we are here to help.
Addressing and Resolving Disputes
If a legal dispute should arise that affects your business, you need to find a trustworthy business lawyer for the case. Business disputes, especially business divorces or partner and shareholder disagreements, can become contentious quickly. They also may involve a lot of money or publicity. When someone makes a demand or files a lawsuit, a business litigation lawyer can best determine how to address it. Should the parties be unable to settle, you may need lawyers with trial experience. Moreover, many business disputes go to arbitration or mediation instead of court. Your chosen law firm should have experience with these methods of alternative dispute resolution.
In summary, your business may need a lawyer’s help today. Whether it’s advice on compliance, learning about new or different laws, dealing with documentation, protecting your business from litigation, or addressing disputes, a local Houston business lawyer can assist you.
Need Legal Help?
Henke, Williams & Boll LLP provides business litigation, business divorce, and mediation and arbitration assistance in the Houston area. We help our clients find the best solution possible, tailored to your unique situation. Reach out today by calling (713) 936-5521 or using our convenient Contact Form.