Supporting Small Businesses Across New York State
Lawyer for Business supports small business owners with legal services tailored to your industry. Our years of experience as small business attorneys and comprehensive knowledge of New York business laws benefit our clients. We provide sound advice on routine legal matters and timely advocacy when a complex or unusual situation arises.
Small business legal services include more than just solving traditional legal problems. Our mission is to help our clients grow their businesses, overcome obstacles, and establish legal protections for everything they’ve worked hard for. We help you handle:
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Business formation and incorporation
- Business planning and evaluation
- Commercial business services
- Licensing and franchising, including applications and contract review
- Drafting governing documents (bylaws, shareholder agreements, and partnership agreements)
- Contract drafting and review
- Employee relations matters, including EEOC compliance
- Risk management assessments and potential insurance concerns
- Medical and dental practice issues
- Banking and finance law
Whether you own a small business in Buffalo just opening its doors or an established company seeking assistance with mergers or operations in the state, our New York small business attorney can help.
Common Issues Small Businesses Face
A small business may face challenges that a larger business may not, or it may hit obstacles that a bigger business has already overcome. These can include:
- Determining the right business structure (LLC, S-corp, or C-corp)
- Understanding what kinds of contracts and waivers are necessary
- Ensuring favorable terms during a merger or acquisition
- Resolving employee and business issues, such as workplace discrimination complaints
- Creating best practices for addressing employee concerns
- Developing effective systems to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations
- Minimizing risk or exposure
Receiving proper legal advice helps small business owners focus on growing their business and customer base without worrying about legal pitfalls. Working with attorneys familiar with these challenges gives business owners peace of mind.
Small Business Legal Services
Lawyer for Business provides knowledgeable legal services for small business owners. Our legal team addresses the specific problems you face and creates solutions that work for your business operations.
Small Businesses We Help
Our clients benefit from our extensive knowledge of New York business laws, and when we act on your behalf, it’s always with your company’s best interests in mind. We provide personalized service by getting to know your business, goals, and challenges.
Some of our New York small business clients include:
- Medical and dental professionals
- Audio-video distribution or integrator companies
- Transportation and logistics
- Social media marketing and production companies
- Architectural firms
- Cannabis startups
And many more.
Why Do Small Businesses Across New York Choose Lawyers for Business?
You can scale smart with the right small business attorneys. Why do so many New York small business owners choose Lawyer for Business?
At Lawyer for Business, we’re passionate about helping New York small businesses succeed. As a local Buffalo law firm, we understand your needs and aspirations.
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Your business structure impacts your enterprise’s tax liability and the number of shareholders you may have. The most common business structure for a very small business is an LLC or limited partnership, but if you plan to grow, you may need to form an S-corp or C-corp.
Purchase and Sale of Business
Choosing to sell your business or your share of a business without legal advice is risky. An attorney will help you achieve favorable terms whether you’re selling your small business, you want to acquire a competitor, or you’re ready to buy out a business partner.
Compliance with Business Law
Reduce the chances of running afoul of the law by seeking legal counsel from a small business lawyer in New York familiar with all operating and legal regulations, from food and beverage licenses to operations permits and employment laws. Our legal team reviews your operational structure and makes recommendations to ensure you’re compliant with the ever-evolving New York business laws.
Employee Manuals and Policy Development
The right employee manuals and policies can prevent legal issues arising from an employee dispute or accusations of sexual harassment or discrimination. We draft proper policies for employees to seek grievance redress and create employee manuals compliant with employer obligations in New York.
Business Contracts: Review, Drafting, and Negotiation
Legally solid contracts with favorable terms protect your business in the event of any partner or vendor dispute. We draft contracts to protect your interests and review all contracts or business agreements presented to you to ensure that your assets and business interests are protected. Small business attorneys negotiate on your behalf for the most favorable contract terms.
Outside General Counsel
Outside general legal counsel may help small businesses address the legal obstacles they face while growing. We provide outside counsel services with scrupulous avoidance of conflict of interest. As your legal representative, we look at the big legal picture and advise you as needed.
Trademark and copyright laws can be complex. We file your trademark application on behalf of your small business in New York, sending the right documents and protecting you from infringement issues. Lawyer for Business can register logos, commercial slogans, and even brands for your small business.
A New York small business attorney will protect your legal interests so that you can focus on what matters most — your business.
We’re on the same page — our business-minded team understands your challenges and relates to the concerns that many small business owners have
We operate with transparency — from upfront billing and full disclosure about expenses, we keep you informed
Efficiency matters — we handle your legal matters promptly, preventing legal roadblocks from impeding business operations
Contact Your Small Business Lawyer Today!
Keep your small business running smoothly with timely advice from an experienced small business attorney at Lawyer for Business. Contact us today via phone or email for a consultation about ongoing legal advice or to address a specific problem. Act now before a small dispute turns into a legal nightmare for your business.