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If you own a business, or you plan on starting a business, sound legal advice is vital to your company’s future. Legal disputes can arise in virtually all areas of life, affecting your finances, business, and property. How you handle these disputes can make a big impact on your success going forward. It’s important to handle any legal claim with diligence and care.
The Law Office of Shaw Clifford works with small business owners to help them navigate the challenges of operating their business. This includes guidance on how to form a business, drafting contracts, and business litigation. The Law Office of Shaw Clifford has successfully represented numerous businesses at trial, both as plaintiffs and defendants.
Some of the Types of Business Law Cases We Handle
Making the decision to start your own business is one of the most exciting and terrifying things you can do. Once you have made the decision to start your own business, the next question you need to ask is how do I protect myself and my family if something should go wrong.
Sitting down with a lawyer to discuss the formation of your business is the best way to protect yourself and your family. The Law Office of Shaw Clifford has helped numerous individuals form their own businesses. Call today or contact us for a consultation.
Contracts are vital to the ongoing operations of a business. Although a contract can be formed with a simple agreement and a handshake, having a written contract helps reduce potential conflicts before they arise.
Additionally, a written contract can help reduce your potential liability in the event that a problem arises during the term of the contract.
It is important that you and your attorney sit down and discuss the intent of the parties to the contract, the potential pitfalls that may arise during the term of the contract, and how to best avoid liability if something should go wrong during the term of the contract. Call the Law Office of Shaw Clifford today to discuss your contract issues.
A contract can either be a written agreement or an oral agreement between two parties. Despite the best intentions of the parties at the time they make the contract, unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong, and a breach of contract occurs.
When this happens, the result is often a lawsuit. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible so that you and your attorney can determine the best course of action. Contact the Law Office of Shaw Clifford today to discuss your contract issues.
One of the most frustrating things about owning a business is when customers refuse to pay their bills. Collections lawsuits involve not only getting a judgment against the customer for what they owe; you are also entitled to recover your attorney’s fees.
At the Law Office of Shaw Clifford, we represent businesses in collections from sending out notice of intent to sue letters, litigation, and post-judgment collections. Call today or contact us to discuss your collections issues.
Business litigation is a catchall term for lawsuits involving a business. In addition to breach of contract and collections cases, business litigation includes cases involving partnership disputes, employment litigation, and regulatory litigation.
It’s important to have an attorney who not only understands these complex issues but is experienced in trial. The Law Office of Shaw Clifford has represented numerous individuals and businesses at trial in complex business matters. Call today to discuss your issues.
Business Law FAQ's
There are many issues that are involved in starting a business. The first step is to discuss your business plans with a lawyer. When you meet with the Law Office of Shaw Clifford, we will discuss ways to protect yourself from liability as a business owner, any regulatory issues that may be involved with starting your business, and the structure of your business (corporation or limited liability company).
First, it is important that you not ignore the lawsuit. Texas and Federal Law provide for a limited amount of time to answer a lawsuit. If you fail to timely answer the lawsuit, a judgment can be entered against your business.
Second, it is important to determine whether the claims made in the lawsuit are covered by your insurance. The Law Office of Shaw Clifford will review the claims against you to determine whether or not they are covered by insurance your insurance policy.
Finally, if the claims made in the lawsuit are not covered by insurance, the Law Office of Shaw Clifford will work with you to prepare the best possible defense against the claims made against your business.
The Law Office of Shaw Clifford has handled numerous debt collection and breach of contract cases. When you meet with the Law Office of Shaw Clifford, we will discuss the best way to collect the money that you are owed and how to do so in a way that makes sense for your business.
Find Out How We Can Help Your Business
The services of a business lawyer are critical to a business. Small businesses, in particular, can benefit, but virtually every business can utilize at least a few of the many things a business lawyer is capable of helping you with. A major misconception with business lawyers is that they are only needed when a business owner is involved with a business dispute. In fact, business lawyers can play a critical role in the formation of a business, the sale of a business, and everything in between. Their role is to help protect all parties involved in various business transactions to stop disputes before they start.
The Law Office of Shaw Clifford works with your company, no matter how big or small, to ensure it is protected and to answer any legal concerns you may have. Keep your business assets protected by calling us at 281-794-3738 to discuss how we can help you.