Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) Attorney

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (LLC)

Congratulations on making the decision to start your own business! As you already know, one critical aspects of business formation is deciding which legal structure your entity will assume, i.e., a limited liability company or corporate entity. The legal structure you select significantly impacts aspects of the company’s legal and financial rights, responsibilities, and limitations throughout the duration of the entity’s existence. For instance, the legal structure you choose will impact significant matters such as personal financial liability, tax considerations, the maximum number of business members, and costs related to the legal maintenance of the business.

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The limited liability company (LLC) enjoys widespread popularity among entrepreneurs across all types of industries because it’s “hybrid” legal structure simultaneously offers liability protection while avoiding dreaded “double taxation” issues faced by C Corporations. However, while the LLC structure has the potential to offer considerable legal and financial benefits, it is also important for new business owners to familiarize themselves with the pros and cons of operating as an LLC.

The business formation attorneys of Bellatrix PC have extensive experience assisting entrepreneurs at all stages of their business, including LLC formation, the operation process, and business dissolution or sale of the business. At Bellatrix PC we are well-versed in California and federal laws governing limited liability companies. Whether you need assistance drafting enforceable LLC operating agreements, have questions about converting an LLC into a corporation, or simply need guidance pertaining to entity selection, our knowledgeable legal team is ready to help you meet your goals.

To learn more about how we can help your LLC succeed, call our law offices at (800) 449-8992 to set up a confidential legal consultation.

How LLCs Limit Personal Liability

The limited liability company does exactly what its name suggests, limits the personal financial liability of business owners should the business itself become liable for a debt.

While creditors may pursue funds held by the entity itself, individual members enjoy robust protection against the seizure of personal assets and other collection actions. In most instances, it is illegal for creditors to pursue vehicles, homes, or other possessions held personally by LLC members in order to satisfy debts arising from business transactions. This feature makes the LLC an attractive option compared with other entities which do not limit personal liability on behalf of the individual owners, such as general partnerships and sole proprietorships.

However, while LLCs generally restrict personal liability in the event of financial hardship experienced by the business, there are several situations in which members could still potentially be held personally liable for certain debts. Entrepreneurs must be made aware that even the LLC structure will not shield a member from assuming liability if he or she:

  • Personally and directly causes personal injury and/or wrongful death, resulting in civil litigation.
  • Makes a personal guarantee regarding debt repayment.
  • Engages in fraudulent or otherwise illegal activities pertaining to the business, including but not limited to tax evasion, embezzlement, and employment tax fraud.
  • Treats the LLC as an extension of his or her personal affairs, rather than as a separate legal entity.

Tax Obligations for Limited Liability Companies

In addition to limiting their personal liability, most entrepreneurs are equally concerned with minimizing their tax liabilities. The LLC structure can be ideal in this regard.

Like S Corporations (but not C Corporations), the LLC is what’s known as a “flow-through” or “pass-through” tax entity. This term derives from the fact that income which is generated by the LLC “passes through” the LLC itself to individual members thereof. Individual members report profits and losses on individual income tax returns, thereby avoiding the double-taxation applicable to C Corporations. Unlike their pass-through counterparts, the LLC and the S Corporation, C Corporations are effectively taxed twice: first at the corporate level, and then again at the level of the individual shareholders.

While they are both pass-through entities for tax purposes, the LLC enjoys several practical advantages over the S Corporation. To provide just a few examples, LLCs are generally simpler and less costly to form than S Corps, and can have an unlimited number of members.

Single-member LLCs have special tax considerations. The IRS designates single-member LLCs as “disregarded entities” for tax purposes, meaning profits and losses must be reported on the member’s Schedule C Form 1040 (Profit or Loss from Business) just as they would be for a sole proprietorship (in fact, Schedule C is expressly designed for use by sole proprietorships.) This special tax designation means it is unnecessary to file additional taxes for the LLC itself.

If you are forming a single-member LLC and do not wish to be treated as a disregarded entity, you may elect to be treated as a corporation by filing Form 8832 (Entity Classification Election) with the IRS. If you fail to file Form 8832, the IRS will simply use the default federal tax classification. Note that LLCs with two or more members can also request re-classification as a corporation by filing Form 8832.

If you are considering forming an LLC or other type of business entity, it is critical to seek legal guidance from an experienced business attorney. It is absolutely essential to provide a robust legal framework for your LLC during its formative stages to help put your new entity on the path toward success.

The attorneys of Bellatrix PC are prepared to help you navigate formation procedures and administrative requirements, draft company policies and operating agreements which comply with both state and federal laws, and most importantly, help you take all necessary legal measures to protect your bottom line so that your new entity can flourish and grow into the future.

To arrange for a private legal consultation, call our law offices today at (800) 449-8992. Ask about our business risk review and outsourced general counsel services.

 

Mechanic’s Lien Lawyer

MECHANIC'S LIEN LAWYER

Mechanic’s liens are designed to help certain types of professionals who have rendered services to a property owner and not received payment recover fair compensation.  However, while mechanics liens can be an effective and reliable method of securing delinquent debts, the process of acquiring and attaching an enforceable lien can be daunting.  Mechanic’s liens are subject to complex and demanding legal requirements under the California Civil Code, and a single missed deadline or forgotten document could negatively impact the strength of your claim.

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If you’re considering filing a mechanic’s lien in California, let the experienced business attorneys of Bellatrix PC guide you through the process.  Our knowledgeable legal team is well-versed in labor laws and matters pertaining to breach of contract, and we are prepared to aggressively defend creditors’ rights to ensure they receive fair payment for the labor and materials they supplied.  Our attorneys work closely with our clients to provide dependable legal advice and strategic representation at every stage of the lien acquisition, filing, and debt collection process.

To arrange for a private legal consultation with an experienced mechanic’s lien attorney, call the law offices of Bellatrix PC at (800) 449-8992 today.

What Are Mechanic’s Liens?

There are many different types of liens, including but not limited to tax liens, judgment liens, possessory liens, and child support liens. A lien restrains and limits what a debtor can do with the liened property. For example, a debtor with a lien on their property may be unable to sell the property until the lien is paid off and removed. From a creditor’s perspective, property liens are a reliable strategy for securing repayment from debtors who fall behind on their payment obligations, as the creditor effectively holds possession over the property until the debt is discharged.

One of the most common types of lien is the mechanic’s lien. Contrary to what the term implies, mechanic’s liens are not a remedy solely available to mechanics. There are profession-specific liens, such as design professional’s liens, which are intended for use by engineers, surveyors, and architects. However, mechanics liens are used by a wide variety of professionals.  In fact, Article XIV, Section 3 of the California Constitution grants mechanic’s liens rights to “mechanics, materialmen, artisans, and laborers of every class.”  This provision extends to a variety of suppliers and independent contractors, including both prime contractors and subcontractors.

Mechanic’s liens are used in situations where a supplier or contractor does not receive payment for improving a property.  The lien is intended to ensure compensation to the unpaid supplier or contractor for expenses stemming from repairs, materials, labor, storage, or a combination thereof.  If a lien goes unpaid, the property to which the lien is attached can even be foreclosed to satisfy the debt.

California Lien Filing Requirements: Forms, Documents, and Time Limits

Provided that you have the right to file a mechanic’s lien in the state of California in accordance with the provisions of Article XIV, Section 3 of the California Constitution, you must comply all of the filing deadlines and documentation requirements.

Filing deadlines are impacted by the professional role of the party seeking to file the lien.  The state of California imposes the following time limits:

  • Prime Contractors — You must file the lien within 60 days of filing your Notice of Completion or Notice of Cessation.  If neither of these notices have been filed, you must file the lien within 90 days of the project being completed.
  • Subcontractors and Laborers — You must file the lien within 30 days of filing your Notice of Completion or Notice of Cessation.  Once again, if neither of these notices have been filed, then you must file the lien within 90 days of the project’s completion.
  • Suppliers — See above time limits for laborers and subcontractors.

With the exception of prime contractors, all parties seeking to file a mechanic’s lien in California are first required to send a 20-Day Preliminary Notice to (1) the property owner, (2) the prime contractor, and (3) the lender.

In accordance with Cal. Civ. Code § 8416(a), in order to obtain a mechanic’s lien in California you must prepare and submit a written claim of mechanic’s lien, which must be signed by the claimant.  This written claim must include all of the following elements:

  • The name of the property owner (if known).
  • The name of the claimant’s employer or the party who hired the claimant.
  • A description of the work site which is “sufficient for identification.”
  • A statement describing the nature of the work that was performed.
  • A statement detailing the amount you are seeking “after deducting all just credits and offsets.”
  • A proof of service affidavit, which must:
    • Be signed by the person who serves the claim.
    • List the name and address of the property owner whom the claim was served on.
    • Indicate the “date, place, and manner of service,” supported by “facts showing that the service was made in accordance with [Cal. Civ. Code § 8416].”
  • A Notice of Mechanics Lien, which must include very specific copy, formatted in a very specific manner, precisely as described by Cal. Civ. Code § 8416(a)(8).

If you’re struggling to secure a payment for services your business rendered, our business lawyers can help you resolve your dispute and recover the compensation which you are owed.  To arrange for a confidential legal consultation, call the law offices of Bellatrix PC right away at (800) 449-8992.

Non-Disclosure Agreement

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

Non-disclosure agreements are called by many different names: NDAs, confidentiality agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and proprietary information agreements, among other terms. Regardless of the terminology or type of business entity which is involved, all non-disclosure agreements share the same basic objective: protecting businesses against financial losses arising from the disclosure of trade secrets and confidential information. They must not be confused with non-compete agreements, which are designed for a different purpose and are of limited use in the state of California, where they are typically considered unenforceable.

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Because clear and enforceable non-disclosure agreements are a dynamic and effective means of protecting proprietary information, well-constructed NDAs have proven invaluable for countless business owners and employers across a diverse range of industries, and should be included in every company’s legal toolbox. But remember, NDAs which violate state or federal laws often create more problems than they protect against.

At Bellatrix PC, our knowledgeable business attorneys have extensive experience helping start-ups, partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations draft detailed, favorable, and enforceable non-disclosure agreements.  We pride ourselves on our sophisticated understanding of state and federal business and employment law, and will work closely with your company to determine and pursue a strategic and cost-effective means of resolving any NDA-related matter.

To schedule a confidential legal consultation, call our law offices today at (800) 449-8992.

Understanding the Difference Between Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreements

As noted above, it is critical for employers and business owners to familiarize themselves with the fundamental differences which separate non-disclosure agreements from non-compete agreements. The two contracts serve different purposes, yet the terms are often transposed or mentioned in the same context, which creates confusion and misunderstandings regarding their actual purposes.

Non-compete agreements impose restrictions on a current or former employees future employment opportunities. For instance, a non-compete agreement may state that when an employee leaves Company A, that employee cannot work at a competing company for a certain period of time.  In addition, it may state that the employee cannot start a competing business for a finite period of time. Because non-compete agreements expressly restrict both competition and a person’s ability to earn a living, they are rife with potential problems and are seldom enforceable in California.

NDA’s on the other hand are designed to prevent a party, often an employee, who will be exposed to confidential, trade secret, or proprietary information  from divulging that information without expressly restricting competition or future employment. In the instance of an NDA, an employee may agree that when they leave Company A, they will not divulge or misappropriate any confidential or proprietary information obtained from Company A. Breaking the terms of a well drafted non-disclosure agreement  would expose the breaching party to substantial liability  based on breach of contract (damages for breach of an NDA are discussed in more depth later in this article). Because NDAs do not prohibit competition per se – they merely prohibit misappropriation and use of the employer’s confidential information, they do not face the same enforceability problems as non-compete agreements.

NDAs can be “mutual” (meaning two parties share trade secrets, often used when two businesses collaborate on a single project) or “one-way” (meaning only one party shares information, often used when an employer is entrusting trade secrets to an employee).

For California business owners, the important thing to remember is that NDAs do not struggle with the same enforceability issues as non-compete agreements.  Therefore, NDAs are consistently the more effective and reliable means of protecting confidential information and preserving a business advantage.

What Are Trade Secrets?

Trade secrets are as varied as the businesses who hold them.  Depending on what the entity does, trade secrets might include formulas, computer software, algorithms, recipes, databases, product designs, methods of manufacturing, businesses strategies, and other pieces of information which give the business a competitive edge.

Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.1, which is part of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, defines a trade secret as “information, including a formula, pattern, compilation, program, device, method, technique, or process” which both (1) “derives independent economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to the public or to other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use” and (2) “is the subject of [reasonable] efforts… to maintain its secrecy.”

While there is no bright line rule for what constitutes a trade secret, it’s safe to say that any business which has created, designed, or implemented something that gives it an economic advantage or a competitive edge should take measures to protect it.

Recovering Damages for Breach of Contract and Confidentiality Violations

The Uniform Trade Secrets Act doesn’t simply define what trade secrets are: it also sets forth potential consequences of violating a non-disclosure agreement.  Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.3(a) clearly states the following:

A complainant may recover damages for the actual loss caused by misappropriation [defined as “acquisition of a trade secret… by improper means” or “disclosure… without express or implied consent].  A complainant also may recover for the unjust enrichment caused by misappropriation that is not taken into account in computing damages for actual loss.

The Act also supplies some additional guidelines pertaining to civil lawsuits and compensation:

  • Even if it cannot be proven in court that misappropriation of a trade secret led to unjust enrichment or financial damages, the court can still “order payment of a reasonable royalty” for a limited period of time (see Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.3(b)).
  • If the misappropriation was “willful and malicious” (i.e. intentional and with the intent to do harm), then the plaintiff can potentially recover damages up to twice the award under Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.3(a) or Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.3(b) (see Cal. Civ. Code § 3426.3(c)).

As with any type of contract or written agreement, the use of generic boilerplate documents is a recipe for legal and financial disaster. The importance of drafting unique, customized NDAs with assistance from an experienced business lawyer cannot be overstated.  Businesses have maximum protection when they have NDAs which account for specific details and conditions unique to their business.  Using a clear, comprehensive, and tailored agreements drastically reduces the chance that the contract will be breached or found to be unenforceable in future.

Employers are urged to steer clear of the numerous generic templates available for download from the internet. NDA templates are often overbroad, unenforceable, and include non-compete clauses which violate California law. The breach of contract attorneys of Bellatrix PC have years of experience representing a broad spectrum of entities in the preparation and defense of business contracts like non-disclosure agreements and covenants not to compete. Whether you simply need assistance drafting or reviewing new or existing NDAs, or you need aggressive legal representation from a commercial litigation attorney, our team is ready to help yours

To talk more about how we can help you meet your goals and resolve your disputes, call Bellatrix PC right away at (800) 449-8992.

Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

rows of silouhettes of diverse peopleEric is really angry. Less than a year ago, he started a business with four guys he knew from friends of friends. They shared the dream of opening a sports bar dedicated to soccer that would serve international beer and bar food.

They found the perfect spot and signed a lease. Eric personally guarateed the lease and put $30,000 down for a deposit. He paid for all the kitchen equipment and hired a contractor to bring the building to code.

His partners (they were all equal according to the one page document he typed up) chipped in for a little while. One brought in some TVs. Another bought some beer and tended bar sometimes. Another pitched in a few thousand dollars to buy some advertising to announce their grand opening.

After a month, the first partner was run out by Eric after taking cash from the till. He never came back.

Then one of the partners got sued for pinching the waitresses. Eric became embroiled because they were not a registered partnership or corporation.

Six months in, Eric ran out of savings before the bar started turning a profit and he got behind on rent. He asked the third partner for money. Instead, the third partner took all the TVs and left.

The waitresses quit because they were paid late. There was no cash for food or beer. And the landlord said that Eric was personally responsible for the five year lease — a debt of $250,000 at least.

After a few more months of barely scraping buy, Eric closes the doors to his dream bar. And the landlord sues.

Although this is a fictional story, I get a call from someone like Eric at least once a month. The details vary, of course. But the story is more or less the same: an erstwhile entrepreneur gets burned by less-than-honest partners or landlords and now has major problems. He’s broke, depressed and ruined.

It’s a really depressing story for an optimistic entrepreneur like me. But sadly, 80% of businesses fail within their first year. And the blow up is usually spectacularly devasting for an owner like Eric.

I am CONVINCED that many businesses would not fail if they had simply started off right. New business owners make a lot of the same mistakes that lead to failure. These include:

  • Not organizing legally, following ALL the steps necessary (e.g. just filing an LLC is not good enough)
  • Failing to keep professional accounting records from Day 1 and getting into tax problems
  • Not having good contracts with business partners and investors (this is one of the biggest mistakes)
  • Getting stuck in a bad commercial lease
  • Not having adequate resources to deal with all the things a new business must do because of lack of planning or education, which destroys cash flow because of constant traps and problems
  • Failing to follow good employment and pay practices from Day 1
  • Underestimating what starting and running a successful business takes

Eric didn’t call me before starting his business. If he had, I would’ve given him my ebook, How to Start A Business… Legally: A Quick and Easy Checklist.

I cannot stress this enough. Getting set up right and under the guidance of someone who has started or help start many businesses will save you thousands of dolalrs and help prevent failure.

Someone like Eric spends $100,000 to open his bar, only to crash and burn in just a few months. Now he’s liable for another $250,000 just with a broken lease…. There are still employee liabilities and taxes to deal with (and that’s if the partners all just disappear). His legal fees with me are going to be a minimum of $50,000. Alternatively, he will bankrupt and lose everything.

In a more perfect universe, Eric would have come to me a year ago. He would have hired me for between $5000 and $18000 and I would’ve helped him set up everything and given him the benefit of my years experience in business start ups.

He would’ve avoided the bad partners, the bad lease, the sexual harassment lawsuit and the waitresses quitting.

He also would have been on track to avoid the plethora of other problems that come from starting a business.

And then his $100,000 investment would not have been such a hopeless risk!

If I practiced law just for money, I would rather have people like Eric pay me $50,000 or more to pick up the broken pieces of their dreams and help them move on.

But I’d rather more small businesses be successful. And the odds of that are much improved when you invest in the foundation when you start up.

Either way, you’ll be calling me.

Minutes, Resolutions, and Corporate Books

MINUTES, RESOLUTIONS, AND CORPORATE BOOKS

Owning and running a business is a challenging and time-consuming task, no matter its size. You are constantly being pulled in a number of different directions, have a long list of things to accomplish, and revenue goals to hit. So it should come as no big surprise that maintaining your corporate minutes, having shareholder meetings and updating your corporate books is not on the top of any business owner’s priority list.

Unfortunately, corporate record keeping is a boring task filled with formalities and minutia. It also feels particularly silly when the business is owned by less than three people. But the law requires you to keep it up, and failure to do so can result in a number of nasty surprises.  Like a lawsuit, audit or dispute with your partners or creditors.

man holding noseThe most obvious of these consequences is personal liability attaching to the business owner (failure of the corporate form).  Other problems include suspension of the corporation (and its legal rights and contracts) or liability for fiduciary failures.

Depending on your business needs, you may be required to adjust your corporate books or operating agreement (if you are an LLC), or take certain financial and legal actions, such as opening a bank account or securing financing. You will be required to update everything when you bring on new stockholders as well.

You can buy corporate minutes as forms with fill-in-the-blanks, but such forms are more easily pierced and will not account for your specific business needs. We recommend having your business law attorney put you on an automatic maintenance schedule to keep up your corporate “minute book” and make regular, required filings with the Secretary of State.

A minute book serves as a legal journal, documenting your business’ ongoing corporate activities, decisions, and significant business transactions. It acts as the business’ official repository of all major corporate documents and records. For instance, the minute book should state past and present officers and directors of the business and the dates when they held these positions. The minute book will also outline all of the business’ stock information, including the types and numbers of stocks purchased and sold, the names of the stockholders, and their dates of ownership. Where applicable, the minute book will also note the payment of dividends to shareholders and compensation to management personnel.

Put our Business Savvy Attorneys to Work for your Business

Allowing our business attorneys to handle these tasks, in the long run, is the surest and most cost-effective means of protecting your business from future costly problems.  Bellatrix will provide you and your team with the peace of mind that only comes from 100% asset protection. To sign up for our annual corporate maintenance service, contact us or call (800) 889-8376.  And if you are not sure what state your corporate records are in, consider a Business Risk Review before something blows up.

 

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Investor and Shareholder Derivative Disputes

Investor and Shareholder Disputes

Many private businesses seek and obtain investors to get them started or to help them grow. For example, you may have Angel Investors who have given you capital infusions or seed money. Alternately, you may have a “silent partner” investor, or someone who doubles as a financier and business owner, but is not involved in daily operations. As companies grow, venture capitalists may take large stakes in the ownership of the business and dominate the Board of Directors.

While the nature of investments can vary dramatically, all investments share one trait in common: the potential for damaging disputes to arise. When investors and founders of companies disagree on the way a business is being managed, on how the funds are being spent, or on growth or exit strategies, the result can be a contentious, disruptive, and expensive conflict.

If you and your investors are trapped in dispute deadlock which you are unable to resolve internally, it’s time to consider involving an attorney who can help end the conflict effectively and efficiently.  The experienced business lawyers of Bellatrix PC are committed to defending entrepreneurs and companies, and are prepared to engage in aggressive negotiations or defend your organization in court should litigation become necessary.  To start exploring your options in a private legal consultation, call the law offices of Bellatrix PC at (800) 889-8376 today.

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Ways to Prevent and Resolve Investor Disputes

Fortunately, there are many strategies businesses can employ to prevent or resolve investor disputes before they turn into destructive and time-consuming lawsuits.  To provide a few examples, possible solutions may include:

  • Negotiating buyouts and equity redemptions between the company and its investors.
  • Replacing management or an executive who is causing friction, which may also require an executive compensation buyout and release, or a carefully-crafted severance agreement.
  • Involving lawyers at Board meetings for the purpose of negotiating operational agreements, taking minutes, and drafting resolutions memorializing agreements between the company and its investors.
  • Opting for a formal business dissolution, involving an organized “wind down” that includes proper distribution of assets to creditors, investors, and shareholders.
  • Foreclosure of the company by a secured investor.

Of course, none of these solutions are simple “quick fixes,” and you should always consult with an experienced employment attorney who can help you evaluate your options, rights, and responsibilities.  All of the  aforementioned scenarios require formal legal notices, skilled negotiations, and guidance to avoid breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, or waste of assets.

Conflict Resolution Strategies: Mediation or Commercial Litigation?

Ideally, all involved parties will want to save the company and figure out a way to work together, or for one party to part amicably.  In this scenario, our qualified mediators can help you and your investors work toward a mutually satisfying resolution.  While mediation is not a realistic conflict resolution method for each and every case, in many instances companies and shareholders favor mediation over litigation where feasible, due to the following advantages:

  • Mediation is generally a much faster (and therefore more cost-effective) process than litigation.  The sooner you can resolve the dispute, the sooner your company can resume unhampered daily operations.
  • While litigation can lead to bitter and contentious disputes, mediation preserves amicable relationships by attempting to grant concessions to both parties.  This can be extremely important if you wish to maintain a long-term professional relationship with an investor.
  • Litigation sometimes generates bad publicity.  Mediation is less “high profile,” and is less likely to attract unwanted attention.

When mediation or other means of alternative dispute resolution fail, commercial litigation tends to follow. For example, disputes can turn into lawsuits where courts involuntarily dissolve the business.  In other cases, the plaintiff may claim breach of fiduciary duties, and involve personal suits against all or many of the Directors of the Board, officers of the company, and even major shareholders.

Disputes can also turn into shareholder derivative suits, which are similar to class actions, even when there aren’t many shareholders.  And unfortunately, depending on who is suing and the policy’s exclusions, the suit may not be covered by Directors and Officers’ Liability Insurance, making the lawsuit financially devastating to all involved.

Contact Our Business Attorneys

It is important to remember that drafting SEC-compliant Private Placement Memorandums and robust financing and equity agreements at the start of a relationship is crucial to avoiding claims of fraud or breach of contract later.  If your documentation has any problematic or ambiguous areas, you may wish to renegotiate and tighten your agreements while relationships are still convivial.

If you are involved in a pending dispute, or simply want to review your investment policies before litigation arises,  Bellatrix PC can help.  Call us at (800) 889-8376 or schedule a Business Risk Review to determine your organization’s vulnerabilities and legal options in a private consultation.

Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

Eric is really angry. Less than a year ago, he started a business with four guys he knew from friends of friends. They shared the dream of opening a sports bar dedicated to soccer that would serve international beer and bar food. They found the perfect spot and signed...