Tucson Business Attorney

Experienced Legal Help to Navigate the Complex Issue of Businesses

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“West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman is a Tucson Business Law Firm in Pima County Arizona.”

The Tucson business attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC have extensive experience in business law with both large and small companies in a variety of industries. We recognize that there are many different aspects to owning a business. We have helped clients from start-up and financing, to employment law and labor management, to mergers, dissolution and sale of businesses. An experienced business law attorney can be a major asset to your business and help you avoid common legal mistakes many businesses make. We have experience with working with different professionals, such as CPAs and tax advisors, to help your business be the best that it can be.

Our experienced business law attorneys can help you with numerous aspects of creating and owning a business, such as

Business law, also known as commercial law, is the law that governs business and commercial transactions. Business law is governed by a combination of state, federal and local law, and some of these laws can be extremely complex. There are some obvious reasons that a person with a business should hire an experienced business attorney, such as when serious legal problems arise. However, it is important to hire an experienced business law attorney before the serious legal problems arise. An experienced business law attorney can assist your business with various negotiations, acquisitions, business litigation, business formation and organization, strategies and transactions. Addressing these issues with an experienced Tucson business attorney before serious legal problems arise is critical for a successful and sustainable business. Let our experienced business law attorneys assist you in mitigating your business law problems before and as they arise.

Business Contracts

A contract is a legally enforceable promise between two parties. Business are engaged in contract formation and negotiation on a frequent basis. Nearly every transaction is controlled by contracts, such as employment agreements, purchase orders, bills of sale, and more. At times these contracts can have complicated and complex language. The experienced business attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC can help you understand various contracts and explain them to you in plain terms, as well as review, create and negotiate contracts with strategy and great care. It is important to have an experienced business law attorney help your business with their various contracts. To avoid problems down the road, limit future misunderstandings between parties, and avoid unintended consequences as a result of contract disputes, call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC to help you and your business.

Business Disputes

Business disputes can arise at any time, between numerous players in the business. These disputes could be between the business and the customer, partners, employees, and stockholders.  In addition, business disputes could arise in regards to unfair competition, collections, employment and insurance claims. Business disputes could put your business in serious jeopardy if not expertly handled by an experienced business law attorney. It is best to confront and handle these issues head on.  Call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC if you currently have a business dispute, or would like more information about ways to mitigate future business disputes.

Employment Law

Employment law is subject to both state and federal regulation, and the laws can be extremely complex. Employment law generally refers to laws associated with employers, employees, hiring and firing, worker classification, retirement plans and more. It is best to confront employment issues head on, before there is a major legal issue. Call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC today to get more information regarding business law at both the state and federal level so your business can thrive.

Business Formation

There are four common ways a person can form their business: corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company (LLC), among others.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of business structure, and the right type of formation for your business depends on various factors, including your goals for your business.  The experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC can help you determine the best way to form your business structure. There are four common ways a person can form their business: corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company (LLC), among others.  There are advantages and disadvantages to each type of business structure, and the right type of formation for your business depends on various factors, including your goals for your business.  The experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC can help you determine the best way to form your business structure.

Corporation

Forming a corporation is an option for many reasons especially if you are looking to publicly trade your business on the stock exchange in the United States. There are additional tax implications that could affect your business, such as become an S Corporation. One advantage of a corporation is that your personal assets are protected in the event that a lawsuit commences. Call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC today to get more information regarding forming a corporation and if it is the best option for you.

Limited Partnership

A limited partnership is typically used as an investment tool. To create a limited partnership there must be one or more limited partners that contribute money to said partnership. Limited partners are generally restricted by the agreement from taking an active role in the management of the limited partnership.   Call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC today to get more information about limited partnerships and to determine if this is the best option for you.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

LLCs are becoming increasingly popular today.  An LLC is a hybrid between a partnership and a corporation.  This means that an LLC has the management and taxation flexibility of a partnership and the limited liability protection that corporations possess.  Unlike limited partnerships, the owners of an LLC can manage the business if the LLC is deemed member-managed. It can also assign the management to an individual and be Manager Managed.  In addition, there is tax versatility with an LLC and protection of personal assets, which is why this kind of business structure has become so popular today.  Call the experienced business law attorneys at West, Longenbaugh and Zickerman PLLC today to get more information about LLCs to determine if this is the best kind of business structure for you.

Do I need a Business Lawyer?

Business Law or commercial law is the laws that govern business and commercial transactions. Obvious reasons a business might need to hire a lawyer are serious legal problems such as being sued or being charged for a crime. However, business law attorneys can help you with every aspect of business law including business negotiations, acquisitions, business litigation, business formation and organization, strategies and transactions.

For instance, are you using limited liability entity such as a corporation or LLC to protect your personal assets? Are your corporate records and registrations current? Anytime your finances or liberties are in serious jeopardy, you should seek legal help. A mistake in any of these areas can cost you, and your business partners, serious money. Our business law attorneys service business clients from start-up and financing, through employment law and labor management, to a merger, dissolution or sale of your business. Let our Tucson business lawyers assist you in mitigating your business law problems as they arise.

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