When Should I Hire A Hilton Head Business Attorney?
Below is the main reason you should seek legal advice before becoming a business owner.
Other Reasons To Seek Legal Advice
Once you have your business set up there are other issues we can help you navigate.
Apart from written agreements to buy your business, with your partners; with your landlord; with your employees and contractors and with your customers, various relationships are often subject of a written contract, such as a franchise agreements, distributorship agreements and licensing agreements.
While every business requires a business license, other businesses require extensive licensing to operate at all. It may be a liquor license for a store, approval of DEHC for a restaurant; approval from the county for a camp, or you may be in a business that requires a license to operate such as a contractor, lawyer, accountant, doctor or the like. And all of those licenses may be impacted by choosing to operate as an entity.
EMPLOYEES vs 1099
If there are any two topics most likely to cause problems for small businesses they are: (1) Hiring workers as 1099 Independent Contractors rather than W2 Employees, and (2) Failing to comply with Federal, State and sometime local wage and hour laws and requirements.
A core business asset of yours may fall into the zone of intellectual property. You may have a name that you want to keep others from using, which will generally require the USPTO to issue a trademark. Typically, registering a name as part of form a corporation or LLC or filing a Fictitious Business Name Statement provides inadequate protection from others using the same name.
Meet Your Attorney
I am Attorney Douglas MacNeille. I will fight to make sure you are taken care of no matter what.