We believe that many business disputes can be successfully avoided if parties seek out professional assistance in considering and planning for the unexpected and considering the array of possible outcomes which may arise as you manage your business. By carefully drafting your agreements with business partners, vendors, and other parties, and implementing the proper dispute management strategies that are aimed at best achieving your objectives, you can avoid many common pitfalls in contract disputes.

COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

Commercial agreements and contacts can include: agreements relating to the supply of goods and services, licensing and franchising agreements, finance and loan agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, employment contracts, and so on. Most major disagreements and disputes over commercial agreements often arise from differences in the interpreting the terms of the contract. We recommend seeking legal advice before you sign any contract.  It is important that you understand what you are signing and what your rights and obligations are under the contract. We can explain (in plain English) exactly what you are agreeing to and what the consequences will mean for you.

You should always obtain appropriate legal advice before signing any agreement.You should assume the contract that you are signing is a legally binding agreement. Ideally, we can draft your agreement and cater it to your specific commercial needs and your business. Contact us to discuss your options.

COMMERCIAL LEASING

If you are a business owner, you need a place to run it. Commercial leases are long, complex and intimidating and most often require the owners to personally guaranty the lease. We can assist you in negotiating the terms of your lease and the additional costs you will be required to pay. Many landlords will also provide some funds for tenant improvements prior to moving in. Many business owners believe that when a landlord or broker delivers a lease to you it is a ‘take it or leave it’ scenario. However, landlords do not want to have vacant spaces. We can provide you with step-by-step guidance and assist you with closing the deal and getting your business up and running. See our “Real Estate Law” section for more information.

COMPANY MATTERS

It is important to maintain healthy communication and relationships within a business.  Disputes between the owners or the employees can frequently lead to the financial demise of a small business.  They can easily drain the time, energy, and resources of the owners and senior managers.  We can help you navigate through any disputes which may arise and help you find best course of action towards resolution.

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