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Considering Launching a New Business?

By Matthew David Barocas, P.C.

Matthew David BarocasIf you’re thinking of starting a new business, then now is the time to sit down with a lawyer. Some of the things you’ll need to consider include choosing a business entity, negotiating a commercial lease, licensure, regulatory compliance, hiring independent contractors and employees, and contracting with customers. All too often business owners wait to seek legal counsel only after engaging in business and entering into agreements, subsequently encountering problems later. Meeting with an attorney beforehand can save you valuable time, money, and reputation in the long run.

You should carefully consider the various business entities available to you (partnership, limited liability company, corporation, non-profit, etc.). Each entity carries with it important differences relating to liability, taxation, and raising additional capital. We’re available to advise on which entity best suits your business needs and to assist you in drafting contracts for use with customers. Using personalized contracts helps keep business operations consistent and predictable, which is important when it comes to enforcing your rights.

Dedicated to assisting business owners in the organization and compliance of business operations, we offer comprehensive employer representation, including drafting of employment contracts and independent contractor agreements, drafting employment policies and procedures (employee handbooks, policies and procedures manuals, occupational safety and health manuals), advising on proper employment status of individuals working for the employer, and representing businesses in disputes involving employees. Our firm can also assist you in negotiating the terms of any purchase or lease of commercial property and represent you in the event of any landlord/tenant dispute.

The cornerstone of the firm’s practice is its litigation capacity. We represent businesses, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in a variety of litigation. The firm litigates with the sole purpose of enforcing and protecting the rights of our clients.

For more information about business formation and contracts, real estate, employment, and litigation, call 865-288-7877.

Matthew David Barocas, P.C.

Matthew Barocas is the principal of Matthew David Barocas, P.C., a Knoxville law firm.

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