Small Business Legal Counsel

  • Are you buying or selling a business and worried about paying more (or getting less) than you should be?
  • Are you avoiding important legal issues in a business sale or purchase because you’re afraid of the cost?
  • Would you like to work with someone who understands what you’re going through from a business perspective-not just a legal perspective?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you may want to consider Chatow Law’s small business counsel services.

Mark has a broad range of small business purchase and sale experience from analyzing potential acquisition targets to successfully buying and selling businesses, to foreclosing on business assets when a secured seller carryback note goes bad. Mark’s experience in small business counsel can help you handle a wide range of legal issues, from buying, selling, and transitioning a small business to day-to-day legal issues including corporate law, real estate, contracts, employment, and intellectual property.

Small Business Buyer Legal Services

  • Evaluate Potential Acquisitions
  • Perform Legal Due Diligence
  • Negotiate With Sellers
  • Advise on Lease Agreements
  • Structure New Corporate Entities
  • Structure Purchase Terms and Financing
  • Draft LOIs and Purchase Documents

Small Business Seller Legal Services

  • Evaluate Potential Buyers
  • Perform Legal Due Diligence
  • Negotiate With Buyerss
  • Advise on Structure of Deal and Notes
  • Draft LOIs and Purchase Agreements
  • Handle Post-Sale Wind-Down
  • Resolve Post-Sale Seller/Buyer Disputes

Real Estate Law (Click to Open)

  • Negotiate, Draft, and Review Routine Office, Retail and Industrial Leases
  • Counsel on Real Estate Property Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Counsel on Commercial Landlord/Tenant Relationships

Commercial Agreements

  • Negotiate, Review, and Draft Commercial Contracts
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Professional Service Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Manage Ongoing Contracts: Calendar Expirations and Renewals, Draft Amendments

Litigation and Disputes

  • Prevention and Protection through Contract, Policy, and Operations Reviews
  • Early Counsel on Potential Cases
  • Pre-Litigation/Arbitration Dispute Resolution and Counseling
  • Strategy and Advice on Selection of Outside Counsel
  • Management of Outside Counsel

Employment Law

  • Counsel on Practices in Hiring and Managing Employees and Independent Contractors
  • Draft, Review, and Amend Employment Agreements and Consulting Agreements
  • Draft, Review, and Amend Employee Manuals
  • Employee Compensation and Benefits
  • Counsel on Compliance with the Affordable Care Act
  • Employee Wage, Meal, Hour, and Break Compliance
  • Advisement on Employee Training Programs
  • Harassment/Discrimination Claims and Internal Investigations
  • Workplace Safety Requirements

Intellectual Property

  • Routine Counsel on Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets

Licensing, JVs, and Alliances

  • Negotiate, Draft, and Review Technology Development and Joint Development Agreements
  • Negotiate, Draft, and Review Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance Agreements
  • Negotiate, Draft, and Review License Agreements

Internet, Social, and Email

  • Draft and Review User Agreements and Privacy Policies
  • Mass Email Compliance
  • Counsel on Internet and Social Communication Policies
  • Protect Copyright and Trademarks Online Through Proactive Monitoring
  • Counsel on Internet-Related Copyright and Tradename Disputes
  • Counsel on Internet Defamation and Business Disparagement

Need help reviewing and prioritizing your company’s legal needs? Call us for a free consultation and quote: 949-478-8393