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More Americans are starting and running their own small businesses today than ever before. No matter what type of business you may have, there are many legal implications to consider.

At Stead & Associates, PLLC, our experienced business attorneys can provide effective counsel on business, corporate, employmentreal estate, and related tax matters that arise during the natural life cycle of a small business. From initial start-up to day-to-day operations, our savvy business attorneys are readily available to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Arizona and across the United States.

Business Formation

When starting or expanding your business, choosing the appropriate business structure is essential. The decision on how to structure your company will affect all other aspects of doing business from securing financing to filing income taxes. There are advantages and disadvantages to each of the common business structures as well as specific ongoing compliance requirements for various business organizations. You should understand all options that are available to you before making your final decision.  At Stead & Associates, PLLC, our business formation attorneys understand the ins and outs of forming a new entity. We will work with you to understand your business’s goals and operational requirements and guide you through the entire formation process.

Business & Corporate Litigation

Business disputes and litigation can be an unfortunate aspect of doing business in today’s world.  Our goal, first and foremost, is to reduce risk and limit the possibility of litigation occurring.  However, if such disputes arise, we are equipped with an experienced team ready to assist you.

Our business and corporate lawyers can assist you within a vast range of disputes including commercial contracts, business torts, partnership disagreements, buyer-seller disputes, construction litigation, professional liability cases, real estate litigationemployment disputes, alternative dispute resolution, shareholder disputes, and bankruptcy proceedings. Our attorneys have achieved favorable results in cases throughout Arizona.

Litigation can be costly and time-consuming. Even the “simplest” business litigation case can take months, or even years, to wind its way through the judicial system. Although litigation is sometimes inevitable, it often is not. We offer a solution-oriented approach to the client’s legal needs and believe that an early evaluation of a case and a firm grasp of the client’s ultimate goals and objectives will assist us in providing superior legal services and quality representation. Where litigation is necessary or inevitable, our team stands ready to assist you through settlement negotiations, trial and any appeals.

Contract Drafting

Whether you have a small business run out of your home or a large corporation, more than a a handshake is called for when making commercial agreements.  Not only should contracts be in writing, but you should be able to understand what they mean without excessive “legalese”.  Flowery language and puffery may make other attorneys look fancy but does little to the effectiveness or comprehensibility of your document. Unfortunately, many clients admit that they have entered into contracts in the past without fully understanding the terms of the agreement.  Such practice is all too common and can put you in an unfavorable position. Legally binding agreements can be helpful tools or burdensome constraints depending on how they are drafted.  It is important to:

  • Accurately and completely state an agreement or understanding and all of its terms order to avoid misunderstandings, disputes and unintended consequences;
  • Ensure the agreement is enforceable; and
  • Provide a mechanism, other than a lawsuit, for resolving disputes should they arise.

Our business litigation attorneys help in the drafting process and are will help you enforce and defend business contracts in virtually all areas of civil law.  We are highly capable at negotiating and drafting contracts and agreements, litigating for and against various claim, and evaluating the appropriate remedies for breached agreements.

Business & Corporate Consulting

Your business is a constantly evolving entity. As an entrepreneur, you are undoubtedly an expert in your field, but does that expertise extend to running the other aspects of your business? An experienced business consultant and corporate service provider may be able to help.  Stead & Associates, PLLC is an owner-operated law firm that offers a wide range of services to support every aspect of your small business.

We help sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, non-profits, franchisees, veteran, woman or minority-owned businesses, as well as other entrepreneurs. We can help by providing a wide range of guidance and resources.

Some of the business and corporate services we offer include:

No matter your business type or stage of your business, we are confident we can help you and look forward to hearing from you soon!

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