Business Organizations & Corporate Law
State and federal laws impact businesses and organizations in many ways. For example, different states may have varied requirements for business registrations, licensing, and annual reports. On the other hand, federal laws may dictate additional or different requirements for large corporations and publicly-traded companies.
Given the complexities of business and corporate law, it’s critical to work with an experienced business and corporate law attorney on legal matters that may impact your company.
Quadros, Migl & Crosby, PLLC is a boutique Texas law firm with over four decades of combined experience dealing with legal matters that may impact your business.
The legal matters related to forming and managing a business organization can be incredibly complex. As such, whether you’re dealing with a small company, large corporation, or franchise, the impacts of your decisions and actions now may be felt for years to come. Collaborating with an experienced attorney well-versed in state and federal laws is the most effective way to ensure compliance with all regulations.
An entity formation is when you choose the type of structure and management for your business organization and complete the necessary legal steps to form the business entity officially.
There are many different types of entities, such as LLCs, corporations, partnerships (LLPs and LLLPs), sole proprietorships, public benefit corporations, and so on.
Many people choose to become small business owners by investing in a franchise. Our legal team can assist business owners in negotiating the best deal by reviewing franchise documents, assisting in establishing their franchise location, expanding an existing franchise, or starting from scratch.
We already represent numerous franchisees across Houston, including national fast-food chains, laboratories, and sandwich shops.
Regulatory compliance is a critical component of owning and operating a business organization. As a business owner, you are legally responsible for keeping your business compliant with all local, state, and federal business laws.
Having an attorney to handle your regulatory compliance takes the burden off you as a business owner. Instead, it puts those essential matters into the hands of those with expertise in such areas.
Employment law is a broad legal area, but it includes all matters related to your employees and your business as an employer. As such, you must follow thousands of federal and state employment laws to remain compliant.
Employment law matters could be related to compensation, labor laws, benefits administration, employment discrimination, unemployment, pensions, and so on.
Intellectual Property Law
Intellectual property law deals with protecting (and enforcing) the rights of creative professionals, inventors, business owners, and others who create and design intellectual property.
These may include:
- Copyright Law
- Trademark Law
- Patent Law
- Trade Secrets
Any business owner knows the importance of drafting and enforcing contracts. Contract law refers to any agreement between individuals, groups, or business entities. State laws govern contracts and their enforcement, and Texas law recognizes both written and oral agreements.
Drafting, Reviewing, And Negotiating
Businesses require contracts to operate successfully. Our legal team can ensure any agreements going in or out of your business are correctly drafted and negotiated.
All kinds of legal issues could be hiding in a contract that you, as a business owner, may not notice. Therefore, only an experienced contract law attorney should be trusted to handle your company’s contracts and agreements.
When there is a dispute or breach of contract, we can help you navigate the process of negotiating, mediating, or arbitrating as needed. Often, dispute resolution terms may be included within the contract itself. Our team can ensure that all parties are treated fairly with the most desirable outcome.
Financing & Finance Law
Finance matters can be highly complex, especially in corporate settings. Reviewing and negotiating financing terms is critical to your organization's growth and success. The attorneys at Quadros Migl & Crosby can assist with existing financial matters or if you’re looking to obtain financing for your organization.
Corporate Finance And Tax Law Matters
To ensure corporate finance transactions comply with the various regulations and laws impacting your business, having an experienced attorney on your team is critical. These matters may involve mergers & acquisitions, real estate financing, buyouts, recapitalizations, etc.
If your corporation or business is financed through the sales of stocks and bonds or deals with the stock market, you must comply with federal laws and restrictions. The Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has strict regulations related to these matters. In addition, state law also governs corporate finance in Texas.
Our legal team can help ensure you comply with these complicated regulations, thereby reducing risk of litigation or unnecessary expenses.
Managing Tax-Exempt Organizations
Some non-profits and other organizations may be exempt from paying state taxes on purchases. Still, there’s a process to apply for tax-exempt status and other regulations you must follow to remain compliant.
We can assist with creating and maintaining your 501(c) organization and help you obtain tax exemptions at the state and federal levels.
Handling Tax Controversy
Whether you’re dealing with civil litigation, an IRS audit, or IRS collections, tax controversy can be very detrimental to your business operations and finances, not to mention the added stress for business owners.
If you’re dealing with a tax controversy, we can assist with IRS appeals, resolving payroll matters, or representing your business during litigation. In any situation, we will ensure the case moves forward toward a speedy resolution.
Trust An Experienced Legal Team With Your Business And Corporate Law Matters
Navigating the world of corporate law can be a daunting task for any business, regardless of its size or tenure. That's why it's important to have a team of experienced attorneys by your side who can help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and protect your interests.
To get help with your business organization and corporate law needs, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced business law attorneys are dedicated to providing practical and cost-effective solutions that meet our clients' unique needs. Let us guide you in protecting your business interests and achieving a positive outcome for your legal matters.