West Palm Beach Counsel to Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs
Technology innovators and entrepreneurs are vital engines spurring economic growth in America and worldwide. Getting a business startup off the ground requires grit and determination, not to mention a great idea and the financing to back it. The attorneys at Markarian & Hayes provide the needed counsel on legal issues, regulatory matters and governmental affairs to influence policy and innovation in technology in Florida and nationwide, including energy-related technology.
Comprehensive assistance to get your company up and running
Along with a long history of providing counsel and representation to a wide variety of business, our attorneys have decades of experience with energy companies and other tech innovators in every aspect of their business legal needs. Let us help you in any particular area of need, or all of them:
Business Entity Formation – As experienced business law attorneys who serve as corporate counsel to companies throughout the entire business life cycle, we can help you from the very start in determining the appropriate corporate structure for your new enterprise, including joint ventures, partnerships, corporations and LLCs. The structure you choose has implications for how you work with your partners on everything from day-to-day management to major business decisions, as well as important issues of liability, taxation, and a future transfer of ownership or sale of the business. We can advise you of your options and take the necessary steps to form your company as a legal entity operating in the state of Florida, including drafting by-laws and operating agreements and filing the necessary documents with the state.
Financing – Financing can be an issue in the initial formation of any business, but tech innovators and entrepreneurs often face unique issues and needs. We can help you understand your needs for capitalization, including debt financing, and provide assistance in the legal matters to be addressed. If working with venture capital, special care must be taken to ensure you get the funding you need while still retaining your ownership interests and protecting your rights to management and control of your company. We can help you steer clear of ethical and business-oriented conflicts of interests that may be implicated as well.
Protecting Your Investment – Securing the appropriate patents, trademarks and copyrights are essential to protecting your intellectual property. We can help you conduct the necessary due diligence and negotiate licensing and distribution agreements. Additionally, our attorneys can negotiate, draft or review confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements with key employees or others whom you may work with in developing your product and marketing strategy.
Contracts – Our experienced business law attorneys can represent you in negotiating, drafting and reviewing any contracts and agreements necessary for your business, from asset purchase and service agreements to buy/sell agreements and stock option agreements. We can help you set up standard employment agreements as well as address particular legal issues when hiring international employees or drafting executive compensation packages or separation agreements. Our experienced corporate attorneys can draft shareholder agreements or represent you in mergers, acquisitions or the sale of your business as well.
Skilled and knowledgeable attorneys here for the life of your business
From real estate to tax matters, from startup to succession, transfer, dissolution or sale of your business, the attorneys at Markarian & Hayes offer a high level of knowledge and skill combined with personal, hands-on attention to help you through the maze of legal matters your company faces throughout your entire business life cycle. Whether you need a lawyer to meet a pressing legal need or require outside general counsel to go to on a regular basis, we are here for you. Call 561-626-4700 to speak with one of our attorneys.