Vero Beach Business Attorney
Doing business in Florida requires working with a qualified Vero Beach business attorney. At Markarian & Hayes, we have more than 30 years experience helping businesses new and old navigate a host of legal issues. So whether you are just starting out in business, or you have a mature company facing a sudden, unexpected legal problem, we can help.
- Administration, Licensing & Regulatory Requirements
- Breach of Contract
- Business Disputes
- Business Litigation
- Civil Appeals
- Clean & Renewable Energy
- Collection Disputes
- Contract Disputes
- Corporate Counsel
- Corporate Structure, Change, Restructuring & Dissolution
- Counsel to Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs
- Government Policy Advocacy
- Partnership Disputes
- Project Approvals, Regulatory Representation & Business Permits
Questions You Need to Ask Before Starting a Business
Thousands of people go into business for themselves each year. But this requires more than just setting up a website or renting a storefront. There are a number of legal questions you need to answer before opening your doors to customers, such as:
- What type of business entity should you form? Many small businesses operate as sole proprietorships. This may be the simplest option, but it also leaves you personally liable for any business debts. This is why many businesses opt to form a partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC). Each form has its own unique benefits and drawbacks, which is why it is always a good idea to consult with a business attorney before making a final decision.
- What documents do I need to form my business? Some people think they can just use a pre-printed or online form to create their business entity and be done with it. But this often overlooks certain critical details. For example, if you are going into business with one or more partners, do you have documentation in place governing these relationships? At Markarian & Hayes, we specialize in preparing custom documents for all types of businesses, including corporate and LLC formation, management agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements. While you may not think these documents are essential when you start a business, you will be grateful to have them when a legal dispute arises.
- Are you maintaining your corporate “shield” from personal liability? Simply forming an LLC or corporation will not protect you from personal liability unless you understand and comply with Florida’s ongoing legal requirements for these business entities. Large businesses usually employ in-house counsel to ensure their compliance. But even if your company cannot afford a full-time employee in that role, you should still retain an outside Vero Beach business attorney to monitor your compliance and advise you on best practices.
- What should I look for in a business attorney? Business law is a specialty. And while any lawyer can draft a boilerplate articles of incorporation, you need a skilled Vero Beach business attorney to advise you on the more complex day-to-day legal issues that affect your company. You want a lawyer who will carefully consider your situation and offer you the best options available. More importantly, you need a business attorney who will help make sure problems do not arise in the first place.
Call Our Experienced Vero Beach Business Attorneys Today
The business attorneys at Markarian & Hayes exist to provide business-minded problem solving to clients throughout Vero Beach. Call us today at 772-794-3379 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.