Protecting Vancouver Business Owners & Their Financial Interests
Business law matters involving contracts or civil litigation often involve details that can be easy to miss. A careless oversight can leave business owners exposed to needless liability. Additionally, there’s no guarantee that the other parties involved in your transaction will act in good faith when it comes to negotiations or court proceedings.
Tens of thousands of small business owners in the United States fall victim to fraud or misrepresentation every year, and it’s foolish to think that anyone other than yourself is interested in protecting your rights and interests. Make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your business afloat by hiring an experienced business law attorney to assist you.
In addition to helping our clients with a wide array of business law transactions, we also help them create new business entities such as S-corporations, C-corporations, LLCs, PCs and others. We can advise you as to what model will best protect you against personal liability and other expenses associated with doing business in the state of Washington. Get your new enterprise off on the right foot by scheduling an appointment with John L. Davis, your friendly and knowledgeable Vancouver business law attorney.
Sales & Acquisitions
Most business owners dream of one day selling their business and enjoying retirement. Other people choose to invest in a well-established business as opposed to creating a start-up. Additionally, it is exceedingly common for disparate businesses to merge. Whatever stage in the lifecycle of your career, we can help you secure your desired professional outcomes and do so in such a way that you get the best possible version of the deal. Don’t sign anything without consulting with an experienced business law attorney or you could face the financial repercussions for the rest of your life.
Contract Drafting & Disputes
It goes without saying that business owners regularly become parties to legally binding contracts. When these contracts are ambiguous, incomplete or fail to comply with local, state and/or federal law, they can be expensive and time-consuming to address. The drafting of employment contracts, shareholders’ agreements, non-compete contracts, or intellectual property contracts is something best undertaken in partnership with a competent business lawyer.
At John L. Davis PLLC, we strive to resolve disputes outside of court whenever possible. Sometimes, however, such matters can only be addressed via civil litigation. In those cases, it is crucial that you retain the counsel of a confident and formidable attorney who can sway the odds in your favor in court. Mr. Davis is highly skilled in both mediation and litigation.
Collections & Business Litigation
It is an unsavory fact of life that some people or entities just don’t pay their bills. Not getting paid for services rendered or merchandise sold hurts your bottom line and creates a hassle that must be addressed.
Beyond missing invoices, there are many situations in which you may need to file or defend a civil lawsuit throughout the course of doing business. Breaches of contract, unfulfilled services, partnership disagreements, and other common yet unpleasant business gaffes often result in litigation. If we are unable to resolve your problem through informal means, we will not shy away from representing you in court.
A Background in Business & Real Estate Law
Matters of business and real property often go hand in hand. Attorneys who only practice business law may find themselves at a loss if their client also requires advice concerning a real estate matter — a purchasing agreement, for example, or the leasing of a commercial space. Mr. Davis has a broad background in both business and real estate law and is well-equipped to help his clients handle a wide variety of business law issues pertaining to either practice area.
Mr. Davis is a valuable ally for litigants involved in commercial title or boundary disputes, not to mention other conflicts related to property law. Contact John L. Davis PLLC today to speak with a former realtor who has the expertise and skill set necessary to help you resolve your legal issue.