As your Business Attorney, I will help you manage business-related issues pertaining to finance, taxes, acquisitions, business formations, employment, contracts, and litigation. On a daily basis, I counsel many clients in matters regarding the structure, operation, and dissolution of their businesses in Florida.
What Business Law Services Does Romy B. Jurado Provide?
The business law services provided by my law firm, Jurado & Farshchian, P.L. include:
- Legal guidance, assistance, and representation during the formation and/or the dissolution of a business in Florida.
- Drafting and negotiating contracts.
- Assistance with commercial leases.
- Counsel and representation during the acquisition of a business in Florida.
- Counsel and representation in employment-related matters.
- Drafting solid non-compete and confidentiality agreements.
- UCC filings.
What are the Most Common Types of Businesses Structures?
A sole proprietorship is a business owned solely by an individual. Sole proprietors can either run their business on their own or hire others to work for them. The sole proprietor of a business has unlimited liability for any debts incurred by the business.
A partnership is a business owned by two or more people. The most common forms of partnership structures are general partnerships, limited partnerships (or LP), and limited liability partnerships (or LLP). Partners often have unlimited liability for any debts incurred by the business.
Corporations are government-owned or privately-owned business entities. Unlike sole proprietorships, corporations are businesses with limited liability that have a separate legal personality from their owners.
What is the Difference between an LLP and an LLC?
In a limited liability company (or LLC), members are not personally held liable for the company’s debts and liabilities. On the other hand, in a partnership, the owners of a business do not receive this kind of protection against liability unless the partnership agreement designates limited liability. Owners of both an LLC and an LLP must file a registration application with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. A partnership, however, does not require the same level of paperwork and payment of fees before operations as an LLC. A benefit they share is that both forms of business structures report business profits and losses on the owners’ personal tax returns and are not subject to double taxation like corporations.
How Do I Choose the Right Business Structure for My Company?
When it comes to the legal structure of a business, there are many choices available, varying in complexity. A business lawyer familiar with each of the structures, from sole proprietorships to corporations, can help you choose the right one for your company based upon the complexity you require for your business. The help of an experienced attorney at this stage is priceless.
What are Non-Compete Agreements?
Non-compete agreements are a way for a company to protect whatever assets are transferred to its employers in order for them to do their job properly, such as trade secrets and intellectual property. The majority of non-compete agreements limit what employees can do in the event they leave the company in order to prevent them from using the company’s assets to compete against it in the same market.
What are Confidentiality Agreements?
Confidentiality agreements (also known as non-disclosure agreements or NDA) are written legal contracts between an employer and an employee that lay out specific binding terms and conditions that prohibit the employee from disclosing the company’s confidential and proprietary information. NDAs may also be used with consultants, contractors, and vendors that work with the company.
What are Buy-Sell Agreements?
Buy-sell agreements (also known as buyout agreements) are binding agreements between co-owners of a company that govern what happens in the event a co-owner dies or is forced or chooses to leave the company.
What is a UCC?
The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC or, simply, the Code), is a uniform act that has been promulgated along with efforts to harmonize the law governing sales and other commercial transactions in all 50 states of the United States of America.
Contact Me Today
For guidance, assistance, representation, and/or more information on business law, contact me, Business Lawyer Romy B. Jurado, by sending me an email explaining your case to Romy@JFLawFirm.com.