There is a lot of information available about startup financing and working with investors. On my blog, there are a number of articles about the topic …
We continue to be open for business during the COVID-19 situation. While in-person meetings are not happening for the foreseeable future, we have been working with clients and prospective clients by email, phone, and video call since the middle of March. In addition to our normal work on behalf of clients, we also are able to advise you on COVID-19 related issues such as obtaining PPP loan forgiveness, or how to reopen your business as safely as possible.
Here’s a video of an interview I did recently on how COVID-19 has affected our practice.
Paul has been incredibly helpful and affordable for our small business. We needed his strategic advice and execution on restructuring our company, as well as help with employment and HR related legal guidance. We have been extremely happy with his services! - Joshua More Testimonials
The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz focuses on providing hands-on consultation and legal support to start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and larger companies. Thriving off the energy of helping business owners create new products and services, we work to help you operate more efficiently, accomplish your goals, and stay within budget to focus your efforts and resources on profits and growing your business.
We work with entrepreneurs at every stage of their lifecycle, starting with the business formation or purchase process, and continue to help them navigate corporate contracts, financings, and other transactions. We help with many issues, including drafting and negotiating commercial leases, pursuing venture capital financing, drafting business or employment contracts, and complying with applicable statutory or regulatory requirements. We also help business owners looking to buy a company or sell their company and advise on strategic M+A opportunities.
We have years of experience working with diverse clients, including those in the high tech, consulting, e-commerce, marketing, consumer products, digital media, and manufacturing industries. We know how difficult balancing a business’s daily operations can be while also meeting legal and regulatory compliance needs or managing various contractual needs.
As a former small business owner himself with both a law degree and an MBA, Paul understands entrepreneurs’ unique needs and pressures as they embark on their ventures. As a former CEO, Paul has negotiated agreements with US and international companies and works to find ways to structure deals to accomplish a company’s goals, on-time, and on-budget.
Our Practice Areas
Our practice areas cover every stage of the business lifecycle, from starting a business, financing, and operating it successfully, to selling the operation. Regardless of which stage in the process you may need assistance with, we will offer the benefit of years of legal and entrepreneurial experience. Our key practice areas include the following:
Whether you’re starting an LLC, S Corp, C Corp or other business entity, our mission is to provide you with a streamlined approach that will give you peace of mind at an unparalleled value. We handle company formations for a variety of new businesses, including e-commerce, software development firms, franchise businesses, consulting firms, marketing agencies, consumer products manufacturers, and restaurants.
We handle incorporations for many tech startups in a variety of industries, and can advise on the right structures to employ for future planned financing needs. For example, the process of forming a tech start-up that will likely need to raise outside investor capital is different from other business formations, such as restaurants, consulting firms, manufacturing companies, and franchises. As an attorney who has represented dozens of tech start-ups in various industries, Paul understands the additional and unique challenges involved in forming a tech start-up to have the proper capital structure for raising venture capital investment. In addition, there are a multitude of ways to enhance the business owner’s tax benefits and protect his or her personal assets.
If you are considering buying an existing business rather than starting your own, we can assist you in all phases of the business acquisition process – structuring the transaction to protect your interests, drafting the purchase agreement and other transaction documents, and handling due diligence. We will help you meet any necessary legal or regulatory requirements involved in purchasing the business.
On the other hand, if you decide to sell your business, whether to retire, to launch a new venture, or for any other reason, we can help you negotiate a purchase agreement and other transaction documents with the buyer and ensure the process functions smoothly.
Business owners need an experienced and knowledgeable business attorney when dealing with clients, vendors, and employees. Experience drafting and negotiating contracts are crucial to avoid possible liabilities arising from a poorly drafted contract. We can help you prepare contracts for every party you wish to do business with, such as suppliers, vendors, tenants or subtenants, partners, and employees.
Why a Solo Business Lawyer is Right for You
The advantage of working with an experienced solo attorney is ensuring you will get the highest quality work. Larger firms may use junior associates and point to their lower billing rates, but these associates frequently take longer and make more mistakes that the partner must then correct. We craft an individualized approach to best meet each client’s needs, helping you develop a strategy for success. We will be there to help you every step of the way, ensuring all your questions are answered and your needs are met as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Large firms have many resources, but they also have many cases that demand attention and the use of those resources. With a smaller law firm, you can rest assured that the firm only takes on what they can handle and that they are more able to focus their time and energy on your case. The lawyer handling your case spends more of their time focused on your case rather than having your case passed around to multiple attorneys. This will ensure the background information of your case remains intact and does not lack continuity.
Contact Our Firm To Get Started
Hiring the right lawyer is very important, particularly finding one who is well connected, and can put you in touch with other resources and professionals who can help your legal business issue resolve more easily. Contact Law Office of Paul H. Spitz LLC today for all your business law needs. We are ready to help you.
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