If you need to pursue a lawsuit against another individual or business, such as an ownership dispute, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an experienced business attorney. An honest appraisal of your case from the outset as well as the identification of possible areas for risk mitigation in the future are just a couple of the services that can be provided by an experienced business attorney.
Corporate and Securities Law
Compliance with state and federal regulations can be complex for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, founders, established companies and shareholders as it relates to a broad range of issues such as private placements, seed financings, angel investments, founder stock issuances, stock and option record keeping, stock transfers and gifts, and mergers and acquisitions. Consulting with a lawyer is strongly recommended.
Businesses can face lawsuits from employees or former employees in the form of wrongful termination allegations, sexual harassment allegations, employer illegal practices allegations and more. Having comprehensive counsel available just a phone call away can help to prevent future problems as well as address current ones effectively.
Technology and Software Licensing
Once an individual has successfully obtained intellectual property rights in the form of a trade secret, copyright or patent, the next question frequently involves licenses. There are multiple legal concerns associated with drafting a license, and having an attorney who has extensive experience in the software arena can be extremely valuable for your business and protecting the property you have created.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Businesses face a broad range of risks, but not all of them have to be resolved through litigation. Many types of alternative dispute resolution are available such as mediation and arbitration. Working directly with an attorney who has experience in this field will help ensure that you get a meaningful resolution in a timely fashion.
For more information about the Heritage Law Group’s business law experience, reach out to us in the San Jose, California, area.