Wichita Small Business Lawyer
Each small business is unique, just as its owners are unique. But most small businesses also share similar concerns and challenges, especially when they grow. Davis Business Law’s Wichita small business attorneys know how small businesses work, what they need, and how to help them build firm foundations.
Small Business Solutions
Kansas’s small business entrepreneurs have many concerns, including when and if they need to invest in a business attorney. They think all attorneys charge high rates and run up the bills. But, Davis Business Law focuses only on small businesses. We know that small business owners do not have much extra capital, and we help them make the most of it.
We also urge our clients to invest in preventive care for their businesses. People see doctors for exams and physical checkups to prevent catastrophic problems for their bodies. People see mechanics for periodic inspections to prevent catastrophic vehicle problems. Likewise, we see attorneys as doctors or mechanics for businesses and recommend the same preventative care for your company.
Lawsuits are expensive, and businesses must typically pay their own attorneys’ fees. Seeing a small matter through trial can easily cost $50,000. Typical employment discrimination or wage and hour cases can cost $250,000 or more through trial.
It is wise to build a relationship with a Wichita business attorney who can take your business’s pulse or look under its hood to find and fix potential problems before they become massive and expensive headaches.
Legal Experience Suited for Small Businesses
To properly help a business, an attorney or firm should have experience in the following areas: business formation, business dissolution, employment, contract, intellectual property, and mergers and acquisitions. Not all attorneys have experience in these fields. But Davis Business Law’s attorneys have the experience necessary in these areas to provide you with a comprehensive slate of business services.
Business Formation & Dissolution
A strong business has a firm foundation. Choosing the proper business entity and preparing the best formation documents create this firm foundation. Most companies benefit from help choosing and setting up the appropriate business entity, including drafting and filing necessary documents.
Dissolving and winding up a business can be complicated and must be done right to protect owners from liability. Assuming the business dissolution is civil, owners must take several steps to dissolve a Kansas company. The process focuses on liquidating assets, paying creditors, distributing the remainder to owners, and notifying government entities.
Contracts are important. Whether a lease, an employment contract, a shareholder or operating agreement, or purchasing contract – we highly recommend your business have a Wichita contract attorney draft or review it before you sign it. It can be dangerous for someone to create or negotiate a contract without legal advice. It can be even more perilous to buy a boilerplate contract online.
Our Wichita employment and human resources attorneys can design and implement your employment policies and properly train managers and employees in legal requirements. We would love to help you secure your business by implementing an employee handbook, designing anti-discrimination policies, and ensuring your company follows wage and hour laws.
Perhaps you made a creative work and want to protect it through copyright. Or your brand has a unique logo and name that you want to keep others from using. Or maybe you need your employees to sign a confidentiality agreement ensuring they do not share your pricing structure and customer lists.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions, otherwise known as M&A, is an area of business law that deals with companies purchasing or merging with other companies. Davis Business Law’s seasoned Wichita business attorneys can help you buy a company, sell your company, or merge companies.
Disputes and Litigation
Business owners should hire a Wichita business attorney for disputes and litigation for the following reasons. First, an attorney understands the court system, the rules of evidence, and legal procedures, which can be complex to navigate without proper training and experience. Second, disputes and litigation can be emotional and stressful for small business owners. An attorney can provide objective advice and guidance, helping the business owner make informed decisions without being influenced by emotions.
In many cases, parties can resolve disputes through negotiation and settlement. An attorney can help negotiate a favorable settlement for your business, saving time and money compared to going to trial. Finally, if you cannot resolve your dispute through negotiation and it proceeds in court, a Wichita business attorney can represent your business and advocate on its behalf.
Contact Our Experienced Small Business Attorneys Today
Your business certainly does not need an attorney for every business decision. But our experience has proven that when it comes to your next steps, novel experiences, growth, or important business decisions, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure. Get ahead of the curve by calling Davis Business Law’s Wichita small business attorneys today. Call us at (316) 252-2291 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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Meet Our Wichita Business Lawyers
John Sill, Esq.
Derek I. Grimes, Esq.
Jared Marsh, Esq.
151 S Whittier St
Wichita, KS 67207
Davis Business Law
Wichita, KS 67207