Whether you are launching your small business or seek help with litigation, we encourage you to contact us for qualified, experienced and committed legal assistance. We’re small business lawyers able to handle your legal needs. Based in Cherry Hill, NJ, we provide legal assistance to small business owners in the tri-state area (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey) and in all levels of the courts system, including the Supreme Court of the United States. Using the Internet and a Web-based legal library allows us to provide up-to-date, agile representation for every client.
We bring to each client deep knowledge of the law and intimate knowledge of the court systems; we also understand the intricacies of forming and protecting a small business. Lawyers who understand the evolving, shifting legal environment in which today’s small businesses must find purchase and grow, the Offices of Ronald DeSimone, P.C. can truly advocate to your greatest benefit.
We provide assistance with the following and many other legal matters related to the formation of your small business.
Protection – When you launch a small business, whether a brick and mortar shop or an online business, you need to protect your personal assets from possible lawsuits and unmanageable business debts. A good first step in this direction is obtaining business liability insurance. However, if you think your business will involved accruing large amount of business debt, it’s usually a good idea to form either a corporation or LLC (limited liability company).
Protecting Trade Secrets – One way to foster the success of your startup is to weave into your business trade secrets. These can be anything from a unique survey method or marketing strategy to a highly cost-effective manufacturing process that makes you a strong competitor in your industry. Then you must protect these trade secrets. This can be done by placing the word “Confidential” on secret documents, ensuring highest computer security and password protection policies that limit access, and taking advantage of nondisclosure agreements or non-compete agreements designed to keep your trade secrets safe from those who would sell them or steal them under employment.
Put it in Writing – Protect your self and your business by putting everything in writing. If it’s not written down somewhere, it’s next to impossible to prove. What items should always be put into writing? Contracts, for one, especially those that will extend for greater than 12 months; that will include selling items valued at greater than $500, or that involve the transfer of ownership, whether this involved real estate or a copyright. Other items that should always be written include purchase orders, employment offer letters or policies, storage/rental agreements, and contracts written up for services rendered or obtained.
Please contact our law offices to find out more. We look forward to advocating for your business.