Spokane Business Law
The Whipple Law Group is in the business of helping businesses. Your Whipple Law Group business attorney will team with you to better manage your business, in a variety of situations, with the goal of becoming more successful and profitable.
If you are in business, you need to concentrate on your business. Too often, business entrepreneurs get caught up in the “business of business” and are distracted from what they do best: operating a successful, profitable business- making, selling, marketing and providing products and services to their clients.
Spokane Business Law Attorney: Business Formation
- The Whipple Law Group is in the business of helping businesses with complex legal issues including business formation
- Our Spokane business attorneys assist you with business related issues so you can concentrate on running your operation
- Your Spokane business law attorney will assist you with business formation in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner
- Proper business formation is important because failing to register your business leaves your personal assets unprotected
- Contact the Whipple Law Group today and speak with a Spokane business lawyer
A Spokane business law lawyer from The Whipple Law Group assists clients who are engaged in:
- Business formation
- Purchase, Sale and Evaluation of established businesses
- Commercial Leasing
- Secured Transactions
Get More Detailed Information from a Spokane Business Attorney
At the Whipple Law Group we assist our clients in navigating the legal aspects of business, allowing them to concentrate on running their operations.
Basic business formation does not have to be a complicated exercise. An experienced business law attorney can assist you in setting up and registering your business with the state in a short amount of time, and at an affordable cost. We can work with you and your accountant to help you choose the best “type” of business for you.
Registering your business is vital and not to be put off. Failing to register your business means that you and your family’s personal assets remain completely unprotected. Call us to discuss registering your business today.
Business Licensing & How it Applies to You
Business licenses are required for many types of business operations in Washington. Depending on where your business is located or what services you provide, local business licenses may also be required. Speak with a Spokane business attorney from the Whipple Law Group to discuss whether your business requires licensing. We will help you to comply with the necessary laws and regulations.
Get Assistance with Business Franchising
Buying and selling franchises is a great way to start making money in an existing business. The Whipple Law Group has assisted our clients in protecting their interests when exploring the benefits and pitfalls when entering into franchise agreements. Call a Spokane business lawyer today if you are considering purchasing or selling a franchise.
Purchase, Sale, and Evaluation of Established Businesses
Knowing what your business is worth is vital when you are engaged in business. Whether you are considering buying or selling an existing business, obtaining a business loan, growing a business or contemplating changing your marital status, it is critical that you have an accurate valuation of your business. We work with experienced professionals to collect the information you need to put a price on what you do.
Spokane Business Lawyer
In addition, profitable businesses engage in good business planning. Too many business persons, with great ideas and work ethic, do not survive for a simple lack of business planning. Call the Whipple Law Group, today, to obtain basic information, at no charge, that will allow you to initiate your new business plan and start you out on the right foot towards your road to success.
Details Concerning Commercial Leasing
Commercial leasing differs from renting residential properties in many respects. Successful business owners must be well informed and ready to negotiate the best terms before signing a lease.
A lease is a contract and you must know what you are signing. Don’t forget, you have ‘dynamite’ in your fingertips. A court examining a commercial lease will assume that you and your landlord are both informed professionals and you will each be held accountable for all the terms contained in the lease.
The Spokane business lawyers at the Whipple Law Group will help you determine what type of lease works best for you for the specific business you are engaged in. Some important considerations that need to be considered prior to signing a lease include:
- Are you getting the best price?
- Short or long term?
- Enough space?
- What if you want to grow?
- Who is responsible for what?
- What if the heat goes out?
- Rent, deposits, termination?
- ADA compliant?
Whipple Law Group attorneys can answer your questions and assist you as you consider various leasing options. Call our Spokane business attorneys today before signing that lease.
The Value of Business Contracts
A lot can be said about contracts. Contracts are drafted to help but can be used to hurt the signing parties. At the Whipple Law Group, we sit down with our clients whenever there is a contract being formed. We help you think through and define what you are trying to accomplish by way of the contract. We carefully examine the terms and discuss the ramifications of particular clauses. We also assist you in considering potential outcomes and how you can prepare for these. Substitute alternative modeling is a particularly useful tool we employ to these ends.
Contracts are not a static instrument. We assist clients in the interpretation of contracts that have already been implemented or are in need of renegotiation. Again, call us today, if you are engaged in writing, negotiation or signing contracts, and speak with a qualified Spokane business lawyer.
Protect Your Interests with Secured Transactions
Secured transactions are simply loans or credit transactions that involve collateral. When someone buys a new car and obtains a loan, the car serves as “security” against the debt. Many businesses engage in secured transactions in the operation of their business. Sometimes the business acts in the role of the lender and sometimes as the borrower. Often, businesses act in both roles.
Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code governs much of the business of commercial lending and secured transactions. It is vital that business persons be informed of their duties and responsibilities when engaged in purchases involving secured transactions. Such transactions must be ‘attached’ and ‘perfected’ to secure an interest in the collateral.
Please call the Whipple Law Group to discuss these terms with a professional Spokane business attorney and determine what you need to do to ensure that your interests are safeguarded.