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Business Law

At Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC, we offer business law and incorporation services, as well as contract and agreements assistance in Raleigh NC.

Business law is a form of law, applying to the rights, associations, and behavior of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, or sales. It is often considered to be a division of civil law. Business and corporate law deal with concerns of private law, as well as, public law. The many aspects of owning a business must be legalized. Corporate lawyers play a large role in many transactions and even the actual building of a new business. Because there are so many different processes, laws, and regulations, it's a great idea to consult a business lawyer when there's any doubt regarding next steps. Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC are business lawyers in Raleigh, NC that offer services such as incorporation and the establishment of contracts and agreements. If you're looking for advice when starting your small business, look no further than our Raleigh, NC incorporation attorneys. Before you begin operations or as situations change in your business, contact our Raleigh business lawyers to help you establish employment contracts, partnership agreements, non-disclosure protection and other common operating agreements.

No matter what type of business you may own. You must maintain the laws set forth, at both federal and state levels. Business formation, labor laws, intellectual property rights or tax laws can become complicated and confusing. There are many reasons to turn to an expert who will help you through the process. An experienced business attorney can help you and your business avoid problems. He can also aid with your company's stability and growth.

Just as it's important to operate within the law, adhering to legal rules and regulations is also an important part of business formation. Whether it be a small or large business, the laws are there and require that you follow them. Ignorance is not a sufficient excuse to violate the law. And a lack of legal understanding does not bode well for you or your business. Abiding by those laws can be hard, mostly because one may not understand what the law actually states. Thankfully, business lawyers are available to guide you through any part of starting your own business. As there is a renewed focus on local business, more and more people are starting their own small businesses. Don't make the mistake of breaking the law, without even realizing it. Business law includes anything from registering a business to hiring employees and selling goods in a local and/or global market. Invest in a quality business attorney and you won't be sorry. Without one, you may set yourself up for a legal disaster. Call Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC today, for more information on business formation and corporate law. Otherwise you may never realize you're breaking a law, until it's too late!

Starting a business from scratch can be an amazingly rewarding, yet scary and difficult. Many aspects come in to play, when taking the necessary steps to becoming a business owner. You want to be sure that you abide by business laws and keep everything within the legal guidelines set forth by the State of North Carolina and Federal Government. Another hugely important part of opening your own business is planning. Having a sound business plan is the first step in the process of business formation. Writing up a plan on your own can be difficult. It can also be hard to follow, if you aren't able to decipher the order of attack. Seeking the help of a professional, to help you create your business plan, is a great way to ensure that your plan is thorough, easy to follow, and relevant to financial institutions.

Our practice areas for business law include:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Choosing your Entity: Corporation, LLC, Partnership
  • Non-profits
  • Professional Business Plans
  • Intellectual Property Protections

If you need legal advice when forming or setting up your business, contact one of our Raleigh business lawyers today to schedule a consultation.

Contracts and Agreements

Just as important as adhering to regulations set forth by our government, contracts and agreements play an important part in business law, as well. In order to protect your business from legal issues, contracts are put in place. Contracts are agreements used to bind two or more parties to legal obligations. Persons involved are legally required to hold up their end of the contract, unless there is a breach of that contract by any party involved. All persons involved also must agree to the contract, in writing. Contracts are basically legal "handshakes" that can lead to repercussion, should they become breached. Contracts are protection for you, your business, or any other legal entity. Doing business without a contract or legal agreement can lead to many issues, such as being sued, losing money owed to you, and more.

Contracts may concern employment, sales, or tenancy to name a few use cases. Once the agreements are made, and the contract is written up and signed, all involved must know that the contract is intended to be enforceable by law. Anyone who executes a signed, legal contract must abide by the guidelines set for in the contract.
Contracts and agreements are one of the most important areas of legal concern. Contracts can contain deviations of conditions and complications. The existence of a contract requires finding the following factual essentials: an offer; recognition of that offer, which results in a meeting of persons involved; promise to perform; a valuable consideration (this can be a promise or payment in some form); a time or event when performance must be made; terms and conditions for performance, including fulfilling promises; and actual performance.

There are two basic types of contracts. These contracts are used for many different reasons. All have the same underlying condition. A unilateral contract or agreement is a promise to pay or give other consideration in return for actual performance. A bilateral contract or agreement is one in which a promise is exchanged for a promise. Both are considered contracts and have the same legal obligations.

Without a written, legal contract, agreements are not easily held up in a court of law. It can take many years and lots of money to settle an oral contract or agreement dispute. Always legalize any agreements so that you are protected from breach. If you're in need of contract and/or agreement advice or need to have a contract or agreement written up for you, please contact us today. If you're looking for a lawyer in Raleigh, NC you can trust, then look no further. We can advise you in any way that you need, to ensure that your legal contract is written properly and protects you and your business accordingly.

As there are many different variations of contracts and agreements, it's best to know exactly want you need, within the agreement, before you decide on which variation is for you or your business. Whether you're in need of a help starting a business or a professional's guidance on writing up a contract or agreement, Eldreth Law Firm, PLLC are the experts you need. Contact us for all of your business's legal needs.

We typically work with the following types of contracts and agreements:

  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Contracts
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-compete Agreements (CNTCs)
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)

As your business grows and becomes more complex, consider contract and agreements as a way to protect you, your staff and your customers from unnecessary legal situations. Our Raleigh, NC small business attorneys are experienced and will do the bulk of the work for you. That way you can stay focused on what matters most: operating your business and taking care of your staff and customers.

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