Business & Real Estate Attorneys in Maryland
The experienced attorneys of Freeman | Lovell, PLLC provide the legal services that Maryland entrepreneurs need to turn their ideas into successful businesses while avoiding potential legal risks. We can offer you legal solutions that address your business’s particular needs to help you achieve your specific business goals.
Contact us now to discover all the ways we can help you grow your business, adapt to new circumstances with confidence, and realize your goals all while knowing you've minimized your exposure to negative business risks.
Business and Tax Structures
The attorneys at Freeman | Lovell are prepared to help you with every stage of your business, from Idea to Exit. When you are starting out, there are many decisions and actions you must take to turn your idea into a legal and operational business. Making informed choices during the formation of your Maryland business is required in order to limit your future business risk and ensure that you’re meeting your business goals.
Business formation involves analyzing your business goals as well as deciding on a legal business structure that will bring the most benefits without forgoing special attention to the funding and taxation implications of each option. You must then acquire the legal permits and licenses and prepare and file the paperwork that creates your business entity.
Our attorneys are experienced with every aspect of business formation and tax structuring for new businesses. Whether your business will become a sole proprietorship, a partnership, an LLC, or a corporation, let us help you get set up and avoid costly IRS mistakes.
Employment Strategy and Compliance
Hiring employees presents any business with a complex set of employment-related legal issues, liabilities, responsibilities, practices, and compliance rules. Our experienced employment attorneys believe in taking a proactive approach to employment issues and can help you to reduce your risks by staying in compliance with laws and regulations on the local, state, and federal level.
By adopting a proactive employment strategy, our team of Maryland employment attorneys can help you hire and retain highly qualified and satisfied employees.
As you develop your business ideas into unique products and services, you will want to protect these assets from being appropriated by your competitors. In addition, your business identity, your marketing materials, even your product packaging all help to present an image that attracts and retains customers. These valuable assets define your brand, and you'll want to establish and protect your exclusive right to use them.
Our experienced Maryland attorneys can help you identify your intellectual property assets and recommend the best way to give them legal protection. Let us ease your burden by handling the research and application process for your copyrights, trademarks, and patents. And, if another party is using your intellectual property without your permission, we can provide you with representation throughout the dispute.
Contract Negotiation and Drafting
The success of your business depends on successfully performing a wide variety of business transactions within mutually beneficial business relationships. Your Maryland business may interact with clients, customers, contractors, employees, lenders, investors, etc. Contracts are the basic legal concept behind these business transactions.
A well negotiated and tightly structured contract reduces the risk of doing business and helps you avoid potentially costly misunderstandings. The contact attorneys at Freeman | Lovell have experience in every stage of negotiating, drafting, implementing, and enforcing contracts in a variety of industries.
Reach out to discuss how we negotiate contracts and other legal agreements to benefit our clients and reduce their legal liability by complying with all governing laws at the local state and national level. We can also represent you through any contract dispute should one arise.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions offer some unique growth opportunities for your business: increasing your market, expanding your service offerings, or adding new product lines. A merger is when two business entities join forces. The old entities disappear, and together they form an entirely new entity.
Merging your Maryland business with another business might be one of the most complex transactions your business will face as it touches on almost every legal aspect of having a business. You have to determine the structure of the new business, how the new entity divides shares of its ownership, how the transaction affects employees, what the tax implications are, how the assets are distributed, how the finances of the resulting entity are maintained, and how the liabilities of each previous entity are handled—all while maintaining strict compliance with federal and state laws and regulations.
Contact the legal team at the Baltimore office of Freeman | Lovell, PLLC today to learn more about how we can help you with the legal needs of your Maryland business, no matter what stage your business is in. Call or contact us online to speak directly with an experienced business lawyer now.