The Law Office of Gold and Gold has helped clients to create, acquire, and protect their businesses for 40 years. That means advising sole proprietors on how to formalize their business and protect their assets, helping prospective business owners to successfully negotiate a purchase, and, when negotiating fails, representing businesses in litigation so that their rights are protected and their assets kept safe.
Forming a new business can be a daunting process for those who are unfamiliar. One must generally choose between a C-corporation, an S-corporation, a partnership, a limited liability partnership (LLP), a limited liability company (LLC), or a joint venture, all of which carry different advantages and disadvantages depending on what a business has and wants to do. After that choice is made, one may have to draft articles of incorporation, shareholder agreements, by-laws, partnership agreements, buy/sell agreements, non-compete agreements, disclaimers, and other important agreements with the customers, employees, and others businesses with which the new business will work. Both Marvin Gold and Travis Gold have helped clients through each one of these steps, and make it their business to make this process as simple and straightforward (yet effective) as it can possibly be.
Purchasing a business brings its own mix of challenges and opportunities. You have the advantage of obtaining an already functioning business that does not require creation from the ground up. On the other hand, you may not always know what "baggage" that business contains and the upfront costs are usually higher. When purchasing any business, it is important to make sure you are protected from hidden claims and lawsuits that may pass on to you. It is also important to make sure that the deal is structured to protect the buyer's rights. There is far more to a business acquisition contract than price. Through decades of litigation, Marvin Gold and Travis Gold have seen the pitfalls that can occur if and when a business deal goes bad, and will do everything they can to prevent such a thing from happening to their clients.
Sometimes, business litigation cannot be avoided. If a customer refuses to pay a bill, an employee thinks he was wrongfully let go, someone gets injured, or someone commits fraud, a lawsuit may be the "necessary evil" that a business needs (or must face). When negotiation is appropriate, Marvin Gold and Travis Gold will do whatever they can to help a business owner avoid going to court. But some cases need to be fought over, and when that happens, Marvin Gold and Travis Gold do not hold back. Whether a case requires reading through hundreds of pages of documents or filing complex motions with the court or effectively cross examining less-than-honest opposing witnesses and parties to achieve your goal, Marvin Gold and Travis Gold both have the experience and courtroom skill necessary to make sure that if justice and fairness are on your side, that side will win the day.
If you think you may need the help of an experienced business attorney and a researcher and writer who will never quit, Marvin Gold and Travis Gold are ready to meet with you for a free consultation to help you determine the best way to move forward.