Answers to some frequently asked questions presented to Gerber & Mitchell attorneys.
- How can a business law attorney help my business?
- Your attorney can help determine the best legal structure for your business, create contracts and agreements, complete and submit documents and ensure you are in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws.
Additionally, your attorney will offer advice and counsel on a wide variety of legal issues that include, but certainly are not limited to, protecting personal and business assets, reviewing contracts written and received, and protecting intellectual property
When you decide to sell, merge with another organization or acquire another business, a experienced business lawyer can represent you throughout the process.
- Do small and mid-size businesses need employment law representation?
- Yes, we believe that all businesses can benefit from the advice and counsel of an attorney with employment law experience.
Whether you have several employees or several thousand, employment law rules and regulations apply to your business. Your attorney can help you establish employee handbooks, employment agreements and contracts, and provide sound advice for lawful termination of employment.
Employment agreements clearly state expectations for both parties, and can protect your business’ trade secrets and intellectual property. Federal and state laws protect employees against discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on protected classifications, and all employers must follow these laws.
The advice of your attorney can ensure you do not violate any labor and employment laws such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).