Running a business is one of the most rewarding and difficult experiences out there. For all those out there that were willing to unleash themselves from the guaranteed and comfortable, and take the plunge to open a business, I salute you. My wife and I just opened our first business together in September 2007. Trinity is a Christian-based dance, gymnastics, and art program for children. While my wife operated a very similar program for eighteen years at a local church, opening a business on our own was a completely different game altogether.
I understand how difficult it is to figure out everything that needs to be done when opening a business. Should I operate as a sole proprietorship, a limited liability company, or a corporation? Where am I going to locate? Should I buy a building or lease? How do I know if I am negotiating a good lease with the landlord? Should I have contracts in place for the services I provide or the goods I sell?
As a small business owner, I understand the seemingly endless hurdles to success. As an attorney, I also understand many of the unforeseen pitfalls that are out there for a business owner. Many of these pitfalls are due to a lack of planning in the early stages of a business. This is where Fleishman Law can help you. Fleishman Law is positioned to advise you on how to structure your business, create policies and procedures, and draft contracts so that you can focus on why you went into business in the first place.
While many legal pitfalls can be avoided through thoughtful planning, businesses are organic - they change over time. The starry-eyed enthusiasm you may have once had when you went into business with another person or persons may wear off. You learn down the road that your expectations were not the same as the other person's expectations. Business is not much different than our personal relationships, and sometimes those relationships go sour. Often, hard feelings and misunderstandings can lead to lawsuits. Running a business is hard work and the thought of having to pursue or defend a lawsuit while trying to run a business is difficult to think about. However, if you find yourself in such a situation, Fleishman Law can help you through this time as well.
Fleishman Law understands that legal services are expensive, and small business often are struggling to make ends meet as it is. With this in mind, Fleishman Law is committed to reaching resolutions quickly. While many law firms recognize that litigation is what makes them money, that is completely contrary to a client's own interests. One of the greatest values to clients is providing thoughtful planning and reaching quick resolutions, so that they can focus on running their businesses.