Insightful Firm Provides Legal Assistance for Small Businesses in Florida
Skilled Florida attorneys understand the challenges of a small business no matter where it is located
Small businesses face a wide range of legal challenges that demand knowledgeable counsel from an experienced lawyer. The attorneys at Fletcher Fischer Pollack P.L. handle key matters in Florida and the Virgin Islands on behalf of small and mid-sized firms. As small business owners ourselves, they recognize the intense focus required to run a successful operation and work diligently to minimize disruption and achieve favorable results in an efficient, professional manner. Whether you’re looking to launch a new venture, transfer business assets, or expand your operation, or you require sound guidance for a different type of concern, the firm offers the skill and personalized support you’d expect from a seasoned in-house attorney at a large corporation.
Effective lawyers take on the key issues small businesses face
Our accomplished attorneys are committed to giving our small business clients the highest levels of representation and service in matters pertaining to:
- Business formation — Several business formation options exist in Florida and other jurisdictions. After learning about your operation, we help you assess whether a corporation, partnership, LLC or some other type of legal entity meets your goals.
- Licensing and permitting — A key element in business planning is a detailed understanding of the licenses and permits that must be obtained for your venture to operate legally. Regardless of your industry or location, our attorneys outline the necessary steps and seek the requisite authorizations as promptly as possible.
- Loans and other financing instruments — We know the hurdles that small and mid-sized companies often experience when looking to generate financing. Relying on our experience representing lenders, our firm makes sure that clients have the support they need to make the strongest possible case when seeking a loan or some other injection of capital.
- Contract preparation and negotiation — During the drafting, review and negotiation of contracts, our lawyers examine each term in detail and press to reach agreements that help small businesses thrive.
Getting the right legal advice in a timely manner could be the difference between achieving your goals and facing serious problems. Whatever your challenge might be, we’ll work closely to meet your needs in a manner that suits your objectives and budget.
Attorneys advise on transferring a business among family members
Many small business owners believe that when they choose to step away from the operation, nothing is simpler or more natural than passing ownership to a family member. Though there might not be intense negotiation about sale terms, shifting control and assets can have consequences that should be well understood before a move is made. After a thorough review of the situation, our attorneys outline tax consequences, legal requirements and potential solutions such as trusts so that an intergenerational transfer can be completed as smoothly as possible.
Thoughtful advocates offer sound counsel on expanding a business
If you’re looking to expand the reach of your small business by opening a new location, entering a franchising agreement or developing a partnership with an already existing firm, we offer strategic insight regarding the primary considerations affecting your decision. From the very start, we make sure that you have accurate, up-to-date information about the legal and regulatory ramifications of the proposed expansion. When appropriate, our firm brings in professionals to assess construction costs, make revenue projections and provide other data you can use to maximize your investment or avert a costly mistake.
Legal Advisors help craft business owners’ exit strategies
Whether your dream is to die at your desk, sell your business and retire to a tropical island, or sell your business to loyal employees, making that vision a reality takes time and planning. Your small business is most likely one of your largest assets, and you should maximize its value to achieve your goals. Our attorneys will spend the time with you to determine the best exit strategy for your unique business, and then work with you to map a path to making your dream come true. Developing the best plan requires evaluating your retirement assessments, family situation, business structure, assets, debts and revenue. Our attorneys can guide you through the process, and then help you pick a successor in your family or employees or broker a sale to a third party.