Virginia Business & Corporate Law Attorney
Virginia businesses, from the smallest sole proprietorship to the largest corporation, are by and large subject to the same sets of laws and regulations when dealing with employees or contractors; leasing or purchasing office space, real estate or equipment; expanding their enterprise; or even dissolving their company and moving in an entirely new direction. Virginia businesses face decisions every day that can benefit from legal advice and technical assistance or representation from an experienced Virginia business lawyer. From business formation, transactions and governance to commercial litigation, the corporate attorneys at MichieHamlett are here for the life of your business. Count on our firm to handle your legal issues efficiently and effectively so you can concentrate on running and growing your business.
Call MichieHamlett for advice and representation in any Virginia business law or corporate legal matter, including:
- Commercial Torts
- Fiduciary Litigation
- Formation, Transactions, & Governance
- Securities Arbitration & Investor Issues
Disputes are inevitable in any business. If you have employees, contractors, vendors or suppliers that you contract with, expect that sometimes you won’t see eye to eye. If you own intellectual property or compete with other companies, disputes can arise. And if you own your business in conjunction with other partners or shareholders, it’s not unlikely that you may at times disagree on certain decisions regarding the direction of your company.
Most of the time, disputes like these can be talked through and settled productively if not amicably. Other times, more formal legal intervention is required. Our goal in these matters is to resolve the dispute favorably in the most efficient and least disruptive manner, whether through settlement negotiations, litigation, mediation, arbitration, trial or other legal means. Our commercial litigation practice spans the spectrum of business and corporate disputes in Virginia, including:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Shareholder derivative suits
- Corporate agreements
- Unfair competition
- Unfair business practices
- Securities fraud
- Misappropriation of trade secrets or intellectual property
Call us now to protect your important and valuable rights and put yourself in the best position for a successful resolution of your commercial dispute.
Business Formation, Transactions and Governance
A great deal of litigation can be prevented if proper steps are taken on the front end regarding entity formation, commercial transactions and corporate governance. If and when disputes do arise, you can be situated for a positive result if care was taken to protect your rights when your business was established or the contract was drafted. Our business law practice starts from the moment of formation and continues through the life of your company. Count on the entity formation lawyers at MichieHamlett to help you understand the pros and cons of establishing your business as a corporation, partnership or hybrid entity such as an LLC or S corp. We’ll help you set up your company as a registered legal entity licensed to do business in the state and make sure you start off with all the company documents, policies and agreements you need to get started.
As your business gets underway, our business transaction attorneys are here to negotiate, draft or review any contract or agreement, including employment contracts and independent contractor agreements, vendor and supplier contracts, asset purchases, lending and more. You can also rely on MichieHamlet for technical assistance in matters related to corporate governance, from drafting and interpreting corporate by-laws and buy-sell agreements to understanding proper voting procedures, compliance with securities regulations, mergers & acquisitions, and business transfer or dissolution.
Call MichieHamlett for Your Virginia Business and Corporate Legal Needs
For practical advice and nimble representation in a Virginia business or corporate legal matter, call MichieHamlett at 434-951-7200 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled and knowledgeable Virginia business lawyers.