Business Law

Starting and running a business is about far more than merely filing the necessary paperwork with the Massachusetts Secretary of State’s Office. The Law Office of Michelle J. Donabed can help you choose the right entity for your needs, form the entity, plan for emergencies, plan for eventual succession, draft and review contracts, and provide assistance with many other needs that arise when owning a small business. This allows you to focus on what you do best—run your business!

Our Business Law Legal Services

We provide a wide range of business law services that can be customized to you based on your industry, business goals, and size. We can provide general counsel or represent you in regard to a specific business law matter.

Business formation and structures. For businesses that are just starting out, understanding the various types of business structures is key. Whether you register as a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation will affect things like liability, taxes, and more.

Labor and employment law. If your business hires any employees, it must do so within the parameters of labor and employment laws at both the state and federal levels. An attorney can help you to navigate wage and hour laws, discrimination laws, workers’ compensation laws, OSHA regulations, employee disputes, and more.

Contracts. A business will enter into a number of contracts over the course of its operations, including employee contracts, vendor contractors, and more. Having an attorney review those contracts is essential. An attorney can both help you to form a contract and understand its terms, as well as take legal action in the event of a breach of contract case.

Taxes and real estate. Businesses may encounter questions about real estate transactions, taxes, and other financial matters that shape the course of a business’s future. A skilled business attorney can represent your company in minimizing its tax burden, strategically handling real estate transactions, and more.

Family Business Succession Planning. Family business succession planning is the long-term process of addressing key needs for leadership within the company. It also involves preparing selected individuals for present and future business responsibilities. A lawyer can help guide your family-owned business through a successful transition by offering professional advice on many topics and issues that commonly arise during the planning process, such as: Disability and retirement planning, business tax planning, The sale of business interests, Dispute resolution methods, Compensation and benefits, Compliance with relevant laws, policies, and regulations.

Call Our Business Law Firm Today 

This is by no means an exhaustive list, and the Law Office of Michelle J. Donabed can help you through additional challenges and difficult aspects of owning, operating, growing a successful business. If you’d like more information on our legal services regarding business transitions, call today to speak with a member of our staff.