UTKELAW

Services

Legal Support for Small Businesses.

Areas of Practice

 

Incorporation

The first step in any business venture is to incorporate.  This allows your business to operate without jeopardizing your personal assets.  Let us help you decide the model that works best for you: C-corp, S-corp, LLC, etc.  Formation is one of the most important times in the life of a business, don't do it alone.


non-payment & Recovery

You work much too hard not too get paid.  Whether your customer refuses to pay or claims to not have the means, let us pursue this matter.  In these cases, time is of the essence, the longer you wait, the fewer assets that are likely to be available to satisfy a judgment.  Our firm is designed to take immediate action to protect your interests.


Landlord/Tenant

Whether you rent out the basement apartment in your home, or have 300 units in 27 buildings, or firm is here to help.  The residential tenant laws in the Commonwealth are very tenant friendly.  A misstep can expose you to treble damages, attorney's fees and court costs.  Our firm has experience in tenant matters, from lease preparation and proper deposit handling to evictions and litigation defense.



Real Estate

Whether you're purchasing a large factory, renting a small office, or somewhere in between, let our firm assist you in the conveyencing process.  We understand the pitfalls that can be lurking in purchase and sale agreements and commercial leases.  Let us help you acquire and sell real estate.


Government regulation

Allow us to demystify the legal and regulatory framework that governs your business.  Whether it is ensuring compliance, or seeking a license, we can assist you to grow your business while avoiding regulatory landmines.  We have represented clients at local licensing boards and administrative boards throughout the Commonwealth.


LIABILITY & RISK

Whether you run a brick-and-mortar shop, warehouse, or an eCommerce website, all businesses need to minimize their legal liability and risk. We will assess the structure of your operation, such as its physical or digital space, the types of products you sell, who your consumers are, what type of company you have filed under, and so on. From there, we will tailor the right risk plan, complete with permit applications, insurance policies, and more, so you can worry less about liabilities and concentrate on growing your business.



Litigation

Whether you're in small claims, district, or superior court let us help you.  We will aggressively undertake your representation to protect your business.  Do not hesitate, your actions, and inaction, today may have serious consequences and limit your rights going forward.


No Problem Is Too Small

It pains me every time I have to tell a client, "if you had just come in sooner...".  Even for those issues that don't seem important enough to consult an attorney, we're here.  All too often problems that could have been resolved simply, are allowed to balloon into large problems that require extensive work to address.


BUSINESS STRATEGY

The startup and small business marketplace is still a new and fierce frontier that requires legal advice from attorneys who are deeply entrenched in the particulars of venture financing. We offer a competitive advantage that can help you save money and make more of it in the long run. We’ve steered corporations like Tap Unlimited and Hydrocycle with a balance of legal, business, operational, and financial strategies that had clear execution and built-in problem-solving contingencies. Our holistic approach is essential to any company looking to grow.