Representing Businesses in Cape Coral and Naples
When you start or manage a business, you need someone in your corner who can help you handle the myriad of legal questions, complications, and conflicts that may come your way. Hiring a local firm to represent you ensures you will be served by legal professionals who are familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities that apply to your venture.
Our team at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano is proud to have provided trusted, comprehensive representation to local businesses for over 40 years. Our Fort Myers business lawyers are results-oriented and are committed to protecting your interests. We will work to get a complete understanding of you and your mission so that we are aligned on achieving your company’s short- and long-term objectives. From forming a new company to fighting for you in commercial litigation, we will be there to support you every step of the way.
Your business deserves legal representation with a personal touch, so do not hesitate to call (239) 908-4930 or contact us online today. Se habla español.
Are ready to start a new business? Before you move forward, you will need to choose the appropriate business structure, also known as a business “entity.”
Your entity selection will determine:
- How your business is taxed
- How decisions will be made
- How disputes will be resolved
- Your level of personal liability
Depending on your goals and appetite for risk, each entity will have pros and cons. Your choice will affect the big picture of your new company as well as shape its day-to-day operations, so you should always work with a legal professional to review and understand your options.
Our Fort Myers business law attorneys can help you form a:
- Limited Partnership (LP)
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- C Corporation
- S Corporation
Starting a new business also requires the creation of applicable formation agreements, such as partnership agreements, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements. Our team at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano can help draft and finalize these foundational contracts and ensure they are consistent with your objectives while complying with all relevant laws. We will then register all of the necessary paperwork with the Florida Department of State to make your new business official.
Contract Drafting and Review
Whenever your company enters a relationship with an employee, independent contractor, another business, or any other third party, you need a legal agreement that defines the relationship and each party’s rights and obligations. Attempting to do business without the safeguards facilitated by contracts can lead to devastating consequences. A strong contract will also include contingencies for what will happen if another party fails to deliver what was promised or otherwise violates a term of the agreement.
Commercial contracts tend to be complex documents that require a complete knowledge of the law. Our legal professionals can help ensure your agreements are clear, in your best interest, and enforceable.
We can help draft, negotiate, and review many types of commercial contracts, including:
- Business Succession Planning Documents
- Employment Agreements
- Enterprise Service Agreements
- Formation Documents
- Franchise Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- License Agreements
- Master Service Agreements
- Nondisclosure Agreements
- Property and Equipment Leases
- Purchase Orders
- Real Estate Agreements
- Vendor Service Agreements
Breaches of Contract, Business Disputes, and Commercial Litigation
Businesses depend on contracts to avoid unnecessary conflict and liability whenever possible. Unfortunately, even the soundest contracts may not be enough to prevent a business dispute from arising. In some cases, commercial litigation may be the only path forward, especially when there is a fundamental disagreement over whether a contractual term was met or if a company outright refuses to comply with an existing agreement.
Our Fort Myers business lawyers are ready to represent plaintiffs and defendants in many types of commercial conflicts, including those involving:
- Breaches of Contract
- Intellectual Property Violations
- Violations of Restrictive Covenants
When a contract is breached, the breaching party may be liable for damages. The wronged party typically has the right to sue the breaching party, and they can potentially obtain compensation if they can show a material breach occurred and that they suffered losses as a direct result. The stakes can be enormously high, and a smaller, local business may be in a perilous position if they are up against a large corporation. We are passionate about fighting for the little guy and will always fight to secure a just outcome, no matter the complexity, nature, or scope of the conflict.
When your business needs a fierce advocate, turn to our local team. Call (239) 908-4930 or contact us online to discuss your needs with us.
No Fees Until We WinWe offer Free Consultations, and work on Contingency Fees for Personal Injury cases. This means we ask for nothing from you until your injury case is concluded.
Prioritizing Your Experience
As a member of our community, we want to put your needs first, far ahead of the bottom line. We treat our clients like people, and never just like cases.
In Practice Since 1982We at Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano have been in practice for 40 years, which means you can count on our skill, experience, and community value to help you through your case.
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