Your Texas Small Business Law Firm
Ready to start a business? We can streamline the process by drafting a complete suite of corporate formation documents, including certificates of formation, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and more. We can even help clients apply for Employer Identification Numbers (EIN’s) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Is your small business preparing for a corporate merger or acquisition? We can negotiate, draft, and close complex business transactions. Working in consultation with your CPA, we can help you determine whether a share purchase or asset purchase is best for your business.
Stuck in a contract dispute with a business or individual? We may be able to save you valuable time and money by quickly resolving your dispute without litigation. We are trained negotiators ready to fight for your fair treatment.
Simple contract mistakes can cause major headaches and cost you thousands of dollars. We can help you avoid these pitfalls by drafting rock-solid contracts, revising existing contracts, and reviewing potential contracts quickly and for a reasonable fee. We also perform contract negotiations and help clients resolve contractual disputes.
Legal Research and Opinions
Have a burning legal question? We may not have the answer, but we can perform legal research and offer advisory opinions to your small business. If we can’t help, we’ll find an attorney who can.
We help businesses thrive and grow by drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements to suit each client’s unique needs. Strategic planning enables our clients to focus on seizing opportunity, not just limiting legal liability.
Business Filings with Secretary Of State
We can assist clients with the full range of business filings with the Secretary of State, including: registration of a foreign entity in Texas, registration of an assumed name (commonly known as a “DBA”), amendments to business entities, and terminations and reinstatements of business entities. In certain instances, time-sensitive filings are eligible for expedited handling with the Secretary of State.
Licensing and Permit Issues
We have years of experience navigating state and federal regulations and liaising with government agencies. Let us walk you through the tangled web of bureaucracy by ensuring regulatory compliance for your small business. We also assist clients with applications for industry-specific government permits.
Trademarks and Copyrights
We help clients safeguard their valuable intellectual property by registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and enforcing existing trade and service marks against infringers. We also register copyrights, which put the public on notice of your claim and allow you to take legal action against infringers and receive statutory damages in the event of proven infringement.
Concierge General Counsel
Consistent access to legal counsel enables our clients to grow their businesses and focus on seizing opportunity, not just limiting legal liability. For a discounted monthly fee, concierge general counsel clients receive quick (often instant) access to competent legal counsel, and rest easy knowing that valuable legal expertise is always close at hand. We tailor this service to the unique legal needs of each business. Ready to learn more? Contact us today for a free consultation.
At Massingill, we take care of business.
Owning a small business is rewarding, but it also requires a lot of hard work.
When you’re busy running your business, it can be difficult to make time to handle your business’s legal needs too. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle it all on your own.
An experienced Texas small business attorney can help you manage the legal aspects. That way, you can get back to focusing on what matters most—your business.
If you have questions about your Texas small business, contact the Austin, Texas business lawyers at Massingill today.
Whether you need assistance with document review, negotiations, business transactions, or getting your business off the ground, our team is here to help.
Contact our experienced Austin business lawyers today to discuss your small business legal needs and see what we can do for you.
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