Entrepreneurial Businesses

Business Start-Ups - We're In It For the Long Haul

For start-up companies, our firm provides counsel regarding appropriate formation structures; minority business issues; compliance with state and federal legislation; initial funding and contracts and negotiation with clients, vendors and employees. As companies grow, the firm offers advice regarding alternative financing methods, property acquisitions, business development, trademark and copyrights, sale and dispute resolution.

Legal services for the life of your startup. We help you navigate the road ahead and spot issues coming around the bend, so you can focus on your clients and customers.

Plain language

We talk to you like a friend or colleague—not like an undergraduate in a lecture hall. We use plain language; we leave the legal jargon out of the documents, so you understand what we put together for your startup.

Flat rates

We work with flat rates, so you know ahead of time what our services will cost. And we get to know you and your business without you feeling like you’re on the clock.

Services we frequently provide to startups – Advising on choice of entity – Forming the company – Drafting governing documents – Drafting employment and independent contractor agreements – Advising on raising startup capital from investors – Protecting trademarks and other intellectual property – Drafting contracts – Reviewing and negotiating commercial leases – Drafting website policies

Business Entity Formation

Let’s discuss the benefits and drawbacks to LLCs vs Corporations and determine which entity would be most appropriate for your business. What exactly are the differences between C and S Corps? Why do so many companies establish their businesses in Delaware? All of your questions will be answered.

Our entrepreneurial business services go beyond entity choice and business formation to help clients grow and develop their companies for long-term success. Our general counsel services include:

  • Entity choice (limited directorship, limited liability company, family limited directorship, S-corporation, C-corporation, etc.)
  • Detailed operating agreements with buy-sell, disability, and non-compete provisions
  • Acquisitions, mergers and sales
  • Business succession plans
  • Employment-practices concerns, including Family Medical Leave Act, Title VII, ADA and Florida Human Rights Act
  • Independent contractor and Employment options agreement
  • Licensing agreements
  • Confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disparagement agreements
  • Collections
  • Commercial real estate transactions, including lease activities and property acquisitions
  • Contract negotiations with vendors and other parties
  • Financing issues, including those related to start-up and expansion capital, tax-exempt financing, asset-backed financing and industrial revenue bonds
  • Government contracts and minority-business issues
  • Governmental affairs and lobbying
  • Insurance matters
  • Affiliate Agreements;
  • Intellectual property issues, including copyright, patents, service marks and trademarks
  • Litigation, including personal injury defense, wrongful termination, negligence and administrative matters
  • Products-liability cases
  • Trade regulations
  • Commercial Lease Agreements;
  • License Agreements;
  • Liability Waivers;
  • Website Terms of Use & Privacy Policy; and
  • Zoning issues

In addition to normal business issues, companies face challenges related to employment practices, compensation, environmental liability, personal injury or contract disputes. As a multi-disciplinary firm, Eric J Rayman has the professional staff and resources to address these questions and provide clients with a full range of services. We understand the entrepreneur’s need for comprehensive legal services, prompt response and flexible billing and work to develop strategies to exceed clients demands.

Experienced in advising and representing Florida entrepreneurs and small businesses

The Firm takes tremendous pride in assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses to meet these challenges, as well as in assisting established business to maintain compliance with federal and state regulations. Whether you are seeking to launch a new business venture or are seeking to modify or enhance an existing one, the Firm works diligently to help its clients achieve their business goals and navigate a changing business environment. We handle many aspects of business and corporate transactions, including:

  • Selection of Business Entity
  • Business Incorporation and Organization
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiation
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Trademark, Tradename, and Copyright Filings

Knowledgeable, outsourced general counsel for Florida entrepreneurs and start-up companies

A good business law firm should, if possible, help clients avoid litigation. Because of our Florida state and federal trial practice, we are keenly aware of the types of contractual provisions and aspects of business transactions that most frequently result in legal disputes. We use this knowledge to provide our clients with sound legal counsel and carefully drafted legal documents. Additionally, we ensure that our clients meet corporate and state requirements regarding annual meetings of shareholders and directors (for corporations) and members and managers (for limited liability companies), including the filing (on an annual basis) of the client’s annual report with the Secretary of State. Moreover, the Firm prepares minutes for clients’ annual meetings and assists clients with preparing and passing any corporate or company resolutions and amending its governing documents—e.g., bylaws and operating agreements.

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615 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Phone Number: (954) 525-9995

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