The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer to Represent Your Business

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer to Represent Your Business Aside from the complicated paper works and preparing the capital for your business, you need manpower. You, as a business owner, need to hire employees that can make your business even more possible. Yes, resources are important, but without manpower, your business will never be a success. Now that you are hiring people, there are two important professionals that you will need – an accountant and a lawyer. Business owners definitely don’t miss hiring an accountant because they feel the need to have someone monitoring their charts of accounts, but they often miss the importance of hiring a lawyer for their business. That is why some businesses miss some small details in terms of legalities and litigation. Why Do You Need A Business Lawyer? Every business, big or small, needs to hire a lawyer. One main reason is there are lots of laws regarding business and these laws need to be followed. Given that there are hundreds of laws revolving around the world of business, every industry even has its own set of rules and regulations. These laws are not simple and a lawyer can definitely help you in determining what these laws are and how to abide. More than that, lawyers are the right professionals to seek advice when there are deals, contracts, and leases. More than that, businesses can be involved in disputes and that is part of the business cycle. What you need to avoid is procrastinating the need to hire a lawyer and when business disputes and claims knock on your door, you will be stressed out looking for someone out there to provide help. As early as now, lawyers should be hired to prevent this kind of circumstances. Where Can You Get A Business Lawyer? It really does not matter if you will be hiring a big or small firm. All you need to do is hire one of the best law firms that you think will match your business’ needs. If you are in California, you might want to know more about the Stratton & Green, ALC. This California-based law firm has been providing services to individuals and businesses all over the state by not just simply handling litigation, but also educating and empowering their clients to help them make decisions that will suit what they need. Headed by Cynthia Stratton and Sabrina Green, the law firm is providing services in different areas, including representing a business. Visit the Stratton & Green, ALC’s website today to learn more about what they can do and how they can help...

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Saving Yourself the Trouble

Posted by on Jan 17, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Saving Yourself the Trouble As companies grow, they tend to start figuring things out on their own, rather than outsourcing it to professionals who specialize in each area. There are a number of things that as the owner of a corporation, you will want your own people to take care of, but if you are still in your early years, you might want to ensure that certain sensitive matters are handled by people with enough experience. This is especially true when the consequences of an improper handling of a situation can involve legal things. If you are dealing with a legal situation and you are not 100 percent sure that your internal team can deal with it, it is best to outsource this to a firm that can help you with a team of experienced professionals. This will help you save yourself bigger issues down the line. Stratton & Green Law Group is a firm managed by two partners who focus on getting the best results possible for their clients. As a boutique law firm, they offer the advantage of the personalized attention to each client, so your case won’t be lost among hundreds of others. By dealing with you on a personal basis, they will be able to fully understand your situation, your wants, and needs. By understanding this they will have the ability to offer what is actually best for you, rather than a general idea, based on what they’ve done for other clients. They specialize in civil litigation and employment law so if you are having internal issues, this is the firm you will want to call o help you sort things out. Avoid yourself the trouble of doing things incorrectly the first time and having to work twice as hard to solve it afterward. Hire these professionals who will provide the best advice...

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Construction Law: How a Lawyer Can Help You

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Construction Law : How a Lawyer Can Help You Construction companies must be aware of the legal framework they are operating under to avoid legal issues that could jeopardize the project in the future. The federal, state and local governments have their own regulations that affect different aspects of the building process. To avoid disputes construction companies must be strategic and proactive. Here’s how lawyers from Stratton & Green, ALC can help you. Contract Drafting and Negotiation Contract drafting and negotiation are one of the most important first stages that construction companies need to pay attention to. Thinking critically about the direction of the project and the possible pitfalls that may plague the process in the future will determine the terms of a contract. Some of the issues our lawyers can help you address include the collection of payment during the course of the project. Your lawyer can also prepare a comprehensive breakdown of all the contractual requirements before the project commences. Understanding the requirements of the project helps the builder determine if he can fulfill them before signing the contract. Dispute Resolution This describes the mechanism that the parties involved in a contract will follow in case issues arise between them. The dispute resolution mechanism can be outlined in the contract during the initial drafting and negotiation stages. Construction is one of the most dispute ridden industries. Having a well-defined dispute resolution mechanism helps clients determine how, where, and when the issues will be resolved. This, in turn, facilitates the smooth running of the project and avoids lengthy litigation processes that could prove to be costly. Since different regions have their own rules and regulations, having two parties from different states can lead to a situation where both parties have different expectations. Stratton & Green, ALC has lawyers who are experienced in conflict resolution, employment law, mechanic’s lien, amongst...

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Two Common Myths About Filing Bankruptcy

Posted by on Nov 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Two Common Myths About Filing Bankruptcy Almost everyone, at one time in their life, has lost control of their finances and became uncertain about the future. What do you do, with approaching medical bills, credit card bills, and notices of past due bills stacking up? Attempting to handle debt on your own is difficult and oftentimes uncertain. Creditors are constantly calling, your credit score is collapsing fast, and there does not appear to be any escape. The only option in this situation may be to file bankruptcy. A lot of factual information is available out there concerning bankruptcy; however, many myths and misconceptions exist as well. If you are considering filing bankruptcy, consult with a knowledgeable attorney to determine the right option for your situation. To get a better understanding of filing bankruptcy and how it impacts you, take some time to learn about two common myths surrounding bankruptcy. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Can Only Be Filed Once Many people have the impression that you can only file bankruptcy once in a lifetime. This is untrue. There are no limitations in a number of times a person can file bankruptcy. Chapter 7 bankruptcy, where an individual’s assets are liquidated, can be filed every eight years. Addition rules apply if filing under Chapter 13. Unpaid Debt Results in Jail Time This myth is especially frightening. This scare tactic is used by some debt collectors. However, unpaid debt does not result in jail time. Actual possibilities you may face for unpaid debt may include garnishment of wages, being taken to court, or a lien put on your property until which time the debt is resolved. Only if a crime has been committed can jail time be warranted, such as for fraud, hiding property, or refusal to pay taxes. Depending on your specific circumstances, bankruptcy may be the right option for you. For more information, contact us today for a...

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Understanding the Basics of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Understanding the Basics of Alternative Dispute Resolution If you are in the middle of a conflict and are considering finding an out of court resolution, perhaps you might want to read up about alternative dispute resolution or ADR. Out of court settlements occur when two parties seek an agreement on a claim without necessarily having judges come to the decision. Most of the time, these involve one party paying a sum of money to the other for the other party to close the lawsuit. Settlements here are binding and the case typically ends without having to go to court. The alternative dispute resolution system is the most popular and effective way to reach an agreement without going to court. Basically, ADR refers to those agreements that are made out of court in a case. These include those reached through arbitration, small trials or mediation techniques. Sometimes these techniques can only be applied in certain areas of law like civil, commercial, industrial and family law. The most common area where ADR is practiced is in commercial law. In the business world, considering the speed at which cases are handled, it is almost impossible to have people file lawsuits and get timely justice. The easiest and most effective technique, therefore, is alternative dispute resolution. A further advantage of ADR, especially for businesspeople is that it is simple and straightforward, and most of the time a less expensive process. Further, it gives the parties leeway in times of schedule and deciding when and how the dispute will be settled. It is easier to have the other party recognize an opposing position in such a scenario. Finally, it also gives the parties the freedom to come up with more tailored solutions than perhaps the court could have legally been able to provide. ADR does not, however, mean the role of the lawyer is any less important. If you are leaning towards alternative dispute resolution, our lawyers at Stratton & Green, ALC will still be able to offer legal advice and make sure everything is above...

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Do Small Businesses Need the Services of a Lawyer ?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Do Small Businesses Need the Services of a Lawyer? If you own a small business and you think that you will never need the services of a lawyer, you have to think again. Keep in mind that you cannot talk your way out of or simply do things yourself when you have to deal with legal matters. At the end of the day, you should be open to the possibility of having to hire the services of a lawyer considering the following reasons: To protect you from ignorance of the law since it excuses no one. You may be operating a small business but it is still covered by existing laws and chances are you don’t have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the small business law. Unfortunately, should you commit a legal error because of ignorance, it will not be considered as a defense. This can be easily avoided by hiring a credible law firm to review your business. To ensure that your contracts and other documents do not have loopholes or will put you at a losing end. Having your contracts and other legal documents reviewed by a competent lawyer will ensure that your interests will be protected, you get the best end of the deal, and you will not be on the losing end. To ensure that you will not encounter legal issues in the future. Getting a lawyer to assist you in the business will help you avoid committing legal mistakes that can make you lose more money and sleep in the future. While information about legal issues abounds on the internet, it will never be enough to protect you and your business when you commit a legal mistake. If you intend to sustain and expand your small business in the future, make sure to hire the services of reputable and credible lawyers from Stratton and Green, ALC Civil Litigation and Employment Attorneys for all your legal requirements. S&G law firm will surely provide you with personal attention so all your legal matters will be well-taken cared...

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