PRACTICE AREA

Business Law

Our firm offers an array of business services to best serve entrepreneurs, creatives and small businesses. We focus on protecting you, the individual, protecting your brand, and protecting the company. Below is a breakdown of the different business services we offer to help set you, your business, and your brand up for success!

Monique Larmond

Business – Intellectual Property – Real Estate – Family Law

How Can We Help to Protect You?

Business Formations

Trying to distinguish between a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation, can be difficult. That is why Givens & Larmond Law Group helps you differentiate between the various types of business entities that would be best suited for your business needs. We work with you to determine which type of company structure provides sufficient protections from potential liabilities while maximizing your business’ potential.
Sole Proprietorships: A sole proprietorship allows an individual to own and operate a business. Our attorneys can help you obtain your fictitious business name, dba or tradename from the proper state, county or city office.

Partnerships:

If two or more persons are engaged in a business for profit then you may be functioning as a General Partnership. Our attorneys can facilitate in establishing and solidifying a general partnership or limited partnership by preparing the proper agreements and state filings to ensure you’re your business is compliant with the legal requirements.

Limited Liability Company (LLC):

Generally, a LLC offers limited liability protections. Our attorneys will get an understanding of your business interest and needs in order to determine whether a LLC provides the best legal protection for your business. We will prepare the necessary documents to get your business started, including, your Articles of Organization, operating agreement, and other applicable documents to help limit your liability.

Corporations:

A corporation is generally a legal entity that exists separately from its owners, with limited liability protection. Our attorneys prepare the documents that must be filed with the proper state office, including the Articles of Incorporation, the Bylaws, the initial minutes, and Shareholder Agreement, if necessary. We work to protect you by ensuring that the necessary documentation is in place to help limit potential liability and set your corporation up for success.
After our initial consultation to learn about your business needs and determine which structure fits your needs, we walk you through the formation process, file the necessary documents, and draft the proper business documents. Thereafter, provide you with a plan that can help you run a successful business!

How Can we Help to Protect your Brand?

Trademark Services

We want you to feel a sense of pride in knowing your brand is federally protected. We help register your brand name, logo, and/or slogan with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Having a registered trademark or service mark will discourage others from infringing on your brand in a similar line of business. When you have a registered trademark it will provide you with the proper recourse to sue infringers for using your trademark or a substantially similar mark.
Givens & Larmond Law Group offers trademark services that include: our initial consultation, conducting extensive research to ensure that your potential brand name, logo, or slogan/catch phrase is not already registered and in use for a similar line of business, we provide a legal memo to help determine the strength of your mark and whether it is likely to cause confusion with any other registered marks, we then have a discovery call to let you know our findings, and then file your trademark application.
We also offer services to help enforce your registered brand. Our firm will send cease-and-desist letters on your behalf to those who are infringing on your brand.
Let us help you build and protect your brand!

How Can we Help to Protect your Business?

Contract Drafting/Contract Review Services

Our contract services help to protect you or your already established company through essential business transactions.
We draft and/or review numerous types of contracts depending on your business needs. We help to prepare independent contract agreements, non-disclosure agreements, joint venture agreements, release agreements, employee agreements, business purchase and sale agreements and many more!

Real Estate Transactions

If you are commercial tenant looking for a new location to lease, we help to review and negotiate commercial leases. Additionally, we assist with commercial purchase and sale agreements if you need an attorney to review or draft your agreement and the necessary documents.

  • Business Formation 84% 84%
  • Trademark Registration 98% 98%
  • Contract Drafting & Review 92% 92%
  • Small Business Asset Purchase Agreement 76% 76%
  • Review of Commercial Leases 73% 73%
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements 93% 93%
  • Title Review 80% 80%

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We are here to help you start your business, protect your brand and protect your wealth!