Shoreline Firm Delivers Comprehensive Business Law Advice
Innovative attorney assists companies throughout the Seattle area
Whether your business is small or large, tacking legal challenges can be a difficult and costly endeavor if you don’t find the proper support from a qualified attorney. At North City Law, our firm delivers effective counsel to companies throughout the Seattle area in a wide range of legal matters. Because we value your time and resources, we offer transparent representation so there is never any question about what our firm is doing on your behalf. Whether you are just starting out or have served our region for decades, we will provide the advice and advocacy necessary to help your operation succeed.
Accomplished lawyer guides clients through the business formation process
Launching a new venture presents so many challenges that it can be difficult to keep track of important legal details. Our firm handles this burden and skillfully guides you through each critical issue associated with startup businesses, including:
- Legal entity creation — We give prospective businesses detailed advice on the various types of legal entities that can be established within the state, including corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, LLPs and LLCs. Working closely with you, our firm outlines the advantages and potential drawbacks of each choice and helps file the necessary materials with the Washington Secretary of State or the relevant authority in another jurisdiction.
- Tax concerns — With a background in tax law, founding attorney Paul A. Barrera can answer your questions on choosing a tax status and help you make decisions that promote your company’s growth.
- Buy-sell agreements — If ownership of your business is shared, it is essential to establish a solid contingency plan in case a shareholder or partner needs to leave the firm suddenly. We draft buy-sell agreements so that the company remains in good hands if someone gives up their stake due to an illness, divorce or another reason.
With our small-business experience, we are intensely aware of the pressures that startups face. That’s why we offer clients a free initial consultation and a fee structure that meets their specific needs. Our firm also provides numerous places where we can meet with you.
Knowledgeable adviser provides strong counsel on contract development and review
No matter what industry you are in, establishing reliable contracts is a crucial part of building a thriving operation. Because we provide personalized attention to each client, we draft authoritative documents that protect their rights and achieve their objectives. When you are evaluating an agreement prepared by another party, our firm conducts an exhaustive examination of the relevant terms and advises you of each side’s rights and obligations. We make sure that you are aware of any potential problems and vigorously represent your interests throughout the negotiation process.
Skillful Washington advocate handles breach of contract actions
Disputes over the performance of a contract require skillful handling from an effective advocate. In breach of contract claims, we take the time to understand whether the language of the document was violated or if some clarification needs to be made. Our goal is always to resolve these conflicts favorably while minimizing the time and expense involved. In many cases, we can pursue a remedy contemplated in the contract, but we are also willing to assert your rights in litigation.
Contact a dedicated Washington attorney for a free initial consultation
North City Law represents Seattle-area clients in a full range of business law matters. Please call 206-471-6960 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our home office is in Shoreline. If you prefer, we can meet at a premier conference room space in South Snohomish County, North Seattle, Bothell or Kirkland.