You worked hard to build your business, and the corporate law attorneys at Strauch Green & Mistretta, P.C. are here to help you protect it. We offer expert counsel in all aspects of matters related to business law, whether that means setting up a business entity, negotiating a deal, or representing you or your company in state or federal court.
Our clients choose us to help them with business and corporate law because they know we use our experience and knowledge, combined with aggressive strategies, to fight for them.
Defining Corporate Law
Corporate law, also called business or commercial law, is a complex branch of law that refers to all matters surrounding business and commerce. It’s a sub-section of civil law and both private and public matters fall under this umbrella, including:
- Corporate contracts
- Hiring and employment matters
- Regulating the manufacture and sale of consumer goods
Both state and federal laws are in place regarding commercial law, with government agencies such as OSHA and the FDA overseeing these matters
Corporate Law Services
Our knowledgeable attorneys are ready to assist you and your company in all aspects of business law. Examples of business issues we handle for clients in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and across North Carolina include:
- Forming and planning a new corporation or other business entity. This includes partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies (LLCs)
- Business audits
- Contract negotiation, drafting and review
- Business entity review and compliance issues for corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and limited liability companies (LLCs)
- Ongoing legal counseling and guidance to companies, especially those without inside counsel but who need timely legal advice on a variety of issues
- Business risk assessment and management
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Negotiation, resolution, and litigation of business disputes
- Employment contract disputes including drafting or enforcing non-competition and non-solicitation agreements as well as litigation of these disputes if necessary
- Corporation immigration compliance
Understanding Business Litigation
Business litigation refers to a dispute that arises in a business context and is resolved through a formal process like mediation, arbitration, or in state or federal court. Examples of business litigation our lawyers handle include:
Breach of Contract
This is perhaps the most common type of dispute we see in business litigation. A breach of contract refers to one of the parties in a business contract not upholding their end of the deal.
Interference with Business Contracts
This is also known as tortious interference. It refers to damages or lost profits that result when a third party interferes with a contract between two other businesses.
A bad faith claim arises when a business partner or client enters into a contract with another business under false or misleading statements or circumstances.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
Individuals in a “special relationship,” such as partners in a business, have certain duties to each other and to the business. A business partner should always act in the best interest of the company to the best of his or her ability. When a partner fails to act in the best interest of the company and acts instead in his own best interest, a breach of fiduciary duty claim may arise.
Fraud or Misrepresentation
Fraud or misrepresentation refers to intentional deception by one party toward another. When the second party reasonably relies on that deception and is damaged as a result, they have reasonable grounds for a fraud case.
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
Many businesses may be confronted with an unfair and deceptive trade practice claim. This North Carolina law is designed to prevent businesses from engaging in deceptive conduct towards people they do business with.
Let Our Corporate Law Attorneys Protect Your Business
You’ve spent years planning and building your business. Let our corporate law attorneys help protect what you’ve worked for. Fill out our contact form or call our Raleigh office at (919) 278-7453 or our Winston-Salem office at (336) 725-8688 to schedule your consultation. We proudly serve clients across North Carolina.