Attorney Assisted Florida Business Planning
Whether you’re managing a new company in Florida, an already established out-of-state company looking to relocate, or even a foreign investor starting your venture in the Sunshine State, creating a business plan is critical for giving your business the best chance of success.
As leading Florida business planning attorneys, our job is to help your company uncover its strengths and weaknesses and create a dynamic game plan to follow going forward. We dig deep into regulatory and legal issues that may affect your business now, or in the future, to help avoid risks and seize opportunities.
Experienced Attorneys to Guide You Through the Florida Business Planning Process
In today’s environment, business owners have to be more cognizant than ever of the many different risks facing their businesses. From the moment you open your doors, you will unfortunately subject yourself to a number of different liabilities.
What is a liability?
A liability is something that you are legally responsible for. For business owners, the “big 3” liabilities usually include general liability, professional liability, and product liability. Within these three areas are where the majority of claims against businesses arise.
Having a solid insurance plan in place is just one way that a savvy business owner can help give their business a better chance for long-term success. Steps like securing business insurance may seem like a no-brainer, but insurance contracts can be difficult to understand what is and isn’t covered. That’s where going through the process to create a business plan with an experienced business lawyer helps a business owner methodically outline each area of their business to give each its own plan for success.
Our attorneys take the time to get to know your business and the industry so that we can provide you with the best business plan possible for your unique situation.
How We Help You Create a World-Class Florida Business Plan
From the opportunity statement through financing, a solid business plan from an experienced attorney is going to be straightforward and easy-to-follow. Having a business plan that only collects dust on the shelf is of no use, which is why our business planning process was designed to provide you with a useful tool from day one.
Creating the Best Environment for Your Business to Thrive
When you’re first starting out, especially for foreign owners looking to start a business in Florida, all the steps that need to occur to have a legal business can seem daunting. Our team takes time during the initial business planning phases to really understand your existing situation to help recommend the best course of action.
Things like setting up an LLC vs. a corporation, understanding commercial leases (Florida Landlord Tenant Law), and drafting contracts all have legal considerations that need to be weighed carefully with an experienced business planning attorney.
Getting the Best Rates on Startup Loans
Financial planning is arguably one of the most important steps needed for a successful business. Most owners seek some form of startup capital. Whether that’s as a loan from the SBA or a private bank, the loan agreement outlines all of the terms for the business to repay the debt over time.
But how do you know if you’re getting the most favorable terms for your business loan? Our business attorneys know what to look for within your loan agreement to make sure the terms are ideal for your given situation.
Making Sure You’re in Regulatory Compliance with Proper Licensure
As experts in Florida business law, our team knows the best ways to navigate setting up and running a business within the Florida regulatory environment. There are many different governing authorities at the local, state and federal levels that have requirements for certain types of business to operate. Local ordinances requiring specific permits, the state requiring current licensure, or any number of other regulatory issues can all affect your company’s ability to operate.
Our Florida business lawyers can help guide you through regulatory hurdles like permitting and licensure to ensure your business remains in compliance. Certain locations may also have increased regulatory requirements for manufacturing, distribution, and/or importing and exporting. Our attorneys help you navigate all the regulations affecting your business so you can focus on growing your business.
Protecting Intellectual Capital
When you’ve got a great concept, product or service, it’s important to take steps to protect your intellectual property. Having a business lawyer well-versed in intellectual property law helps preserve your interest in your unique design and make sure you retain this competitive advantage for as long as the law allows. Experienced business lawyers can help with things like getting a patent or trademark.
Growing Your Business
Our business planning attorneys are right with you every step of your business’s growth to help you achieve the best results. We provide business growth legal counsel with things like getting a permit for additional space, reviewing contracts, and helping you get favorable lending terms.
Business Succession/Continuity Planning
One of the most important steps within the business planning process is succession planning. Our business lawyers help you uncover areas of vulnerability so you can take steps to lessen any potential impacts. Business succession requires a plan for continuity, which encompasses everything from personnel to equipment.
Examples of issues that may face a business at some point include:
- Losing key employees/loss of intrinsic knowledge.
- Experiencing a loss event (fires, floods, and other perils) and negotiating with an insurance adjuster.
- Transfer of ownership.
- Contract disputes with vendors/suppliers.
- E-commerce regulatory restrictions.
Each of the above examples requires a careful and practiced review of the governing documents (contracts, Policies & Procedures, legal statute, etc.) in order to develop a plan of action. On any issues like these, we’ll deep dive with you to come up with a real-world strategy to preserve the legacy of the business you’ve worked so hard to build.
Set Up a Business Plan Consultation
Protecting our client’s interests in business is what it means to be a trusted leader in Florida business law. With an entire team of dedicated professionals, we help Florida businesses maximize their potential by minimizing the risks they face. Schedule a consultation today to start your Florida business plan.