The stakes are high in the world of business and commercial law. Your business represents a major commitment of money, time and often determines your financial security. Choosing the right firm to represent you can mean the difference between owning and operating a successful business and financial ruin.

With more than 80 years collective experience, the attorneys of Ortiz & Ortiz, LLP have a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of business and commercial law. We can help you with every aspect of your business, from setting it up and keeping it running smoothly to selling or dissolving it when the time comes. We can also aggressively protect your interests in a wide range of business disputes, including those involving torts, contracts, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy and more.

Working primarily with small business owners and entrepreneurs, we provide personalized and highly attentive service to ensure every aspect of your business transaction or dispute is addressed fully and promptly.

Our services in the area of business law include:

  • Preparing and reviewing contracts, sales agreements, distribution agreements and manufacturing agreements
  • Buying, merging and selling businesses
  • Reviewing compliance issues
  • Restructuring businesses
  • Licensing businesses
  • Dissolving businesses
  • Counseling small business owners about financing issues
  • Assessing risks

We also advise business owners on issues such as shareholders’ rights, franchising, trade association membership, and employer-employee relationships.

Starting a Business

When you start a new business it is crucial to your success that you determine how to organize and structure your business to address your needs. We have helped numerous clients determine the business entity that best suits their needs and handled every stage of the formation process. We will carefully study all aspects of your prospective business venture to choose the entity most capable of preventing problems that could lead to expensive litigation or risk your company’s financial future.

Depending on your particular needs, we can help you form all of the following entities:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Business corporations (C-Corporations or S-Corporations)
  • General partnerships
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)

Business Succession Planning

How and when you exit your business is every bit as important as your choice of business entity in determining how much money you ultimately earn from your business. Do you want to pass your business on to your children or other members of your immediate family? Are you interested in offering your employees the opportunity to buy your business? Do you want to sell your business outright on the open market? We can help you make the right decision, guide you through every step of the process and make sure your interests are protected. In this way, we can help you obtain the greatest possible return on your investment of money, time and effort.

Contact us today to discuss your particular needs and goals.