What types of businesses does the firm work with?
Many of my business clients are work within the real estate industry. This includes real estate agents and brokers, contractors, real estate investors, appraisers, inspectors, property management companies, mortgage servicing companies, private lenders, hard money lenders, rehabbers, and landlords. With this being said, I have also worked with other small business owners on business law issues including restaurant owners, chiropractors, hotel operators, attorneys, and other small business owners.
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What types of business law services do you provide?
I assist small and mid-size businesses from formation to dissolution. Some of the services I provide include:
- Business formation and planning
- Entity selection, including partnerships, proprietorships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S-corps and corporations
- Purchase or sale of a business
- Drafting contracts
- Reviewing contracts
- Collections on accounts, including filing liens
- Business litigation
What types of business law matters do you not handle?
I focus on small to midsize business and generally do not represent large corporations on business law matters. Moreover, Rick Davis is not a tax attorney and I do not provide any advice or guidance related to tax issues or tax avoidance. As such, I recommend all of my business clients work with a skilled and experienced accountant as a part of their business team. If you need assistance finding an accountant to work with on your matter, please visit the referrals webpage for some recommendations.
Why should I hire an attorney instead of using legal zoom or another similar service?
Legal Zoom and other similar companies can provide well-written contracts. The contracts, however, are generic and the person who drafted them did not take into account the specifics or your situation when drafting the contract. Moreover, the more a form contract is edited, the more likely that inconsistencies arise that can lead to litigation. Similarly, the formation of an LLC or Corporation is very easy. As such, you should not hire an attorney to form an entity. Instead, you hire the attorney to help ensure you are forming the correct entity type and that you understand what things need to be done to ensure you receive the entity protection if your company is sued so that your personal assets are protected.