J. Hamilton McMenamy Specializes in:
Breach of Contract
A breach of contract occurs when a party fails to fulfill its duties under that contract’s agreements. Qualified business lawyers can help you choose the appropriate defenses to breach of contract if you have been accused of violating yours. Unconscionable contract lawyers will defend you if you have signed a contract against your will.
Business disputes often arise from disagreements over contract terms, but they may also deal with billing, business practices, and other issues. If you have a business dispute that needs rapid resolution-especially if your finances or reputation are at stake-you should speak with local business lawyers immediately to determine your next steps.
Buying and Selling a Business
The dual processes of buying and selling a business can be complex, but they aren’t without reward. Purchasing an existing business means purchasing a pre-existing client base, staff, patents, and more-which can be a great financial advantage over starting your own business. Practiced business lawyers can also assist you in the process of selling or closing your business.
Contract Drafting and Review
Contract drafting and review is a vital to avoiding a breach of contract later on, making the duties of both parties and the terms of a contract clear from the beginning. Experienced contract lawyers can offer valuable insight when drafting your contract and help you determine whether accepting an offer is in your best interest.
Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, etc.
Partnerships divide business management between partners, and partnership lawyers divide partnerships into “general” and “limited” partnerships. Limited Liability Company (LLC) lawyers can walk you through setting up management that limits partner liability for possible damages. Corporations act as a single entity regardless of the number of individual shareholders. There are several types of corporations.
Entertainment law mingles with intellectual property law, covering entertainment industry trademarks and copyrights. Business lawyers become involved in entertainment law at many points where contracts are involved, like when an artist is negotiating a record deal.