BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

PRACTICE AREA / UTAH BUSINESS LAW ATTORNEYS

We work with early-stage start-ups, small businesses, and publicly traded companies on a variety of business-related issues. Our business law attorneys have experience in document and contract creation and litigation, organizational structure, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate litigation in Salt Lake City and across the US.

BUSINESS LAW AND CORPORATE ATTORNEYS IN UTAH

The business law attorneys of Richards Brandt understand the legal complexities and pitfalls of business operations, and they know how to assess your unique objectives and help you structure your enterprise to suit your needs. Our lawyers’ business law and commercial litigation experience means they can advise new and growing businesses about strategies to prevent lawsuits down the road. Contact us to schedule a consultation.

Every business is likely to experience legal challenges at one time or another, and trusted counsel is always a sound investment. Our attorneys are prepared to guide both small and large businesses and help them assess their options and protect their interests.

Businesses and corporations in Utah and throughout the intermountain west look to Richards Brandt for customized, reliable legal services related to business and commercial litigation.

BUSINESS LAW REPRESENTATION YOU CAN TRUST

Every business has a life cycle. Some last longer and become stronger than others. But the general fundamentals of the formation, growth, and development cycles of a business are similar from one business to the next. However, analysis of the unique challenges and opportunities of any particular business is not a simple matter.

RBMN attorneys have broad experience in business and commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Administrative Audits, Compliance and Proceedings
  • Antitrust Litigation and Investigations
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration and/or Mediation pursuant to Statute, Corporate By-Laws, Shareholder Agreements, LLC Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements, or Commercial Contracts
  • Business Dissolution and Winding-Up
  • Business Torts, including Intentional Interference, Fraud, and Breach of Fiduciary Duties
  • Civil Investigative Demands
  • Commercial Litigation, including UCC Litigation and Enforcement of Remedies
  • Contract Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Disputes, including shareholder disputes, member disputes, minority shareholder/member oppression, partnership disputes, and business trust disputes
  • Derivative Lawsuits and Business Owner Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • State & Federal Agency Enforcement Actions
  • Trademark & Copyright Enforcement and Litigation
  • Trade Secret Litigation

RECENT BUSINESS LAW UPDATES

Avoiding dissolution pitfalls and protecting against post-dissolution liability for company debts and claims

BUSINESS LAW AND CORPORATE ATTORNEYS AT RICHARDS BRANDT IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Lincoln Harris

Shareholder and Family Law and Construction Law Practice Chair

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE / FEATURED FAQS

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

Answered by:

Barry G. Scholl

Barry Scholl

Shareholder, Cybersecurity Section Chair and Business Practice Chair

A: To decide which entity is right for you, we look at: liability, taxation, and maintenance. Both corporations and LLC’s have limited personal liability—this means that owners are usually not responsible for business debts. However, corporations and LLC’s are taxed very differently—corporations are classified as a separate taxable entity, whereas LLC’s are typically taxed as a pass-through entity (unless you choose otherwise). And corporations and LLC’s have different levels of maintenance—LLC’s have fewer reporting requirements and can operate solely with members acting as the managers. Conversely, corporations are required to hold certain annual meetings, keep certain records, and appoint boards and officers to manage the company for the stockholders. Every situation is unique so we recommend that you consult with an attorney in making your decision. Contact our firm, Richards Brandt, if we can help you decide which entity is right for you.

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS & CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – CASE STUDIES

Utah Manufacturing Company Needed Employment Contracts For Key Staffers

Utah Construction Company Needed Planning For Business Growth & Protection

Utah Family Enterprise Needed Guidance and Representation to Sell Business

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