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What is a Business Attorney?

The primary role of a business attorney involves providing advice and other legal services that affect various aspects of a business. In general, business attorneys ensure that companies are in compliance with various business regulations and that all operations in a company are above-board.

 
Business attorneys typically assist with matters, such as conflict resolution, corporate law issues, business formation, compliance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and many other types of legal issues that come up when running a business.


One important thing to keep in mind about business attorneys is that they do not specialize in handling the same legal issues as employment lawyers.

Remember, business attorneys, are concerned with business operations and the overall structure of a business. Employment, lawyers, on the other hand, deal with issues like employment discrimination and employment contract disputes.

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You Are Passionate About Your
Business And So Are We!

Buchanan Virtual Office understands that a big part of business relies on making sure that all the legal aspects of our business are in place. That's why we retained outside counsel to help with those business questions and review all the business documents that we create for our clients.

 

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Mark advises and guides business people and entrepreneurs on a wide array of critical topics including strategic business development, intellectual property, regulatory and strategic partner/joint venture relationships, business entity formation (sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLCs), and contract negotiations/drafting.

Mark has a deep understanding of his client's issues and their wide array of industries including technology, telecommunications, government services, health & wellness, and non-profits.

Mark is uniquely skilled at balancing legal considerations with business needs, providing pragmatic answers to everyday business and legal problems, & offering innovative legal solutions with a business perspective.

Mark's ultimate goal: To protect you and your business so you can rest easy.

Mark Perkell, Esq

our outside counsel
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Business Check Up

You stay on top of your health, right? Why not treat your business the same way?!

By completing a comprehensive analysis of the legal health of your business, including a review of your corporate structure, records, key contracts, and policies.

 

Our resident business attorney is able to fundamentally improve your legal functionality while developing a deeper understanding of your business.

Analyzing The Legal Health Of Your Business

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Work Colleagues

Specialty: Start-Ups

Are you just starting out?

 

Get assistance with: choosing the appropriate legal structure for your business, preparing or strengthening your Business Plan, raising money – standard ways, or using creative financing techniques such as grants, funding programs, seed, friends; family, and angel investors, strategic planning, and communications.

 

And let's not forget, to get connected with the leading resources you need to make your project successful.

Getting Your Business Off The Ground

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Legal Concierge

You stay on top of your health, right? Why not treat your business the same way?!

By completing a comprehensive analysis of the legal health of your business, including a review of your corporate structure, records, key contracts, and policies.

 

Our resident business attorney is able to fundamentally improve your legal functionality while developing a deeper understanding of your business.

All Of Your Legal Needs In One Place

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

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Legal Concierge

Big or small, established or just starting out, every business deserves the care and quality provided by their very own General Counsel.

 

As an inside legal expert, a General Counsel has the ability to devise action plans, engage in timely and decisive business/legal strategies as well as provides affordable and accessible experienced in-house counsel on a part-time or as-needed basis to those companies who either cannot justify full-time, in-house counsel or prefer to keep senior-level positions at a minimum to cost-effectively run their business.

All Of Your Legal Needs In One Place

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Who Needs A Business Attorney?

There are plenty of actions people can implement on their own when starting a new business or maintaining an existing one, such as forming a partnership, LLC, or corporation, applying for the necessary business licenses and permits, hiring employees, etc. But as with most enterprises, businesses can quickly get complicated, and for everything, you consider there may be 20 things you don’t.

 

For instance, do you truly understand the complex nuanced corporate and LLC tax laws? What happens when an employee behaves improperly or sues the company?

There are countless possible reasons to consult with a knowledgeable business attorney. Forward legal planning can save you time, trouble and multiple times the overall cost should an oversight or error invite tax problems, fines, levies, or lawsuits. Some prime circumstances in which having a savvy business attorney can help keep your business strong and out of trouble include:

Contracts, Leasing Space, Notary, Problems with Employees, Handling Lawsuits, Buying and Selling

 
If every business venture evokes at least some blood, sweat, and tears, a good business attorney can spare you from shedding more than your share.

 

Whether you’re building, expanding, or dissolving your business, first talk to the expert.

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Business Start-Up

  • Choosing the appropriate legal structure for your business

  • Business Plans

  • Raising Money – Standard ways or using Creative Financing techniques such as grants, funding programs, seed, friends, & family, and Angel Financing

  • Strategic Planning and Communications

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Office Desk

General Corporate

  • Company formations, filing, & maintaining corporate records

  • General Counsel – managing, the day-to-day legal affairs, & directing the work of outside lawyers

  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances

  • Advising Board of Directors and Committees

  • Board and Shareholder Records, Minutes

  • Corporate governance and Stock Option Plans

  • Shareholder AgreementsInvestor Rights Agreements, and Succession Planning

  • Due diligence and Advisory Boards

  • Coordination of Engineering, Marketing, Salespeople

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Business Meeting

Employment Issues

  • Employment agreements and Consulting contracts

  • Employee policy manuals and handbooks

  • Employee compensation and benefits

  • Independent Contractor Agreements

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Signing Contract

Licensing, Distribution, & Business Transactions

  • Counseling to protect trade secrets, copyright, trademarks, patents, and inventions

  • Technology development, joint development agreements, Joint ventures, and strategic alliances

  • Distribution agreements

  • License agreements, including support and professional services

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

Signing a Contract

Commercial Agreements

  • Development & Review of Contract Templates; Contract Negotiations

  • Purchase & Sale Agreements

  • Professional Service Agreements

  • Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, and Non-Compete Agreements

  • Vendor & Distribution Agreements

  • Development of standardized and customizable customer contracts

  • Professional Services Agreements

  • Equipment Leases

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

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International Business

  • Set up foreign subsidiaries

  • Coordinated legal services and contract negotiations

Document creation and organization, online research, scheduling, email assistance, online file organizing, recurring and time-consuming tasks, and lists, and more.

 

Customer service via email, phone, & support tools (Slack, Etc.), triage issues; escalate them when necessary, document customer issues.

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Co-Founder, Vista Caballo, LLC

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