Business Commercial Law Arizona

Business and Commercial Law:

At Arete Legal Solutions, we’re here for you and your business from the ground up.  Starting and running a business can be one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of your life. Whether you are just starting your business and need assistance with the proper formation or whether you a successful company looking for guidance as you continue to grow, we are here to help protect and grow your investment.

At Arete, our philosophy and way of life is to Strive for Excellence.  We employ that mantra as we work with each one of our business clients.  We understand that your business is a key component of your Complete Financial Well-being.  We are here to guide you and help you maximize your hard work at all levels.

For many of our business clients, the business is their most significant asset.  It is more than just a company, it is their blood, sweat and tears and represents the culmination of an immense investment of time, money, expertise, and sacrifice.  Our professionals recognize and appreciate exactly what you are going through.  This is because, ultimately, we are right there with you trying to grow our business as we help you grow yours!

Our legal department is prepared to assist your business throughout the business life cycle with all of your legal transactional needs.  From the early stages of your entity formation throughout the life cycle of your business and up to the point where you are looking to sell your interest in the business.  At Arete Legal Solutions, we have a full team of professionals meet with each of our new business clients.  This team includes a member from each division here at Arete; Legal, Tax, Accounting and Financial Planning.  During this initial meeting we will review the status of your business, discuss the services and/or products that will be offered, your financial goals, tax implications and many other considerations related to the status and trajectory of your business.  Having the full team in that meeting allows us to analyze all aspects of your business and financial goals and needs.  We have found this to be a powerful meeting with each of our new clients which provides us the information we need to best meet each individual client’s needs moving forward.  We invite all business owners to come in for a complimentary initial consultation to discus how the Arete team can benefit you and your business moving forward.

Specific Legal Services Offered:

Entity Formations: One of the most important decisions you will make as a new business is the proper structure for your new enterprise.  This may seem like a simple question but, can in reality be quite complex.  There are several common entity structures that many are aware of, including limited liability company (LLC), corporation (INC.), subchapter S corporation (S-Corp), limited and general partnerships (LP and GP), and many others.  This is why it is so critical that we meet with each of our new business clients meet with the full Arete team.  This provides us with the information we need to make recommendations and our clients with a greater perspective on why a certain recommendation may be made.  Many considerations will be discussed before we move forward, including whether you are looking to bring on partners, what your initially anticipated revenues will look like, your initial capital funding resources, will there be shareholders or investors, will all owners be actively involved in the management of the company, whether you will be a for-profit or non-profit entity, among several others.  We want to make sure that the entity you elect will not only be convenient in the beginning, but also meet your unique needs as your business evolves moving forward.

Drafting of Contracts and other Agreements: As your business grows, there will inevitably be needs for a variety of contracts and agreements to be put in place.  A few examples are a partnership agreements, operating agreements, service contracts, employment and independent contractor agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, settlement agreements, terms of use, letters of intent, leases, loans, purchase and sale agreements, among a multitude of others. These documents are incredibly important and set out your rights and obligations in a multitude of different situations.  It is critical that you understand and agree to any and all terms of an agreement prior to use of execution.  Arete Legal Solutions is here to help you interpret, create, and implement these agreements at the appropriate times.

Negotiations and Settlements: Every business will find itself, at times, in need of assistance with negotiations and settlements.  Whether you are negotiating the terms of a purchase, lease or partnership agreement or are seeking to settle a difference of opinion, these are critical stages for all businesses. The manner in which you handle these delicate situations can often mean the difference between landing or losing that big contract and resolving or litigating a dispute.  The professionals at Arete Legal Solutions are always results oriented when they approach and negotiation or settlement. Our goal is always to resolve each matter in a way that will be most productive for you and your business.  In those rare and unfortunate times where a reasonable resolution cannot be reached, we have several litigation referral resources to assist our business clients.

Final Thoughts:

We understand that, as a business owner, you have a huge amount to do on a daily basis.  We are here to alleviate some of that stress and help you with those tasks which can often occupy a significant amount of your time and mental capacity.  Arete provides you with the professional resources you need so you can focus on doing what you do best, running your business!

We again invite all business owners to come in for a complimentary initial consultation to discuss how the Arete team can benefit you and your business moving forward.