For Business Matters – You Want Business Lawyers
Since 1982, THAV GROSS has been a premier firm practicing in all phases of business law. It is our business lawyer approach that created our novel “Financial Crisis Management” approach to individual and business problems. Business law, however, also cover these critically important areas:
Should you form a corporation, an S Corp, a C Corp or a Limited Liability Company to engage in your new business venture? How about one of those Zoom companies? These are important questions and making sure you get it right on formation can be the key to saving untold dollars later when you are expanding the business. Formation of a business is NOT expensive at THAV GROSS. We offer fixed fee engagements for forming a corporation, LLC, preparing stock agreements and operating agreements. If you are going to start a business – do it the right way – with proper planning and advice from those who know the issues and will make sure the costs are reasonable. Do not sign leases, purchase agreements, franchise documents or any legally binding contract on an important investment or matter without having it reviewed. It is a risk – you should never take!
The firm’s corporate law services also cover the day-to-day needs of hundreds of regional and national businesses, including OEMs and tier one automotive suppliers, high volume market makers in the steel industry, health care providers, professional service groups, manufacturers, vendors, distributors and retailers. We specialize in assisting new entrepreneurs to create the most advantageous business format, as well as business planning. Our transactional work ranges from routine commercial contracts to creating financing arrangements, real estate, licensing, shareholder buy-sell agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements, contract collection and business development for both small and large corporations. We also represent both buyers and sellers in business asset and stock transactions.
Commercial & Business Litigation
Critical to litigation engagements is making sure your legal counsel is judicious about making sure costs are contained. Litigation is an expensive process if not carefully planned and managed. With the benefit of over 33 years in commercial litigation, we have learned to offer client’s fixed fee and variable fee arrangements in order to make litigation an affordable option. We handle complex and routine commercial and business litigation, including shareholder disputes, real estate matters, securities, distribution, franchise, employment and contract disputes and intellectual property matters. We often, upon request, act as local counsel on behalf of out-of-state law firms litigating in the federal and state courts.
Health Care Law
The THAV GROSS firm offers extensive experience in healthcare law, ranging from corporate transactions, statutory and regulatory compliance for physician services, including inpatient hospitalist care and office practice formation and operation. Reimbursement audit issues initiated by insurance and government authorities, and medical staff and licensing issues are routinely addressed. Our primary focus is on the needs of the physician practitioner from the standpoint of business counsel, health law regulatory compliance and asset protection. We are also a recognized authority in the field of hospital care.
The key to protecting your rights and avoiding unnecessary and costly disputes is to make sure you have taken the appropriate steps to protect your technology. We have built a strong reputation in the technology world by working closely with high-tech companies from inception through various stages of growth. We will structure the client’s contractual relationships with distributors and licensees to insure that the client’s intellectual property rights to know-how, ideas and technology are protected. Our services include drafting of software licenses and development contracts, preparation of domestic and international hardware and software distribution agreements, protection of copyrights, patient and trade secrets and development of Internet product distribution contracts.
Franchising, Licensing, Distributorships and Network Marketing
The THAV GROSS practice includes franchise and distributorship law practice, including creating complete franchise programs, multi-level marketing programs, registration with state agencies and the drafting of distributorships and licensing contracts. We have served as counsel to both large and small franchise companies and multi-level marketing companies distributing their products and services through a representative and distributorship basis. We are experienced in advising and assisting clients to comply with all federal and state franchising, business opportunities and distributorship laws and regulations. Our expertise involves not only drafting, developing and registering franchise and distribution programs, but we have over 33 years of experience in litigating and arbitrating disputes in these areas as well.
Real Estate and Construction
We have extensive experience in representing developers, contractors, lenders and investors with respect to the purchase, sale, construction, financing and operation of commercial and residential projects. As counsel to several mall and residential apartment developers, we are experienced in negotiating, drafting, litigating and arbitrating commercial and landlord/tenant issues. Our representation includes not only negotiation and preparation of necessary real estate purchase and sale documents, but also the representation of developers before local zoning boards, government agencies and lending institutions. We have also represented many individuals and businesses in loan workouts, foreclosure actions, construction design claim prosecution and defense, as well as construction lien claim representation for lenders, owners and contractors.
We are experienced in representing clients in the prosecution and defense of civil commercial cases in the state and federal courts. Our attorneys serve as trial counsel in commercial disputes involving contracts, employment law matters, insurance claims, intellectual property, business torts including non-competition, real estate, construction, defamation actions, anti-trust issues and bad debt collection. We are frequently requested by our clients to assist them in either initiating or defending collection actions in these fields.
We are experienced in virtually all areas of appellate litigation. In addition to direct representation of our clients during the appeals process, our firm provides consultation services to trial counsel concerning dispositive motions, major evidentiary issues, post judgment motions, and preservation of issues for appellate review.
Employment Law and Employee Benefits
Employment issues are serious matters and arise for both employees and employers. The key to a successful conclusion of such matters is a thorough knowledge of the law and diligent pursuit of the matter.
THAV GROSS has extensive experience in advising and representing both individuals and business entities with respect to all facets of state and federal employment law and civil rights law. In addition to employment contract negotiation, drafting, and litigation, we also advise our clients with respect to sexual harassment and age discrimination investigations and advice, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, preparation of employee manuals, employment application forms and employment policies, as well as assistance in preparation of affirmation action plans in employment. We routinely provide counsel in employee benefit, executive compensation, and ERISA matters. Our broad capabilities and solid experience allow us to create workable plans and provide implementation strategies. We prosecute and defend employers in disputes arising out of employee benefits, executive compensation, or other ERISA issues.