West Palm Beach Business Attorney
One main difference between the Law Offices of Larry E. Bray, P.A. and other firms is that West Palm Beach business attorney, Larry Bray, handles both business transactions and business litigation — few attorneys handle both. We are a boutique law firm that can handle all your small- and medium-sized business needs, from start-up to succession to dissolution.
- West Palm Beach Creditors’ Rights
- West Palm Beach Debt Recovery
- West Palm Beach Breach of Contract
- West Palm Beach Business Formation
- West Palm Beach Business Planning
- West Palm Beach Business Succession Planning
- West Palm Beach Contract Review
- West Palm Beach Contract Writing
- West Palm Beach In-House Counsel
- West Palm Beach Business Transaction
- West Palm Beach Business to Business Collection
- West Palm Beach Buying & Selling Business
- West Palm Beach Merger & Acquisitions
Business Litigation Attorneys Serving West Palm Beach
With offices located in Lake Worth, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach, Florida, we have been representing the interests of clients in business litigation for over 30 years. We regularly handle the West Palm Beach business litigation and transaction matters for a variety of businesses throughout Palm Beach County.
Business and commercial law are broad legal topics that encompass business, commerce, consumer transactions, the formation and management of business entities, acquisitions and mergers, employment issues, contracts and finance. Some of the more important areas of commercial law include sales, secured transactions, negotiable instruments, and debtor and creditor law. Business law overlaps, but also includes the formation and management of business entities. The four major business organization forms include: (1) the partnership, (2) the limited liability company, (3) the corporation, and (4) the sole proprietorship. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but when choosing the correct form for your business the core focus should be on personal liability and tax implications.
Contact us or call (561) 296-5291 to schedule an appointment with our West Palm Beach business law attorney to discuss your business and commercial litigation concerns with an experienced lawyer. The following link will allow you to view the Frequently Asked Questions related to this topic.
Representing Businesses in Complex Business Litigation
From disputes ranging from a few thousand to several million dollars, we advise businesses about their rights, obligations and the potential liability they face in business litigation. We will evaluate your case thoroughly, and strategize and implement the solution that best resolves disputes related to matters such as:
- Commercial leases;
- Non-disclosure agreements;
- Employment agreements;
- Confidentiality agreements;
- Non-compete agreements;
- Operating and partnership agreements;
- Buying and selling businesses;
- Contractual and supply agreements;
- Buy-sell agreements; and
- Franchise law
West Palm Beach Business Litigation
- Breach of Contract
- Business Formation
- Business Planning
- Business Succession Planning
- Business Transactions
- Business to Business Collection
- Buying & Selling a Business
- Contract Reviews
- Contract Writing
- In-House Counsel Attorneys
- Mergers & Acquisitions
Why not hire a law firm that handles both West Palm Beach business transaction matters and business litigation matters? Our comprehensive approach has the potential of saving you both time and money.
Building lasting relationships with our West Palm Beach business clients
Business owners often do not think about consulting with an attorney until they are already facing a legal dispute. However, having the counsel and guidance of an experienced business litigation attorney can be valuable throughout every stage of your business. Lawyers who are not familiar with your business operations and history often provide piecemeal services without considering your long-term goals. At the Law Offices of Larry E. Bray, we pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our business clients in order to best help them in every stage of operations. We discuss your goals in-depth and always keep them in mind as we advise you on any type of business legal matter.
From the very beginning, we will help you weigh your options for business formation and ensure that you comply with all necessary Florida business laws so that you can hit the ground running in the most effective and efficient way possible. We will help you put protections in place and will advise you through every business transaction to prevent legal disputes from arising. We can ensure that all necessary legal documents and contracts are properly drafted with your best interests in mind.
As your business grows, we can assist you in protecting your business assets and making any changes to your business formation to accommodate your growth. We can help you design and implement effective policies, manage your employees in line with the law, purchase commercial real estate, or even acquire or merge with other companies. We pride ourselves on watching our business clients succeed and in assisting them throughout the life of their business.
Finding creative solutions for West Palm Beach business disputes
Though we try to avoid conflict through skillfully drafted and negotiated contracts, legal disputes will likely arise at some point in your business. It is only natural that business owners will want to limit their liability as much as possible and settle the dispute with the least amount of resource expenditure possible. Our experienced West Palm Beach business litigation attorneys work to find the most efficient solutions to your disputes that still adequately protect your rights. Some dispute resolution methods that we may explore include:
- Mediation; and
- Settlement negotiations.
While we will try to settle your dispute out of court whenever possible to conserve resources, in some situations it is necessary to go before a judge or jury. In such cases, you want to make sure you are represented by an attorney who has extensive experience in business litigation. Attorney Larry E. Bray will zealously defend your rights whenever necessary to obtain a favorable outcome for your business.
Business Law FAQs
Q: What body of law governs a contract for the sale of goods?
A: A contract for the sale of goods is governed mainly by state law. Most states have adopted Article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) as part of their state commercial law. Article 2 provides rules for all phases of a sales contract including formation, modification, performance, and available remedies in the case of a breach.
Q: What body of law governs a lease of goods?
A: A contract for the lease of goods is also primarily regulated by state law. However, most states have adopted Article 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code.
Q: What is a secured transaction?
A: Many lenders require a security interest before they will extend a loan. Therefore, a secured transaction occurs when the borrower conveys a collateral property interest to secure a loan. Should the borrower default on the loan, the lender may take possession of the specified property.
Q: What are types of negotiable instruments?
A: A negotiable instrument is an unconditioned, signed writing that represents money that is to be transferred to another. It traditionally includes checks, certificates of deposit, promissory notes, and certain other instruments. Negotiable instruments are governed mainly by UCC Article 3.
Q: What can a creditor do to collect a debt?
A: A creditor may commence a lawsuit and obtain a judgment against the debtor. In addition, a creditor may repossess any collateral used as security for the debt and/or garnish the debtor’s wages.
Q: What actions and disclosures must a collection agency provide to a debtor when commencing a collection?
A: A third-party collection agency must comply with the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The Act outlaws debtor harassment. Collection agencies must provide the following information to the debtor either in the initial communication or in writing within 5 days thereafter: (1) the amount of debt, (2) the name of the current creditor, (3) notice about the 30-day period of time in which the debtor may dispute the debt, (4) notice about the obligation of the collection agency to send the debtor verification of the debt if the debt is disputed, and (5) notice that if the consumer requests it within 30 days, the debt collector will provide the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current one.
Q: What is bankruptcy?
A: Bankruptcy is a legal way to seek relief from creditors. A debtor often files for bankruptcy protection when he or she owes creditors more than he or she has the ability to pay. Very broadly, under federal bankruptcy law, debtors’ assets are used to pay off debt or payment plans are set up.
Q: What are the major business organization forms, and how do I choose one that is right for my business?
A: The four major business organization forms include: (1) the partnership, (2) the limited liability company, (3) the corporation, and (4) the sole proprietorship. Each has advantages and disadvantages, but when choosing the correct form for your business the core focus should be on personal liability and tax implications.
Contact our West Palm Beach Business Litigation Attorney
We provide the highest quality of representation for businesses of all types and sizes throughout every stage of operations. Whether your business is just starting or whether you are facing a current business legal dispute, you should not hesitate to contact our West Palm Beach business attorneys to discuss how we can help you. Call the Law Offices of Larry E. Bray today for any legal business needs.