Northwest Arkansas Business Law Attorney Ben T. Roberds
Whether you are in the initial stages of planning to start a business, taking the first steps toward your official launch, or an experienced entrepreneur, understanding the nuances of business law is vital.
Bentonville business law attorney Ben T. Roberds can help you navigate all of the requirements of creating and maintaining a thriving business. This includes:
- business structuring and formation
- entity reformation
- employment contracts
- training of staff
- intake forms
- compliance with Arkansas Deceptive Trade practices, Uniform Commercial Code, etc.
In addition to ensuring that all of your business operations are legal, a business attorney can help you plan for and manage challenges that may arise in the future.
What Is Business Law?
Business law encompasses all of Arkansas’s rules and regulations for the formation and management of a business. If you do not properly follow the rules and regulations for your business and industry, you could run the risk of a lawsuit from property managers, employees, partners, or customers. In some cases, you may have your business shut down (if financial losses don’t force you to close your doors prematurely).
In short, Arkansas business law protects entrepreneurs, employees, customers, manufacturers, and everyone that makes make a business run.
Business law includes:
- Property law
- Employee regulations
- Tax law
- Permits and certifications
- Professional licensing
- And more
Some laws have different applications for different business. It is important to have a specific understanding of the laws affecting you and your venture. If you are unsure which business laws you should be concerned with, consider the following questions:
- What type of business are you creating/running?
- Are you creating/running this business on your own, or with partners and investors?
- Should you register a trademark?
- Do you need to lease property to run your business?
- Will you hire employees?
- Do you know how to register your business with the state?
- Do you know what kind of permits or licenses you may need?
- Will you have international business dealings?
- Do you know what’s required to pass an inspection?
- Do you have concerns about conflicts with other companies?
If you have these or any other questions, call the Roberds Law Firm to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your unique business planning needs. (479) 464-0904.
Business Law Areas of Service
When you start a business, you must take specific steps to gain official recognition and permission to operate from the state of Arkansas. You should also create a business plan that clearly outlines your short-term and long-term intentions and needs. Once you are ready to form your business, you must file with the Business Services Division of the Office of Secretary of State.
Starting your own business is an enormous investment of time, money, and other resources, and it’s important to take every precaution against inequitable contracts and future litigation.
Business documents put agreements in writing, thereby protecting you, your money, and your professional future. Depending on your particular needs and business structure, you may need leasing documents, employee contracts, tax forms, non-compete and/or non-disclosure clauses, operating agreements, and more.
Understanding the small print allows you to make sure you know exactly what you’re signing, as well as clearly state your terms and expectations. When properly prepared, the right documents can also convey a sense of professionalism, boosting the confidence that investors, partners, and customers have in your business.
Work with Bentonville’s Top Business Law Attorney
Businesses come in all shapes and sizes. The necessary paperwork and unavoidable legal jargon can be overwhelming.
If you have questions about your business and need legal support, call the Roberds Law Firm in Bentonville, Arkansas at (479) 464-0904 to schedule a complimentary and confidential consultation.