Business Law in Florida
Asbury Law represents both individuals and businesses of any size within the context of a variety of legal matters, including business formation, business agreements, contract negotiation and drafting, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and business litigation.
Business law can be a complicated issue. Attorneys with strong legal acumen are well-situated to ascertain the best solutions to problems and identify opportunities to save their clients time and expense.
The goal of Asbury Law is to operate a Jacksonville, Florida law firm that builds meaningful relationships with its clients to more readily understand needs and identify opportunities, to prepare our clients to meet the uncertainties of future events, and help them plan for the unexpected. At Asbury Law, we take time to get to know our clients, which provides opportunities to exceed expectations at both the product and service levels.
Business Attorneys for Clients on Florida's First Coast
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Asbury Law is proud to serve Jacksonville, Florida and Florida's First Coast with a wide variety of legal services, including but not limited to:
Business formation — business formation matters including entity choice to harmonize one's goals with asset protection concerns as well as compliance, risk management, tax planning, and operations. Not uncommonly, we also help clients navigate among the various nuances of negotiating and drafting shareholder agreements.
Contract law — activity includes negotiating, drafting, and reviewing all forms of corporate documentation (i.e., operating agreements, company bylaws, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and the like).
Business and commercial transactions — includes comprehensive advice and counsel on business and commercial transactions to assist our clients' transactional concerns.
Administrative Law — One of our specialties is defending health care facilities against AHCA subsequent to receiving an administrative complaint. As a former AHCA prosecutor, Thomas Asbury has the experience to uphold and protect your interests and advise health care facilities to minimize the potential for such administrative actions before they happen. Defending alleged survey deficiencies in Jacksonville, Florida can be a daunting task for the inexperienced. Let Asbury Law's experience work for you!
Associations — are similar to starting your own business. First, you should identify a core group of leaders (i.e., those who will serve as the organizing committee). They should be chosen carefully since they will likely become your first officers and board members. It is also critical to identify recognized leaders because any initiatives by such individuals will necessarily gain immediate notice, credibility, and help to ensure a quick following during start-up.
You will also want to develop a Mission Statement and decide on the organizational structure, tax status, identify your financial support structure, management options (i.e., volunteer only versus hybrid with some staff).
The two critical decisions relating to the type of organization of the association include:
A). Whether to incorporate; and
B). The tax-exempt status for which you will apply.
It is advisable to hire an attorney for guidance. Drafting the Association's Bylaws will also be an important and necessary step. Final considerations include things like: applying for a federal I.D. number, obtaining mailing permits, establishing bank accounts, and more.
Asbury Law's business and corporate legal services also include:
- Business contracts;
- Business and commercial litigation;
- Business organization and reorganization;
- Corporate organization and governance;
- Asset sales;
- Employer and employee matters;
- Shareholder and partnership arrangements;
- Confidentiality, nondisclosure, and non-compete agreements;
- Independent contract agreements;
- Contract negotiation, preparation, drafting, and review; and
- Debtor and creditor matters.
While many of our clients reside in Jacksonville and Northeast Florida (Baker County, Clay County, Duval County, Flagler County, Nassau County, Putnam County, and St. Johns County), Asbury Law represents clients throughout the State of Florida. Asbury Law is a veteran-owned Jacksonville business law firm dedicated to building relationships, rapport, and trust.
While many of our clients are from Jacksonville, Florida, and surrounding counties in Northeast Florida (including Baker County, Clay County, Duval County, Flagler County, Nassau County, Putnam County, and St. Johns County), Asbury Law serves individuals and corporate clients (e.g., family-owned business, single-member LLCs, and much larger and/or publicly traded companies) throughout the State of Florida.