Commercial and Business Law and Litigation

Decades Of Experience Helping Businesses Launch

At Robertson Law Group we focus on the needs of businesses and businesspeople. Our services range from business formation and documentation through “bet the company” litigation. We seek to understand your particular circumstances and goals, and then tailor our advice and advocacy towards the most beneficial end. As entrepreneurs and business owners themselves, our attorneys understand the multitude of considerations that arise in any business undertaking. To that end, our business practice can generally be broken down into the following broad categories.

Business Formation

We have been privileged to help many businesses grow from concept to successful enterprise. From a legal standpoint, the first step in the journey is determining the vehicle. Sometimes a sole proprietor makes the most sense, but often it is beneficial to incorporate or to otherwise operate your business as an entity. You might think of business entities as firewalls or “stunt doubles” between personal life and business. Moreover, if more than one person is involved in the ownership of the business, an entity is nearly always the wisest choice. We work together with your accountant to determine which entity, if any, makes the most sense based on your particular situation and the short and long-term goals of your business.

Some of our Business Formation services include the following:

  • Formation of LLCs, C-corporations, S-corporations, Professional Corporations, General and Limited Partnerships, Trusts, and Joint Ventures

  • Preparation of Operating Agreements, Bylaws, and Partnership Agreements

  • Mergers and Sales

  • Asset Purchase Agreements

  • Stock Purchase Agreements

  • Private lending documentation and closings

  • Contribution and Subscription Agreements

  • Trademarks

  • Registered Agent

Documentation and Contract Negotiation

Good contracts and written records are the “pound of prevention” when it comes to your business. In business transactions, as in litigation, it can often be said that “if it isn’t in writing, it was never said.” When businesses and businesspeople hit road bumps, memories and understandings tend to differ. That is why good documentation at the outset of any deal or transaction is critical. Sometimes, proper documentation can help avoid disputes and litigation altogether. But, even when litigation is unavoidable, good documentation can provide you and your business clarity as well as protections and advantages that might not otherwise exist. These include provisions that may limit your liability, provide for the recovery of your attorney’s fees and expenses, or require suit to be brought in a court or forum that is most convenient for you.

Our services include the following:

  • Contract review, negotiation, and drafting

  • Customer Contracts

  • Service Contracts

  • Supplier and Vendor Agreements

  • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

  • Bids, Proposals, and Invoices

  • Terms and Conditions

  • End User License Agreements

  • Promissory Notes

  • Loan Agreements

  • Leases

  • UCC

Governance and Internal Disputes

Carrying on and growing your business is your primary concern. We can assist in everything from the documentation of corporate actions to the admittance of new members or issuance of new shares, to navigating a painful “Business Divorce.”

Some of our services include the following:

  • Corporate minutes and resolutions

  • Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Shareholder Agreements

  • Non-Compete Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

  • Buy-outs

  • Member/Partner/Shareholder disputes and litigation

  • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

  • Derivative Actions

  • Contribution and Subscription Agreements

  • Convertible Notes

  • Litigation

Business and Commercial Disputes

If you are in business long enough, you will probably end up in a dispute of some kind. While our aim is to help you resolve a dispute as efficiently and effectively as possible without resort to litigation, litigation is often the only option.

Examples of our services include the following:

  • Collections

  • Pre-suit demands and negotiations

  • Breach of Contract and related litigation

  • Defense of lawsuits

  • Negotiation with creditors and lenders

  • Workouts

  • Unfair Competition and related litigation

  • Securities and Investor Fraud

  • Guaranties

  • Broker’s Commissions

  • Litigation of all kinds involving your business or your money