General Counsel

General Counsel


If you’re wondering how to start a business or maintain your current business, and what it will take to make sure everything you do is completely above board, you should have general business counsel.  You don’t want to jeopardize your business or financial future, nor limit your success by failing to understand legal requirements, liability risks, and other issues  compliance.  Starting out with general legal counsel to assist you choose the correct form the business entity, address contractual needs, and evaluate leasing options and risk are just a few things we can help you with.

Think perhaps business law doesn’t apply to your biz?  Think again.  Let’s say you’re a fisherman bringing in a daily or weekly catch off the Oregon coast.  You mainly work with suppliers in the port you’re based.  Your transactions are simple; your billing and bookkeeping are simple.  What more is there?

Careful.  Every business carries legal implications, and without a knowledgeable attorney at your side, advising you on the intricacies of local, state, and applicable federal law, you could get yourself in trouble without meaning.  That’s where we come in, so let us know how we can help today.  We provide comprehensive general counsel for businesses from start ups to large institutional clients.  Please contact us to see how we can help!

Underwood Law assists its clients with Business needs by providing seasoned legal advice regarding:

  • Appropriate Entity Selection
  • Corporate Formations, C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Non-Profit Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Partnerships, & Sole Proprietorships
  • General Legal Counsel
  • Employment Law Matters
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contractual Matters
  • Non-Competition, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Competition Agreements
  • Tax Planning, Compliance, and Mitigation Strategies
  • Federal and State Licensing Matters and Compliance
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Asset Purchases, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Succession Planning
  • Dissolutions
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation

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