Business law deals with the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with the public and other companies. This area of the law draws on a variety of legal disciplines including corporate, transactional, real estate, and employment law, just to name a few. S. Barrett, P.C. has the expertise in these disciplines to assist the client in protecting their interests. If faced with commercial / business litigation, S. Barrett, P.C. offers competent and vigorous litigation representation of our clients.
Employment law governs the rights and duties between employers and employees. Employment laws are based on federal and state constitutions, legislation (statutes), administrative rules, court opinions, and sometimes contract. Most people think of employment law as only protecting the employe; however, the focus of S. Barrett, P.C. is to protect the employer’s interests.
Estate planning is the planning for your estate while you are alive and well, if you become incapacitated, and after your death. It involves the management of your assets while you are still alive and the distribution of those assets after you die. S. Barrett, P.C. can assist with this planning to allow for the orderly administration and disbursement of your estate and ensure the proper distribution of your assets to the appropriate heirs.
Franchise law relates to the business model of franchising. Each party to a franchise has several legal interests to protect. The franchisor is involved in securing protection for the trademark, controlling the business concept, and providing operational standards of its business model. The franchisee is obligated to carry out the services for which the trademark has been made prominent or famous. There is a great deal of standardization required, and this is usually enforced through strict, carefully worded contracts known as franchising agreements. S. Barrett, P.C. is positioned to assist the franchisee in their initial, and on- going, obligations to the franchisor.
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