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Business Law Attorneys in Dayton, Ohio

As a full-service business law firm in Dayton, Ohio, Duwel Law is dedicated to serving businesses of all sizes. The legal matters associated with forming, owning, managing, and dissolving a business can be complex and exhausting to navigate on your own.

That is why our knowledgeable business law attorneys help clients understand all laws and regulations concerning their commercial and business needs. We represent start-ups, businesses, non-profits, entrepreneurs, and corporations in business litigation and assist them with various legal matters.

The business law attorneys at Duwel Law have gained a strong reputation and the trust of hundreds of businesses in Dayton, Ohio, and throughout Montgomery County, Miami County, Greene County, Darke County, and Warren County, Ohio.

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Business Formation

The first step in business formation is choosing an entity type. When choosing between different types of entities, it is vital to consider liability exposure, ease of formation, transferral of ownership, taxes, and many other factors. Common types of business entities include:

  • Sole proprietorship

  • Partnership

  • Limited liability company

  • Limited liability partnership

  • Corporation

  • S-corps

  • C-corps

Depending on the type and structure of your business, you may need to draft and sign the following contracts and documents for the smooth operation of your company:

  • Operating agreements

  • Partnership agreements

  • Shareholder agreements

  • Non-disclosure agreements

  • Loan agreements

  • Operating agreements

  • Buy-sell agreements

  • Vendor and customer agreements

  • Employment agreements

Our business law attorneys at Duwel Law are prepared to identify and help you draft the paperwork and contracts you need when creating and managing your business.

Contract Disputes in Business

While contract disputes are often inevitable and are considered the cost of doing business, it is essential to know how to resolve them in an efficient and timely manner. Some of the most common causes of contract disputes in business are:

  • Breach of contract

  • Shareholder disputes

  • Partnership disputes

  • Non-compete agreement disputes

  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) disputes

  • Sale of goods contract disputes

  • Confidentiality disputes

  • Conflict of interest

  • Intellectual property infringement

  • Breach of fiduciary duty

When contract disputes arise, there are multiple options for dealing with them without going to court. Alternatives to litigation include:

  1. Negotiations out of court

  2. Arbitration or mediation

  3. Alternative dispute resolution

Our skilled and results-driven business law attorneys at Duwel Law can assist you with resolving your contract disputes while protecting your business and your bottom line.

Employment Law

Doing business usually involves hiring, managing, supervising, and terminating employees. All of these steps involve a wide range of legal complexities because employers must comply with various labor laws. Any violation of labor laws can result in penalties and potential liability. Common types of lawsuits filed by employees against their employers include:

  • Discrimination

  • Wrongful termination

  • Harassment

  • Employee misclassification

  • Retaliation

  • Wage theft

  • Denial of leave

Businesses that hire and manage employees can seek the legal counsel of experienced attorneys to help them deal with any possible disputes or legal issues and defend them against employee lawsuits.

Business Dissolution

Many businesses fail and are forced to dissolve. However, formally closing your business is not as straightforward as it may seem. There are many legal nuances to consider when dissolving a business to ensure compliance with applicable dissolution statutes and regulations. Reasons for dissolving a business include:

  1. Bad management

  2. Low cash flow

  3. Disagreements between partners

  4. Too much competition

  5. Bankruptcy

The general summary of the dissolution process involves the following steps:

  • Getting the approval of the business owners

  • Submitting the Certification of Dissolution to the state

  • Filing federal and state tax forms

  • Winding up business affairs

  • Sending notice to creditors that the business is closing

  • Settling creditors’ claims

At Duwel Law, our knowledgeable business law attorneys can provide legal advice regarding the dissolution process and help you overcome complex legal issues related to closing a company.

Business Law Attorneys
Serving Dayton, Ohio

Our team of experienced business law attorneys in Dayton, Ohio, are prepared to guide you through all legal issues related to forming, managing, and dissolving your business as well as resolving disputes. At Duwel Law, our attorneys can help you develop a strategy tailored to your specific goals and needs. Discuss your particular situation with our business law attorneys by reaching out to our office. We also proudly serve clients throughout Montgomery County, Miami County, Greene County, Darke County, and Warren County, Ohio.