Small Business Legal Counsel

Legal Counsel For Small Businesses


For small to medium-sized businesses every dollar matters.

Unexpected, unavoidable legal issues – and the attorney fees that accompany them – can absolutely devastate SMEs. We work with sole proprietors, to companies with 250+ employees to give businesses options for high-quality, comprehensive counsel from legal specialists at an affordable, competitive rate.


Common Business Issues We Can Help With

Regardless of the size, every business deserves expert legal guidance in a variety of situations.
Whether your business needs help for proceedings already brought against it, or would rather do it right the first time around – we’re equipped to handle common Sacramento business issues that require law specialists and legal counsel. 


1). Contracts 

Accurate, fair employee contracts are a common hurdle to onboarding new staff, and ensuring your business is protected from potential employee disputes is essential. Whilst contracts cover a wide scope of business operations (e.g employee, partner, and client contracts), engaging legal experts to draw contracts is the simplest and least expensive way to prevent legal trouble in the future.

Our business lawyers in Sacramento can help businesses build contracts and avoid loopholes that can save them from legal hassles – which will not only be expensive, but also time-consuming.

2). Employment 

Whether a business is preparing to take on its first employees, or already has hundreds, it has several legal considerations pertaining to employment, including (but not limited to):

  • Meeting the minimum salary or wage limit.
  • Providing paid time off.
  • Offering health insurance.
  • Terminating contracts through correct procedures. 

Having legal counsel in place is brilliant insurance against costly mistakes. 

3). Compliance 

Regulatory requirements are often daunting for small to medium-sized businesses. Non-compliance with local, state, or federal rules and regulations can result in fines and penalties alongside expensive lawsuits. Our attorneys, who remain well-versed and updated with regulatory requirements, can help businesses avoid legal issues arising from non-compliance. 

4). Best Business Practices 

We’re active, not reactive. 

Upon registering with us, we provide top-to-bottom reviews of internal business policies to ensure business practices are up-to-date and in line with the law, saving you from huge mistakes in the future.

Additional Common Situations That Require Legal Support

5). Legal disputes or lawsuits pertaining to personal injury
6). Discrimination clauses
7). Sexual harassment reports
8). Wrongful termination
9). Copyright claims
10). OSHA citations

Further Services

We serve as general counsel to many businesses who don’t want (or cannot afford their own) in-house counsel, but still need legal guidance on issues such as:

  • Labour & Employment Law
  • Retirement, Health & Disability Matters
  • Civil Litigation
  • High-profile Criminal Defense Cases
  • Business Law Matters
  • Estate Planning
  • Personal Injury
  • License Defense

Unlike large law firms, our Northern and Central California offices focus purely on following Californian law, so we can offer small to medium-sized businesses an efficient way to follow local rules and regulations – without breaking their legal budget.

GRT's Small Business Legal Counsel

WE DRAFT:

Service agreements with vendors or contractors

Employment contracts

NDAs for potential deals or to keep trade secrets confidential

Real estate leases

Purchase agreements

 

 

WE REVIEW CONTRACTS FOR CLIENTS INCLUDING:

Employment offers for professionals

Settlement agreements for litigation matters

Any other business contract that your business requires legal review

WE HANDLE ALL FORMS OF CIVIL LITIGATION:

State or Federal Court

Breach of contract disputes

Personal injury lawsuits

WE OFFER REPRESENTATION IN PRE LITIGATION MATTERS:

Settlement negotiations

Responses to demand letters

LEGAL DEFENSE REPRESENTATION IN CRIMINAL, CIVIL, OR ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS (INCLUDING OSHA):

Fraud charges

OSHA citations

Unfair business practice allegations

GRT's SMALL BUSINESS ATTORNEY'S PROVIDE:

Strategic planning to prospectively avoid legal problems

Public policy strategies

Regulatory compliance issues

An attorney working on a litigation dispute resolution case

GRT can help businesses navigate various proceedings brought against employers or employees. We work with our business clients to come up with business-friendly and cost-effective solutions. The earlier we get involved in the dispute, the better to protect your rights. Contact us today for your free consultation!

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