Small Business

Your “Outside In-House Counsel”

Our Small Business attorneys can handle all of your business issues from startup to sale or wind-down, including:

  • Formation and startup documents
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases
  • Advising on HR issues
  • Advising on warranties and product issues
  • Liaison with other experts (accountants, insurance) to make sure your business and livelihood is fully protected

DTG’s business attorneys are here to help you plan, create, and operate your closely-held business. In a world with readily-available online forms and endless advice, our personalized attention and thoughtful counsel will help ensure your business is set-up to succeed and your legal documents will stand up to scrutiny.  

We can assist startups in determining which business structure is right for you.  From sole-proprietorships to LLCs to public benefit corporations, each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Our firm will help find the fit that is right for you and your plans and get your business formed and operating smoothly from the get-go.

Our business formation services include:

  • Corporate Entity Selection
  • Filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State
  • Filing Articles of Incorporation
  • Drafting Corporate Bylaws, Partnership Agreement, and Operating Agreements
  • Filing Statement of Trade Name
  • Requests for Federal Employer Identification Numbers
  • Business Planning
  • Tax Elections
  • Drafting of Operating Agreements
  • Tax Licensing
  • Business Licensing and Compliance
  • Drafting Buy-Sell and other business owner agreements
  • Securities work, including exempt private offerings (e.g. Reg D- 504, 505, 506), crowdfunding, blue sky filings, and compliance
  • Employment law compliance

DTG’s business attorneys also have a deep knowledge of the types of contracts small businesses encounter every day.  We help write and negotiate contracts, review contract details and explain legal terms to you in a straightforward manner so you understand what you are signing and what you’ll be expected to do under the contract.

We help small businesses with their contracts:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Consent Forms and Waivers
  • Lien Waivers
  • Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Sales Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Venue Agreements
  • Merchandising Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Sponsorship Agreements