Small business owners face challenges their counterparts at larger companies don’t. If you are a founder, partner, or owner of a small business in the Denver or Houston areas, getting the help of small business lawyer Richard Lionberger early can ensure your startup is set on a firm foundation. He can help with a variety of legal issues unique to small businesses, helping you to grow your vision and meet your goals.
An experienced business attorney is an essential member of your startup’s team. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, or part of a startup team, you will benefit from having a lawyer who has seen it all. With over 35 years of experience in corporate law and business development, Richard Lionberger can provide you and your co-founders with insight into forming and growing your business. He can work with your board of directors and connect your company with service professionals to help ensure a successful launch.
Many entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the procedural aspects of founding a business. There may be regulatory issues, licensing, and other bureaucratic requirements necessary to get your small business off on the right foot. Richard can help you negotiate and prepare all the business transactions and founding documents you need, including:
He will ensure that your small business is properly registered with the state and handle your corporate records maintenance so that you can focus on serving your clients and growing your business.
As your business grows, so will your legal needs. However, you may not have the budget or the need for a full-time in-house general counsel. Richard can help you fill the gap, providing ongoing outsourced general counsel services for small businesses and growing companies. He can assist you with employment matters including offers of employment and severance agreements, internal conflict management, regulatory compliance, and other legal issues that may arise. Richard’s experience in publicly traded multinational companies means he can help you consider going public and when the time’s appropriate, affiliate securities attorneys to the team who can prepare your initial public offering. He can also act as a liaison between your executives and board members, specialized counsel such as litigation, tax, securities, employment, and intellectual property attorneys, accountants, and insurers. By acting on a per-project basis, Richard can help you ensure your legal needs are covered without the overhead expense of maintaining in-house legal staff.
When friends and colleagues start businesses together, there is often the assumption that everyone will do their part and work well together. When that turns out not to be the case, partners can find themselves at odds and in need of independent legal advice. Richard’s experience as a corporate attorney can guide you as you consider your options, whether that means buying out your partner, redefining roles in the company, or bringing in additional equity owners to help meet the company’s needs. Richard can act as a neutral facilitator in partnership disputes or represent one member of the partnership in negotiating their separation from the business, protecting their interests and their investments in the company to date.
The best legal services grow along with your small business to suit your company’s needs. When full-time in-house counsel is not an option, Richard can act as your outsourced corporate attorney, providing you the legal services you need without the unnecessary overhead. Contact Richard to schedule an introductory call, and see how he can help you meet your business goals.