Making sophisticated legal services available to individuals and small businesses

Practice Areas

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Business Operations

We work with clients in various industries to keep their businesses humming and out of trouble so that they can focus on what they do best. We negotiate and draft third-party vendor agreements, customer service agreements, non-compete agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and more. We can also help you develop marketing and advertising strategies that comply with applicable law and obtain regulatory permits needed to operate your business.

We offer monthly retainer agreements to clients who recognize the value of having an attorney available as needed but whose needs do not require full-time legal counsel. For a consistent monthly fee, we can assist with drafting and reviewing simple contracts and leases, responding to subpoenas, drafting and responding to demand letters, drafting and responding to cease and desist letters, employment matters, and providing general legal guidance as needed. This arrangement is the best way for us to learn your business and help you achieve your business's goals.

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Privacy

Technology changes every day, and the expectations regarding the storage, use, and security of personal information change with it. We help our clients engage practical strategies to protect the private information of their businesses, clients, and employees by developing website privacy policies, internal operating procedures, and regulatory compliance programs that balance the need to run an efficient business with the growing legal and reputational risks of an inadequate privacy plan.

Our services also include data breach planning and response. When a breach happens, time is of the essence. The best way to be prepared is to have a plan in place for investigating and managing a data breach before one occurs. We also help our clients understand and comply with breach notification requirements and minimize the risks of a breach through their agreements with service providers and employees. Avoid an expensive headache tomorrow by planning ahead today.

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Business Identity Theft

 

Though most people think of identity theft as a consumer issue, it's a growing concern for businesses as well. More and more frequently, criminals are using a business's identity and goodwill to establish lines of credit, merchant services accounts, and file fraudulent tax returns.

We can help minimize the risk of theft of your business's identity and, if theft of your business's identity does happen, mitigate the exposure to your business and to you personally. 

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Consumer Identity Theft

What happens when you open your credit card statement and see a charge you don't recognize? Or when you receive a collections call from a hospital you didn't visit? Sometimes, a quick phone call can clear up these issues. Other times, the system doesn't work as planned, and you become mired in a seemingly endless cycle of letters and phone calls with no resolution in sight. 

We understand the complex legal landscape governing identity theft protection, credit reporting, data breaches, and the privacy of health and personal information. Armed with this knowledge, we fight for our clients to correct errors in background checks, medical records, and credit reports and obtain monetary compensation for losses suffered following the misuse of their personal information.

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Intellectual Property

Privacy and intellectual property protection go hand-in-hand for our clients. After all, many of the same safeguards that protect the private information of your clients and employees can be used to protect your company's trademarks, trade secrets, and proprietary information. We also handle copyright and trademark applications and can help protect your ideas through licensing, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, and employment agreements. 

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Litigation

Though we strive to avoid litigation whenever possible, sometimes there is simply no other way to protect our clients' rights.

When this happens, whether our client is the defendant or the plaintiff, we strive to reach a practical solution in the most efficient way possible. Our experience litigating in state and federal courts allows us to anticipate hurdles in a case before they arise and proactively seek solutions to those problems.