Atlanta Business Lawyer

More information about the services provided by DeCarrera Law, LLC to business clients

Business & Corporate Law

For the Entire Business Lifecycle

You will find experienced business and legal advice for your business journey at DeCarrera Law. From startup to winding down your business, DeCarrera Law will guide you through the process to stay legally compliant, minimize your risk, and maximize your entrepreneurial success. This Atlanta Business Law Firm serves Georgia businesses from across the state.

Company Formation

From deciding between a LLC and corporation to negotiating partnership agreements, DeCarrera Law can help you establish your new company in Georgia.

A selection of services that DeCarrera Law offers:

  • Articles of Organization
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Foreign Entity Registration
  • Fictitious Business Names/DBA
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Employer Identification Numbers
  • Federal, State, and Local Licensing
    • Employer Registration
    • Business License
    • Alcohol and Tobacco Licenses
    • Zoning Applications

Corporate Maintenance

Companies need to be maintained in order to preserve their advantages, like liability protection for its owners and officers. Failure to comply with the corporate maintenance and compliance requirements can lead to a piercing of the corporate veil or even dissolution of the company.

DeCarrera offers annual corporate maintenance services, to keep your company in compliance. A sample of annual services that DeCarrera Law provides:

  • Secretary of State renewals
  • Annual meeting notices
  • Annual meeting minutes
  • Corporate resolutions

Some corporate maintenance actions are one-off transactions or events. Some of these include:

  • Admitting new members or shareholders
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Planning and Strategy

Corporate Dissolution

Sometimes, companies come to an end. Whether it is because you are merging out of existence or you are retiring, proper corporate dissolution can make sure there are no trailing liabilities for you as a owner.

From day one, companies will have contracts. From contracts with your employees to your vendors and of course with your customers, you will be inundated with contracts. DeCarrera Law can help you with a variety of contracts for your Georgia based business.

Master Service Agreements and Form Templates

When possible, you want to standardize your contracts. This is most common with customer contracts.

With a master service agreement, you will have standard terms across all your customers. This makes administration easy, especially when it comes to deliverables and accounts receivable. But also terms like contract renewal, termination, and getting paid.

DeCarrera Law can help you draft a master service agreement or form template for your team to use.

Employment Agreements

DeCarrera Law can draft, negotiate, and enforce various employment agreements, including non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality agreements.

Georgia Commercial Real Estate Leases

It’s time to grow your company which means you need more office or retail space. DeCarrera Law will guide you through the commercial real estate leasing process, including negotiating on your behalf with Georgia landlords. Other companies have commercial real estate that they are ready to lease or sublease. DeCarrera Law will prepare and negotiate commercial real estate contracts for Georgia landlords.

Negotiating Vendor Agreements

Whether you want us to review and redline contracts to be front and center negotiating on your behalf, DeCarrera Law can help you with vendor contracts and other agreements for your company.

Your business gets a lot more complicated once you bring on employees. DeCarrera Law will guide you through the complex legal and financial considerations of hiring Georgia employees. From independent contractors to employment taxes, hiring to termination, DeCarrera Law will help your business stay in legal compliance and reduce the risk from employment law related threats.

  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee Policies and Procedures
  • Employment Agreements (Non-compete, non-solicit, confidentiality)
  • Employee Investigations
  • Employment Terminations
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • EEOC Compliance
  • Bonus and Retention Plans

Running an online business comes with different struggles than a traditional goods and services business. I know, because I run one – one that has nothing to do with law. One that is on Mediavine, a premium ad network. And participates in affiliate programs.

Some of the specialized services that DeCarrera Law offers online businesses include (in addition to corporate governance, contracts, and employment law discussed above):

  • Privacy Policies
  • Website terms and conditions
  • Copyright DMCA
  • Contractor and vendor agreements
  • Influencer and sponsorship agreements
  • Tax strategy planning
  • Affiliate program terms
  • Gift card planning
  • Raffles and Giveaways
  • Buying and selling blogs

Small Firm Service, Big Firm Reach

DeCarrera Law also maintains a vast network of specialized attorneys throughout the country and the world for situations that our outside of our wheelhouse. From trademarks and patents to litigation in foreign states, we can help manage other specialized attorneys that are needed for your business.