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Contract Signing A new client recently asked me a great question: “I’m just starting out in my business with a very limited budget. What legal services should I engage you for first?” First let me say, that my law firm provides new entrepreneurs with an excellent, cost effective, full-service business startup process. But this client had already done something (I am not sure if it is complete) to get his business launched, so I concentrated on meeting him where he is. The answer to this question depends heavily on a further understanding of the entrepreneur’s situation. This client is in a service industry that includes providing Continue Reading →
The Conflict Of The Same Name It has taken a couple of years since starting up, but Alex’s company, Dynamic Drivers, LLC, a (hypothetical) Northern Virginia-based limousine service, smashes his competition there. So he’s thinking of expanding operations. Because he already draws a few clients from nearby Montgomery County Maryland, he’s thinking of opening an office there too. But his plans hit a solid guardrail when he finds that, a few months ago, another limousine service started up in Bethesda, and that company is using the same name, “Dynamic Drivers, LLC!” Is that legal? What can Alex do about it? Entrepreneurs take pride in naming Continue Reading →
The Purpose of Argent Place Law
Argent Place Law, PLLC serves businesses and business leaders in matters of business law, intellectual property law, and succession planning. Business law issues include contracts with customers, vendors, and partners as well as corporate law and corporate governance. Intellectual Property law issues include filings and strategic licensing for trademarks, patents and copyrights, and how to manage trade secrets. Succession planning incorporates business planning for an equity sale or asset sale as well as the integration of the business succession plan with personal estate planning through wills and trusts.