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New Albany Business Lawyer

Legal counsel is an investment for large and small businesses in Southern Indiana.  The quality of your outside counsel can make the difference between a prosperous year filled with business growth or a costly legal misstep.  That’s why it’s important to choose wisely when selecting a New Albany business lawyer.

The business attorneys at Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law are some of the smartest and most experienced in the region.  We are exceptionally responsive to our clients needs, whether drafting time-sensitive contracts and legal agreements or strategizing big-picture merger and acquisition plans.  A New Albany business lawyer can adapt easily to your unique legal needs and partner with you in pursuing your business goals.  We work as an integral part of your leadership team.

At Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law, our commercial litigation attorneys would welcome the opportunity to have a conversation about how our legal team can support your business in achieving its strategic goals.  Please feel free to call us at 812-725-8224 so we can begin a conversation.

A Skilled Business Attorney Can Impact Your Profitability

An experienced New Albany business lawyer can not only draft legal documents but also help guide business leaders so they avoid common legal mistakes.  At Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law, we view our role as being on both your offensive and defensive teams when it comes to legal matters.  We offer proactive consultation and legal advice, mediation and arbitration, real estate title services, ADA compliance advice, shareholder services, officers and directors liability guidance, trial counsel and a host of other legal services needed to build your business and keep it running smoothly.

We can also serve as defense counsel if your business faces a lawsuit or has a dispute with a supplier, client or employee.  Our wide range of legal skills and experience enable us to be responsive and tailor our legal services to your unique needs.  We feel we are doing our best legal work when we partner with businesses and deeply understand their mission, goals and growth opportunities.

Because we make it our business to invest deeply in our clients’ success, an experienced New Albany business lawyer at Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law can impact your company’s profitability by providing top-notch legal services focused on your goals and helping you avoid legal mistakes or setbacks.

Services Offered by a CLLB Business Lawyer

We offer a wide range of legal services and can help your business in one or several areas of the law.  Whether you’re a small business, a multi-generational family business, larger business or entrepreneurial start-up, our team of New Albany business attorneys can provide you with excellent and customized legal services.  Some of those we offer are:

  • Consultation and legal advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business formation
  • Succession planning
  • Directors’ and officers’ liability
  • Mediation/arbitration
  • Tax planning
  • Shareholder litigation
  • Labor law
  • Trial counsel
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Ownership agreements
  • Real estate title services
  • Banking relationships
  • Business licensing
  • Supply-chain agreements
  • Commercial zoning issues
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Minimizing legal liability.

At every stage of the business lifecycle, you will face new and evolving legal needs.  Our goal is to help you anticipate these and proactively address them so you minimize your legal liability and avoid unnecessary legal proceedings.  We would be glad to answer any questions you may have about our legal services and your business needs.  Please call us at 812-725-8224.

A Business Attorney in New Albany Can Also Initiate Litigation

While no business ever wants to enter the courtroom, sometimes it’s unavoidable.  When this happens, a skilled and experienced New Albany business lawyer can make the difference between a quick and favorable decision or a protracted, less-than-ideal outcome.  The business attorneys at our firm are committed to your success.  An explanation of some of our specific services follows:

  1. Construction claims – disputes over project delays, scheduling, defective design, non-payment, unacceptable workmanship, substituted materials, or cost overruns
  2. Partnership/joint venture disputes – when the business association doesn’t go smoothly
  3. Real estate – mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, foreclosure defense/workout strategy, lease issues (both landlord and tenant), mortgages, collection actions, land use disputes, permits, zoning approvals, nonconforming uses, rezoning, and variances
  4. Business torts — fraud, tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with prospective business relations, theft of trade secrets, business defamation, misrepresentation, and unfair competition
  5. Employment claims – such as wages, hours, safety, employment status (at-will versus independent contractors), hiring, termination, discrimination, and privacy
  6. Antitrust claims – when competitive conduct gets out of control
  7. Consumer protection – accusations of fraud regarding how a business advertises, promotes, or sells its products
  8. Breach of fiduciary duty –typically involving trustees, corporate directors, commercial joint venturers, investment advisors, and retirement plan administrators
  9. Shareholder issues – may involve conflicting business interests, breach of directors’ duties, lack of proper financial reporting, insider trading, and more
  10. Intellectual property (IP) –claims arising over ownership of valuable assets such as trademarks, copyrights, design rights, and patents; also IP being used without permission, employees’ sharing secrets with competitors, and violations of non-disclosure agreements
  11. Uniform Commercial Code issues – regarding business transactions conducted outside a company’s state, such as establishing contracts, borrowing money, leasing equipment, and selling goods
  12. Succession Planning – for the orderly transfer of ownership from one generation to the next within a family, or decisions related  to leadership when a current leader retires
  13. Supply chain agreements and negotiations when selecting suppliers and distributors, a skilled attorney can negotiate and draft these provider agreements.

If your greatest need is contract drafting and review or courtroom litigation, our skilled and highly experienced business attorneys can meet your legal needs.  Please call us at 812-725-8224 so we can answer your questions and you can learn more about how our law firm can be of service to you.

Legal Predicaments That Businesses Want to Avoid

A New Albany business lawyer really proves his or her worth when they can help your company avoid costly legal mistakes.  Sometimes business leaders are knee-deep in legal difficulty before they know it.  Our goal at Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law is to help you identify legal quicksand early and step around it.  Some of the most common legal mistakes we see businesses make include:

  1. Failing to set up the right business structure/entity
  2. Incomplete contracts with outside vendors and suppliers
  3. Failure to get the proper background checks and immigration documentation on employees
  4. Failure to follow business tax laws
  5. Waiting too long to get needed licensing and zoning approvals
  6. Failure to have a privacy policy
  7. Not setting up terms, conditions and warranty exclusions with customers
  8. Lacking non-compete or non-disclosure agreements with employees who leave
  9. Failing to track expenses
  10. Non-compliance with securities laws
  11. Not securing the appropriate insurance policies
  12. Failing to hire a business attorney.

The best offense is a good defense.  Our New Albany business lawyers understand that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to legal matters.  By surveying your business horizon and anticipating legal obstacles, our firm can keep your business out of challenging legal dilemmas.

A Business Lawyer Is Your Partner with Similar Goals

At its heart, the relationship between outside counsel and a thriving business is an ongoing relationship in which a law firm invests in its business clients and embraces their goals. Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law can handle one-time legal needs for businesses, and we are happy to do so.  Our preferred opportunity is to launch and nurture an ongoing relationship with business clients and to act as a partner in realizing their dreams of success and growth.  We get deep satisfaction in knowing that we helped bring these about.  Whether your company’s legal needs are large or small, a New Albany business attorney can leverage every legal opportunity you encounter.

Contact a Skilled New Albany Business Lawyer Today

 At Church, Langdon, Lopp, Banet Law, we would welcome the opportunity to begin a conversation about how we can meet your business’s unique legal needs.  We want to learn more about how we can help you achieve your short-, intermediate- and long-term goals.  Whether it starts with a phone call or an in-person meeting, a New Albany business lawyer with our firm would be glad to sit down and learn more about you, your leadership team and your strategy for success.  Please call us today at 812-725-8224 as a first step in beginning this dialogue. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to talk.