Do you have plans to open your own business? If your answer is yes, contact us. We advise our clients regarding business entity selections; form and maintain business entities such as corporations and LLCs; and make the business ready to open a bank account and hire employees in the United States. We handle a broad range of business and corporate matters including obtaining and changing a business name, converting an entity to an LLC or corporation, and entity dissolution and termination. We also have extensive experience in negotiating and drafting all kinds of corporate documents including but not limited to bylaws, operating and shareholder agreements, stock and membership transfer and sale agreements, and shareholder loan agreements.
Contract negotiations especially the ones involving financial obligations can be complicated and difficult. We will assist you with our experience for contract drafting and negotiations so your needs and requirements would be met. We can also help you with contract reviewing, and explain to you your rights and duties under the contract. We draft and revise all kinds of commercial and business contracts including but not limited to all kind of sale, purchase and transfer agreements, lease agreements, agency and distributorship agreements, commission agreements, manufacture, supply and license agreements, consultancy and employment agreements, confidentiality, non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
Do you have plans to buy a restaurant or sell your market? Regardless of the type of the business transfer we will help you handle the transactions smoothly and determine the best legal structure for you business transfer. We, on your behalf, draft, revise and negotiate the necessary documents such as asset purchase and transfer agreements. We show you the steps you should take to avoid any future headaches caused by third party receivables or unpaid sales taxes of the transferred business. We also help you negotiate with the landlord the terms of a brand new lease agreement or an assignment of lease with a guaranty agreement to make the business transfer favorable to you.
When properly protected and secured, a business name or trademark can generate continuous financial gains. Also can create strong opportunities and secure a steady position in the competitive business market. Lack of protection can result in lost opportunities or eventual termination of economic existence. You should avoid unpleasant surprises by taking necessary legal steps to protect your trademark. We help our clients register, protect and prosecute their trademarks in the United States. We perform searches and file necessary applications to obtain legal protections. We also present and defend businesses in infringement actions, licensing and royalty issues.
We represent various corporations, executives, business professionals and individuals before Federal and State Courts. We provide personalized litigation services and courtroom representation to businesses and individuals in the State of New York. Our litigation practice involves all kind of commercial and business litigation matters including but not limited to collection matters, employment, and all kinds of breach of contract issues. While our law firm provides the experienced and results-oriented legal representation found at larger firms, we also offer the highest level of personal attention and client service. We offer reasonable rates, no-surprise flat-fee litigation services. When litigation is inevitable, we work hard for a successful outcome. Be certain you have the strength and experience of Polat Law Firm by your side to help protect your rights.
You opened your U.S. branch, congratulations! Now, how can you bring your employees to the United States? Or, you are now retired and wish to move to the United States to invest in your friend’s restaurant. How can you obtain a visa to work and live in the United States with your family? Our law firm provides a full scope of immigration law services. With a special emphasis on business immigration law, we can help you in all temporary work-related visa classifications H-1B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, E-1, E-2, TN, O, P as well as all permanent, immigrant visa categories, including obtaining a Green Card through the Alien Labor Certification Process (PERM). We also represent clients in family based immigration including K-1, K-3 visas and Green Card applications through immediate family members.
Settling business disputes outside of a courtroom is sometimes possible. Carefully planned negotiation and taking smart steps may help you save a lot of money and time. We handle business-related legal problems by first trying to resolve them economically, amicably and expeditiously, without going to court. When the parties have an intention to resolve the dispute amicably, we draft necessary documents to secure the parties’ performances such as settlement and compromise, loan agreements, and promissory notes. To avoid and mitigate any future business dispute we also conduct background checks for liens and judgments, business status searches, and license checks for all counter parties.
Corporations are required to maintain certain corporate formalities that will preserve the corporation’s status as a separate legal entity, and therefore, insulate its shareholders from personal liability. Basic corporate formalities include having annual meetings and documenting important corporate decisions through corporate resolutions. Maintaining corporate formalities is not difficult, but it needs full attention. We can advise you on maintaining such formalities and protecting you from personal liability. We also help you structure and draft partnership documents such as buyout or buy-sell agreements to avoid future disputes between the business partners or shareholders.
We handle family law matters including preparing and filing uncontested divorce papers with courts, drafting marital settlement agreements, separation and pre-nuptial agreements. Our law practice is also focused on helping people plan for the future and the security of their families by drafting carefully crafted wills. We work to obtain the best possible results for you and your family. A divorce is uncontested if the husband and wife have agreed to a property division (including homes, retirement plans, vehicles and debt), to child custody and parenting time, to child support, and to spousal support. Once you reach an agreement with your spouse, contact us. We guide you through the legal steps required to get an uncontested divorce.