Pasadena Business Attorney
In the business world, profits matter. In fact, most decisions are made with your company’s bottom line in mind. But as a business grows and evolves, you’re apt to encounter an increasing number of legal complexities. The business lawyers of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig are committed to handling your company’s legal matters, so you can focus on running your business.
With experience in all aspects of business law, our attorneys can handle a wide variety of different matters, including drafting and reviewing business contracts and bids, assisting with real estate transactions and negotiations, protecting your intellectual property and pursuing infringement cases, drafting employee contracts and handling any cases of litigation that arise. We are also available to advise and consult on matters impacting your company.
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s elite team of business attorneys work with clients from virtually every profession. Our clientele is extremely diverse, ranging from the lone inventor and sole proprietor, to the technology start-up, small business, medium-sized enterprise and even some of the world’s best-known Fortune 500 corporations. No matter how large or small your business may be, our lawyers are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome – one that promotes profitability and success.
Contact the experienced legal team at the Pasadena law offices of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig to arrange a confidential, no-cost initial consultation. Call (213)568-0002.
Business Legal Service Offerings From Our Pasadena Attorneys
For over 15 years, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig has been working with clients in Pasadena, CA and the surrounding region. Our offerings are quite comprehensive. The following is an overview of our legal services. If you require help with an issue that is not addressed below, we encourage you to contact us to enquire. Our business lawyers can assist in a vast array of situations. Call (213) 568-0002.
Intellectual Property Law – The internet has made intellectual property law more relevant than ever before. The web provides many opportunities to showcase your company, its unique brand or your newest invention. But unfortunately, the web also provides many opportunities for unscrupulous individuals to infringe upon your intellectual property.
Protecting your company’s intellectual property is an essential ingredient in the recipe for success in today’s business world. Our intellectual property law attorneys can assist with some of the following matters (amongst many others):
- applying for a trademark in the U.S. and internationally;
- applying for a patent in the U.S. and internationally;
- securing a copyright for your content;
- pursuing trademark infringement cases;
- pursuing patent infringement cases;
- pursuing copyright infringement cases;
- assisting with domain name disputes and domain “squatting”;
- representing your business at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s trial and appeals board proceedings; and
- assisting with intellectual property litigation cases.
Our intellectual property lawyers (also called IP attorneys) can help you formally secure your claim to a particular piece of intellectual property and then, protect it in an effort to maintain profitability. Intellectual property litigation and the pursuit of cases of infringement is critical for ensuring success; otherwise, others may siphon profits from your business, your brand, your content or your invention.
Litigation and Disputes – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s experienced litigators will aggressively defend your company and its interests in civil court and beyond. Whether you’re filing a lawsuit or have been named as a defendant in a lawsuit, our legal team is here to assist.
We can also represent you in out-of-court disputes and negotiations. Disputes can arise with a customer or client, a contractor, an employee, another company and even a government or regulatory agency. Our goal, as your representative, is to negotiate and arrive at a favorable conclusion to the situation. We can also represent you and/or your business if you are involved in an investigation or other dealings with a government agency or regulatory body.
Lawsuits and litigation can be extremely stressful — that is, unless you hire a team of professionals to represent your business. That’s precisely why clients trust the seasoned California litigators and negotiators at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig.
Government Contracts – The Pasadena business lawyers of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig work with and represent a number of government contractors, drafting comprehensive bid forms, contracts, and other essential documents.
What’s more, our Pasadena law firm has served as a government contractor on multiple occasions, providing our attorneys with first-hand experience that has allowed us to really understand our clients’ concerns.
Our goal is to protect your company and its interests while maximizing the chances of securing a new contract. We can also offer legal advice concerning an existing contract so that you can be sure to fulfill your contractual obligations precisely as planned.
General Business and Corporate Legal Services – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s business lawyers are here to consult and advise on a variety of different legal matters impacting your business venture. We can help in many different areas, including:
- drafting and reviewing employee contracts;
- drafting and reviewing corporate contracts;
- drafting and reviewing wholesaler/distributor contracts;
- drafting and reviewing contracts for use with independent contractors;
- drafting and reviewing severance agreements, non-compete agreements, and other similar forms;
- negotiating with others on your company’s behalf;
- evaluating your liabilities in a situation and advising you on ways to minimize your liability when possible;
- consulting on company operations to ensure compliance with all laws and regulations;
- and offering general legal advice on business matters, as needed.
One of the most common tasks that our attorneys perform involves drafting and reviewing various business contracts and agreements. This is essential because if a contract lacks clarity or has ambiguities, it may not be enforceable. Often, a poorly written contract will lead to more hassle than if you had no contract at all. We can also negotiate contracts on your behalf.
If you are asked to sign a contract, our business lawyers are available to perform a full review. It’s not uncommon for a client to be uncertain about the specifics of the contract due to the formal terminology. But our lawyers are happy to review the document and provide you with an easy-to-understand overview of the most important points.
Our work extends beyond individuals and companies; we also work with government agencies.
Estate Planning Law – Estate planning is especially important for a business owner, as this can ensure that your company continues to operate even after you’re gone. Estate planning is a diverse legal niche, which includes many different tasks, including:
- last will and testament drafting and updates;
- establishing a trust;
- drafting a medical proxy and advance directives; and
- drafting power of attorney documents.
By working with the estate planning team at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, you can ensure that your business and your estate is handled in a manner that’s consistent with what you would have wanted. Estate planning can help your loved ones, business partner, and others to avoid the expense and stress of turning to the courts to sort out your estate and business matters following a death.
Real Estate Law – Buying real estate involves a significant investment, so it’s only logical that you hire an experienced real estate attorney to represent your interests. We can help with all aspects of the purchase and sale of a property, from negotiating the price and terms of the sale, to ensuring the client performs due diligence in investigating the property and reviewing the closing documents.
Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig’s Pasadena real estate lawyers can help real estate owners with legal action related to an eviction, along with drafting and/or reviewing lease agreements. We also represent property owners who need to go before city or town officials to seek a zoning bylaw variance.
Our legal team provides real estate law services to business of all kinds, including those dealing primarily in real estate, such as brokerages, real estate investment firms, and investment groups, amongst others.
Our Pasadena Business Lawyers Are Ready to Assist
At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, we understand that profits are an integral part of the equation and a primary consideration in all that you do with your business venture. As business attorneys, our goal is to address legal and business matters in a way that maximizes your earning potential both today and in the future.
If you’re seeking a key ally in your business dealings, contact the Pasadena, California law offices of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig to arrange a confidential, no-cost consultation. Call (213)568-0002.