Personalized Legal Services for Small Business
Perdomo Klukosky and Associates is your solution for legal representation and protection for your small business. Our personalized service will help you see details you may have overlooked, and counsel you as your business grows.
- Perdomo Klukosky and Associates helps you get your new business off the ground with all required legal paperwork.
- Most small businesses overlook the importance of contracts. We will help protect you with our legal review.
- From business equipment leasing to employment agreements, let us tell you when it's okay to sign on the dotted line.
We have listed some of most common small business services, but can quickly and efficiently provide you with legal representation today, and when you need us in the future. Please contact us today for a legal consultation.
A commercial lease is essentially a rental agreement for a place to do business, much like a residential lease applies to apartments. However, commercial leases are far more complex and it's important to see the advice of a legal professional when considering clauses that relate to covering landlord expenses and taxes. Landlords often try to skew these terms to their benefit, and it's important to have Perdomo Klukosky Associates ensure the terms are as fair as possible.
Sale of Goods
Businesses that sell products should certainly be aware of laws that regulate the sale of goods. These laws and regulations have been passed to ensure that the products sold by a company are as described, are of satisfactory quality, and are fit for the use they were intended for.
It's not only important for small business owners to be familiar with this type of regulation, but also to have Perdomo Klukosky Associates at their defense in the event of a legal dispute or liability issue resulting from one of their products or services.
Whether a small business is negotiating with an employee, a customer, or another business in the marketplace, it's important to have Perdomo Klukosky Associates develop an effective negotiation checklist. These checklist will cover not only the personal and financial considerations that a company should make when negotiating, but also the legal considerations and quirks that apply to each unique situation a small business faces when negotiating.
Entrepreneurs who are considering franchising with a major national brand will always have to sign a franchise agreement that dictates how a business will be run, how it will be built, and how its profits and earnings will work within the larger company.
Before committing to terms that dictate things such as building size, number of employees, and even the profit-sharing aspects of franchising, it's important to have a legal professional read the document with you. This will ensure that you get a fair deal that makes sense personally, financially, and commercially.
Many small businesses offer their new employees an employee agreement at the time of hire. This contractual document might include their rate of pay, a length of time for which they are expected to work for the business, and a bonus simply for signing the contract.
Before offering these documents, small business owners should check with us to make sure that all of the terms are enforceable and legally sound. This will help eliminate any employee disputes before they even occur.
A service agreement is essentially a contract between a provider and a consumer which spells out a service that is being provided as well as the rate being charged for having provided that service. It can dictate payment terms and consequences for non-payment, as well as many other specific details.
Having Perdomo Klukosky and Associates on your side when drafting or signing this agreement ensures that it is legally sound and fair to both parties, helping to eliminate future litigation or failure to comply with the terms set forth in the document.
Non Competition Agreements
A small business is an especially delicate type of business, and many of them prefer to hire employees with a non-competition agreement that stipulates two things: first, an employee will not aid the competition during their time with their present employer; and second, that an employee must wait for a certain period of time after leaving their present job to work in a similar capacity for a different employer.
These contracts often impose stiff financial or legal penalties for failing to comply. Businesses who use this sort of agreement will want the help of Perdomo Klukosky Associates when determining the best ways to encourage employees to stay loyal and hardworking without having to result to costly litigation.
Non Disclosure Agreements
Equally as important as making sure an employee doesn't work for the competition is making sure that they don't disclose company secrets to competitors. That's where a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA, becomes essential. These documents make employees swear to secrecy and can notate every single item on which they are not at liberty to speak with competing companies.
They often stipulate harsh penalties, such as termination of employment, if the agreement is broken. Perdomo Klukosky and Associates can help a small business draft a strong and enforceable document that will keep their trade secrets safe from the threat of loose lips.
Perhaps one of the hardest things for a business to do is develop or sign onto an international agreement that creates a deal between companies in two different countries, or establishes product distribution internationally. The laws abroad can vary widely and the consequences of breaking those laws, even unknowingly, can cost businesses a steep fine and high legal costs.
Consulting a Perdomo Klukosky and Associates NYC Small Business Lawyer before pursuing any international agreement ensures that you will understand the laws of any country being dealt with, as well as how those laws can be used for an advantage for all parties in the agreement being developed.
Cross Border Transactions
Businesses in the United States stand two really good chances of doing cross border transactions and agreements: those close to Canada and Mexico are prone to thee transactions on an almost daily basis.
Perdomo Klukosky and Associates has substancial experience with these transactions, as well as transactions in the Dominican Republic.
Businesses that engage in frequent cross border negotiations, agreements, and even hiring, should consult a legal professional and know the laws of the other country as they pertain to their customers, employees, products, and even finances. There may be special tax laws, or employment conditions, that small businesses need to be aware of.
Work for Hire
Typically, a work for hire is something produced by an employee during their time with a company, though credit is given to the company instead of the individual who produced the work itself. Many employees consider this a less-than-ideal situation and may try to sue for rights to their work and financial benefits for having created it.
Your small business should have Perdomo Klukosky and Associates on your side. We understand the unique issues of creative license and intellectual property when commissioning a work for hire.
Liquor licenses can vary by state, and the process of securing one can take a long time, sometimes up to a year or even more. Because liquor is generally heavily regulated and taxed, your business will want Perdomo Klukosky and Associates to help you navigate the red tape and the many regulations that arise out of simply serving liquor at their bar or restaurant establishment.
Getting started in the restaurant business is no easy task, and it's largely made difficult by restaurant licenses.To get this essential license, the business owner needs to file for permits, get the zoning of their property checked, and deal with local officials and regulators to reassure them of quality and safety levels.
It can be a difficult maze to navigate, and a lawyer is virtually a requirement for making the process as efficient and legally sound as possible. They'll ensure your business meets every specification and checks every item off the list as it pursues this complex licensing procedure.