General Legal Counsel

Private companies, institutions, individuals, non-profits, public service providers, municipalities, and universities face many legal challenges. Any business open to the public is required to abide by numerous laws and statutes, and keeping up with them is more than most business owners and decision-makers can handle on their own. General legal counsel ensures companies remain in compliance with all current laws, so that they never have to worry about putting business on hold to deal with legal issues.
Andrew Epstein & Gus Belcher, and their firm, provides general legal counsel in Southwest Florida.

Standard Business Legal Counsel

Nearly every business faces challenges.  These may be financial, related to the running of the company, related to employment and employees, or related to client and customer relations.  The ability to draft legally-binding contracts and agreements is the first line of defense against potential legal disputes for every business.  As your general legal counsel attorneys, Belcher & Epstein can review and advise you about your customary practices, help you establish order to avoid repeated mistakes and can draft legal agreements and contracts before they are signed to ensure your agreements contain important details and points and will hold up in the court of law.
Along with the drawing up of legal contracts, Mr. Belcher & Mr. Epstein’s firm provide experienced guidance on all aspects of running a business.

These include:

  • Financial matters, such as protecting assets, buying and selling, collections, mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment matters, such as employment contracts, management duties, non-compete agreements, discrimination, and breach of non-compete
  • Client matters, such as how to handle client allegations of wrongdoing or false advertising and assisting you to collect monies due from clients or customers or to assist you in obtaining their compliance with agreements
  • Business matters, such as business formation, incorporation, LLCs, partnerships, commercial liability and dissolution of business, and properly maintaining your corporate records

General Legal Counsel Attorney in Fort Myers

Almost everything you do in business has some legal basis or consequence, and when it’s your business on the line, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.  The law firm of Belcher & Epstein, P.A. offers general legal counsel to plan your business, set your business up, create the appropriate legal entity, corporate records, finance, and real estate in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Glades and Hendry Counties and they serve clients in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda and throughout the State of Florida.
If you are thinking and planning on starting a business or buying an existing business in Southwest Florida, Belcher & Epstein, P.A. can help you get the ball rolling, help advise you on the correct legal entity and draft legally binding agreements and contracts for your clients, contractors, and employees, real estate actions, review financing applications and help guide you to be in compliance with all state and federal laws.
Your business is too important for guesswork. Making general legal counsel part of your operations budget ensures that you will not have to second guess contracts and agreements and you’ll always have a sounding board for all your legal questions and decisions.

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