Business Law

Business LawClapp Business Law, LLC provides its clients with legal services throughout every business season.  From the contracts necessary to begin a new business venture to trial representation through the storm of litigation, Clapp Business Law, LLC provides its clients, large and small, with solutions to their business issues, simple and complex. Clapp Business Law, LLC assists its clients in successfully planning, negotiating and structuring a variety of business transactions.  For example, our general business services include, but are not limited to:

  • providing outside general counsel services
  • forming business entities,
  • preparing shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and operating agreements,
  • conducting annual or special shareholder or membership meetings
  • negotiating and preparing all necessary documents for business purchase or sale, and
  • preparing, evaluating, revising, negotiating and re-negotiating commercial leases.

Clapp Business Law, LLC is pleased to offer the following business law services:

  • Assisting businesses with trademark applications, renewals, and with trademark disputes
  • Assisting businesses with employment issues including:
    • preparing, negotiating and enforcing employment agreements,
    • preparing, negotiating, and enforcing non-competition and non-disclosure agreements,
    • preparing employment handbooks and policy manuals,
    • labor and employment compliance counseling and training, and,
    • handling employment disputes
  • Assisting businesses with all other contractual relationships and agreements, including but not limited to:
    • consulting agreements,
    • non-disclosure and non-competition agreements,
    • vendor/supplier agreements,
    • construction agreements,
    • distributor agreements,
    • franchise agreements,
    • licensing agreements,
    • intellectual property and work for hire agreements,
    • promissory notes and security agreements, and
    • settlement agreements.

Contracts

ContractsContracts are the foundation of business.  They set forth the expectations of the parties regarding the business relationship and the rights of the parties in the event of a dispute.  Depending on the particular transaction, particular terms may need to be included or excluded to properly accomplish the parties’ goals, comply with applicable laws and regulations, and avoid statutory defaults.  It is important to consult competent legal counsel both before you enter into a contract and before you take action that could implicate your contractual rights, such as termination. Clapp Business Law, LLC is pleased to assist its clients in preparing, negotiating, evaluating, revising and exercising their rights under a variety of contracts such as:

  • purchase and sale agreements,
  • consulting agreements,
  • non-disclosure and non-competition agreements,
  • vendor/supplier agreements,
  • construction agreements,
  • distributor agreements,
  • franchise agreements,
  • licensing agreements,
  • intellectual property and work for hire agreements,
  • promissory notes and security agreements,
  • commercial leases and
  • settlement agreements.

Please Contact Clapp Business Law, LLC if you would like assistance with a contract, or visit our Resources page for more information.


Trademark Law

Clapp Business Law, LLC is pleased to provide assistance to its clients with trademark applications and renewals and with trademark litigation.  Please contact Clapp Business Law, LLC if you need assistance with a trademark issue, or visit our Resources page for more information.


Commercial Leases

One of the primary expenditures in many businesses is the business’ commercial lease.  These agreements are often long-term, and issues under the lease can have a significant impact on the business operations. Clapp Business Law, LLC is pleased to assist its clients in preparing, evaluating, revising, negotiating, and re-negotiating their commercial leases.

Please Contact Us if you need assistance with a lease, or visit our Resources page for more information.


Employment Law

Employment LawOften, a business’ relationship with its employees is a major component of its success.Clapp Business Law, LLC is pleased to assist its clients in:

  • preparing, negotiating and enforcing employment agreements,
  • preparing, negotiating, and enforcing non-competition and non-disclosure agreements,
  • preparing employment handbooks and policy manuals,
  • labor and employment compliance counseling and training, and,
  • in the event of an employment dispute, representation in negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and before the EEOC, state agencies, and the federal and state courts.

Please Contact Clapp Business Law, LLC if you need assistance with an employment law issue, or visit our Resources page for more information.