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Ahmadshahi Law Offices

Business Lawyer | Serving Orange County, CA

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949-258-8986

Over $500,000,000 in Assets Defended and Protected. Work with an Expert. Contact my Office to Discuss your Legal Needs.

The Ahmadshahi Law Offices is one of the leading edge high technology intellectual property and business law firms in the United States. We provide services in all areas of intellectual property law such as patent law, trademark law, copyright law, trade secret law, business law, contract law, and corporate law to clients around the world, including the procurement and …

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Kushner Carlson, PC

Business Lawyer | Serving Orange County, CA

949-421-3030

Aggressive | Client Centered | Innovative

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Law Office of Brian Ballo

Business Lawyer | Serving Orange County, CA

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Law Office of Brian Ballo helps close business deals and real estate transactions — and when disputes arise, the firm aggressively litigates. Negotiating the agreement is often just as challenging as litigating a dispute. A lawyer who is competent with both deal-making and enforcing deal terms, is provides long-term value that allows businesses to maximize …

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Orange County Business Law Information

Are you Involved with Business?

Business law, also referred to as commercial law, refers to the different laws that govern business entities in all types of commerce, including sales, trade and merchandising. Business entities can be any type of business from a sole proprietorship to a partnership or a corporation. Any entrepreneur wanting to start a business in Orange County will end up knee deep in many types of business law decisions, which will require different sets of skills.

What Business Law Covers

Business owners are faced with countless business law situations, which can range from starting a business and choosing its legal structure to business finances and taxes. These decisions could make or break your financial future and the stability of your business. A business law firm will be able to guide you through these decisions.

The hiring and firing of employees also falls under business law as does forming the right business partnerships. Creating legally binding contracts is crucial to your business being successful. A business law firm can help you with these situations as well.

Best Time to Seek Legal Help

No matter what your legal issue may be, it is always best to seek legal help early in the process. An attorney can help secure what is likely to be the best possible outcome for your situation and avoid both unnecessary complications or errors.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

Types of legal fees:

Bill by the hour: Many attorneys bill by the hour. How much an attorney bills you per hour will vary based on a number of factors. For instance, an attorney's hourly fee may fluctuate based on whether that hour is spent representing you in court or doing research on your case. Attorneys in one practice area may bill you more than attorneys in a different practice area.

Contingent fee: Some lawyers will accept payment via contingent fee. In this arrangement, the lawyer receives a percentage of the total monetary recovery if you win your lawsuit. In sum, the lawyer only gets paid if you win. Contingent fee agreements are limited to specific practice areas in civil law.

Flat fee: For "routine" legal work where the attorney generally knows the amount of time and resources necessary to complete the task, he/she may be willing to bill you a flat fee for services performed.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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