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Business May Compete Around the World
Today's technology permits companies to sell goods or provide services throughout the globe. Larger corporations utilize in-house counsel and today small and midsize companies may retain an attorney to provide advice and create those agreements vital to the transaction of international business.
Lawyers representing business need to innovate and respond to challenging concerns and questions.
A business attorney should be creative. Attorney Erskine has delivered papers at both international and domestic academic conferences, which propose new approaches to legal problems such as resolution of conflicts between fundamental rights. He has published law review articles on various subjects addressing domestic, comparative, and international law that seek to positively reform existing legal structures. To view Attorney Erskine's law review articles click here.
In today's global economy, companies can reach a worldwide customer base. Whether you are just beginning your enterprise or looking to grow your business, laws and regulations will face you at each step of your endeavor. Navigating these legal obstacles and complying with the growing myriad of regulatory burdens is eased by the retention of an attorney skilled in the legal matters companies face in transacting globally or just around the corner from your office.
Therefore, Attorney Erskine assists in the following:
- Establishing Relationships
- Fostering Business Connections
- Protecting Business Interests
- Detailing Expectations
- Ensuring Compliance with Law
- Drafting Written Contracts
- Creating Policies and Procedures
- Presenting Compliance Issues
- Reviewing Contractual Agreements
- Establishing New Subsidiaries
- Advising on Acquisitions
- Representation in Court
- Representation in Arbitration
- Drafting Business Agreements
- Advising on Employment Law
- Drafting Joint Venture Agreements
- Ensuring Export Compliance
- Foreign Corrupt Practices Policies
- Identifying Import Compliance
- Drafting Procurement Policies
- Drafting Bid Response Documents
As regulatory compliance burdens increase in the present marketplace, legal counsel may assist a company in ensuring compliance with these various regulatory requirements. Policies and procedures may be enacted by your company to manage regulatory compliance issues.
Some issues your business may face related to international transactions are the following:
A lawyer and a company form a relationship to help the organization through difficult decisions and trying times. This "partnership" may benefit the company when advice is needed on issues faced by the organization across a variety of situations. Legal counsel provides:
- Export Controls
- Customs Issues
- Technology Licensing
- Subsidiary Formation
- Regulatory Compliance
- Written Contracts
- Policies and Procedures
The lawyer-client relationship results in the sharing of information for the joint purpose of receiving legal advice and providing practical solutions to workplace problems. Whether you are reviewing a request for proposals or deciding to terminate an unproductive employee, the lawyer-client relationship provides guidance on how to complete these transactions in a professional and protective manner. The goal of any relationship between an attorney and client is to ensure observance of the law and professional execution in compliance with regulations.
These general areas encompass a great variety of subjects where an attorney may assist your business.
Helping Businesses Achieve Resolution of Difficult Issues
Are you being sued by a customer? Have you been served notice of an arbitration or request for mediation?
Having process served on you is never a pleasant experience. Nonetheless, disputes between companies and between a business and its customers occur frequently. A lawyer's assistance during the litigation process or ADR proceeding provides businesses with essential information for vital decision-making during a dispute and facilitates resolution of disagreements.
Are you just starting your small business or are you an established venture?
Either way you will likely need documents to protect your company and to manage customer expectations. Drafted contracts and agreements can put a professional feel to your business as well as help to ensure when problems arise that clear concise language governs your transactions. Whether you are hiring a new employee or entering into a multi-million dollar services or sale of goods contract, the assistance of a lawyer helps to identify concerns and interpret terms and conditions.
Legal representation may provide useful assistance to a company owner or executive in managing diverse and challenging responsibilities.Companies need solutions to situations that emerge as a result of the everyday conduct of business. An attorney assists a company in reaching a solution to problematic situations as they arise.
Providing Legal Assistance to Companies When Needed
The speed at which current business operates necessitates quick responses to challenging questions. Legal assistance provides companies with additional vital information for decision-makers to utilize in answering these challenging questions. Explore the opportunity to consult with legal counsel to assist your company in your business transactions. To discover helpful websites focused on small business issues click here to visit Attorney Erskine's Blog Small Business Lawyer (International & Domestic). Also, visit the small business section of this site for further information pertaining to Attorney Erskine's small business practice.
Whether your business needs to adopt compliance procedures or tailor a program to update employees on key employment or regulatory issues, an attorney provides timely useful information to support your business. Ensuring employees understand and correctly apply contract or regulatory language avoids costly expenditures resulting from improper application of legal principles. Managing regulatory burdens placed upon your business by federal, state, or international governments helps you realistically assess your business' ability to cope with difficult and complex regulatory structures.
Drafting, Compliance, Litigation
Whether your business is in need of contracts, or regulatory compliance, or representation before a court at the trial or appellate level, Attorney Erskine engages in both representative and transactional situations.
- Business Torts
- Breach of Contract
- Employment Disputes
- Protests Before Customs
- Distribution Agreements
- Software Licensing (cloud, traditional, reseller)
- Agency Contracts
- Trademark Registration
- Export Control Regulations
- Human Rights Compliance
- Customs Law Compliance
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Policies & Procedures
- Technology Licensing
- Legal Compliance Programs
- Executive Employment Agreements
- Non-Competition, Non-solicitation, or Other Restrictive Covenants
Create, Review, Advise, Advocate
As you expend your time and efforts to grow your business and compete (domestically or internationally), a variety of concerns emerge about employment, contract, and logistics. Evaluating these concerns in light of legal issues or rules surrounding each of these areas permits one a wider grasp of situations as they present themselves. Attorney Erskine assists companies in various ways. Below is a sampling of services Attorney Erskine performs for companies.
- Commercial Agreements
- Creation of Bid Documentation
- Purchase Orders
- Sale of Goods Agreements
- Service Contracts
- Employment Agreements
- Legal Opinion Letters
- Contract Review and Markup
- International Sale of Goods
- Licensing Agreements
- Purchase Orders
- Agency Agreements
- Company Formation
- Subsidiary Formation