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Business Services For Every Stage And Legal Challenge

At Jeffers, Danielson, Sonn & Aylward, P.S., we understand business and corporate law. Our business attorneys provide counsel to a diverse business community. Small, local businesses and large, multinational corporations rely on the knowledge and experience that we provide at our business law firm to help them succeed.

Technology-Driven Business Law Services

Businesses often require multi-faceted legal services. Legal issues can arise with vendors, lessors, suppliers, consumers, other businesses, municipalities, shareholders, employees and other parties. As business law attorneys, we can assist with a wide variety of concerns and opportunities as a technology-driven firm, including:

  • Agriculture
  • Asset sales
  • Banking
  • Commercial transactions
  • Corporate reorganizations
  • Corporate tax planning
  • Creditor’s rights in bankruptcy
  • Entity maintenance
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans
  • Federal and state tax planning
  • Financing transactions
  • Fiduciary duties of directors and officers
  • Franchising
  • General counsel for closely held businesses
  • Internal corporate governance
  • Equipment leases
  • Leveraged employee stock ownership (ESOP) transactions
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Negotiable instruments
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Purchases and sales of businesses
  • Secured transactions
  • Structured settlements
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademark applications
  • Trade name applications

When You Are Just Starting Out: Entity Selection And Formation

Every business started somewhere. Whether it’s just you and a great idea, a partnership, a family business or a large enterprise, we can help. We know that a beginning with a solid foundation in small business laws is the key to preventing avoidable issues later on. Specifically, we assist with:

  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • General partnerships
  • Limited partnerships (LPs)
  • Sole proprietorships

We also work with you to create business-related agreements such as:

Contracts are the basis of practically every business operation. We can help to ensure that your contracts are worded correctly and enforceable (legality), valid per state and federal laws, and include the terms that work for your specific business and goals.

Our attorneys’ experience in business transaction and litigation means that we not only are able to help to prevent legal issues but can also protect your business should litigation arise.

A Focus On Agricultural Law

Since 1946, our firm has helped clients navigate both state and federal laws that relate to agricultural issues. We understand unique areas of law such as agricultural law, water law, environmental law and land use law. Our team also works with construction businesses to ensure that projects run as smoothly as possible going forward.

Answers To Your Pressing Questions

The complex nature of business law means that you likely have a variety of questions for your business lawyer. In this segment, we have taken a moment to respond to some of our prospective clients’ questions that they bring to us.

Do you need an attorney for commercial transactions and licensing?

A business and commercial law attorney is critical for transactions. There are so many fine details at hand that if you miss even one, you stand to lose money and even incur civil or criminal penalties. Without a lawyer, the transaction may even fall through entirely.
Licensing is also a complex hurdle filled with many complicated administrative steps. If you make an error in the licensing or permit process, the consequences could put your finances or business operations in jeopardy. It is wise to consult a lawyer the first time around to save time and money in the long-run.

Where do mergers go wrong, and how can a business attorney help?

There are as many opportunities for mergers to fail as there are seconds in the day. Some of the most common reasons for the failure of a merger include:
  • Breakdown in communication
  • Lack of due diligence
  • Contract disputes
  • Overpaying
  • Poor culture fit
An attorney can prevent these issues through preventative measures such as proper vetting, due diligence, contractual negotiations and more. When you have sound merger and acquisition attorneys on your side, you have the assurance that a merger is the right fit before you take significant steps that could fall through.

The Broad-Based, Agile Legal Services For Your Business

While there are many Washington firms that provide business law service, few have the breadth of experience and scope as the team at JDSA Law. We are committed to providing forward-thinking, technology-driven legal assistance. Further the discussion by arranging an initial consultation: 509-662-3685. We can also be reached via our website inquiry form. Serving clients across Washington state, a number of our attorneys are also licensed to practice in Oregon and California.