2012 opened with great results in the stock market, with the Dow gaining 180 points on the first trading day of the new year. Reporting on the strong opening on Wall Street, The San Francisco Chronicle noted that January results can be a strong indicator for the year to come. Although the exchange numbers focus on some of our nation’s largest corporations, the gains were spread across a range of business areas. Our San Francisco small business attorney at The Brod Law Firm is hopeful that this is a sign that 2012 will be a strong year for companies of all sizes. We welcome the chance to be the law firm for local business in San Francisco and throughout Northern California in 2012.
Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our country. There are approximately 3.4 million small businesses in California and statistics suggest they account for fifty-two percent of our state’s private sector employment. In the period between 1993 and 2008, small businesses accounted for sixty-four percent of the net new jobs nationwide.
As a San Francisco small business law firm, we believe in representing the interests of our local business owners and managers. We can provide the legal support your business needs when you are drafting contracts or negotiating other key business documents. Our experience with business disputes provides us with a specialized perspective. We can apply our experience to help our clients prevent future legal disputes with carefully drafted contracts that anticipate and avoid the pitfalls that can befall well-meaning business owners.
If, despite all precautions, your small business becomes involved in a legal dispute, we are prepared to help. We know that the bottom-line is crucial to all companies and even more vital for smaller businesses with narrower profit margins. Our legal team will always work to resolve your dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner. In many cases, engaging a small business lawyer will allow you to successfully negotiate a resolution without the need for a lawsuit. Negotiation, mediation, and arbitration are all effective tools that we can use to help limit the costs associated with resolving a business dispute. These tools can be used regardless of whether your dispute is with an employee, another small organization, or even a large corporation.
Small business owners may be tempted to attempt to draft documents and resolve disputes without legal counsel in an effort to control costs. Unfortunately, this well-intentioned approach often increases expenses in the end by resulting in further disputes or settlements that do not fully reflect the business owner’s legal rights. We are always mindful of costs. Unlike some law firms, the Brod Law Firm does not require a minimum number of billable hours for each business client. We will work with your business to craft the legal strategy that best reflects your legal needs and keeps your legal costs reasonable. We believe in being a partner in your business endeavors and in using our legal expertise to help our business clients save money and prosper.
Please call us to arrange a free consultation to discuss how we can partner together to make 2012 a success for your Northern California small business.
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