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If you have an existing business in or around Tampa Bay, Palm Harbor, or St. Petersburg, or are about to establish a start-up in the vicinity, you need a highly skilled business law attorney like Spiro J. Verras, the principal attorney of Verras Law. At Verras Law, you will receive the personalized attention you deserve from a true professional with a decades-long history of helping Florida businesses begin, develop, and thrive.

We have the in-depth knowledge and well-honed strategies to assist your company in all areas of business law, including:

  • Drafting and executing all necessary documents
  • Creating a brand
  • Managing intellectual property rights
  • Handling complex transactions
  • Settling or, if necessary, litigating business disputes

Spiro Verras has again and again proven himself capable of providing highly effective legal services to Florida businesses. Contact our office today to take a meaningful step towards making your business all it can be.

Business Formation and Startup Services in Florida

Starting a new business requires the foresight that Verras Law provides. Our practice offers guidance to both startups and entrepreneurs on all aspects of business formation. We will advise you about which structure will be best for your new business, provide you with all the organizational documents you need, such as articles of incorporation and bylaws, and assist you in obtaining any necessary business licenses and permits. 

We will also discuss and clarify the following business entity options and help you decide which type will work best in your particular case:

  • Subchapter C corporation
  • Subchapter S corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Partnership (e.g LLP)
  • Joint venture

Having the appropriate business structure is essential since it permits you to achieve your objectives while minimizing risks to your personal and business, assets. Beyond this, we will advise you on other matters that will keep your business protected from intrusive difficulties and potential lawsuits, such as how to meet compliance regulations and stay within the sometimes complicated boundaries of employment law (e.g. discrimination and wage and hour claims, environmental regulations). 

Verras Law Also Assists With Business Sales and Purchases

Beyond advising on the structure of the transaction, we offer a full spectrum of services, including negotiating, drafting, and reviewing:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements

Other Legal Services Verras Provides for Your Business

At Verras Law, we also offer a wide variety of legal services to surrounding companies, including those involving:

  • Financing 
  • Operational issues
  • Risk management
  • State/federal tax planning
  • Business dissolution
  • Dispute resolution
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation

As you can see, we are fully committed to providing you with excellent legal counsel in all aspects of your business. Our goal, like yours, is to have your business succeed, so we always work in your best interests.

We Also Help Protect Your Intellectual Property (IP)

Protecting your intellectual property — copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets — is critical to maintaining a competitive edge in the marketplace. We have a strong track record of advising business clients about how best to protect their intellectual property and will provide you with sound legal advice and representation in regard to:

  • Copyrights  registration, cease and desist letters to protect copyrights, and litigation of copyright infringement 
  • Trademarks — verification of trademark originality, litigation in cases of trademark infringement 
  • Trade secrets — help to set up systems to protect your confidential business information, unique processes, client lists, and other trade secrets from trade secret theft

We will also draft well-conceived nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements to prevent employees, vendors, partners, and competitors from misappropriating trade secrets and endangering your company’s well-being.

Spiro Verras Is Also a Talented Business Litigation Attorney

No matter how well-drafted documents are and no matter how agreeable all involved parties appear to be at the outset, business disputes manage to occur. If you are troubled by a business dispute that is costing you time and money, contacting Verras Law is a wise move. We have extensive experience litigating business disputes that concern:

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business collections
  • Business fraud
  • Employment-related disputes (e.g. sexual harassment, wage and hour, discrimination)
  • Insurance disputes
  • Tortious interference
  • Shareholder/partnership disputes

Whether your business has been harmed financially or reputationally by another party or you fear it is about to be, call on Spiro Verras to fight for you during agile negotiations or in a court of law. Used to dealing with legal battles, he will always attempt to avoid the expense and time loss of litigation. If negotiations fail to settle the dispute, he may guide both parties to mediation or arbitration. As a last resort, he is always ready to take your case to court. 

No matter what, Verras Law is in your corner, ready to protect your business from any breach of contract, malfeasance, or act of bad faith. Regardless of the method, Verras Law has a fine record of successful outcomes for our clients.

Contact Our Experienced Business Law Attorney Today

At Verras Law, we know how important your business is to you, whether it is in development or already flourishing. For this reason, we will make its success our priority and work diligently to make sure you have strong legal advocacy and representation every step of the way. Contact Spiro J. Verras today.

Verras Law provides business law services for clients in and around Tampa Bay, Palm Harbor, and St. Petersburg.