Business and Contract Law

General Business Counsel

Last updated on June 2, 2020

Whether you are seeking assistance with a single transaction or outside counsel on a regular basis, our goal is to become an integral part of your management team. We do this by getting to know the ins and outs of your unique business as well as your current objectives. We devise custom solutions tailored to your needs and objectives, always keeping your satisfaction, timing, and success as our top priorities.

Business Formation and Infrastructure Development

For those starting a business, we can assist you in selecting the best form of business for your needs, draft the corporate documents, bylaws, operating agreements, minutes, and other formation papers and assist with filing. From there, we can advise you on the types of legal issues your business may encounter and create documents such as sales, vendor, or leasing agreements, licensing, policy manuals, employment agreements, and noncompete agreements, so your infrastructure is ready when you are.

We can also advise you on how best to anticipate and avoid disputes, limit your liability exposure, and more efficiently address and resolve disputes should they arise. Along these lines, we can advise you on how to properly maintain records and document incidents to put you in the best possible position should litigation become necessary.

Sale or Purchase of a Business

For those interested in buying or selling a business, we are here to draft the asset purchase agreement, bill of sale, corporate resolution and other documents needed to complete the transaction in a manner that ensures your interests are protected.

Contract Law

Many business disputes can be successfully avoided if parties obtain experienced legal counsel to prepare sound and comprehensive agreements before disputes have an opportunity to arise. In preparing your business agreements, we will assess the multitude of possible outcomes you may experience in managing your business as well as the prospective risks.

We will then carefully draft your agreements to clearly and consistently establish the rights and obligations of both parties, address the potential risks to best protect your interests, and include clear dispute management provisions, that protect you in the event a dispute should arise.

Proper contract formation is a smart investment that allows you to focus more of your time and resources on managing and growing your business and less on managing disputes that are often costly, time-consuming and distracting.

Work with an Experienced Attorney Who Provides Tailored Legal Services

At the law firm of Emily A. Gardner, Attorney at Law, LLLC, we have been providing Hawaii with personalized legal services for more than two decades. To schedule an appointment, call 808-727-1220 or reach out to us online.