October 2014 - Birdwell Law Firm, P.C.
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Sales and Acquisitions
Real estate transactions come with their own special host of regulations, best practices, and laws. The more significant the investment, the more critical it becomes to get it right from the beginning. Starting with negotiations and continuing through due diligence and proper formalities in the sale itself, relying on good counsel gives peace of mind on both sides of the transaction.
Landlords and tenants, personal and commercial, great or small, every occupancy begins with a written lease. It is often assumed than most language is “standard,” and moreover, the majority of that language is skipped over by either party. In reality, lease terms can vary wildly – nearly every provision is fungible, and even the slightest variation in terms can have significant effects down the road.
Development projects require a wide array of legal needs. Financing agreements to get a project off the ground, zoning, easements, and land use issues are just a few examples of the hurdles we can help you clear to keep your project moving forward.
Robert Smith – Boulder Mountain Institute
In recent years the Internal Revenue Service has tightened up its review and approval process for 501(c)3 and other tax exempt status applications, while at the same time making it much more lengthy. Streamlining the process with competent experience will not only reach a quicker and more efficient result, but more importantly allow you to focus your effort where its needed: the mission of your organization.
We can provide guidance throughout evaluating and shaping your mission so that it conforms to IRS requirements, preparing and reviewing the form, submission, and any necessary responses.
In addition to standard corporate compliance, charitable organizations face reporting requirements and strictures on activities they can conduct in order to maintain their tax exempt status. Don’t jeopardize your organization by lapsing on these crucial conditions; stay informed and up to date with timely counsel and guidance.
Entity Choice and Formation
Set yourself on a sound foundation. Choosing the right form and structure at the outset helps ensure smooth operation and less hassle down the line. There is no blanket answer for every situation, and incorporating the needs and concerns specific to your field and enterprise will give you peace of mind and avoid conflict in the future – allowing you to focus on your business, not legal sticking points.
Sole Proprietorship, Limited Liability Company, Corporation, and a variety of combinations thereof all have their merits and advantages. There is no substitute for professional counsel to evaluate what serves your short and long term goals and tailor organizing documents accordingly.
Paradox Sports improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities built to inspire. Each year they operate a number of adaptive outdoor programs around the country, and support countless local organizations. These opportunities show the participants that their disabilities are simply something to be overcome and are not a bar to living an active life.
The BIrdwell Law Firm, P.C. proudly serves as the General Counsel for Paradox Sports, donating substantial hours to empower them to carry out their mission.
Consider becoming a member of Paradox today.
From intent to use applications, to trademark registration, and existing mark protection our firm has the expertise. Don’t have a settled business name or mark yet? We can provide you the guidance to evaluate the strength of your proposed mark and potential conflicts so you are set for success from the outset.
A trademark is a word, phrase, or logo that identifies the source of goods or services. Fundamentally, trademark law exists to protect consumers so that they can identify where things they purchase are coming from. By simply using a mark in commerce, some basic trademark rights are automatically acquired. The more widespread and robust the use, the stronger the mark.
Authors are vested with an exclusive interest in their creative works to make and sell, create derivative works, and display their works publicly. This right, however, is not without some important exceptions – foremost among them the concept of ‘fair use.’
Understanding the extent of your exclusive rights is fundamental to protecting them. Alternatively, knowing the limitations of copyright protections is key for authors when faced with the potential or accusation of infringement.