The business law attorneys at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence help businesses throughout Charlottesville with issues such as entity formation, real estate transactions, and the resolution of business disputes through negotiation, mediation or litigation as needed. Our goal as business lawyers is to fully represent our clients’ interests and focus on their legal needs, leaving them free to focus on running and growing their business.
Choosing the right structure for a business or nonprofit organization – be it a corporation, partnership, 501(c)(3) organization, or limited liability company (LLC) – has serious, long-term implications for vitally important facets of the business, including taxation, liability, management and control, business succession, transfer, sale, and dissolution. The business lawyers at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence draw upon decades of experience assisting Charlottesville businesses to provide insightful, practical legal advice and assistance in selecting and forming the entity that best meets the client’s immediate needs and long-term business goals. Our attorneys draft operating agreements, buy/sell agreements and other governing documents to ensure the business is created in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Going forward, we offer a lifetime of assistance in transactional matters such as negotiating and drafting commercial leases, drafting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and assisting with business succession planning or business dissolution and sale.
The experienced courtroom litigators at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence handle complex business disputes in a variety of forums. Our firm understands the absolute need of businesses to prevail when confronted with a dispute, alongside the practical need to resolve the matter in a cost-effective and timely manner. It is inevitable that disputes will arise during the course of business, and a percentage of those will require formal legal intervention to resolve. When those matters do arise, our firm is ready to negotiate or litigate an effective solution that protects clients’ rights and meets their needs. Our business litigation practice encompasses all of the following types of disputes, among others:
- Contract disputes
- Business tort claims
- Partnership disputes
- Construction defects claims
- Foreclosure and mechanic’s lien
- Real estate title disputes
- Intellectual property matters
- Employment discrimination claims
The business law practice at St. John, Bowling & Lawrence is a full-service litigation practice. Our experience has included defamation lawsuits, construction lawsuits, family law litigation, easement disputes, representing HOAs and condominium associations in the enforcement of covenants and restrictions, and much more. No matter the dispute, our team is equipped to provide practical legal advice and effective representation.