Areas of Expertise

BUSINESS LAW

COMMONLY PROVIDED BUSINESS SERVICES:

  • Business Plan Development, Review, and Counsel
  • Name Selection
  • Trademark & Copyright Guidance
  • Choice of Business Entity
  • Business Entity Formation
  • Operating and Partnership Agreements
  • Corporate Record-Keeping and Licensure Compliance
  • Risk Management
  • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Preparation of and Sale of Your Business
  • Human Resources and Operations Manual Development
  • Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements
  • Drafting, Negotiation, and Review of Contracts for Use with Clients, Customers and Vendors
  • Strategic Partnership Agreements
  • Online Privacy and Terms of Use Drafting
  • Commercial Dispute Negotiation and Resolution
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Office Lease Review and Negotiation
  • Connecting you to Resources that Can Help you Grow Your Business

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Whether a client is buying a business, selling a business, merging with a strategic partner, or entering into any other similar relationship, Sanstead Law has the experience to assist the client to complete a timely, relatively hassle-free, and cost-effective transaction.  Sanstead Law has handled numerous merger and acquisitions involving a wide variety of transactions ranging in size from small business sales involving less than $100,000 to complex corporate acquisitions ranging into the millions of dollars and involving a number of different industries.

REAL ESTATE

No other area of the law is more expansive or challenging than real estate. Real estate clients face such diverse issues as title problems, environmental concerns, survey matters, ownership conflicts, and the like. Sanstead Law has experience in representing parties involved with commercial, industrial, single-family residential, multi-family residential, condominium, and development properties.

CONSTRUCTION LAW AND LITIGATION

The issues involved in the preparation, interpretation, and enforcement of construction contracts require unique knowledge of legal principles of construction and contract law with the ability to grasp and incorporate concepts from related fields such as architecture, engineering, and finance. Sanstead Law has assisted clients in virtually all aspects of construction law, including contract preparation and interpretation, contract disputes, construction litigation, construction lien issues, mediation, and arbitration.

TRADE SECRETS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION

Trade secrets include such items as customer lists, pricing strategies, marketing plans, supply sourcing information, product information, design strategies, and other confidential and proprietary information. In today's world, trade secrets may be one of the most valuable classes of assets owned by a business. It has become increasingly more common for departing employees or competitors to attempt to unlawfully obtain the benefits of a company's proprietary information and trade secrets, and such matters are addressed by the law of unfair competition. Sanstead Law has experience in providing advice and counsel to clients in these areas as well as litigation experience in the areas of trade secrets, franchises, unfair competition, trademark/trade name disputes, and misappropriation of business opportunities.

PROVIDING ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR BUSINESS OWNERS.