Brandon Legal Group,
Business / Civil Law
The creation of contracts and other business documents can help prevent future disputes and/or lawsuits.
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Our attorneys work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care and respect for your time and of course, your wallet. We truly believe that each client deserves the highest quality representation possible, and we provide personal attention at each stage of the legal process.
Some matters in Criminal, DUI, Bankruptcy, Estate planning, Personal Injury, VA Benefits, and Workers' Compensation may be referred to an outside attorney
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Entity type will also dictate how you are taxed. LLC’s typically have passthrough taxes and will be entered on your personal taxes where .INC corporations face double taxation. It is extremely important to meet with an attorney and your tax professional in order to assist with making these critical decisions.
Operating agreements should be in place for any and all businesses. This is the document that spells out ownership percentages, how income will be divided and distributed and how the company will wind down when and if that time comes. It calls for the proper procedures on stock sales and purchases and whom may make financial decisions or bind the company in contract negotiations.
Did you ever notice that corporate contracts tend to be much longer than the two sentence small business contracts you receive. We hear from way too many small business owners regarding their customers and nonpayment for services. Inevitably, the owner wants to get paid (for good reason) and they want the non-paying customer to pay for their legal fees. Many times we learn that the contract was a handshake which definitely did not outline who would be responsible for paying the parties legal fees should a dispute occur. We understand that paying a couple thousand dollars to have contracts and documentation written seems like a lot. But when you think about it over the life of the business, how many tens of thousands of dollars can this small initial investment save you?
Purchasing a home is a big ordeal for many people. It is most likely the largest purchase one will ever make in their lifetime. This purchase comes with many possible pitfalls despite ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware’ attitudes and laws changing. It is important to know who you are beholden to and the possible rules regulating your property. HOA documents and covenants can be lengthy and tricky to read. One wouldn’t want to purchase a property in a community hoping to do short term rentals or Airbnb if the minimum rental period is one year. Breaking this rule and continuing to do as such could allow the HOA to impose fines and ultimately take your home.
Mr. Mattson found his niche in family law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000. In particular, Luke often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence.
Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you'd be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice. When outside the courtroom, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching Lightning games or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can you help me form a company under Florida law?
The kind of permits, licenses, and registrations you will need to operate is dependent about what kind of business you are in. The following are examples of different documents you may need to operate your business:
- Sales Tax License
- Zoning Permits
- Sellers Permit
- Health Department Permits
- Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Can you assist me with a lawsuit that has been filed against my company?
Being served with a lawsuit can be a traumatic experience.
Calling an attorney immediately will start putting the necessary information in your hands quickly as your response to the suit is time sensitive and requires your full attention.
Find an attorney who is both knowledgeable and makes you feel assured that they will be walking through these experiences together. It helps if they are willing to take the steps to help you learn and possibly provide mitigating steps so that you do not find yourself in this position again.
Can you review the contracts I have for my customers?
Contracts are a highly important part of your business. They dictate the way in which customers, vendors, and employees interact. The contract should outline what happens if either party fails to fulfill their requirements as stated in the contract.
The number one thing we hear from our potential clients is this: XYZ did not pay for the services rendered and I want to sue them for the money and I want them to pay for my legal fees. Inevitably, the first question from our attorneys will be, “What does the contract say”? It is better to have them reviewed now than when the fate of a $20,000 contract is dangling in the wind.
Brandon Legal Group
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Monday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM-5 PM
Friday 8:00 AM-5 PM
(Closed Daily from 12 - 1 PM for lunch)
A full service law firm
1209 Lakeside Drive
Brandon FL, 33510
Our skill sets allow us to provide many legal services to our clients and to resolve complex legal issues that are often intertwined. We are able to leverage our internal resources to maintain most matters in-house with a few exceptions where we can call on experienced colleagues for assistance. Without the need to outsource most matters, we have the opportunity to settle your matter more quickly and cost efficiently.
Brandon Legal Group is a full service Tampa Bay trial law firm that represents clients throughout the state of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to protect your rights and pursue the best available legal outcome. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.