Ensure your small business’ legal compliance.

Small businesses face a range of legal obligations and requirements, including regulations related to employment, taxes, contracts, intellectual property, and more.

Failure to comply with these laws and regulations can result in serious legal and financial consequences, including fines, penalties, lawsuits, and even the closure of the business.

Vista Law can help you understand your legal obligations, develop strategies for complying with regulations, and create policies and procedures designed to minimize legal risks.


So how can Vista Law help you with your small business legal needs?


Entity formation

Vista Law can provide valuable guidance and assistance if you are starting a new business or seeking to register an existing business by:

  • Helping you determine your business’s most appropriate legal structure, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation.
  • Assisting you with registering the business with the appropriate state and federal agencies, such as the Secretary of State, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Department of Labor.
  • Helping you comply with legal requirements related to business permits and licenses.
  • Drafting necessary legal documents, such as articles of incorporation, partnership agreements, and operating agreements.

Contract review and preparation

Vista Law can assist you with reviewing and preparing contracts by:

  • Assisting you in the preparation of contracts related to various aspects of your business, such as vendor agreements, service contracts, employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and lease agreements.
  • Helping ensure that the terms of the contract are fair and reasonable, protect your interests, and comply with all relevant legal requirements.
  • Helping you negotiate contract terms with other parties and provide guidance on the potential legal implications of certain provisions.
  • Representing your interests and helping you resolve the matter through negotiation, mediation, or litigation In the event of a contract dispute.

Business advice and planning

Vista Law can provide valuable assistance with business advice and planning by:

  • Advising on the legal structure that best suits your business needs, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or corporation.
  • Assisting with registering your business and obtaining necessary licenses and permits.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, including employment, vendor, and lease agreements.
  • Assisting in identifying and managing legal risks that could impact your business, including potential lawsuits, liability issues, and regulatory compliance.
  • Helping navigate the complex tax laws and regulations and ensure compliance with tax requirements.
  • Assisting with complying with state and federal employment laws, such as wage and hour laws, discrimination laws, and employee benefits.
  • Planning for the future of your business, including developing an exit strategy, transferring ownership, and succession planning.

Business purchases and sales

Vista Law can provide valuable assistance with business purchases and sales by:

  • Assisting with conducting due diligence on the target business to identify any potential legal issues, such as pending lawsuits or regulatory compliance issues.
  • Assisting with negotiating the terms of the purchase or sale agreement, including price, payment terms, and contingencies.
  • Helping draft and review the purchase or sale agreement, as well as any ancillary agreements, such as non-compete or confidentiality agreements.
  • Assisting with closing the deal, ensuring that all necessary documents are signed and filed, and that all parties meet their obligations under the agreement.
  • Advising on the tax implications of the purchase or sale, including any potential tax liabilities or deductions.
  • Advising on whether the purchase or sale should be structured as an asset sale or a stock sale, and the implications of each.

Regulatory and environmental compliance

Vista Law can provide valuable assistance with business regulatory and environmental compliance by:

  • Helping identify the federal, state, and local regulations that apply to your business, such as environmental, safety, and labor regulations.
  • Helping design and implement compliance programs to ensure your business meets all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with obtaining necessary permits and licenses, such as environmental permits or occupational licenses.
  • Helping conduct internal audits to identify potential compliance issues and recommend corrective actions.
  • Representing your business in enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • Advising on environmental issues that may affect your business, such as hazardous waste disposal, air and water quality, and wetland protection.
  • Advising on employee safety issues, such as workplace safety regulations and workers’ compensation laws.

Contact us

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