NYC Business Lawyer
Business Law, Commercial Agreements, and Commercial Transactions
The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is a New York Business Law, Contracts and Commercial Litigation law firm that represents clients in drafting and negotiating many types of agreements which arise in commercial transactions and business relationships. Some of the many types of contracts that our NYC Business Lawyer negotiates and drafts include contracts with customers, vendors and other suppliers, joint venture agreements, employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, commercial leases, purchase or sale of commercial property, construction contracts, renovation contracts, and other business agreements, as well as the purchase or sale of a business.
New York Commercial Litigation
Our firm also represents clients in commercial litigation in New York State. Our business clients appreciate Michael W. Goldstein’s vast experience as a NY Contracts Lawyer and NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer, and his thorough and exacting contract negotiation and drafting skills.
Our NYC Business Lawyer Provides Quality Legal Services for New York Contracts, Commercial Transactions and Commercial Litigation
We believe that our clients are best served through a practical and business-oriented application of our diverse skills. Our business law and accounting background enables us to focus quickly on the legal and economic issues.
Our NYC Business Lawyer seeks to not only analyze and resolve legal issues, but also to assist each client in achieving enforceable legal relationships. At the core of our NYC Business Lawyer’s practice is the desire to assist our clients achieve their goals in their business transactions. We do this by understanding our client’s objectives, and then negotiating and drafting business contracts, and providing comprehensive legal representation for their business transactions, and commercial relationships.
Personal Service and Commitment to Clients
Our clients can expect the Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein to be responsive and genuinely interested in each client’s legal matters. Our NYC Business Lawyer communicates with our clients on a regular basis. Telephone calls are answered promptly, and ample time is devoted to each client. We believe that our future is linked to the success of our clients. The firm is committed to continually strive for excellence in both legal services and client relations.
The Importance of Clearly Drafted New York Contracts
In the course of operating a business, and even in one’s personal life, we enter into many types of contracts and written agreements. Written agreements are important, especially for businesses, since reliable sources of products, parts, equipment, labor and services are essential for a successful business.
If you sign any contract, even a “standard contract” or proposal without competent legal representation, you may be positioning yourself at a distinct disadvantage. If the other party=s attorney prepared the contract, that lawyer probably drafted the contract for the sole purpose of protecting his or her client=s interests. In that situation, it is vitally important that your attorney protect your interests as well.
Similarly, if the other party, or even both parties together, prepared the contract without a lawyer, it may be vague, and might not properly express the parties’ intentions at all. Also, while the parties’ self drafted agreement might appear to be fair, it may lack important legal provisions, thereby rendering the entire agreement void and unenforceable. Alternatively, even if it is a legally binding, enforceable and fair contract, it may nevertheless be silent on certain key issues, thereby inviting litigation in the event of a dispute.
Avoiding the Unfair Contract
The purpose of a contract should not be to trap one party or the other. A proposed agreement that is a trap for the unwary should not be signed. Instead, it should re-negotiated and revised or redrafted, to create a fair and workable relationship. The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is proud of our NY Contracts and Commercial Litigation Lawyer’s thorough negotiation and meticulous drafting of many types of contracts.
The Contract Is the “Rule Book” for Governing Business Conduct
We believe that at the inception of a business relationship, the parties should negotiate and sign an agreement containing the terms that will function as the “rule book” for the conduct of their business. An excellent time to do this is when the parties to a transaction or business deal are working together to achieve mutually desirable goals. Expanding the scope of an agreement to cover issues that may only become relevant in the event of a disagreement or misunderstanding often prevents potential disputes from escalating into lawsuits.
When misunderstandings arise between parties to a commercial transaction, their contract is usually the first place they look to determine the parties’ rights and obligations, and to resolve disputes promptly. Therefore, the contract negotiation and drafting stage is the optimum opportunity to clarify the parties’ rights, responsibilities, duties, understandings and expectations.
Our NY Contracts Lawyer Will Carefully Negotiate and Draft Your Contract
The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein negotiates and drafts contracts for various types of transactions, commercial relationships and business deals. Our NY Contracts and Commercial Litigation Lawyer often anticipate many potential issues that might arise in the future, and attempt to address those issues in the contract. Once our clients have explained the substance of their oral agreement, and their expectations, we thoroughly negotiate, review and/or draft the contract, with the aim of safeguarding our client’s rights, and avoiding potential disputes. The advantage of hiring a lawyer experienced in contract negotiation and drafting cannot be overemphasized.
Our Experienced and Thorough NYC Business Lawyer negotiates and drafts many diverse agreements which arise in commercial transactions and business relationships, including:
•Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements
•Stock Buy-outs (One Shareholder Purchasing another Shareholder’s Stock in a Corporation)
•Contracts and Other Documents for the Purchase or Sale of Various Types of Businesses including Asset Sales and Stock Sales)
•Independent Contractor Agreements
•Confidentiality and Non-Compete Agreements/Non-Competition and Non-Disclosure Agreements (NCND)
•Joint Venture Agreements
•Business Management Agreements
•Contracts with Customers, Vendors and Other Suppliers
•Contracts for Construction and Home Renovation Projects
Examples of some of the numerous agreements our NYC Business Lawyer has negotiated and drafted include:
•Contract between a multinational corporation and a domestic package design company to redesign the corporation’s product packages
•Contract involving computer consulting companies performing specialized services for the New York Stock Exchange
•Settlement Agreement resolving contractual disputes between one of the world’s largest toy stores, and a creator and publisher of personalized children’s books
•License Agreements between a large retail store and a concessionaire
•Contract between an independent consultant and a New York State agency for the consultant to oversee and monitor other companies’ work on the overhaul of the medical reimbursement rates for out of network healthcare providers
Winning a Lawsuit Is Good, but Avoiding a Lawsuit Is Better
Litigation is an expensive and time consuming method of resolving disputes. It is also a huge distraction that interferes with managing your business. Many litigants also find the process frustrating and emotionally draining. That is precisely why we are convinced that the extra effort our NYC Business Lawyer spends in negotiating and drafting each contract is time well spent, since a well drafted contract may be your best way to avoid costly litigation later.
The time and effort invested at the initial stages of a business or commercial transaction to achieve a comprehensive agreement may be one of the most important steps toward a successful business venture. Regardless of what type of contract or business transaction you or your business are entering into, we strongly recommend that you enter into a carefully negotiated and drafted contract. Our vast experience as a NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts Lawyer and NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer supports our strong belief that a well drafted contract is the best way to protect your legal rights, and to minimize the possibility of legal disputes. In the course of representing you in the contract negotiation and drafting stage, our primary goals include protecting your interests, and avoiding the ambiguities that often lead to litigation.
If an unresolved dispute leads to litigation, The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is ready to represent you. We provide our litigation clients with the same level of professionalism and dedication that all of our clients have come to expect from our firm. We represent businesses and individuals in Commercial Litigation, such as:
•Breach of contract actions
•Shareholders’ derivative actions
•Obtaining an injunction preventing use of a business name similar to a client’s business, causing customer confusion
•Lawsuit by an author against a book publishing company
•Commercial litigation involving various business disputes
Time Limitations to Start a Lawsuit (Statute of Limitations)
There are strict time limitations that apply to New York lawsuits, including commercial litigation, and other types of New York litigation. The statute of limitations (time limit for commencing litigation) varies depending on the type of case, and in some instances, depending on the defendant being sued. Furthermore, many types of claims and lawsuits also have other time limitations (in addition to the statute of limitations), such as time limitations for filing a Notice of Claim, Notice of Intention to Make Claim, and other important documents.
NYC Business Lawyer’s Legal Fees
We recognize that legal services must be cost effective and provide value. Our NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts and Commercial Litigation Lawyer’s fees are fair and sensitive to the client’s personal and business requirements, as well as realistic in view of the magnitude of the particular transaction or controversy.
Our legal fees for drafting, negotiating or reviewing most contracts, and for most other commercial matters are usually based on the time we spend representing the client. Therefore our retainer agreement typically provides for hourly fees with an initial retainer deposit. Our initial retainer and subsequent retainer deposits are applied against the actual time we spend representing the client. Therefore, when the legal matter is concluded, any portion of the retainers that exceed the legal fees we have earned will be refunded to the client.
For some transactions, the client may choose either hourly fees or flat fees. For certain commercial matters, another option may be a reduced hourly fee plus a reduced contingency fee. An example of such a “blended fee” would be one half of our usual hourly fee, plus one half of our usual contingency fee. The client would advance the costs and disbursements.
Contact Our NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts and Commercial Litigation Lawyer
To discuss your New York Contract, Business Transaction, or Commercial Litigation with our experienced NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts Lawyer, and NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer, we invite you to complete our Questionnaire, or click Contact Us to send an email. You may also call Michael W. Goldstein to discuss your NY Contract, NY Business Transaction, or NY Commercial Litigation by telephone, or to schedule a consultation at our office.
NYC Business Lawyer Disclaimer
The information contained in this website is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor to create an attorney-client relationship or lawyer-client relationship. We recommend that you discuss your legal matter or case with a NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts and Commercial Litigation Lawyer promptly.
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Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is a NYC Business Lawyer, NY Contracts Lawyer and NY Commercial Litigation Lawyer, representing clients in contract negotiation, business transactions, and commercial litigation throughout New York State, including New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, Rockland County and upstate New York.
Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein
NYC Business Lawyer
Telephone: (212) 571-6848