One of the most critical decisions an entrepreneur makes in the early days of a new venture is related to business formation and taxation. Selecting the right business entity is essential to a company’s successful future and impacts how an organization is taxed. Determining the correct tax designation is equally as important as properly organizing a business’s structure because this designation directly affects how a company’s profits or losses are distributed. Learn more about some of the common misconceptions regarding S-corp and C-corp tax designations and how a business attorney from the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help your business thrive.
Even the most educated entrepreneurs may make some unintentional mistakes as they take the first steps to start their business. While some of these errors may be easily remedied, others have more serious legal ramifications. With guidance from a corporate attorney, business owners can protect themselves from potentially damaging litigation. Read below to learn about some of the most common legal issues that small businesses face and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help.
From minor internal concerns to major financial decisions, business owners tackle issues every day. However, entrepreneurs may not always be able to resolve more significant disputes internally. Certain situations may call for the assistance of a business litigation attorney to advise a company on a realistic strategy to resolve a disagreement. Alternative dispute resolution methods give businesses the ability to address a range of problems through a process that benefits all parties involved. Read below to learn if alternative dispute resolution is right for your business and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help.
Business disputes are often unavoidable in today’s competitive economic environment. From disagreements about contracts to issues with investments, these conflicts vary in levels of severity and how costly they are. Business litigation attorneys work collaboratively with companies to address these disputes and produce the best result for their clients. However, the variety of these disputes make it difficult for a business owner to know when to bring in an attorney to handle a conflict. Read below to learn when to hire a business litigation attorney and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can advise companies through business litigation.
After a tumultuous 2020, many business owners wonder what the economy both in the United States and abroad will look like in the new year. While all the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are far from predictable, the experienced team at the Dallas law firm, Ritter Spencer PLLC, has researched a few possible directions the 2021 economy will go. Read below to learn about our thoughts on economic recovery in 2021 and what businesses can expect.
After a challenging year for many businesses, small businesses in particular, filing for bankruptcy may be the only viable option left. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact a range of markets, and filing for bankruptcy gives honest debtors a chance to rebuild. However, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and hemp and cannabis businesses are commonly deemed ineligible for this recourse as federal bankruptcy courts cannot support either the possession or sale of illegal assets.
While no business wants to consider bankruptcy as an option, commercial bankruptcy often provides a valuable lifeline for troubled companies, especially during an economic downturn. But what are some of the alternatives to bankruptcy for cannabis businesses? Have the events of 2020 set any new precedents for bankruptcy in the cannabis industry? Below we take a closer look at some of the options and recent developments for cannabis business owners.
Organizing finances and adapting to evolving economic situations are constant challenges of running a business. Even companies that feel prepared for a change in their financial status may find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy. With the volatility of the global economy and an unpredictable market, businesses should prepare for the worst and work with a bankruptcy attorney to create a financial plan in case of bankruptcy. Work with the Dallas commercial bankruptcy attorneys at Ritter Spencer PLLC to plan for your company’s future.
While the internet makes our lives significantly easier, this immediate access to information has its own set of risks that can have serious consequences for businesses. Companies can easily access pre-written internet contracts that seem to have the necessary requirements for a simple agreement. However, these templates leave businesses vulnerable to costly litigation in the future. Learn about the risks of standard internet contracts and work with the Texas contract law experts at Ritter Spencer PLLC.
As the economy continues to recover from the global coronavirus pandemic, property managers and contractors must find ways to ensure they fulfill their contracts and receive payment for their work. While contractors may once have been paid easily and on time after a project, current financial situations complicate payments for construction workers. Construction lien claims are legal tools used to ensure contractors and subcontractors are properly compensated for the work they complete on a project, but the complexity of the Covid-19 pandemic makes this more difficult. Read below to learn more and discover how the Dallas law firm Ritter Spencer helps individuals or businesses file a construction lien claim.
Many businesses fall victim to a combination of factors that lead to the necessary decision to file for bankruptcy. However, doing so does not necessarily mean the business completely fails. In certain instances, and with the right attorneys from the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC, a company may emerge from bankruptcy with a stronger and clearer path to lucrative and lasting success. Specifically, filing for bankruptcy allows a business to reorganize its affairs, debts, and assets to reallocate and restructure the company to make it possible for a business to bounce back. Below we’ve outlined some of the most notable businesses to bounce back from bankruptcy and continue to see success today.