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Top 4 Legal Issues Small Businesses Face Today

There are several different types of legal issues that have consistently plagued business owners on a yearly basis. While some of these issues do have the potential to cripple a business, having the ability to recognize them before it is too late can help business owners adequately prepare. That’s why our Beverly Hills business litigation team outlines some of the most common legal roadblocks for business below.

Business Formation

When looking to start a business, the structure of the business itself is a crucial foundation for its success. Having the wrong business structure for the wrong type of business can have serious tax and legal consequences.
Different business structures include:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • LLCs
  • Corporations

Sole proprietorships can leave the business owner vulnerable to personal liability should the business fail. Although the structure can be changed later, it obviously ideal to have the structure properly established from the start.

Partnership Disputes

Disputes between business partners happen all the time, and for many different reasons, but unchecked disputes can become extremely expensive should they remain unresolved. These disputes can result from a difference in management styles, a decline in revenue, or a breach of fiduciary duty.

If your business is suffering due to partnership disputes, you can learn more about how we can help settle them here.

Business Licensing

Each state has different business licensing requirements and these licenses are issued when a business is first started. Many business licenses need to be renewed annually if a business is to remain compliant. Failure to pay these licenses can lead to penalties and even cancellations for the business.

If you would like to know more about business licensing in California, you can visit this government website.

Harassment and Discrimination Claims

Alleged cases of discrimination and harassment brought upon by employees can be extremely harmful to businesses. Harassment can manifest several in different forms including unwanted sexual advances, racial bias, and religious discrimination. It falls upon business owners to ensure their hiring process and fair, and prove they are hiring the most qualified individual for any given position regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity.

Get in Touch With Azadegan Law Group Today

We are a client-centric firm dedicated to guiding you through complex legal processes as efficiently as possible. With ample experience and a track record of success, we are ready and willing to represent you with personalized and compassionate services. Contact us today through our website or give us a call at (310) 340-1550 to schedule a consultation today.