Our attorneys bring decades of experience to representing entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies in all business-related legal matters.
Experienced Business Lawyers Serving the Greater Sugar Land and Houston Areas
Whether you are starting, growing, buying, or selling a business, there are legal considerations involved. If you are starting a new business, you need to select the legal entity structure that will provide the control and flexibility you require while providing adequate protection for you and your co-founders. If you are growing a business, you need contracts that give you enforceable legal rights while limiting your liability exposure. If you are buying or selling a business, you need to make sure that the deal terms are all there, and that you will not run into any surprises after signing on the dotted line.
At Romano & Sumner, we understand these issues from the business owner’s mentality. We know what it takes to protect businesses and their owners, and we also know when enough is enough. We have represented businesses of all sizes at all stages of the business lifecycle, and our attorneys have over 20 years of combined experience in both transactional matters and litigation.
The best, and typically the most cost-effective, way to protect your business and personal assets is to take a proactive approach to the legal issues involved. Setting up a legal entity before you go into business, registering your trademarks, negotiating with vendors – these are all things that need to be done before something goes wrong. We appreciate that business matters are often time-sensitive, and we make ourselves available to our business clients so that we can resolve their legal issues without letting them get in the way of getting business done.
Our Business Law Services
We provide the following services to entrepreneurs and business owners in the greater Sugar Land and Houston areas:
- Business Formations – When choosing between legal entity structures, there are several important factors that should guide your decision. We help clients thoroughly assess issues such as personal liability, share transferability, and tax obligations so that they can make informed decisions about forming limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, partnerships, and other special-purpose legal entities.
- Business Contracts – Our attorneys have extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of business and commercial contracts. Whether you are seeking to finance, negotiating with a supplier or customer, or preparing to enter into any other business relationship, we can help make sure that your company is protected and that the agreement accurately reflects the terms of the deal.
- Employment Agreements – When taking on new employees, it is crucial to set clear expectations and preserve the right to terminate employment in the event that issues arise. At the same time, in order to attract top talent, companies must offer attractive compensation structures and opportunities for advancement. We help companies in the Sugar Land and Houston areas draft and negotiate employment agreements that provide the necessary protections and satisfy the requirements of Texas and federal law.
- Buying or Selling a Business – We represent buyers and sellers in business acquisitions, handling the entire process from due diligence to closing. With significant litigation experience, our attorneys know how to identify issues that can lead to trouble, and we take a detail-oriented approach that focuses on maximizing value for our clients while appropriately limiting their liability exposure.
Business Law FAQs
Q: If I am starting a business by myself, do I still need to form an LLC or corporation?
Probably. Even if you will be the sole owner of your company, there are still a variety of reasons to operate under a legal entity structure. Among the most important is limiting your personal liability. If you properly form and manage an LLC or corporation and your company gets sued, it will be your company’s assets – as opposed to your personal assets – that are at risk in the litigation.
Q: Can’t I form my LLC or corporation online?
While you can pay a small fee to an “online service provider” to prepare Articles of Organization or Articles of Incorporation for you, this is generally not going to be the best idea. There is much more to forming a business than filling out a few simple online forms, and to maximize the benefits of forming an LLC or corporation you will need to discuss your specific circumstances with an experienced business attorney.
Q: Doesn’t Texas have at-will employment?
Yes, in Texas companies can hire employees “at will.” However, companies can also use employment agreements, and using an agreement is the best way to ensure that your company has the rights and protections it needs when it comes to terminating or resolving a dispute with an employee.
Schedule an Initial Consultation at Romano & Sumner
To speak with one of our attorneys about your company’s legal needs, please call (281) 242-0995 or request an initial consultation online. If we cannot take your call immediately we will respond as soon as possible.
The attorneys at Romano & Sumner are here to help you correctly set up your business and provide expert legal solutions for running your ongoing business.
When you are starting a new business in Sugar Land you need an experienced business lawyer to guide you through the process. Get your business off to a good start by developing a solid foundation at the time of formation. From choosing the proper business entity to drafting the operating agreement, the attorneys at Romano & Sumner can help you.
There once was a time when deals were done with a handshake and a promise. Those days have long since passed. If you want to make sure your rights are protected before you sign on the dotted line, you should contact the Sugar Land business attorneys at Romano & Sumner. Our business law litigators will assist you by reviewing contracts that have been presented to you or by drafting contracts your business can use to safely cement a deal with a third party.
There is nothing more detrimental to a small business than an unproductive employee that cannot be terminated. Give your business a way out by specifically defining expectations for new hires in a well-drafted employment agreement. Consult with Sugar Land business attorneys at Romano & Sumner before you hire your next employee.
Buying or Selling a Business
You know how to negotiate the deal, but how do you put the deal in writing? Whether it is time to sell or you are looking to buy, having a knowledgeable Sugar Land business lawyer will help you make informed, smart decisions about your business.
If you need a business attorney to assistance you with setting up your business or if you need advice regarding an ongoing business, please call us at 281 242-0995 or contact our Sugar Land law offices.
Romano & Sumner, LLC is proud to serve these Texas areas
Cities / Suburbs:
The Woodlands | Sugar Land | Baytown | Conroe | Katy | Friendswood | Pearland | League City | Richmond | Rosenberg | Spring | Humble | Kingwood | Clear Lake City | Stafford | Jersey Village | Cypress | Missouri City
77478 | 77479 | 77487 | 77496 | 77498 | 77459 | 77489
Harris County, Fort Bend County, and surrounding counties