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When Do I Need to Hire a Business Lawyer? 

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Apr 21, 20240 Comments

Navigating business law without a lawyer isn’t just challenging; it’s a risky gamble. Why roll the dice when you can have the assurance of strategic legal guidance? In this Blog post, we discuss that when money, compliance, risk, and contracts are at stake, it may be time to hire an experienced business attorney.

Starting a New Business

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Apr 17, 20240 Comments

Do you have an idea for a new business? Working with a business lawyer will help to ensure that you're structuring your new business in the most advantageous way. In this Blog post, we discuss several ways in which a business lawyer can help establish a new business. Contact us at today for a free initial consultation.

Introducing Our Fractional General Counsel Service: Tailored Legal Services For Your Business

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Apr 02, 20240 Comments

In this Blog post, we discuss our part-time (or "Fractional") General Counsel service. In today's world, legal support is not just a necessity, but a strategic asset.  However, not every business requires, or can afford, a full time in-house General Counsel.  Recognizing this gap, the Law Office of Jennifer M. Settles is proud to announce a solution tailored to the unique needs of small, medium, and growth-oriented businesses:  the Fractional General Counsel service.

Contract Contingencies: 6 Tips for Success

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.May 02, 20230 Comments

Contingencies are important mechanisms often used in commercial contracts. A carefully written contingency provisions allows a party to terminate an agreement (or exercise other stated rights) in the event specified events transpire or fail to transpire, as the case may be. In this blog post, we explain contingencies and discuss their use in contracts, from the perspectives of the different parties to a transaction.

ROFRs and ROFOs: What You Need To Know

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Apr 18, 20230 Comments

In this blog post, we discuss the right of first refusal ("ROFR") and its cousin, the right of first offer ("ROFO"). We describe the differences between the two legal concepts, and important considerations before incorporating a ROFR or ROFO into your commercial lease or other contracts.

Defined Terms In Contracts:  What's Their Purpose?

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Mar 28, 20230 Comments

Why are some words in a contract capitalized, and what the heck are  “defined terms”? If you've ever had the pleasure of reading a contract or other legal document, you may have noticed sprinklings throughout of certain common words written with a capitalized initial letter, as if the word was a common noun. In this Blog post, we discuss the meaning and concept behind the use of defined terms in contracts.

Buying Or Selling A Business

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Mar 08, 20230 Comments

Buying or selling a business is a complex process, involving many steps and many different legal documents. Using the assistance of an experienced business lawyer will help ensure that the parties obtain the best result, mitigate risk and reduce stress. In this Blog post we discuss buying and selling a business from both the buyer's and seller's perspectives, and ways in which legal counsel can assist the parties.

10 Phases Of An M&A Transaction

Posted by Jennifer M. Settles, Esq.Dec 21, 20220 Comments

This Blog post describes the 10 phases of an M&A transaction, including areas of consideration relevant to both buyers and sellers. By having a reasonable understanding of the different stages of a transaction, buyers and sellers will be better equipped for ensuring a successful closing.