Advised entrepreneur on sales strategies and architecting the customer experience; net result, effectively tripled growth rate.
Successfully negotiated insurance claim with carrier who refused to pay an obvious claim; net result, received full payment from insurance company and satisfactory repairs.
Advised start-up restaurant owner on investment capital and contracting issues; net result, raised sufficient start-up capital to open and preserved 80% equity for owners.
Represented franchisee terminating relationship with franchisor; net result, avoided draconian penalties and negotiated a fair financial and legal separation.
Effectively represented client in loan negotiations; net result, reduced principal balance from $165,000 to a single payment of $17,500.
Reclaimed wasted space on the back of client estimate form; net result, placed essential contract language in every new estimate for client, including ability to ensure payment.
Assisted client in sale of business including selection and coordination of business brokers; net result, client delighted with net purchase price and ability to do new things.
Protected high growth business model; net result, non-disclosures protect initial discussions and independent dealer forms ensure profitability without competitive risk.
Enhanced protections in employment agreements; net result, employer able to cleanly terminate employees for cause and avoid any lengthy trial if employee tries to litigate.
Draft LLC Operating Agreements; net result, protection for business owners that truly limit liability of members, define what should happen when a member leaves, allow for new members and detail rules for both profit distribution and capital contribution.
Provide business counseling on the death of a business partner; net result, settled liabilities, guided employee & management plans and ensured business survival.
Submitted trademark applications with US Patent & Trademark Office; net result, obtained global trademarks for business names and product lines.
Negotiated payment in complex landlord tenant dispute; net result, client received fair cash payment despite other party’s pending bankruptcy.
Defended homeowner in unjust foreclosure; net result, client retained home, refinanced at highly competitive rates and is in process of obtaining large cash settlement.
Represented disabled individual with Social Security Administration; net result, client received maximum Disability & SSI assistance and re-established quality of life.
Responded to unjust illegal download complaint; net result, ended harassment of client by foreign law firm with zero cash settlement.
Skillfully pursued complex breach of contract claim; net result, client received full payment, offending employees of other company disciplined and relationship restored.
Fearlessly defended complex breach of contract claim; net result, opposing party dropped lawsuit with zero cash settlement.
Respond to lawsuit from disgruntled former employee seeking payment; net result, prevailed in court, employee discharged for cause not entitled to residuals per contract.
Properly interpreted franchise and commercial lease agreements for client going out of business; net result, fair financial settlements obtained from both landlord and franchisor.
Effectively set up Virginia S-Corporation including shareholder agreement; net result, client received benefits of Delaware Incorporation in a Virginia Business Entity.
Carefully drafted non-compete agreement; net result, protected truly creative business idea and allowed founder to approach necessary partners without creating competitors.
Represented owner in all aspects of his business; net result, educated his two sons in the legal aspects of running a unique business to help ensure their success when dad retires.
Stood up for entrepreneur after his business failed; net result, applied Federal Law to discharge a $1.4 million state law claim against him for breach of a commercial lease.
Advised internet start-up on legal issues; net result, created global non-disclosure / non-compete / non-solicitation agreement to keep partners from becoming competitors.
Architected franchise growth strategies for multiple businesses; net result, enabling local businesses with fast track growth tools, access to franchise dealer networks and profit$$.
Advised and defended business owner who fell victim to sophisticated internet banking fraud; net result, recovered 90% from receiving banks & reversed insurance claim denial.
Represented various buyers and sellers in real-estate transactions; net result, providing affordable client options in not only traditional; but also, contested real-estate closings.
Negotiated termination of employment; net result, minimized financial cost to employee as employer sought to impose recovery of sales draw and training material expense.
Prepared articles of organization, shareholder agreement and IRS-1023; net result, established not-for-profit organization for worldwide distribution of medicine.
Negotiated termination of property management agreement; net result, property owner able to discharge non-performing leasing agent despite agent’s one-sided contract.