Small Business Represention

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We, the attorneys at Garrett, Friday & Garner, P.L.L.C., own our own businesses and understand first hand the problems that come with owning and operating a business and the importance of having a good attorney represent you and your business interests. Our attorneys are experienced not only in the representation of clients owning and operating business, but as the owners of their own business as well.

When you are facing a problem impacting your business and you find that you need the assistance of an attorney call on us. Our attorneys provide effective representation for small businesses in matters related to:

  • Collection of Unpaid Accounts
  • Contractual Matters
  • Formation of Business Entities
  • Landlord/Tenant Matters
  • Representation of Creditors in Bankruptcy
  • Representation of Creditors in Foreclosure
If you need legal advice on contracts, business formation, unpaid accounts or other business law matters, call us to schedule an appointment at (662) 281-0438.
 
 
 

Collection of Unpaid Accounts

Very little will have a negative impact on a business more quickly than the providing of goods and services to customers who then fail to pay you. When you find yourself in the position of having providing your services or products to a customer who then refuses to pay you our firm can help you. Our attorneys are experienced in the collection of unpaid accounts and under almost all circumstances if our firm is not able to collect the money due to you you will not owe any attorney fees.

 
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Contractual matters

Our attorneys understand that many problems which arise in day to day business could have been avoided by simply having a properly drafted written contract. We respect the value of a hand shake, but we also understand that if both parties truly understand what they have agreed to then they will not be offended by the idea of having their agreement reduced to writing to avoid problems if questions arise later. Our attorneys can assist you in the drafting of a contract to protect your business interest and will also assist you as needed in negoitating with the other party before entering into an agreement. Examples of contracts which our attorneys can assist you with include:

 
  • Builder / Contractor Agreements
  • Change Orders
  • Leases
 
  • Promissory Notes
  • Purchase and Sale of Real Estate
  • Service Contracts
 
 
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Formation of Business entities

Many of our clients started their business as just an idea that grew into a successful business. As you business grows the needs of your business also grow. Most small businesses should be owned and operated as Limited Liability Companies or S-corporations both for organizational purposes and to provide the protection of limited liability to the owner of the business. Our attorneys have the expertise and experience necessary to help draft the operating agreements, by-laws and other documents necessary for your business as well as represent you business when necessary.

 
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Landlord/Tenant Matters

A wise man once said “The only two things any landlord wants from his or her tenant is a person who pays the rent on time and who does not tear the place up”. Unfortunately the owners of rental property often find themselves dealing with persons who for whatever reason have become less than desirable tenants. At such times our attorneys can assist you in collecting past due and unpaid rent, the eviction of undesirable tenants as well as represent you the property owner in other matters involving your property.

We represent property owners only and do not represent tenants due to the conflicts which arise when attorneys represent a number of business clients as is the case with our firm.

 
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Representation of creditors in bankruptcy

Our firm represents business clients and individual clients who are creditors or persons who have filed bankruptcy. We do not represent persons seeking to file for bankruptcy protection. Our firm can and will assist you in cases where a person owing you money has sought to avoid this debt by filing bankruptcy. Our attorneys can and will represent you in bankruptcy matters including appearing on your behalf at meetings of creditors with the Bankruptcy trustee as well as before the Bankruptcy Court.

We represent creditors only in bankruptcy matters and do not represent persons or businesses seeking to file bankruptcy as the number of business clients we represent results in a large number of conflicts.
 
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Representation of creditors in Foreclosure

When and if you loan money it is wise to take a security interest in some type of collateral for the loan. If you find yourself or your business in the position of having to pursue collection efforts to the point of foreclosing on property that was pledged as collateral for a loan or executing on personal property in which you have a security interest our attorneys can assist you in these matters.

We represent creditors only in foreclosure matters and do not represent persons or businesses seeking to avoid foreclosure as the number of business clients we represent results in a large number of conflicts.

 
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