Business - Corporate

Running a business requires a lot of legal expertise to ensure that you’re doing everything correctly.

At Russo & Rieke, we understand the ins and outs of corporate law. Whether you’re looking to incorporate or you want to manage your current enterprise better, our team of lawyers will help you every step of the way.

Here are some examples of legal issues that may require consultation or involvement from our team.

Incorporating a New Business

As an entrepreneur, you understand that forming a corporation has many distinct advantages than other types of businesses. As such, you want to make sure that you are following the proper procedure so that your new enterprise is on solid footing before you start accepting new customers and clients.

Our team will go over every step of the incorporation process so that you understand what your responsibilities are, as well as assist you with documentation and filing so that you can focus more on running your new venture, not filling out paperwork.

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

In the business world, mergers are constant. In some cases, the deal is mutual, with each company agreeing to terms that are beneficial to both sides. In other instances, the merger could be hostile, which can make things a bit messier for everyone involved.

Regardless of the kind of merger you want to do, our legal experts will guide you through the process. We understand what it takes to make these types of deals run smoothly, and we will ensure that you get the most out of your merger.

Employment and Labor

Hiring and managing your workforce is a massive undertaking, and it can be challenging to do so effectively. Not only do you want to retain the best talent, but you also want to make sure that your labor costs are not adversely impacting your bottom line.

At Russo & Rieke, we understand what it takes to manage your employees, from the interview process to termination or retirement. We’ll make sure that your company is following all state and federal regulations regarding fair employment, and we can handle any issues that may arise.

Some examples of what we offer for employment and labor include:

  • Contract Negotiations for Salaried Staff
    ● Creation or Consultation on Employee Handbooks
    ● Harassment Training and Advice
    ● Overview of Labor Laws, including Health and Safety (OSHA)
    ● Worker Claims (Injury, Harassment, Unfair Practices)

Our goal is to make sure that you provide a suitable environment for your staff so that you are protected in case something happens. By ensuring a safe and productive workplace, you can better manage your bottom line and avoid any problems in the future.

If you do find yourself in a precarious position, our team will make sure that your company is well represented so that you can mitigate any damage done to either your operations or your reputation.

Vendor & Vendee Contracts

As a business owner and operator, you make sure that you are operating at peak efficiency and performance. However, there are times when you have to rely on vendors and other third-party entities to provide services for your business. Alternatively, you may be a vendor for a different company, and you want to make sure that you are protected.

At Russo & Rieke, we understand what it takes to work with and be a vendor. As such, we provide high-quality services that offer comprehensive protection through detailed contracts and paperwork. These documents will ensure that your business interests are represented fairly.

As a Vendor

You don’t want to do business with another company that will renege on their deals. By drafting a vendor contract, you can get all of the details in writing, such as what your requirements are, who is liable in case of damages, and how much you will be paid. If any of these stipulations are violated, then you can seek a legal settlement.

As a Vendee
Working with third-party vendors can be challenging at times. Managing multiple contracts and ensuring that everyone is following them is one of the reasons you want to hire us to take care of the details for you. Our team will draft contracts that ensure that everything is laid out ahead of time, and it will provide you with a comprehensive framework to operate your business.