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General Counsel Services for Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

TO RUN A BUSINESS EFFICIENTLY AND EFFECTIVELY, HAVING BUSINESS-SAVVY LEGAL COUNSEL IS IMPERATIVE

Business and law go hand-in-hand. A company that does not pay serious attention to the legal ramifications of its actions and inactions is one that hobbles its own progress.

At Hage & Hage LLC, we know the positive impact that perceptive general counsel can have on small to medium-sized companies, whether they are new or established. As a versatile attorney who has personally created several business ventures, J.K. Hage III, the firm’s managing member, understands the vital role that legal support plays in companies’ day-to-day operations, strategic planning and risk management.

Especially in today’s disruptive economy, businesses cannot afford to be in the dark about constantly changing federal laws and regulations, contract law and other legal issues.

Hage & Hage LLC provides general counsel services in the areas of:

  • Business organization
  • New ventures
  • Strategic planning
  • Capital formation
  • Contracts
  • Corporate governance and regulation

A GOOD EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE DO

The firm essentially acts as a legally skilled outside member of a company’s management team. For example, one of our clients — an apparel designer and maker — needed to determine if its workers are contractors or employees. More and more, federal and state agencies are investigating this issue.

Often it is not clear whether a worker is a contractor or an employee — an issue that has serious tax and regulatory implications. Generally, it depends on the relationship between the worker and the company — especially having to do with the worker’s level of independence and what aspects of the relationship the company controls. In the case of the apparel designer and manufacturer, Hage & Hage LLC sat in on several management meetings and advised the client of the applicable laws and the company’s options.

SERVICES FOR COMPANIES ACROSS INDUSTRIES AND BORDERS

We act as general counsel for companies across industries and groups including:

  • Agribusiness
  • Family businesses
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Private businesses
  • Public companies
  • Small businesses
  • Municipalities/government agencies
  • Public utilities
  • School districts
  • Telecommunications carriers

No matter what type of company or organization we work with, Hage & Hage LLC brings experience, knowledge and insight into how to operate best within the myriad laws, rules and regulations that govern business.

Hage & Hage LLC has local, national and international reach. Our clients operate in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America. We speak English and Spanish.

We are available to advise your business on numerous legal matters

Hage & Hage LLC is one of the rare law firms whose attorneys have significant business experience. Besides our thorough knowledge of business law, we also have had great entrepreneurial success in running our own ventures.

Contact us online or at 315.327.2942 to discuss how your business can benefit from our highly effective general counsel services.

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