El Paso Business Law Attorneys

From the initial formation of a business to the daily ins and outs of running a company, legal issues can and do crop up, often unexpectedly. When your business is involved in a legal matter, having the right attorney can make the difference between taking a big financial hit and continued growth and profits.

Whether you need assistance with commercial collections, forming a new entity, construction law issues, or resolving a dispute in a cost-effective way, the El Paso business law attorneys of Forbes & Forbes can help. Since 1989, our law firm has represented companies of all sizes throughout the region. We offer the highest quality representation, with unparalleled service and responsiveness.

Our firm advocates for businesses on a range of matters, bringing our close attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of Texas law to each case. We have extensive experience in a variety of Texas business law matters. We work collaboratively with each of our clients, providing legal advice with the goal of finding a solution that works best for them and their company.

Our Practice Areas

Business Formation

Choosing the right firm for your business is crucial to its success. Each Texas business entity type has distinct advantages and disadvantages. We will help you choose the right entity for your unique needs, whether it be a Limited Partnership (LP), a Limited Liability Company (LLC), a Professional Limited Liability Corporation (PLLC), an S Corporation, a Joint Venture, or another option for a small business. Our firm will handle all of the paperwork and necessary documentation, ensuring that your business is established properly so that it can thrive.

Business Law Transactions

Whether you run a large corporation or a small partnership, you will likely need an array of legal documents for your operations. Our business attorneys will carefully draft documents, such as contracts, service agreements, promissory notes, leases, negotiable instruments, and employee agreements, to meet the specific needs of your business.

Commercial Litigation 

Lawsuits filed by and against businesses can be costly and time-consuming. A skilled El Paso business law attorney can aggressively represent your interests in court, whether the matter involves a breach of contract, wrongful termination, contractor-subcontractor disputes, or a range of other commercial litigation matters. Forbes & Forbes has advocated for companies of all sizes in business litigation, from family-owned stores and restaurants to contractors, individual business owners, and large corporations.

Commercial Collections

When businesses cannot collect on outstanding invoices, it can create significant cash flow problems. Our El Paso, Texas law firm handles commercial collections on behalf of businesses of all sizes. By aggressively going after the monies owed to your company by other entities, we can help you maintain profitability. 

Real Estate and Construction Law

Legal questions regarding commercial property and construction often arise over the course of doing business.  Forbes & Forbes represents companies and individuals on a range of real estate and construction law matters, including title, ownership and possession issues, construction defects, mechanic’s liens, boundary and mortgage disputes, construction collections, and more.

Mediation and Arbitration

Alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation and arbitration, can be a cost-effective way of resolving legal disputes. Rather than go through the time-consuming and expensive process of litigation, these options can allow businesses to find an equitable resolution to legal claims. With decades of courtroom experience, our El Paso attorneys are well-suited to advocating for business clients in mediation and arbitration.

Experience Matters

When a legal issue arises, you want a lawyer who doesn’t just understand the law — but one who also understands the specific legal needs of your business. Our attorneys take a comprehensive approach to each business law matter, advising clients on the best way to reach a resolution for their particular company. 

With nearly 80 years of combined experience, the professionals of Forbes & Forbes offer top-notch legal representation to businesses of all sizes in El Paso and Las Cruces. To learn more about how we can help your company, or to schedule a consultation with a member of our team, contact us at 877-585-3827 or email us at any time.

Business Law FAQs

What is Business Law?

Business law involves the various challenges facing companies of all sizes. It may include matters such as the formation, operation and dissolution of a business, as well as contracts, collections, transactions, and more. Broadly speaking, business law covers any type of legal challenge that may face a company during its lifetime. It also includes proactive planning and the development of strategies to minimize or avoid legal problems.

Why do I need a Business Attorney?

As a business owner, you may be tempted to limit your use of a lawyer in order to keep your costs down. While there may be situations where a do-it-yourself approach makes sense, in the long run, it can cost you both money and time. The laws that govern businesses are complex and vary significantly based on the type of work that you do. A business attorney can ensure that you are in compliance with applicable laws, and work collaboratively with you to reduce the likelihood of a costly legal issue arising. For example, hiring a business lawyer to review the terms of a commercial lease may save you from entering into a one-sided lease that will limit your profitability. Similarly, retaining an attorney to handle the formation of your corporate entity, including drafting the documents that will govern how the business is run, can protect your legal and financial interests.

What types of Business Issues does an Attorney Handle?

An attorney can handle a range of legal matters related to your business. This can start with helping you choose the proper form for your business, based on factors such as limiting personal liability. Your lawyer can also draft and review contracts, from employment contracts to buy/sell agreements to leases and secured transactions. If a dispute arises, an attorney can represent you on matters such as breach of contract, wrongful termination, contractor/subcontractor disputes, and more. These legal matters may be resolved through an alternative dispute resolution process, such as mediation or arbitration, or through the court process. Your lawyer can also represent you on commercial collections, making sure that your company is paid for the goods and/or services that it has provided. A skilled El Paso business attorney will work with you to help you find a solution that works for your business.

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