Advanced Legal Considerations

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Immigration

Business law and immigration law often intersect. Businesses may want employees from other countries. They may want international employees on a full-time basis, they may need temporary workers, or they may need to bring in a worker just for a short period of time for a special event. Knowing how to navigate federal immigration laws is an important aspect of business law that helps companies get the manpower they need to succeed.

Estate Planning

Every good business needs to be profitable. Protecting you, your loved ones, and those profits is where an estate plan comes in. Estate planning is the preparation of tasks that serve to manage and individual’s asset base, their medical wishes, and the care of their loved ones in the event of their incapacitation or death. 


The planning includes the bequest of assets to heirs and the avoidance of all, if not most, of estate taxes. A One Million Dollar ($1,000,000) estate without an estate plan is statutorily subject to almost Four Hundred Thousand Dollars ($400,000) in estate taxes, probate, and administration costs. For a nominal fee starting at $1,200 you can reduce this expected cost to as little as One Percent (1%) of your total estate.

Real Estate

Real estate law governs who may own and use the land and buildings on it. This simple concept includes a wide range of different legal disciplines. First, real estate may be either residential or commercial. It can be owned by one person but used by another through rental arrangements. Land can be bought or sold, and due to its high value, there are many local laws that ensure real estate transactions are properly performed and recorded. Land may also pass between family members through estate planning, or may be owned by more than one person. Finally, state and local governments have rules concerning the purposes for which land may be used -- for example, each plot of land must be used according to local zoning laws, and landowners may not damage the surrounding environment.

Anti-trust

Most businesses want to control a large share fo the market. They want to grow and expand. Companies who want to increase their profits and their market share need to make sure that they go about it in legal ways. Companies that employ deceptive or unfair practices in order to cut out competitors or avoid competition might find themselves the subject of allegations of anti-trust violations. Business attorneys help their clients identify conduct that might amount to anti-trust before the behavior has the chance to create problems for the business.