Resolve Business Disputes On Your Horizon

Even small business disputes can create distractions that keep your management team from focusing on operations and profitability. When a dispute grows into full-fledged litigation, it can become a major distraction, cause significant expense and take years to resolve.

The attorneys of Mastando & Artrip are skilled contract litigation and dispute resolution professionals. We take a personalized and intelligent approach to finding common-sense solutions that keep you out of court and on the job. However, if your dispute does go to court, you need experienced business law professionals on your side, fighting aggressively to protect your rights. We can help.

We have experience offering legal advice and representation in all types of business disputes and breach of contract litigation, including:

  • Partnership dissolution
  • Shareholder litigation (including claims of breach of fiduciary duty)
  • Minority oppression claims
  • Trust and Estate disputes
  • Debt collections and collections remedies
  • Insurance coverage claims
  • Consumer protection claims
  • Employment disputes and litigation

Effective Representation

Our trial litigators have handled a variety of simple to complex commercial disputes, with experience in regulatory enforcement;  mass torts and product liability;  antitrust and unfair competition;  employment disputes;  insurance coverage disputes; and litigation against and on behalf of agencies and other governmental units.

We have advised clients about pre-litigation strategies, settlements, and decisions of whether and how to try cases.

Our clients come from a range of industries including retail commerce; financial services; regulated utilities; hardware and software technology; Internet-based and new media businesses;  and wireless and wireline communications.

Contact us at the first sign of a contract dispute. We represent plaintiffs or defendants in business litigation matters.

Business Formation and Sale

When starting a new business, the legal structure that you choose is vitally important. Factors including liability protection, ownership structure, investor roles and anticipated size, all play a valuable role when deciding the type of entity to form. We have extensive experience addressing the needs of new businesses and entrepreneurs.

At Mastando & Artrip we enjoy assisting aspiring business owners to follow their dreams. We have the knowledge and skill that is necessary to help you make the best choices for you and the goals of your business. Our business formation and transfer services include:

  • Corporation, LLC, S-Corp and C-Corp formation
  • Franchise agreements
  • Business purchase and sale
  • Buyout agreements

When deciding which direction to take your business, we believe in planning for the future — not the present. Our goal is to put you in a position from the very beginning to be able to run your business efficiently and effectively for its lifetime.

Additionally, we have helped our clients with the sale and winding down of their businesses, too.  Whether your business is being bought by another company or one of your partners, we can assist with valuation, stock sales or asset purchases.

Business Contracts: Drafting & Review

Every deal is an exchange of promises.  A good deal gone bad involves a broken promise.  It takes only one unpleasant experience with the courts to learn just how important concise contract writing is to obtaining the benefit of a bargain struck.

A solid foundation of commercial agreements can keep your business running smoothly.  Most clients can benefit from standard contract language such as purchase order terms and conditions, and all can benefit from legal review of those terms.  On other occasions, a client may need a customized contract to address a unique deal or a new venture.

Mastando & Artrip can assist writing, reviewing, negotiating and litigating business contracts – such as:

  • Purchase Orders, Quotations, Invoices
  • Licensing agreements
    • Distribution agreements
    • Custom manufacturing and design agreements
    • Agency or representative agreements
    • Web management and software agreements
    • Lending agreements, such as notes, security interests, and mortgages
    • Equipment leases
    • Vendor service agreements
    • Supply agreements
    • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
    • Consignment agreements
    • Dealership agreements
  • Municipal contracts
  • Franchise agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • Home Owners Association creation
  • Employment agreements
  • Recruiting agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Non-compete and Non-solicitation agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • Temporary services agreements
  • Teaming agreements

The most important initial step to contract development is understanding the nature of a client’s business in the context of the client’s goals and objectives.  We deliver the detailed review and attention required to produce the solid contractual footing your business requires.