In-House Counsel Without the Overhead
Whether you’re a one-person show or a bustling enterprise with lots of employees, your business is complicated. Few business owners today can run a successful company without wearing a lot of hats. Many function as their own salesperson, accountant, human resources department, marketing manager, and PR person. There is little time for relaxing – or taking care of important legal issues.
If you ignore legal concerns, or try to handle them on your own, it’s only a matter of time before you end up squarely in the middle of a contract dispute or other legal quandary. Wouldn’t it have been better to plan ahead?
If you’re like most business owners, you can’t afford to keep an attorney on staff. Fortunately, you don’t have to. At FitzPatrick & Associates we help business owners manage the variety of legal matters that crop up in any type of business in Washington DC.
Attorney, Christopher M. FitzPatrick has 20 years of experience helping entrepreneurs and business people anticipate legal pitfalls and sidestep potentially costly disputes. Mr. FitzPatrick provides the one-on-one attention business owners appreciate – and rarely get at big firms. He also prides himself on being accessible.
We Help You Protect and Grow Your Business
Running a business might be complicated, but your contracts and other legal documents should not be. Clearly defined terms and an explicit explanation of each party’s rights and responsibilities are hallmarks of a well-drafted legal document. Investing in contracts tailored to you and your goals can save you a tremendous amount of time, money, and headache down the road. At FitzPatrick & Associates, we help clients with:
- Business formation
- Choice of entity
- Tax issues
- Contract formation
- Buy-sell agreements
- Commercial leases and real estate matters
- Security agreements
- Employment agreements
- Purchase agreements
- Business succession planning
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Commercial litigation
If you’re a business owner, you know what it means to work hard. Shouldn’t your lawyer work just as hard to protect your interests? In most cases, protecting what you have worked so hard to build requires attention to detail, meticulous planning, and a willingness to roll up the shirtsleeves and get to work.
This is exactly what Mr. FitzPatrick has done for his clients for 20 years, and it has earned him a reputation in the business community as the go-to Business Law Attorney for companies throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia.