Emily Smith-Lee, Lawyer,
Business Owner, and Author
How our small business lawyers can help you
Solving Today's Business Problem...
Chances are, if you are reading this, something has gone wrong with a business relationship or transaction that you were not anticipating. Whether it is a dispute between shareholders in a closely held corporation, a problem that has developed with a business contract, a claim of unfair competition, suspected or actual misappropriation of trade secrets, an employment problem or a dispute over a non compete agreement, our business lawyers can help you evaluate your potential claims, assess your exposure risk, and advocate for your interests.
Our business lawyers have handled breach of contract claims, shareholder disputes, and claims arising from non compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and interference with contract. Our combined experience includes decades of practice both at large Boston law firms and at slnlaw representing business of all sizes in these types of disputes in Massachusetts and federal courts, including the Business Litigation Section of the Massachusetts Superior Court.
We understand that whatever issue you are facing was probably not part of your business plan. We understand how disruptive litigation can be to your business. We also understand how important it is that your business lawyers take the time to learn about what you do in your business and your objectives and priorities, and to keep those priorities front and center in developing a litigation and/or settlement strategy. We bring that understanding, our collective legal experience and knowledge, and a commitment to creativity, common sense and problem solving to each of our business litigation matters.
Our relationship with your business does not have to end with the successful resolution of a lawsuit. In fact, it does not have to begin with a lawsuit at all. From years of litigating disputes between businesses, or between shareholders or partners, or between businesses and employees, we have built a wealth of knowledge about the kinds of things that can go wrong and how to avoid them. We know a small business does not have the luxury of an in-house legal department to review its contracts, provide guidance on employment policies or handling a problem employee, advise your company about how to handle disagreements with vendors or other businesses, or any number of other issues that come up from time to time and have legal, as well as business, implications.
We also know that many times a small business owner may have a legal question that seems relatively minor, and not worth the time to research, find, and negotiate an engagement with a lawyer. But we have seen, time after time, examples of issues that could have been quickly resolved if the business owner had ready access to a lawyer to ask the small question, but instead mushroomed into costly litigation.
It's easier than you think to get your questions answered- just give us a call. We will not charge you for that first phone call, and if it looks like you need further assistance, we will work with you on a fee arrangement that is appropriate for your situation. You can contact us for a free, no obligation consultation; you also explore some of the benefits of our new slnlaw Business Membership Program, which may be the right fit for your business if you have a need for ongoing or periodic legal advice.