Business Law

Entity formation and dissolution

LLCs – Corporations – Partnerships – Joint ventures and Tenancy in Common.
We prepare Articles, Bylaws and Operating Agreements. We also advise on and prepare articles of dissolution and assist in liquidations. You need an attorney that not only knows the law but also the tax ramifications of your actions and choices. Sometimes merely changing the order in which you accomplish a goal can save you tens of thousands in taxes. At Gourley Law Group, we know how the tax codes affect your business and you make the appropriate choices and business decisions.

Shareholder – Partner Disputes

Disputes between shareholders, members of LLCs and partners can be emotionally charged and financially devastating. We offer mediation services to attempt to resolve issues without costly litigation. If mediation is not an option, we offer representation to shareholders, officers and directors and can bring or defend litigation. If a dispute is brewing, consult one of our business attorneys to determine your rights and the best path to resolution before it gets out of control.

Contracts

Contracts are the heart and sole of business relationships. A well drafted contract lends confidence and predictability to your business. A poorly drafted contract is a recipe for disaster and can lead to years of costly litigation. The purpose of a contract is not only to set forth in writing the expectations of the parties but also to agree, in advance, how the relationship will end and what happens when one or both parties fail to meet their obligations. Once a conflict starts the parties can rarely agree on anything so having a method to resolve disputes agreed to in advance, can be a tremendous benefit.

Breach of Contract

What do you do when someone breaches your agreement? Our business attorneys can review your case and give you your options. Mediation? Arbitration? Settlement? Litigation? How do you position or defend yourself if you are the one in breach? Let our business attorneys review your situation and help you prepare a plan for resolution.

Collection

Owed a debt? We can bring suit on your behalf to collect what you are owed. Already have a judgment and now you need to turn that piece of paper into cash? We can assist you by filing garnishments or executing on the debtors real estate or personal property such as cars and boats. If you are the debtor, we can assist you in positioning yourself to avoid or reduce your liability.

Registered Agent Services

Every entity ( corporation, LLC etc) must, by law, have a Registered Agent in the State of Washington. This Registered Agent is listed with the Secretary of State and is the point of contact for the government as well as anyone serving legal papers on the entity. We act as Registered Agent for hundreds of clients who wish not to be listed on the Secretary of State web site and prefer that any legal issues be served directly on their attorney.