LEGAL SERVICES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC
At STIM PRO, LLP., we are working remotely and are ready help you during these difficult times.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has disrupted almost every facet of peoples’ lives, including employment, business operations, personal finances and much more.
Our experienced Attorneys are here to provide legal advice to guide you through this crisis.
Many small businesses have been deeply impacted by the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
If you are a small business owner that has been affected by this pandemic and you are struggling to protect your business and finances, the Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. can assist with the legal issues you may face.
Our Lawyers have vast experience with Employment Law issues, financial issues and Contract Law issues, among many others.
EMPLOYMENT LAW ISSUES
The Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. could answer any questions that you may have and provide you with advice regarding employment issues that have arisen during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
We can guide you with issues including making Layoff decisions, explaining illegal reasons for firing employees, paid and unpaid Medical Leave and Employment Discrimination Laws (we can explain federal laws like the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how to comply with other laws enforced by The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)), among other various issues that are prominent during this crisis.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been enacted by the government in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The CARES Act provides approximately $2 trillion in economic relief to eligible businesses and individuals impacted by the novel Coronavirus outbreak. For many small business owners, the most important portion of the CARES Act is the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is a forgivable loan designed to keep employees on the payroll.
Your company may be able to benefit from the CARES Act and PPP. The Lawyers at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you to understand and apply for these benefits.
Our Attorneys can explain how this pandemic will affect you contractually, including the meaning of a Force Majeure “Act of God” contract clause that could or should be in all of your Agreements.
We can draft, negotiate, and review business contracts and documents on your behalf, including but not limited to:
Work from Home Agreements, Employee Termination Letters, NDA/Confidentiality Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Sales Agreements, License Agreements, Distribution Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Employment Agreements, Consulting Agreements and Guarantee Agreements.
BUYING AND SELLING BUSINESSES
The Lawyers at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you with the process of buying or selling a business by preparing or reviewing any term sheets between the parties, carefully drafting and negotiating the sale agreement and all other closing documents, such as promissory notes and security agreements; and by assembling or preparing the owner/shareholder/board of director approvals and consents that are needed for the transaction. We will make sure that all required third party consents (i.e. landlord and contract partners) will be provided.
We can prepare a closing checklist and oversee the execution of all necessary documents.
We could also attend the closing, record security interests, make any necessary adjustments to the purchase price, and provide escrow for the purchase price or the equity covered by a security interest.
STARTUPS AND FOUNDER ADVICE
Our Attorneys can advise Startups and their Founders in all aspects of the business formation, the choice of entity and jurisdiction, the formation of business entities, founder agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, startup funding, seed investments, and the protection of names, ideas and inventions.
If you are relying on friends, family, or wealthy individuals to provide your startup capital, we can help you understand the different options for startup capital, prepare and negotiate the necessary legal documentation, and make sure that your money-raising activities comply with the relevant state and federal securities laws.
The Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. can help you to liquidate or reorganize your business through Bankruptcy. We can assist you in evaluating whether your business should be restructured or liquidated under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, or liquidated under a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
If you are a business owner with serious worries about your business debts and cash flow, then the legal remedy that you require may be filing for a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The goal of a Chapter 11 proceeding is for your business to successfully reorganize its affairs so that it may repay its debts through a debt repayment plan, while retaining its assets and remaining in business.
If you are a small business owner struggling to pay your debts, then filing for a Chapter 7 personal bankruptcy can help to remove debts for which you are personally liable. Examples of these debts could include back rent, debts owed to vendors, personal loans and other financial obligations.
Many people today are being laid off or furloughed as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Our Lawyers have great experience in dealing with Executive level employment contracts and issues, including Non-Compete Agreements (Restrictive Covenants or Covenants Not to Compete), Confidentiality Agreements (Nondisclosure Agreements or NDAs), Trade Secrets, Employee Fiduciary Duty, Non-Solicitation Agreements and Severance Agreements.
We can review your current Employment Agreement if you have been or worry about being laid off or furloughed. We can also review and offer our advice on any new Employment Agreement that you have been or may be offered in the future.
Our Attorneys will provide their expert advice and negotiate any issues that there may be to fight for what is in your best interest.
The Attorneys at STIM PRO, LLP. understand that for many of our clients, their intellectual property is their most valuable asset. We help clients around the globe establish, acquire and protect, as well as develop and implement strategies to manage and exploit their IP portfolios.
Our legal services in this area include:
Adoption, use and protection of trademarks, service marks, trade names, Internet domain names and trade dress
Copyright protection and licensing
Trademark licensing opportunities
Trademark availability clearance
Due diligence with respect to acquisition of trademark portfolios and copyright libraries
Domestic registrations acquisition and maintenance
License agreements and assignments preparation
Domain name issues
Informal conflict resolution, both domestic and foreign
Our legal services in the area of Digital and Social Media includes:
Internet, Mobile and Social Media Regulation
Licensing/Distribution Agreements, Acquisition Agreements and Joint Ventures
Talent, Music and Visual Content Agreements
Cross-Industry Promotion and Co-Branding
Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement
Privacy, Security and Data Optimization
Negotiation, implementation and regulation of media arrangements for local and national TV and radio broadcasts
Regional sports network production and distribution
Licensing and syndication of digital and interactive media rights
Broadband and mobile technology deals