Small Business

Sharkey Law helps new and established small businesses (as well as businesses still in the planning stage) with the many legal issues that they face with a cost structure that makes sense for small business. We essentially offer in-house general counsel services without the burden of hiring a lawyer full-time.

Every business needs to be on sound legal footing to minimize exposure to liability, to define its relationships with employees, vendors, landlords, and customers, and to define the relationship of owners to each other and the business. Sound legal advice should not be limited to the occasions when major transactions or changes occur, however. Small businesses need legal advice whenever questions arise.

Our small business advisory work is focused on providing legal advice tailored to your particular needs, with the goal of helping you drive business growth and ultimately achieve success. Our services include guidance in:

  • Business formation
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Protection of assets
  • Company management
  • Business litigation
  • Collections

We believe that small business owners need business and financial legal advice throughout the life of the business and the primary impediment to businesses getting the advice they need is the way legal services are priced. This is why we offer flat fees on unbundled legal services. That is legal documentation coupled with legal advice on the basis of a fixed price per document. Our documents are specifically designed under Virginia law and the price includes thorough legal review of the document after document creation.

We also represent small businesses that are involved in a wide variety of business-related disputes, from breach of contract issues to employment-related litigation. Because we understand the significant impact litigation can have on your bottom line, we often pursue outcomes through assertive negotiation or in mediation, which can prove to be more cost-effective and efficient means of resolving business-related disputes. We are fully prepared to represent your interests in court, however, when it is in your best interests to do so.

Contact us today to set up your consultation.