Franco Law Firm P.C. will ensure you have the proper structure and contractual protections for your business venture(s), and counsel you through your entrepreneurial endeavors. We will advise you of your benefits, rights, and duties as it relates to your entity, including the responsibilities in running and maintaining your business, and/or guide you through the process of forming a business by understanding your goals and serving your needs.
Whether it be a passion, mission, or building generational wealth, we can assist you with forming your business(es).
What is a business entity? A business entity is a type of business structure and has the ability to do everything an individual can. A business entity can purchase property, purchase other businesses, open a banking account, and even create a trust.
The main types of business entities are Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and Non-Profit Organizations. The type of entity you should form will depend on your goals, your company’s purpose, possible tax implications, or liability concerns, among other reasons. Take a look at this video which further explains the business formation process and this timeline for each step of the process. If you would like further information on the type of entity you should form, how to get started, or any other questions related to forming a business, you can contact us here.
Contracts & Agreements
New York & New Jersey Only
Every business relationship or transaction should begin with a contract. A contract is a voluntary agreement between two or more parties intending to create legal obligations between one another.
Many parties do not see the immediate need for a contract until there is a problem and it is often too late and/or burdensome to resolve. It is critical to memorialize a business relationship from the start to avoid future issues and undesirable outcomes.
It is also important to have a careful and skillful attorney prepare your contracts to reflect your intentions accurately and clearly from the start of your business. Capturing each parties’ intentions clearly and accurately may help to avoid future contract issues and disputes. The need for a contract frequently arises in the areas of business and real estate.
We want to help ensure that you are protected. Please fill out this form to provide further information on your brand, business, or real estate transaction so that we can determine the best way to assist you.
You worked hard on developing your brand, which means you should make sure that it is protected. Trademarks are an essential part of brand development and are often the most valuable asset of a company, organization, or brand. Let us help you accomplish the steps necessary to build a valuable brand.
A trademark signifies the identity of a brand. It is a name, design, slogan, image(s), font style, and/or symbol, sound and more. A trademark helps to identify the source of a good for consumers. Likewise, a service mark helps consumers to identify the source of a service. Both are often referred to, interchangeably, as trademarks, and protect the good will, the identity, and characteristics of a company. Trademarks prevent confusion between certain goods or services by indicating the source or owner of a particular brand.
Why register a trademark? A registered trademark allows you to secure the exclusive rights to use, license, and distribute a particular mark. It allows you the protection to stop others from using your mark or a similar mark nationally (infringement) and affords you greater authority to police against and stop infringement. Often times this can be achieved without the need to sue. Registering a trademark also gives notice to the public of your rights to your trademark.
A trademark increases the value and good will of your company and identifies a consistent level of quality in your brand. It is considered a brand’s most valuable asset.
Copyright applies to all original works of authorship fixed in a tangible form of expression, now known, or later developed from which they can be perceived, reproduced, or otherwise communicated, either directly or with the aid of a device. A copyright exists as soon the work is captured in some form where it can be perceived (seen or heard), however, copyright registration helps the author (creator) secure and enforce its rights more effectively. Examples of works that can be copywritten are literary works (ex. books, scripts); musical works; choreographic works; motion pictures and other audiovisual works, and certain design elements for clothing.
Why should you copyright?
There are certain advantages to registering with the United States Copyright Office, including the right to sue someone using your creation- if necessary.
Franco Law Firm P.C. can help guide you through the process of determining what form of protection is best to protect your original masterpiece. We provide counseling and guidance on copyright of your works, as well as your use or potential use of the works of others.