Our Business Lawyers Are Here to Help You Succeed
At Worman & Sheffler, P.A., we assist clients in all areas of business law and commercial litigation. From business formation to drafting contracts and resolving business disputes, we are prepared to represent you in any business matter. Our attorneys represent businesses and their owners involved in manufacturing, equipment financing, commercial property, restaurant ownership, motor vehicle dealerships, insurance agencies, transportation, warehousing, and much more. Robert B. Worman is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Mediator with over 15 years’ experience mediating civil disputes involving real property, construction, and business issues. Scott S. Sheffler is licensed in the State of Florida as an agent for athletes, specifically baseball players entering the Major League Baseball draft.
Areas of practice in which our attorneys represent companies, and business owners include:
- General Counsel Services
- Business Planning & Consulting
- Business Formation
- Startup Company Consulting
- Legal Support for Buying or Selling a Business
- Governance Processes and Procedures
- Company Closings and Dissolutions
- Florida Limited Liability Corporations
- Business Litigation and Appeals
- Directors and Officers Liability
- Complex Business Litigation
- Commercial and Business Contracts
- Business Transactions Including Secured Transactions
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Collections, Repossessions, and Creditors’ Rights
- Commercial Leasing
- Uniform Commercial Code
- Construction Project Risk Management
- Construction Litigation
- Construction Liens and Bond Claims
- Government Construction Contracts
- Real Property Law and Litigation
- Contractor Licensing and Disciplinary Proceedings
Choosing the Right Business Structure
When you are involved in a business enterprise where you are providing goods and services to consumers, you must follow applicable laws and regulations that govern your type of business. These laws determine everything concerning your business, including how it is created, taxed, dissolved, acquired, or sold. Laws vary depending on whether the business is private or public, or for-profit or not-for-profit. Many lawsuits against businesses arise from the failure of the business to adhere to these laws. When setting up a business, you should consider the type of business that you want to form. The more preferred business structures are corporations, a limited liability company, a partnership, or a sole proprietorship. The form of your business will determine which business laws are applicable and whether you will share the business’s gains and losses.
Business Codes and Statutes
Business law is covered by federal and state statutes, and by local practices. It is essential that any agreement about how to run the business is clearly written and reflects the precise understanding of all parties involved. It is not uncommon to have disputes with customers regarding a shipment of goods or the provision of services. Many goods and services come with implied warranties, which means businesses that deliver goods and services to customers can have disputes with their customers regarding whether the goods or services were delivered or up to the standard expected. Business law often deals with issues relating to trade secrets. Most states offer businesses protection to ensure that trade secrets are safe even after an employee leaves the company. Business law is a vital part of contract disputes. Most states follow the Uniform Commercial Code. This code is often the standard for a valid contract. There are different statutes of limitations after a breach of contract. Our experienced business attorneys in Winter Park can help you to navigate important legal decisions such as choosing the right business structure or handling a breach of contract.
Contact Our Attorneys Today for Help with Your Legal Problem
Business laws can be extraordinarily complex, and even minor infractions can affect your business’s daily operations. Consult an experienced business lawyer with an expansive scope of practice in the State of Florida to help you determine the best approach for your business. At Worman & Sheffler, P.A., we have a complete range of services for our business clients. Our attorneys have extensive business experience and understand the intricacies of operating a business on a day to day basis. Our law firm takes pride in our ability to represent clients of all sizes and specialties, from individually owned companies to family-owned businesses, and large corporations.