Business Law

Business Law and Consulting for Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

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Austin attorney Joel Levine’s business law practice uniquely provides legal services that focus on desired business objectives for small business owners and entrepreneurs. From deal making to dispute resolution and litigation, I understand that businesses need outside counsel who are not just lawyers that provide legal advice. I work to understand your business and provide legal services and advice that help you cost-effectively accomplish your business objectives.

Areas of Business Law:

  • Business Entity Formation: One of the first steps in forming your own business is selecting the proper legal entity.  Whether you are forming a limited liability company (LLC),  a limited partnership (LP), a corporation, or a new series limited liability company, it is important to have an attorney explain the nuances between the entities, especially when discussing tax and liability issues.
    • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
    • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
    • Sole Proprietorships
    • Joint Ventures
    • Partnerships
    • Corporations
  • Business Organization:
    • Structuring Your Business
    • Corporate Governance
    • Drafting And Reviewing Bylaws And Other Charter Documents
  • Business Transactions and Business Contracts:  From independent contractor agreements to vendor contracts, running a small business requires execution and maintenance of several different types of contracts and transactions.  Small business transaction attorney Joel A. Levine has experience in drafting and negotiating these documents and can help keep your business running smoothly while minimizing exposure.
    • Purchase And Sale Agreements
    • Mergers
    • Acquisitions
    • Non-Compete Agreements
    • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Healthy Company ™: A comprehensive and affordable corporate maintenance program (Healthy Company™) designed to help corporate clients comply with state requirements including:  annual meeting requirements, Texas franchise tax filing requirements and other basic corporate record keeping  and resolution requirements. Read more…
  • Business Litigation:
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Business Disputes
    • Contract Disputes
    • Breach Of Fiduciary Duties
    • Stockholder, Member Or Partnership Disputes
  • Financing and Loans: Financing a new small business can be a difficult task.  In today’s tight lending environment, there are several obstacles facing small business owners when it comes to obtaining funding.  By fully analyzing all lending options (such as SBA loans, bank loans, and private financing), The Law Office of Joel A. Levine can assist you in navigating these lending challenges.
  • Real Estate Law:
    • Developments
    • Financing
    • Leasing
    • Zoning And Land Use
    • Real Estate Transactions
    • Commercial And Residential Real Estate
    • Landlord/Tenant Law
  • Employment Law:
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination
    • Drafting Employee Manuals
    • Non-Compete Agreements
    • Employment Contracts
  • Internet and E-Commerce Law: Internet Law (also known as cyberlaw or e-commerce law) focuses in helping individuals and businesses navigate the emerging “law of the internet,” the complex web of contracts, copyright, trademark law, federal regulation, and state tort law that govern our increasingly online lives. Read More…
  • Business Dissolution
  • Reorganizations
  • Shareholder Matters
  • General Legal Guidance


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