Elizabeth Lewis, MS, JD Is Your Denver Small Business Lawyer
The Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C. provides legal solutions for businesses in Denver and throughout Colorado. Established January 1, 2010 by Denver business lawyer Elizabeth Lewis, our goal is to provide the legal support startups and established businesses need to thrive. We help a wide range of businesses, from sole entrepreneurs starting out in the basement to companies with over 100 employees and a growing customer base. In every situation, we take the time necessary to learn about your business and provide the individualized care you need.
Every business faces a variety of legal challenges over time. New companies must address a wide range of business formation legal matters and comply with all laws associated with this process. Established businesses face an ever-increasing number of issues as laws and regulations evolve, disputes arise, employees are hired, and customer bases grow. It’s crucial to have an experienced business lawyer who can help you navigate these complex issues properly.
Throughout her career, Elizabeth Lewis has developed a reputation as one of the premier Denver business lawyers due to her superior work, exceptional client care and a commitment to developing the customized legal solutions necessary to address the specific needs of your small business. Her strong attention to detail and extensive experience as a business law specialist will give you peace of mind that you’re receiving the proper legal guidance your company needs.
As a dedicated business law attorney, Elizabeth Lewis provides highly rated services to small and medium sized businesses that have both simple and complex needs. We can assist with a wide range of legal matters, including:
- Business formation advice and documentation
- Business development and planning consultation
- Creation and/or review of business contracts
- Employment law issues
- Review of leases
- Software licensing contracts
- Website documentation (i.e., privacy and copyright policies, terms of service, etc.)
Why You Should Hire a Business Lawyer
The legal issues associated with running a business are highly complex and can have a significant impact on your long-term success. It’s critical that these issues are handled properly to avoid potentially costly problems down the road. Working with an experienced business attorney who takes the time to understand the needs and goals of your business will ensure you receive the proper guidance necessary to navigate the varied legal challenges you’ll encounter over time.
An experienced Denver business lawyer can provide important legal protections that your company needs.
Business Formation Advice
When starting a new company, it’s important to create a strong legal foundation that will protect your interests and save you money as your business grows. Your business lawyer will make sure that the following matters are addressed properly:
- Choosing the right legal structure for your new company
- Selecting the right tax structure for your new company
- Creating a thorough business plan that provides a road map for future growth
- Filing all paperwork and business documentation with the right agencies
Contract Creation, Review and Enforcement
Your relationships with your suppliers, independent contractors, employees and customers are all governed by contracts. It’s critical that your contracts reflect your best interests and provide you with the greatest degree of protection possible. Having an experienced business lawyer to craft and review your contracts is the most effective way to ensure they address the specific needs of your business.
The tax laws governing small businesses are highly complex, and complying with these laws is one of the more complicated aspects of running your business. Working with an experienced business lawyer will ensure you navigate this process properly and prevent future issues with the IRS.
Protection of Assets and Intellectual Property
It’s important that all your company’s financial assets, including property, are properly protected. In addition, any intellectual property associated with your business should be properly protected with trademarks and copyrights. You may also need to create nondisclosure agreements for any employees or independent contractors who handle your proprietary information. Working with a business lawyer will ensure these critical items are handled properly.
In addition, your business attorney can help draw up liability waivers that protect your personal assets in the event that you face a lawsuit. This is especially important for restaurants, retail stores and other businesses that regularly invite customers onto the premises.
Assistance with Employment Agreements and Issues
Employment law is highly complex. There are a variety of state and federal regulations you must comply with when navigating relationships with individuals who work for your company. This includes practices associated with hiring and firing employees. Failure to comply with these laws can expose you to potentially costly legal issues down the road.
An experienced business lawyer can help you create employment contracts that clearly outline the expectations associated with the terms of employment. Your attorney can also help you draft noncompete clauses that limit the ability of employees to poach your customers if they start working for one of your competitors in the future. Having the legal guidance to ensure these matters are handled properly is critical to the success of your business.
Business Dispute Resolution
It’s likely that you’ll be involved in one or more business disputes during your company’s lifetime. Depending on the nature of the dispute, it can potentially have costly and far-reaching implications for your business. Working with an experienced business lawyer will ensure your best interests are protected throughout the dispute and increase the likelihood that you’ll achieve a favorable outcome that minimizes any potential damage to your company.
Industries We Serve
Elizabeth Lewis provides expert legal services to small businesses in a wide range of industries, including:
- Medical professionals
- Retail stores
- Professional service providers
- IT companies
This list is by no means exhaustive. If you don’t see your industry listed above, we can likely assist with the legal needs of your business. Give us a call to find out how we can help.
Why Choose the Law Office of E.C. Lewis as Your Denver Business Lawyer
Since 2010, many small businesses in the Denver area have trusted Elizabeth Lewis with their legal needs. When you work with Elizabeth, you’ll experience several important benefits that will set you up for long term success:
- A focus on relationships – Elizabeth strives to develop long-lasting relationships with her clients. She’ll take the time to get to know you so that she can best serve the legal needs of your business. She’s attentive to your problems and works to develop innovative solutions that align with your goals. Her commitment to transparency and desire to provide detailed answers and explanations enables her to cultivate relationships built out of mutual trust.
- Experience addressing the needs of small businesses – The legal challenges facing small businesses are very different from those encountered by large corporations. Elizabeth Lewis has specialized in providing legal services to small businesses, and she has the expertise to help you navigate the unique challenges impacting your business.
- A results-oriented approach – Elizabeth will customize your legal services to address the unique needs of your business and help you accomplish your goals.
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The Law Office of E.C. Lewis serves businesses in Denver and throughout Colorado.
Business Formation Law
Business formation is a crucial element to being a successful business. We help with drafting and filing company documents, setting up a professional team, identifying where to form and locate your business and more.
Real Estate Leasing
Whether you work out of a home office or a huge warehouse, your real estate choices affect your business. We keep you protected.
IT and Online Businesses
IT and Online Businesses face issues not typically confronted by brick-and-mortar storefronts and offices. E.C. Lewis, P.C. can help you navigate tax implications, protect intellectual property and more.
Are you a small business owner who needs legal help?
Are you thinking about starting a business and wondering what type of entity is right for you?
Do you want to form a long-lasting relationship with an attorney that will make your business successful?
Do you need help with a business contract or other legal document that someone is asking you to sign?
If you answered yes to any of the above, business attorney Elizabeth Lewis and the Law Office of EC Lewis PC are here for you!
At the Law Office of E.C. Lewis, we provide a wide range of legal services for businesses in Denver and throughout Colorado. In order to provide the best possible guidance to our clients, we’re constantly monitoring the latest laws and regulations impacting small...
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Law Office of E.C. Lewis, P.C.
Your Denver Business Attorney
LICENSED IN COLORADO AND NORTH CAROLINA
501 S. Cherry Street, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80246