Franchise attorney in Scottsdale

Whether you are looking to purchase a franchise in AZ or are looking to franchise your own business model, a Franchise attorney in Scottsdale from The Peddy Berg Law Firm can help. Purchasing a franchise is a common quick-start business opportunity for new entrepreneurs – especially those that want to limit their overall risk. As a potential franchisee, with the excitement of starting a new business, you may be tempted to buy the franchise before you fully understand the terms of the agreement and have identified the risks. As a franchisor, above all, you need to protect what you’ve worked so hard to build – your business’ brand, its reputation. As experienced franchise attorneys, The Peddy Berg Law Firm can help you decide if franchising your business or buying a franchise is right for you.

For the franchisees, in reviewing franchise agreements, there are many things to consider. For example: How restrictive is the non-compete clause? What will the franchise ultimately cost you? Is it is a one-time fee, a monthly or yearly fee, based on a percentage of sales, or a combination of these options? Do you get exclusive rights over a certain territory? As you can see, it is imperative that you have an experienced franchise attorney in Scottsdale, like The Peddy Berg Law Firm, review and interpret these agreements and inform you of what they actually say versus relying solely on what the franchisor has orally promised you.

For franchisors, it is so important to have an experienced attorney assist you in drafting your franchise agreements. As the owner of a franchise empire, you need to protect your business’ brand and reputation by thoroughly investigating potential franchisees. Additionally, depending on the payment terms and/or financing offered to the franchise, you need to protect your interest in the assets of the business to ensure payment of all amounts owed to you in the event the business fails. These are only a couple of the issues you must consider and prepare for if you’ve decided to franchise your business. You need to hire an experienced AZ franchise attorney to navigate the common issues and pitfalls in creating franchises and help protect your business, its reputation, and your bottom line.

The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services and outstanding customer service, all at a rate you can afford. If you need an experienced franchise attorney in Scottsdale, please contact The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC online or by calling 480-382-3109.

Contract Law

If you are searching for a contract attorney to draft or review your contract, look no more.   The Peddy Berg Law Firm has extensive experience in reviewing and drafting a variety of legal contracts. Jennifer Peddy Berg’s experience as a trial attorney, litigating cases involving contract interpretation for several years, affords her particular insight into how contracts should be drafted to reduce the potential for future disputes over contract interpretation.    Let The Peddy Berg Law Firm put this experience to work for you.

When creating legal contracts, it is extremely important that every detail and possibility is considered, to protect you from any disputes that may come up in the future.   And should a dispute arise, having a well-drafted contract could help you avoid a lengthy court battle; saving you thousands of dollars in fees and costs, while also sparing you from the stress caused by messy court battles.

The Peddy Berg law firm has substantial experience in reviewing and drafting a variety of legal contracts, including:

  • Construction Contracts;
  • Partnership Agreements;
  • Joint Venture Agreements;
  • Operating Agreements;
  • Buy-sell Agreements;
  • Shareholder Agreements;
  • Stock Option Agreements;
  • Confidentiality Agreements;
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements;
  • Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements;
  • Non-Compete Agreements;
  • Real Estate Contracts (including purchase contracts, and addendums);
  • Short Sale Agreements;
  • Deed in Lieu Agreements;
  • Financing Agreements, including Promissory Notes;
  • Leases (commercial and residential);
  • Service Contracts;
  • Vendor Agreements;
  • Franchise Agreements;
  • Licensing Agreements;
  • Settlement Agreements

Let the contract attorneys at The Peddy Berg Law Firm help protect you, your business, and your financial security by drafting, reviewing, enforcing, and defending your contracts.  If you need an experienced contract attorney, please contact The Peddy Berg Law Firm online or by calling (480) 382-3109.

Scottsdale Business Litigation Attorney

Scottsdale Business Litigation Attorney, Jennifer Peddy Berg wants to help your business when it is in need. Owning and running a business is an exciting endeavor, but when problems arise it can be very stressful, especially when it takes you away from doing what you do best – running your business. Having an experienced attorney to assist you in resolving these problems can save you both time and money. Attorney Peddy Berg has extensive experience handling a variety of business disputes, and litigation matters.

When business disputes occur between a business and an individual or between two business entities, resolution without resorting to business litigation will always be preferable for everyone involved. However, in cases where it is not possible or practical to avoid litigation, a good business litigation attorney, such as Attorney Peddy Berg, can be invaluable in protecting your rights and your company’s business interests. She handles a variety of business litigation cases, including:

  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Divorces
  • Shareholder Derivative Suits
  • Mortgage Fraud Claims
  • Mortgage Deficiency Recovery Suits
  • Claims of Fraud and/or Misrepresentation
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Interference with Business Expectations
  • Infringement on Trade Secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Franchise Disputes
  • Violations of Employment Contracts
  • Violations of Non-Compete and/or Confidentiality Agreements
  • Lease Disputes
  • Garnishment/Debt Collection
  • Disputes Regarding Real Estate Commission Splits
  • Malpractice claims, including those against accountants, architects, attorneys, cosmetologists, engineers, financial advisors, insurance brokers, mechanics, and real estate professionals

The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC works hard to do exactly what it says it will do – Take the Stress of out a Stressful Situation. The litigation process can be a scary and stressful experience; Attorney Peddy Berg takes the time to meet with every client to fully explain the litigation process and what her clients can expect to happen and when, so they can prepare for and anticipate these events.

As an experienced trial attorney, Attorney Peddy Berg is particularly adept in the courtroom and licensed to practice in both federal and Arizona state courts. If you need assistance with a business dispute or other litigation matter, contact Scottsdale Business Litigation Attorney, The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC, online or by calling 480-382-3109 to schedule a consultation.

Scottsdale Business Formation

Need help with Scottsdale Business Formation? You should know that there are a number of different types of business models you can choose from — each with unique benefits, limits on personal liability, and tax consequences. Whether you are looking to become educated on the best type of entity to suit your business’ needs, or if you have an established business and want to ensure you are protected, The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC, can help.

When starting a new business, individuals are so excited that many times they overlook several important steps in Scottsdale Business Formation, such as properly setting up their business and creating protections for themselves. All too often people go into business with their friends/family without the necessary protections, and while everything is great in the beginning, inevitably disputes arise. Without the proper documentation in place, business partners find themselves in protracted and costly litigation. Additionally, without the proper documentation and protections, if one business partner divorces or passes away, the remaining partners could find themselves in business with an individual they never intended (or wanted) to be in business with. Or worse, they could find themselves arguing over the value of the business and what is needed to purchase that individual’s interest in the business. Both situations could be easily, and economically, prevented with the assistance of the experienced business lawyer, Attorney Peddy Berg.

The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC provides legal assistance to new or existing small, medium, or large businesses in the following areas:

Business Planning
Entity Formation (and dissolution)
Operating Agreements
Buy Sell Agreements
Shareholder Agreements
Confidentiality and Non-compete agreements
Employment Agreements
Contract/Invoice drafting
Lease drafting/review
Business Licenses
Trademark Registration
In some instances, The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC provides assistance in the above-referenced areas on a flat fee basis.

If you are starting a new business, or have an existing business, and want to protect your future and all that you have worked so hard to build, contact an experienced Scottsdale business lawyer online or by calling The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC at 480-382-3109 to schedule a consultation for your Scottsdale Business Formation.

Scottsdale Attorney Services

The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC understands that sometimes people need the assistance of an attorney, but simply cannot afford to have an attorney to handle a matter in its entirety. Or, even if they can afford an attorney, would still like the stability of knowing exactly what a particular representation will cost. The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC, sensitive to these concerns, continues to offer its clients a variety of affordable fee and payment plan options. In addition to providing Scottsdale Attorney Services at an hourly rate (which is standard in the legal community), The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC also offers flat fee services, task-based services, and consulting services to its clients.

Flat fee services are exactly as they sound – clients are charged a flat price for a particular service/project regardless of how long it takes the Firm to complete the project. The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC is pleased to offer flat fee pricing on a myriad of Scottsdale Attorney Services, from entity formation to simple collection letters.

Task-based (also known as a la carte) services allow clients to hire The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC for a particular task, with no continuing obligation. For example: assume you have been named in a lawsuit and you want to file a motion to have the entire lawsuit dismissed, but cannot afford to hire an attorney to defend you. Since the Firm offers task-based services, you could hire The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC to draft the motion to dismiss on your behalf, and file with the court under your signature. You get the benefit of having an experienced attorney draft a persuasive motion for you, citing and analyzing the applicable statutes, laws and pertinent facts, without having to fully retain his/her services and thereby avoiding the necessity of having to provide a large retainer amount.

Additionally, The Peddy Berg Law Firm, PLLC frequently provides consulting services to individuals who, for whatever reason, wish to represent themselves in Court, but need assistance on how to navigate the legal system, or simply want to have access to an experienced attorney to answer questions as they come up. The Firm’s consulting services have proved invaluable to clients over the years. We look forward to offering you our Scottsdale Attorney Services.