Fresh Thinking.

Effective Representation.

Business Law

The entrepreneurial spirit is embraced by the attorneys at Andrews and Arbenz. It is with great pride that we help clients create, build, maintain and enhance their businesses. After all, we are small business owners ourselves and therefore understand the challenges you face. Whether you need advising as to the proper entity you want your business to be (corporation, LLP, LLC, etc.) or help with taxes or signing a lease, we can help. One of the most important aspects of a successful business is a strong legal foundation that incorporates your company’s personal, professional and financial goals.  We work with businesses through all stages, including doing and/or preparing the following:

Formation of Businesses

  • Limited Liability Company
  • Corporations (S Corporation and C Corporation)
  • Limited Partnership
  • Limited Liabiity Partnership
  • General Partnership

Contract Drafting, Review and Negotiation

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Shareholders’ (Buy-Sell) Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Commercial Leases and other real estate contracts
  • Promissory Notes
  • Security Agreements
  • Financing Statements
  • Bill of Sale
  • Assignment Agreements

Entity Formalities

  • Statutory requirements
  • Corporate veil protection

Commercial Real Estate

  • Real Estate Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • Deeds
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Commercial Leases

Risk and Liability Mitigation

Tax Planning

Federal and state trademarks

Licensing

Registered Agent Services

Business Dissolution

As small business owners we appreciate the risk and reward of investing in and owning a business. It is important to protect the investment you have made and protect your personal assets from any potential liability. Unfortunately, most people do not hire an attorney until they learn the hard way that something could have been done to avoid the problems. Let us help you avoid this outcome!

Our experience serving as a business attorney in Tacoma, Seattle, Gig Harbor, Federal Way and Puyallup areas has not gone unnoticed in the greater South Puget Sound Community. In May 2015, South Sound Magazine named us the Best Law Firm in the South Sound. Prior to that, in 2012, Annie Arbenz, one of our business attorneys, was named as a Top 40 Under 40 professional in the community by the Business Examiner. A top business lawyer in Pierce County or Tacoma is not easy to find. Let us use our expertise to help your business thrive!