Business Law

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Whether you’re starting a business, expanding your business, or involved in a business dispute, you’ll benefit from working with experienced business law attorneys. As a business owner, you will benefit from an attorney who understands the unique challenges you face and has an in-depth understanding of laws that affect you.

Willcox, Buyck & Williams, P.A. provides a full range of services to South Carolina businesses. Since opening our doors in 1895, lawyers from our firm have been assisting entrepreneurs in operating their businesses. We can help you avoid future legal problems through proper planning.

Business Services We Provide

Between marketing to your customers, managing your employees, and trying to grow your business, you don’t have time to worry about the legal ins and outs of running a business. Hiring a skilled attorney can help you protect your business so you can focus on your customers and employees. Among the numerous services we provide are:

  • Contracts: drafting, negotiating, and reviewing all types of contracts, whether commercial or private
  • Contract disputes
  • Building or acquiring facilities or equipment
  • Business mergers or business acquisitions
  • Purchase or sale agreement for goods and services
  • Labor and employment: developing policies, procedures, plans, and agreements concerning employees and independent contractors
  • Compliance with the constantly growing array of rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, statutes, and laws affecting businesses
  • Limited offerings of securities
  • Employment agreements, management contracts
  • Strategic business planning
  • Business formation
  • Post-formation needs: employment agreements, standard contracts for goods and services, or the acquisition of new or additional real estate for the conduct of business
  • Business litigation
  • Employee handbook preparation and review
  • Commercial real estate
  • Tax planning and litigation
  • Financial planning
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Ownership disputes
  • Shareholder derivative actions

Our lawyers have assisted hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs with such legal issues. We have the experience and ability characteristic of a Wall Street firm but give our clients the close, attentive service characteristic of a Main Street firm.

Business Formation and Planning

At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we can help you lay down a solid foundation so your business can succeed through hard work and determination. The steps you take when establishing your business can help you avoid litigation and other problems. Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, regularly help businesses in various industries with every aspect of business formation and registration. 

We will help you choose a legal structure that best meets your business’s needs and goals. After setting up your company, we can help you obtain proper certificates and authorizations in conjunction with your business type. We can also assist you with purchasing or selling businesses and business interests. Our attorneys regularly help clients by drafting, reviewing, and negotiating the following documents:

  • Leases
  • Contracts
  • Employee agreements
  • Agreements with vendors, tenants, landlords, service providers, or potential clients

Business Contract Preparation and Review

Businesses of all sizes rely on contracts for purchases, sales, employee matters, and every other legal matter. Working with a skilled attorney can help you create thorough, legally valid contracts to protect your interests. Whether you need assistance with purchasing or selling business assets or real property or with contract review, Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA is prepared to help.

Don’t make the costly mistake of using an online service to prepare contracts. Many of these online services do not include review by an attorney. Preparing or signing a poorly written contract could have a devastating impact on your small business. Working with an experienced business law attorney is worth the investment.

Mergers and Acquisitions

If your business is looking to acquire or merge with another business, our business attorneys are here to assist you. Our small business attorneys have decades of experience helping small companies like yours with their current growth plans involving mergers and acquisitions. We will also help you understand the legal and tax issues resulting from the transaction. Additionally, our attorneys assist small businesses with restructuring. Our team will work closely with your tax advisor and accountant to implement the best restructuring plant for you. 

Providing Legal Counsel for Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Securing a commercial location for your business can be one of the most challenging but essential steps for business owners. At Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, we assist businesses in purchasing commercial properties. Whether you are purchasing a $10,000 or $10 million commercial property in South Carolina, our attorneys are well-suited to assist you with all of your real estate transaction needs. We have an in-depth knowledge of the South Carolina commercial real estate market and use our experience to help clients locate properties and negotiate the best terms for purchasing the property. 

Helping Small Businesses Limit Liability

Retaining an attorney is imminent when facing a business dispute. However, one of the best ways to avoid litigation is to prevent legal disputes in the first place. Consulting with an attorney before a dispute can help avoid costly litigation. When someone sues your business, preventable damage has been done. For example, when a prospective employee files a lawsuit claiming gender discrimination based in part on questions posed at the job interview, you will need to hire an attorney to defend your business. 

The attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, can review your employment practices to find any red flags. We can help you create employee contracts and employee handbooks and implement hiring procedures compliant with state and federal laws. We provide business consultation arrangements through which we provide legal review and guidance. Through our consulting services, we may be able to prevent unnecessary litigation costs in the future.

Contact a South Carolina Business Law Attorney

With a practice extending from Florence to Myrtle Beach, the business law attorneys at Willcox, Buyck & Williams, PA, provide clients with effective, tailored legal counsel. We always remain responsive and communicative with clients. Contact us to set up an appointment with one of our lawyers. We respond quickly to all correspondence and keep clients abreast of developments in their cases.

We serve Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, the Grand Strand, and other communities throughout Florence County, Marion County, Horry County, Darlington County, and Georgetown County.