Business and Commercial Law Attorney

Providing experienced counsel to growing businesses is a special focus at The Law Offices of William D. Black. Across all areas of our practice, we believe in investing in our clients’ futures by providing sound advice and reliable representation.

Scottsdale Commercial Law Attorney William D. Black
As your lawyer, William D. Black works hard to assist Arizona businesses with every phase of the entrepreneurial experience — from entity selection and formation to protection of your rights during disputes, expansion, contraction, business dissolution and planning for business succession. His more than 30 years of experience ensures that your legal, financial and personal goals will be addressed promptly and efficiently, in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters.

Contact us today at The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale or Phoenix to speak to a corporate and business law attorney with the real-world business experience and legal knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process of forming and growing your business concern and protecting its profitability and integrity. We can also assist you in buying and selling business, creating profitable exit strategies and formulating business succession plans.

Boutique Business Law Firm Dedicated to Helping Arizona Clients
Expect innovative, resourceful and responsive representation for every corporate legal need, including:

  • Business defamation and interference with contract disputes
  • Commercial collections
  • Contract review and breach of contract disputes
  • Entertainment law
  • General business litigation
  • Intellectual property disputes and litigation
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation and anti-piracy disputes
  • Partnership disputes and business divorces
  • Commercial lease disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Restaurant and liquor license law
  • Licensing and administrative law

The advice of a well qualified lawyer committed to your personal or business success can be an invaluable asset. Call Scottsdale and Phoenix business and commercial law attorney William D. Black to arrange a free initial consultation. Our toll-free number is 888-349-3599.

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Business Sales & Acquisitions Attorney

The purchase or sale of a business involves numerous legal issues that must all be resolved in a satisfactory manner to protect the interests of both the buyer and seller. The Law Offices of William D. Black has helped facilitate numerous acquisitions and sales of businesses in the Phoenix area and throughout the State of Arizona.

Business Mergers and Acquisitions
We can advise and represent you at all stages of the process, including:

  • Preliminary discussions
  • Tactical decisions relating to asset sales/stock sales/mergers
  • Negotiation of a letter of intent
  • Drafting of a confidentiality agreement
  • Drafting and finalizing a formal purchase contract
  • Drafting consulting agreements with the seller
  • Undertaking due diligence
  • Closing
  • Post-closing adjustments

A Phoenix business attorney and a CPA or financial advisor should be involved in the transaction as early as possible. They can be very helpful at structuring the deal. Proper professional representation is extremely important even in early discussion stages, so that the professionals do not end up having to undo what has already been started. The entrepreneur seeking to buy a business has a different set of interests from the owner who is seeking to sell.

The Law Offices of William D. Black has substantial experience advising clients on both sides of business sales transactions. Whether you want to buy a business, sell a business, or transition a business to your children, our firm will work to facilitate the transaction while protecting your rights and interests.

Helping Business Owners Build Profitable Businesses
After helping a client buy a business, our firm often continues to advise the new business owner in matters involving employment law, commercial real estate, legal risk management, and other aspects of forming a business. We take great professional pride in helping Arizona business owners build and profit from their business ventures.

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Contract Negotiation and Dispute Law Firm

The Law Offices of William D. Black is an experienced boutique business law firm which has successfully provided business contract review, negotiation, dispute resolution and litigation prosecution and defense to Arizona clients for more than 30 years. Ask us about some of our recent successes.

Scottsdale Business Contract Lawyer William D. Black
Our founding attorney William D. Black understands that the success of your business to a large degree rests upon the artful drafting and effective implementation of your contracts — and your ability to enforce and defend them. Business relationships are built on solid contracts; when a party breaches a contract or there is a disagreement on contractual language or interpretation, you or your company need intelligent, experienced and skillful representation. Contract disputes can occur in many ways: partnership disputes, non-compete agreement disputes, stockholder disputes, employment agreement disputes, business to business disputes, and intellectual property disputes.

The Law Offices of William D. Black counsels business and commercial clients in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area, and other cities statewide. We pride ourselves on offering to our clients innovative, resourceful and responsive representation from start to finish. We make sure we are always reasonably accessible to our clients to address and answer their questions and concerns.

Boutique Business Law Firm Protects Your Rights in and Out of Court
Look to us for quality representation with any business contract need, including:

  • Contract review: We carefully examine your contracts in the context of all surrounding circumstances — drafting, reviewing and perfecting contractual language — and work proactively to help you avoid litigation as your business ventures progress. We work hard to define all parties’ rights and duties so there will be no subsequent misunderstandings or disputes.
  • Contract litigation: We assist you with prosecuting contract violations to secure maximum recovery for you and also in enforcing the defense of your contractual rights when contractual agreements break down. William D. Black’s proven skills at mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution can also be of great benefit to our clients in facilitating resolution of disputes. If your case must be resolved through a court trial, we have a proven track record of success. We fight diligently and vigorously for your best interests. We are dedicated to your success. Ask us about some of our recent court successes.

When appropriate The Law Offices of William D. Black team with knowledgeable and dedicated assistants and paralegals to assure optimal results for the client. Our office library is extensive, containing the most up-to-date legal source bank and state of the art computer research tools. We also work with several subspecialty attorneys who serve in “of counsel” roles, and with other forensic investigators and professionals when needed to cover more specialized legal issues.

We provide this exceptional legal service while maintaining a small and personable boutique law firm atmosphere that emphasizes conscientious one-on-one personal service. Your important contractual legal matter will never get lost in the shuffle at The Law Offices of William D. Black.

If you are a business owner, officer or agent in need of skilled legal assistance with contract drafting, review, negotiation or litigation, please contact us for a confidential, complimentary initial consultation at this toll-free number: 888-349-3599. We can help make sure your contracts are clear and effective, and can withstand any challenge.

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Scottsdale Commercial Real Estate Lawyer

Business owners, experienced investors, and franchisors involved in the rental or purchase of commercial real estate make significant investments in property and their future rights. Whether you are interested in buying or selling property or entering into a commercial lease, it is important to understand your rights and obligations. Scottsdale commercial real estate lawyers at The Law Offices of William D. Black represent clients seeking to protect their investments and rights in commercial real estate transactions and disputes.

Commercial Real Estate Litigation in Scottsdale & Phoenix
Commercial real estate matters may involve complex contract negotiations, long-term rights and obligations, and costly disputes. To protect your investments, contact the Law Offices of William D. Black.

Our firm is experienced in handling all of the following commercial real estate investment matters:

  • Transactions involving commercial, industrial, mixed-use and residential properties
  • Purchase and sale of improved and unimproved real property
  • Review and negotiation of commercial leases
  • Disputes relating to a purchase or sale, investment, or commercial lease
  • Real estate development transactions, including contracting and disputes
  • Real estate broker and agent disputes
  • Partnership and joint-venture formations

We understand the complexity of every commercial real estate investment and work to protect our clients’ immediate and future interests. Our attorneys will take the time to understand your unique personal and business needs. We are experienced in providing creative solutions to real-estate problems, structuring entities and transactions to achieve favorable tax treatment and, where applicable, accomplishing estate-planning objectives. We work regularly with CPA’s who address more sophisticated tax issues.

We offer reasonable and affordable fees to businesses in Phoenix and throughout Arizona. To learn more about our business law practice or our firm in general, please contact us. We have the experience, expertise and the dedication to effectively protect your rights.

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Scottsdale Business Planning Attorney

At the Law Offices of William D. Black, Phoenix business law attorney Bill Black advise business owners and entrepreneurs in all aspects of business law. We provide advice and planning to help them establish and grow their businesses. Our law firm facilitates profitable business transactions by negotiating and drafting commercial contracts and addressing all other legal aspects of developing business transactions. We help clients in the purchase and/or sale of businesses and business assets. Our goal is to help them flourish and profit in the growing Arizona economy.

Business Formation in Scottsdale & Phoenix
We offer our business clients a broad spectrum of legal advice and services. Examples of the business law work we do are as follows:

  • Formation, management, and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other business entities
  • General business law advice and planning
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Buying, selling, or liquidating businesses
  • Business agreement negotiation and drafting of all related contracts
  • Establishing and protecting trade names, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property
  • Purchasing and leasing of real estate, office facilities and equipment
    Employment contract negotiation
  • Hotel and travel law
  • Creditor/debtor relations and disputes
  • Consultation on issues of wrongful termination, employment discrimination, and other employment law matters cases
  • Restaurant and Liquor License Law

Our fees in business law matters are reasonable and affordable. We do accept credit cards including VISA and Mastercard. In some limited instances, we will process business litigation cases on a contingency fee basis.

Planning for Growth
We work closely with our business clients and encourage them to call whenever a significant business opportunity or problem arises. We work hard to learn about and become familiar with their businesses and business personnel so that we can give them the best possible advice and facilitate the long-term growth and profitability of their enterprises.

We also concentrate on providing advice from an objective and dispassionate perspective. Our clients are often presented with business opportunities which seem to offer great promise to them. Licensing agreements or business alliances are good examples. These apparent opportunities may also pose great risks. While we can share in a business person’s enthusiasm for growth, our independent viewpoint also allows us to understand the potential negative aspects of the proposed business opportunities. In these proposed transactions, we provide frank and straight-forward opinions and advice. We try not to be deal-breakers, but instead work to give our clients informed and realistic feedback and then let them make the ultimate decisions.

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Arizona Entertainment Lawyer: Contracts, Disputes and Negotiations

The Law Offices of William D. Black entertainment and sports law attorneys in our Phoenix and Scottsdale offices represent professional athletes and entertainers. We draft and negotiate major contracts and endorsement deals. We can handle every facet of our entertainment clients’ business and personal affairs, including providing general business and real estate advice and advice in diversified other areas of the law.

Experienced Scottsdale Entertainment Agreement Lawyer William D. Black
Astute advice in contract negotiations and drafting is especially critical for those just entering the entertainment business. Skillful legal representation can assure your success and can protect you from being exploited. You can avoid the need to renegotiate or restructure bad agreements or ultimately the need for you to litigate to enforce or protect your rights.

The Law Offices of William D. Black in Scottsdale and Phoenix offers experienced representation in entertainment law to new talent, production companies and all players in the industry. Our founding attorney William D. Black has extensive experience — more than 30 years — in contract law, and has represented individuals and companies locally and nationally film, TV, radio and music matters.

Your Scottsdale or Phoenix entertainment law needs are in capable hands when you trust us with your important legal matters. We are a boutique business law firm whose reputation is built on innovative, resourceful and responsive representation. We work hard to protect your rights, and to deliver attentive personal service that brings you profitability and peace of mind.

More Than 30 Years of Successful Service to Arizona Businesses
We provide entertainment law counsel to actors, writers, singers, musicians, songwriters, directors, editors, cinematographers, production companies and recording studios, preparing and reviewing all types of contracts and agreements; addressing issues such as copyright protection, royalties and residuals from concerts and touring, CD sales, broadcast and re-broadcast; and merchandising of:

  • Recording contracts
  • Production contracts
  • Marketing agreements
  • Agreements among band members
  • Comprehensive “360-degree” deals

Mr. Black has helped many performers and industry professionals to negotiate their original contracts or to renegotiate their deals to more favorable terms, or to resolve disputes over copyright or royalty issues. When entertainment law disputes cannot be resolved, Mr. Black is an accomplished business litigation trial lawyer who can initiate or defend legal action.

A Phoenix sports lawyer’s clients may include:

  • Amateur and professional athletes, coaches, referees, and league officials
  • National, regional, state, and local governing bodies
  • Athletic administrators
  • Sports facility owners and operators
  • Sports broadcasters

This list can be expanded further to include sports trainers, equipment manufacturers, sponsors, concessionaires, and all those who provide sports-related goods and services.

While sports law sounds like a highly specialized field, sports law firms in the Phoenix area must have a general knowledge of many areas of law. Since clients may include those in recreational, high school, college, and professional sports, a Phoenix sports and entertainment law attorney will be called to do work for his clients in a number of different areas including:

  • Contract negotiations
  • Salary arbitration hearings
  • Marketing and endorsement opportunities
  • Intellectual property issues
  • Event management
  • Sports franchise and facility marketing
  • Labor and workers compensation issues
  • Athlete representation
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Arizona Licensing and Administrative Law Attorney

Experienced Lawyer for Arizona Professional Licensing Matters
When pressing legal problems of a licensing and administrative nature arise — The Law Offices of William D. Black will provide innovative, resourceful and responsive representation and will strive to achieve a successful resolution of pending dispute. The Scottsdale and Phoenix attorney with the experience and commitment to get results for you is William D. Black, founder of The Law Offices of William D. Black.

We are a respected boutique business law firm that is dedicated to your success, regardless of the challenging assignments you bring to us — and committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters.

Please contact us to secure your confidential, initial complimentary initial consultation.

Helping Businesses in a Licensing and Administrative Law Capacity for 30-Plus Years
Federal, state, county, municipal and city agencies present a wide spectrum of regulatory issues that often require skilled legal representation. With more than 30 years of experience in business law with regular emphasis on administrative law and licensing issues, The Law Offices of William D. Black can assist you in dealing with government administrative agencies on issues such as:

  • Liquor license applications and claimed violations
  • Registrar of Contractor issues
  • Professional licensing disputes
  • Compliance examinations and investigations
  • Enforcement actions
  • Health and safety agency disputes
  • Insurance department disputes
  • License suspension and revocation proceedings
  • Appeals from agency decisions
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Legal Assistance With Arizona Restaurant and Liquor Licenses

Restaurants and bars that plan to survive in today’s competitive and often litigious business environment must take a proactive stance or risk being faced with sudden, potentially expensive legal problems.

Arizona Restaurant and Liquor License Law Attorney William D. Black
The professionals at The Law Offices of William D. Black work regularly with restaurateurs and bar owners in Scottsdale, Phoenix and throughout Arizona to address their highly specialized needs.

We are familiar with the unique legal issues that can arise in the restaurant and bar industries — and counsel clients regularly on a variety of such issues. We help restaurateurs and bar owners to establish their businesses, maintain their licenses and minimize their legal risks. We also help with the legal aspects of acquiring and selling restaurants and bars, and liquor licenses that accompany such transactions.

The skilled business lawyer to contact when a restaurant and liquor license controversy threatens to compromise the profitability of your Arizona company’s operations is William D. Black. Our boutique business law firm’s proven skills, personal service and more than 30 years of experience can translate to a positive resolution for you.

Protecting the Rights of Arizona Businesses for More Than 30 Years
The quality, experienced representation we provide includes:

  • Formation, maintenance and dissolution of corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities
  • Negotiation and drafting of commercial leases and investor agreements
    Counsel for clients in the purchase and sale of restaurants and bars
  • Representation for registration and protection of trade names, trademarks, trade dress and other intellectual property
  • Preparation of liquor license and restaurant license applications, and defense against alleged license violations
  • Consulting with clients on potential liability issues such as premises liability, dram shop liability and other insurance matters
  • Handling all types of civil litigation arising out of commercial and customer disputes
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