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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Attorney Protecting Intellectual Property

Intellectual property — trademarks, copyrights, patents, Internet content and technical innovations — can be major corporate assets. They must be protected from business competitors who attempt to misappropriate and exploit them.

Scottsdale Intellectual Property Dispute Attorney
Other forms of intellectual property — trade secrets, customer lists and business practices — can be just as important to the profitability of a company. Many business people do not recognize the value of their intellectual property assets and fail to adequately protect them.

William D. Black is an experienced lawyer who will protect your intellectual property rights in Scottsdale, Phoenix and throughout the State of Arizona. He has advised a diverse business clientele on intellectual property matters for more than 30 years. He has also represented clients in intellectual property litigation and has proven success in this area.

When your ownership of unique business knowledge, intellectual assets and strategies is under attack, get the quality representation you need from The Law Offices of William D. Black.

Innovative, Resourceful and Responsive for More Than 30 Years
We advise and represent clients with businesses of all sizes in matters involving:

  • Selection and registration of trademarks and trade names
  • Applications for copyright protection
  • Resolutions of disputes relating to publicity and privacy rights
  • Drafting and negotiation of software development and marketing contracts Securing of software licenses
  • Counseling on the protection of trade secrets and trade dress
  • Negotiation, enforcement and defense of confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Enforcement of intellectual property rights through demand letters, preliminary injunctions, litigation and alternative dispute resolution techniques

We also represent clients in protecting their innovations, including licensing, negotiation of licenses with other parties, and prosecution and defense of infringement charges. Some of these cases become highly technical, requiring that we team with intellectual property specialists. In matters involving patents, we can refer our clients to our “of counsel” patent attorney.

Just as you lock the doors to your business at night, you should also act to protect the value of your trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property. The Law Offices of William D. Black can help you protect the value and realize the profit potential of all of your intellectual property assets.

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Scottsdale Personal Injury & Accident Claims

If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the Law Offices of William D. Black, if retained, will work hard to achieve the maximum recovery for you and your family on a contingency fee basis. We are skilled and experienced in evaluating, preparing and prosecuting injury claims.

Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney
Injury victims often face medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent injury, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life. Family members suffer economic loss, mental and emotional anguish and loss of companionship. In the event of wrongful death claims, families are traumatized and torn apart without warning. If you are an injury victim, we can help you through these difficult times. We can also refer you to qualified medical care, in the event you have difficulty finding a doctor on your own. Many of the medical providers we recommend are Board Certified Specialists and will often agree to work on a lien basis.

At the Law Offices of William D. Black, our lawyers have years of experience and proven results. We will work hard to maximize your recovery. Our firm can help you deal with the trauma of the accident. The compensation we obtain for you can make a critical difference for you and your family – by providing the medical care, rehabilitation, and financial award you need to recover and put your life back on track.

When appropriate, we will retain qualified expert witnesses to present and clarify liability, medical, scientific and economic evidence. We treat each client as an individual with unique problems and needs. We will keep you informed concerning the progress of your case as we proceed.

Call us atĀ 602-910-6144 or 888-349-3599 to arrange for a free initial consultation. An attorney at our firm can evaluate your case, explain the legal process, and how we can help you overcome the crisis you face.

Aggressive and Intelligent Representation
The Law Offices of William D. Black provides aggressive representation designed to maximize compensation for victims of:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents and Premises Liability
  • Construction and on-the-job accidents
  • Childrens’ Playground Accidents
  • Injuries caused by criminal activity (claims against the perpetrator and other parties at fault)
  • Inadequate Security Accidents
  • Accidents Caused by Defective Products
  • Nursing home neglect and abuse
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Dog Bite Attacks
  • Elder Abuse/Fiduciary Litigation
  • Uninsured Motorist Claims
  • Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Wrongful Death Claims
  • And other acts of negligence

We work hard to obtain the best possible settlement or award. We will build a strong and convincing case designed to obtain justice and maximize the compensation you receive.

We treat each client as an individual with unique problems and needs, and will stand by you throughout the entire process. If you need medical care or therapy, we can direct you to qualified medical providers who can help you. We will keep you informed concerning the progress of your case as we work hard to obtain the best possible settlement or award for you.

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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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Business and Commercial Law — Scottsdale and greater Phoenix, AZ

Business and Commercial Law — Scottsdale and greater Phoenix, AZ

William D. Black — Phoenix Litigation Lawyer With More Than 30 Years of Experience
WELCOME TO THE LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM D. BLACK We are a boutique law firm, committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals. We work in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters and tailor our representation to the client’s needs. We deliver value by creating solutions to legal problems through quality work and responsiveness to client needs. When compelling business and commercial law issues threaten to compromise your interests or your company’s profitability, our law firm will deliver innovative, resourceful and responsive representation to help you address these issues and achieve the most effective solutions.

We are fortunate to be able to dedicate our energy, expertise and experience to the furtherance of causes in which we believe. We provide knowledgeable representation in a wide range of civil practice areas. When appropriate, we team with top-notch investigators, consultants and forensic experts to assure optimal results for the client. Our firm’s primary goal is to provide high-quality legal services on time and for a reasonable fee.

Boutique Phoenix Business Lawyer Firm Handling a Wide Variety of Business Law Matters
Attorneys at The Law Offices of William D. Black dedicate their energy, expertise and experience to achieving the goals of our clients. We provide innovative, resourceful and responsive representation in practice areas that include:

  • Business and commercial law — including contract negotiation, drafting and review, and enforcement
  • Entertainment law— representing individuals and companies locally and nationally in film, TV, radio, art, music and other entertainment matters.
  • Restaurant and liquor license law – representing clients buy, sell and operate their businesses their restaurants and bars
  • Licensing and administrative law- representing clients in their dealings with government administrative agencies on issues licensing and enforcement actions
  • Civil litigation and general business litigation —representing clients in disputes centered on business defamation, professional malpractice, commercial collections, breach of contract, intellectual property, non-compete agreements, partnerships and business divorce, probate and trusts, insurance bad faith claims and commercial leases
  • Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy — representing clients determining their best debt relief strategies including liquidation and reorganization; guiding them to a “fresh start”

Your business is too important to trust to inexperienced counsel. The Law Offices of William D. Black has represented businesses in Scottsdale, Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona since 1979. We always work to successfully protect our clients’ best legal and financial interests.

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Scottsdale Business Disputes Lawyer

When the success or survival of your business is challenged by a partnership or shareholder disagreement, or a similar stressful and threatening organizational development — often involving decisions to sell, dissolve or persevere — you can benefit from the sound counsel of an experienced business lawyer.

Arizona Business Divorce Law Firm Handles Partnership Disputes
Phoenix and Scottsdale business dispute attorney William D. Black has been practicing since 1979. At The Law Offices of William D. Black, we help you evaluate developing business problems that can interfere with and compromise your company’s profitability and ultimate success.

We can help you to map strategies and take legal steps that ensure your company’s future success. If business dissolution or failure is an inescapable conclusion, we can help you to mitigate your losses. We are knowledgeable in bankruptcy law and, if necessary, have a bankruptcy specialist who works in an “of counsel” role with the firm to evaluate more sophisticated bankruptcy issues and problems.

Business partnerships unravel and business entities dissolve or deteriorate for many reasons. Oftentimes serious issues of alleged neglect or fraud are disputes that can be resolved only through litigation. Other times, it is simply time for the partners to sell or fold the business and move on to something different. Whatever the reason, an experienced lawyer is needed to help you through the process of a business dispute resolution, partnership divorce or business dissolution.

If you are dealing with a partnership dispute or business divorce in Scottsdale, the Phoenix metropolitan area or elsewhere in Arizona, you should speak with attorney William D. Black in an initial complimentary consultation.

Experienced Business Lawyer Aggressively Protecting Your Rights
The Law Offices of William D. Black extends our signature quality representation to corporate clients whose business ventures have been threatened or damaged for many different reasons, including:

  • Negligence and business torts/defamation lawsuits: Misconduct by a partner, shareholder or officer, and partnership disputes in general are some of the most common reasons for the demise and dissolution of once successful businesses.
  • Intellectual property disputes, and trademark and copyright litigation: When ideas and inventions are not properly registered, protected and administered between the partners or stockholders, serious internal disputes can develop. These are often contentious and may result in partnership disputes or business divorces.
  • Business sales and acquisitions: when a business is sold for a profit, or partners decide to liquidate and move in different directions

Whether a business divorce is diplomatically calculated or contentious, our law firm has the experience to evaluate the facts, determine your best business and legal posture, and negotiate a favorable resolution on your behalf. We have more than 30 years of experience successfully resolving business divorce disputes for our clients.

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Scottsdale Insurance Litigation Law Firm

Has an insurance company refused to honor the terms of your policy?
Has an insurance company refused to pay you the damages to which you are entitled?
Did your insurer, without just cause, decline to defend you in a lawsuit?

These are just a few examples of the types of insurance disputes on which we provide client assistance.

Arizona Insurance Disputes Attorney William D. Black
The Law Offices of William D. Black can determine whether you have grounds for a civil action for insurance bad faith. Our Arizona law firm with offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix serves individuals and businesses statewide in Arizona with innovative, responsive and resourceful representation and conscientious personal service, start to finish.

Insurance companies have a statutory and common law duty to treat policyholders in good faith. If an insurance carrier refuses to live up to its end of the bargain, our founding attorney William D. Black is an insurance dispute trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience who will aggressively advocate for you. He has processed thousands of cases against insurance companies and knows the tricks of the trade they will attempt to use against you to minimize your recovery. He is known and respected by many of the insurance company adjusters and his appearance on your behalf will add great credibility to your case. He also knows what value your case may have and will make sure you make the maximum recovery.

In Scottsdale and Greater Phoenix, the insurance bad faith lawyer who aggressively safeguards your interests is William D. Black. We are a boutique law firm committed to helping clients achieve their legal, financial and personal goals in a wide variety of business, transactional and litigation matters.

Serving Arizona Clients in Insurance Bad Faith Matters for More Than 30 Years
The Law Offices of William D. Black protects your rights when legal issues arise over your:

  • Homeowners policy
  • Auto insurance — Recoveries against insurance for at-fault drivers and/or uninsured motorist/underinsured motorist recoveries
  • Flood insurance
  • Title insurance
  • Directors and officers liability
  • Umbrella liability

Insurance companies rarely settle bad faith claims, at least upon early presentation. Most cases must be prepared for trial. Mr. Black has practiced law for more than 30 years and has extensive experience in insurance law and civil litigation. He pursues every legal remedy practical for a denied insurance claim.

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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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Commercial Lease Disputes Attorney

Business owners, experienced investors and franchisors involved in the rental or purchase of commercial real estate make significant investments in property and need to make certain their investments are economically profitable. As a result, their need for legal representation by a good commercial real estate attorney who has knowledge and expertise relating to commercial real estate lease law is essential.

Experienced Business Lease Disputes Attorney in Scottsdale and Phoenix
Are you interested in buying or selling property or entering into a commercial lease? Are you seeking a practical, efficient resolution to a commercial lease dispute? It is important to understand your rights and obligations. Phoenix commercial real estate lawyer William D. Black at The Law Offices of William D. Black represents clients seeking to protect their investments and rights in commercial real estate transactions and disputes.

Landlords and tenants alike deserve a chance reach a reasonable agreement advancing their respective interests relating to commercial lease agreements. William D. Black can evaluate your fact situation and discuss your options concerning the legal approach which best suits your objectives. He has more than 30 years of experience in business and real estate law and can make a positive difference.

Commercial real estate matters can involve complex, detailed contract negotiations, long-term rights and obligations, forensic evaluations and costly business disputes. To protect your investments, contact The Law Offices of William D. Black.

With law offices in Scottsdale and Phoenix to serve you better, commercial lease dispute lawyer William D. Black is available to discuss the details of your legal matter in a free initial consultation. Call 888-349-3599 toll free or e-mail us.

Serving Commercial Lease Disputes Clients for More Than 30 Years
Our firm has considerable experience processing all of the following commercial real estate investment matters:

  • Commercial lease disputes centered on failure to pay rent or damage to property
  • 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
  • Other related commercial lease issues

If you have exhausted efforts to resolve a dispute over a commercial lease agreement, you need a battle-tested trial attorney in your corner who can help to enforce your rights or defend allegations made against you. With extensive commercial real estate experience, William D. Black will put his 30 years of experience as a business and real estate attorney to work for you to provide first-rate legal representation.

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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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