Gowen Rhoades WInograd & Silva PLLC Blog

Information and insight on today's hot legal topics.

Gowen Rhoades WInograd & Silva PLLC Blog - Information and insight on today's hot legal topics.

Are Your Rights Being Signed Away?

image of clauseIn its recent decision in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter, the United States Supreme Court affirmed its commitment to upholding the rulings of arbitrators “however good, bad, or ugly.”  This decision is set to have grave effects on the rights of consumers in disputes with merchants or other large corporations because it further distances their decisions from review by a judge in all but the most egregious cases.

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Whether Business or Personal, Proper Planning for Partnering Up in Life

hand shaking image By Tsahi Levent-Levi

Image from Tsahi Levent-Levi.

Prenups.  It is fair to say that a certain stigma is attached to that word.  After all, when planning a wedding, the last thing a couple wants to think about is the potential end of their marriage.  The same is true for business partnerships: dissolution of a newly-minted business is the furthest thing from the mind of small business owners. However, in both cases, planning ahead—whether through a prenuptial agreement or through a dissolution plan in a partnership agreement—can have both legal and financial benefits in the long term.

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New Small Business Service Helps Reduce Risk, Increase Bottom Line

The Gowen Group is proud to announce a new service for small businesses so they, too, can have an attorney at their disposal–and at a fraction of the cost!

Whether your small business is just-established or a community institution, you need to make sure its interests and finances are protected. Small businesses often forgo even the most basic of legal advice when entering into contracts or in the decision making process because of the cost—only to later discover that a simple review by an attorney could have saved thousands of dollars in legal fees. To help protect your small business, its reputation, and its bottom line, the Gowen Group Law Office announces its Virtual General Counsel Service for small businesses.

The Virtual GC allows you the ease of service by being able to work with us from virtually any location. Additionally, our attorneys can work with your schedule and are available to come to your place of business. It is like having an in-house attorney on your staff!

The purpose of the Virtual GC is to bring excellent legal services and peace-of-mind to small businesses at a price they can afford. The Virtual GC allows your company to remove the uncertainty of being billed by the hour. Instead, you pay a flat monthly fee for unlimited basic legal services, including:

  • Organizing and incorporating your organization
  • Review of Existing Contracts
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
  • Handling of Legal Employment Issues
  • Demand Letters
  • Advisement on Business Decisions
  • Initial Review and Advice on Pending or Potential Lawsuits

Visit our website today for more details and to see how we can help your small business.