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Phoenix Business Law Attorneys Offer Practical Assistance

Legal counsel informed by hands-on business backgrounds 

Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. is your Phoenix source for business-related legal representation. Our attorneys previously have worked in the business field and in some cases owned their own companies. This cross-career experience means our thinking is highly practical. We seek to anticipate and fulfill your company’s needs. And since we practice business law exclusively, we stay up to date on changes in regulations, procedures and court decisions that may create or close contractual loopholes.

Phoenix firm offers business law advice from formation to dissolution

When you are starting up a business, you will benefit from consulting an attorney who concentrates in business law. Our firm has wide experience with the legal requirements and practical steps to form a business and begin its operation. We can guide you confidently through the essential processes, which include:

  • Incorporation or registration of entity
  • Trademarks, service marks and other intellectual property 
  • Partnership, shareholder and LLC operating agreements 
  • Corporate by-laws
  • Commercial real estate acquisitions
  • Commercial equipment leases
  • Licenses and permits
  • Insurance coverage
  • Guidance on compliance issues and procedures
  • Financing vehicles

Once you begin operations, our attorneys can negotiate, review and draft contracts that protect your interests. We offer practical advice drawn from real-world experience in a wide range of industries and legal areas, such as:

  • Construction law — We represent developers, contractors, lenders, subcontractors and material suppliers engaged in modest to multi-million-dollar development projects.
  • Entertainment law — We are skilled in forging contracts dealing specifically with artistic content, services and licensing agreements.
  • Intellectual property — We help businesses protect their proprietary rights to unique content, including trademarks, service marks and trade secrets.
  • International business law — Our practice is cross-border in scope, including deals involving companies from Canada, Mexico, China, Israel and other countries.

As a business law firm dedicated to our clients’ success, we can help your company create the “Legal Brick House” and avoid the “Ten Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make.”

Business litigation services to protect your interests when conflicts arise

Disputes are largely unavoidable in the course of doing business, but a skilled business attorney can minimize the damage and resolve the conflict on favorable terms. Our lawyers have a wealth of experience representing businesses in various types of disputes, including those related to the following: 

  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Trademark or copyright infringement
  • Antitrust and anticompetitive practices
  • Business torts
  • Trade secret violations
  • Employment
  • Wage and hour violations
  • Uniform Commercial Code issues 
  • Insurance
  • Shareholders, partners and LLC members
  • Commercial landlords and tenants

We are adept at investigating the backgrounds of disputes to uncover the pertinent facts. We are skilled negotiators, who can often avoid litigation with a mediated solution. We also have a solid track record in arbitration and litigation and do not hesitate to go to trial when necessary to protect our clients’ interests.

Contact the Phoenix lawyers who know business inside-out

The Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. provides practical legal advice to business owners throughout Arizona. Call our talented and experienced business attorneys at 866-696-2033 or contact us online. Located in midtown Phoenix, our firm is easily accessed either by light rail or car, with plenty of available parking.

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Donald W. Hudspeth
Principal Attorney

Attorney Donald W. Hudspeth has more than twenty years’ experience practicing corporate and business law. Before attending law school, Mr. Hudspeth held a stock brokers license at the age of 21 and owned his own business at the age of 23. He was a business law professor at Arizona State University, West Campus, and has conducted classes and seminars for a number of higher institutions and organizations. Mr. Hudspeth has published two books on law and is the founder of the radio programs Law on the Edge and Law Talk.

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Mark S. Hamilton

About Attorney Mark S. Hamilton has experience handling all aspects of civil and commercial litigation in federal, state, and tribal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Practice Areas Business litigation Commercial litigation Education University Of Hawaii Wm. S. Richardson School Of Law, Juris Doctor - 2002 University Of Hawaii, Master Of Arts in Asian…

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    Client Distinction Award
    Bar Register
  • AV Rating
    The Arizona Republic
  • Arizona Sate University
    Top Rated Lawyers
    Client Champion
  • McAfee Secure
    Lawyers Of Distinction
    2020 issue of AZ Business Leaders

Our firm now offers a scholarship program for ASU first and second year law students.

The scholarship is awarded to students for academic merit with an interest in business and business law. Candidates may have majored in fields other than business, have taken a break between college and law school, or have had exceptional life experiences.

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  • "I would recommend Mr. Hudspeth unequivocally. Not only is he an outstanding business attorney, he also provided me with access to a divorce attorney. Thanks to his skill, and resources available outside the Phoenix law family, I was successful in challenging a “family law” mediation that was particularly and grossly unfair." - Chandler, Arizona Private Individual

  • "Thank you for the work you have done in creating these documents. It is always a pleasure dealing with this firm!" - J. P.

  • "An excellent response. Masterfully prepared. Thank you." - El Paso, Texas Real Estate Investor

  • "Glad about meeting with Don. Felt so much better, better than in 15 years. Really appreciated the conversation." - RH, Phoenix Manufacturing Company

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