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Contracts and Transactions

Phoenix Business Attorneys Provide Practical Legal Assistance With Transactions & Contracts

Serving Arizona companies with hands-on business knowledge

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. have unparalleled skill in advising on business contracts and transactions. We may be a business law firm, but we speak in plain English. We know that every contract for every transaction should clearly outline the rights and responsibilities of each party, and we work diligently to make that happen. We ensure clients will never be confused by complicated legal jargon. With our assistance, clients don’t suffer losses because they entered into a transaction with vague terms or didn’t understand what was in a written agreement.

Pragmatic approach to a wide range of business transactions

Getting sound legal advice when you are contemplating a business transaction is one of the keys to success. Our firm helps companies in Phoenix vet transactions and avoid legal pitfalls that might skew a deal and render it burdensome. We seek to understand your business objectives and then offer insights based on our real-world experience in matters related to:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures — If you are thinking of acquiring a business or merging your company with another, our attorneys can perform the due diligence needed to negotiate essential terms. 
  • Finance options — When businesses need capital for operations or expansion, we explore the pros and cons of available options, from securities offerings to lines of credit to debt financing.
  • Partnership issues — If you are adding or separating a partner from your enterprise, we guide you through the process, so your interests are fully protected.
  • Executive recruitment and compensation — Attracting and retaining talent is vital for any successful business. We help companies make prudent decisions that lead to mutually beneficial arrangements.
  • Environmental issues — When the transaction you’re involved in has environmental implications, we provide the guidance you need to comply with regulatory requirements. 
  • Corporate taxes — Tax consequences for a transaction can often diminish its cost-effectiveness. We make sure you are forewarned and protected. 
  • Regulatory compliance — State, federal and local regulations affect many aspects of doing business. We help you guard against compliance failures that can result in fines and other penalties.
  • International business — Doing business across borders complicates many transactions. We have the experience to research foreign legal requirements and to make sure they are followed.

No matter what type of a business or commercial transaction is involved, our pragmatic advice helps you accentuate the positive and avoid costly complications. 

Clear, cogent contracts to protect your rights in any type of exchange

Our business law attorneys negotiate and draft clear and comprehensive business contracts, both for single transactions and for ongoing relationships. Areas of particular concern for our contract clients include:

  • Non-disclosure agreements — We prepare succinct and enforceable NDAs to protect the interests of entrepreneurs looking for investors and established companies seeking executive talent.
  • Covenants not to compete — We help companies protect their trade secrets by drafting precise, enforceable covenants that control former employees’ possibly harmful activities.
  • Business acquisitions, mergers, purchases and sales — We prepare detailed contracts for complex transactions so as to protect our clients from costly mistakes and misinterpretations.
  • Licensing — We represent companies and creators in license agreements for a wide range of products and intellectual property. 

Our business lawyers in Phoenix work directly with you to provide a solid understanding of the requirements of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a law developed to govern business transactions in the U.S., as well as the Contract for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) which governs some international transactions. With our business law firm at your side, you can be sure of getting clear, concise and enforceable contracts that facilitate business activities and protect your rights.

Second opinions to protect the rights of your Phoenix business

Consulting an attorney for a business dispute — especially one that could result in costly litigation — is much like getting a diagnosis of a serious illness from your doctor. Before deciding on a course of treatment, it’s prudent to get a second opinion. Our firm often acts as the “second opinion” attorney. If you have a contract question or are unsure about the quality of your legal representation in a business transaction, our attorneys are happy to give attention to your concerns. We work with local Phoenix businesses and companies throughout Arizona and the rest of the US.

Contact a pragmatic Phoenix law firm for contracts and transactions

Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona takes a plain-English approach to contracts and transactions, so our clients know their rights and obligations. If you’re tired of the confusion that often arises from complex commercial agreements, come to the firm that’s dedicated to having documents make practical sense. Call us today at 866-696-2033 or contact us online.

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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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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

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