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Small Business

Knowledgeable Attorneys Help You Start and Grow Your Small Business in the Phoenix Area

Practical advice specifically tailored to your unique circumstances

Any small business owner in the Phoenix area must contend with a number of legal matters related to business formation, including agreements, transactions, disputes and the creation of corporate entities. There are often laws, restrictions and obscure codes that most Phoenix small business owners are unaware of; legal restrictions that could derail their success if not addressed. At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., our attorneys take the time to explain the legal requirements and warn of potential pitfalls. Drawing on our experience as attorneys, business people and business owners, we are able to discern the most favorable structure for your new business, such as an LLC, a partnership or an S corporation.

Skilled legal help for Phoenix small business owners

Your legal needs do not end when you open the doors of your business. Many of our clients rely on us for ongoing legal advice to avoid conflicts that could result in litigation brought by shareholders, customers and employees. The types of controversies we manage for Phoenix small businesses include:

  • Contracts and transactions — We negotiate, review and draft contracts that allow our clients to conduct business efficiently and profitably.
  • Partnership disputes and dissolutions  — If you are engaged in a partnership dispute or your partner wishes to end your business relationship, we can assist you with a legal dissolution.
  • Litigation — We help resolve commercial disputes through traditional negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and court litigation.
  • Franchising  — We represent entrepreneurs who wish to open a franchise and owners who want to grow their company by franchising the business.
  • Employee relations — Our lawyers draft and review employment contracts and non-compete agreements, and help businesses develop protocols to stay in compliance with state and federal employment regulations.
  • Lease and personal guaranty — We help our small business clients obtain the real estate and heavy equipment they need to conduct operations, while protecting their personal assets.
  • International business law — We protect the interests of small businesses in Phoenix as they grow by engaging foreign trade partners.

Getting sound legal help eases the day-to-day worries that beset even the most successful small businesses. At Law Offices of Donald W. Hudspeth P.C., we understand the challenges of running a small business — many of our business attorneys were small business owners prior to joining our legal firm.

Contact the Phoenix law firm that understands your small business concerns

At the law firm of Donald W. Hudspeth,  PC, our business attorneys guide small business owners through the complicated — and often tricky — legal problems related to the formation and growth of their enterprise. For practical and legal advice based on our knowledge and experience in business law, call 866-696-2033 or contact our Phoenix office online.

What others are saying about us
  • "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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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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Brian K. Stanley
Of Counsel

Attorney Brian K. Stanley has more than thirty years' experience practicing corporate and business law. Brian also worked for Sandra Day O'Connor in 1976-1977; Formerly with the Phoenix firm of Jones, Hunter & Lerch as of the dissolution of that firm in 1979. (Also Member, Law Office of Brian K. Stanley, PLLC).

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Janae A. Perry-Meier

Janae Perry-Meier is a business and commercial law attorney focusing on international business. Janae handles both transactional and litigation matters, including: forming your business, drafting your contracts, franchising, business disputes, business divorce, mergers and acquisitions, private placements, securities compliance, and corporate governance. Janae also handles trademark registration, office action responses, and infringement cases.

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Michael David Malin

Michael Malin has been a practicing attorney in Arizona since 2013. He has represented clients through all stages of litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Michael litigated cases involving professional negligence, insurance bad faith, dram shop liability, personal injury and wrongful death, Indian law, probate, and criminal matters. Before attending law school, he worked for several startup companies in the then-nascent field of smartphone and tablet application development. test

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Robert J. McGee
Associate Attorney

Robert J. McGee is an Arizona native who has been practicing law since 2014. Robert’s primary experience is with all aspects of intellectual property – trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and patents. Robert has substantial additional experience with cyberlaw. He is an avid collector of esoteric knowledge and always takes an interest in the details of how each client’s business works.

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    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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