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Business Law Attorneys Serving Tacoma, Washington

Starting and running a business can be exciting—yet extremely challenging at times. It is important that you choose the right business structure and establish a solid legal foundation for your business. In addition, it is vital to protect the business from potential liability, resolve disputes, and ensure the immediate and long-term growth and success of your business. Sometimes, though, these necessary tasks can feel overwhelming. 

At Curiale Hostnik PLLC, we're committed to offering comprehensive and knowledgeable legal guidance to clients in business law matters. Our reliable Washington State business law attorneys are available to assist you with various matters, including business formation, dispute resolutions, contract law, business dissolution, and employment law. In addition, we will ensure compliance at every stage of the business and help you make well-informed decisions as a business owner. 

Curiale Hostnik PLLC is proud to serve clients across Tacoma, Washington, and cities throughout Pierce County, including Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and University Place. 

Business Formation 

Starting your business on a strong legal footing is imperative.This means selecting an ideal business entity or structure, creating procedures and policies, and establishing the required contracts. At Curiale Hostnik PLLC, we're committed to guiding entrepreneurs and business owners through the various procedures involved in business formation. Our experienced lawyers can help clients with a huge selection of business formation tasks, including, but not limited to: 

  • Choosing an entity type, such as Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), and Corporations 

  • Setting up contracts, including shareholder agreements, employment contracts, partnership agreements, non-compete agreements, and service contracts 

  • Registering the trademark and branding materials of your company 

  • Reviewing business contracts, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance 

  • Applying for licenses and permits 

  • Preparing corporate documents 

  • Fulfilling business formation and registration requirements  

  • Preparing and filing the required federal, state, and local taxes 

  • Establishing a legal framework to protect business owners, partners, and the business from potential liability or litigation 

Our lawyers at Curiale Hostnik PLLC can walk you through the business formation process and help you navigate crucial decisions at every step of the way. 

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Contract Disputes 

Contract disputes can occur when any party to a legally binding contract fails to fulfill their expected legal obligations in the agreement. At Curiale Hostnik PLLC, we have the knowledge and resources to help settle contract disputes amicably and quickly. Our legal team can help resolve different business and contract disputes, such as: 

  • Breach of contract 

  • Breach of fiduciary duty 

  • Errors in the contract 

  • Coercion, fraud, and misrepresentation 

  • Unfair business competitions and practice 

  • Tortious interference with a contract 

  • Definition of technical terms used in the contract 

  • Offer and acceptance 

We work hard to settle contract disputes fairly, mitigate liability, and if applicable, help pursue legal remedies for damages suffered. 

Employment Law 

At Curiale Hostnik PLLC, we offer comprehensive guidance to business owners and employers across Washington State in employment law-related matters. Our attorneys can handle various legal matters involving hiring, promoting, or terminating employees diligently. 

Additionally, we’re here to represent your company when facing allegations of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, workplace discrimination, and other employment lawsuits. 

Business Dissolution 

Business dissolution involves the formal and legal process to close or wind up a company, business, or corporate entity within the state. This is typically required to end any legal responsibility to settle debts, pay fines and taxes, and other obligations. Common reasons for business dissolution could include: 

  • Excessive debts through loans 

  • Negligent accounting practices 

  • Low cash flow 

  • Poor business management 

  • Bankruptcy 

  • Fraud 

  • Failure of succession-planning 

  • Unfavorable economic policies 

  • Market saturation or excessive competition 

  • Disagreements between business partners or members 

Our skilled attorneys at Curiale Hostnik PLLC guide clients throughout Washington in various processes involved in business dissolution. As your legal counsel, we can help: 

  • Craft and submit the business dissolution proposal 

  • Notify customers and workers, and pay creditors 

  • Close all business operations and transactions 

  • File the Certificate of Dissolution or Cancellation 

  • Cancel all licenses, permits, and out-of-state registrations 

  • File the required tax forms 

  • Manage all debts and liabilities 

  • Close tax accounts 

Whether you're trying to wind up a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or LLC, our attorneys will guide you through the steps involved. 

Business Law Attorneys Serving Tacoma, Washington

Having knowledgeable legal guidance is crucial to navigate the core legal issues involved in business formation, contracts, dispute resolution, and business dissolution. Contact us at Curiale Hostnik PLLC today to schedule an initial consultation with experienced business law attorneys. We serve individuals and businesses in Tacoma and cities throughout Pierce County, including Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, and University Place.