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If you are seeking a lawyer, please be so kind as to read this entire writing.

I am a reasonably priced attorney with many years of experience advising and assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs. Whether starting a new business or managing an existing one, consulting an attorney helps to ensure that your interests are protected. While many businesses choose to avoid legal fees by using free online advice, stock company formation ‘kits’, online forms, or by reusing old forms and documents, such a strategy entails short-term savings that often pale in comparison and consequence to the long-term costs of relying on a legal structure, or essential documents, unsuited to protecting their interests.

I help business owners and entrepreneurs choose the right legal form, draft effective operating agreements, secure a Federal Employer I.D. Number, file articles of incorporation and draft comprehensive agreements with employees and business partners to meet your needs and protect your interests. This can be very helpful to you in avoiding certain difficulties and pitfalls in the course of developing your new enterprise; and I will usually suggest that we review the kinds of liability, legal difficulties and litigation associated with the specific kind of business, and manner of operation, specific to it in order to protect it from the outset. Most small or start-up businesses cannot afford in-house counsel, or to keep an attorney on retainer, but should at least have one at the outset, then consult with that attorney at each important change or decision made in the life of the company.

Summary of Services:

  • Investigate and review your business venture for potential or common liabilities, and advise on how best to protect against them
  • Incorporation / Company formation
  • Operating agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Nondisclosure and noncompete agreeents
  • Independent contractor agreement
  • I do not however provide tax advice.

    My practice is based in Manhattan, though I handle clients in the other Boroughs, Westchester and Long Island. Any matter that I take up will be handled discreetly. My legal fees for representation are fair and reasonable, and you will learn about them as part of our initial, free consultation by telephone. I offer flat fees in many, but not all, matters. I will sometimes consider offers of alternative compensation, or barter, if appropriate.

    If I do not answer your telephone call directly, please leave a message that you are seeking legal counsel, provide a contact telephone number and I will then return your call shortly. I will gladly answer any questions that you may have about my legal services.

    Alternatively, if you are not comfortable in seeking legal counsel through Craigslist then you should consider contacting the appropriate local Bar Association. (That is, the bar association in the county where you are located, do business or where the incident occurred.) As a service without cost or for a very small fee, they provide the names of attorneys that the Bar has reviewed and vetted in particular areas of specialty to ensure that these attorneys have knowledge and experience to meet your needs.

    Michael R. Horenstein, Attorney & Counsellor at Law. Tel.:
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