Business Law Firm & Corporate Counsel Services

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Business Law Expertise

Get fast help with:

TRADEMARKS | CONTRACTS | BUSINESS SALES

Scottsdale & Phoenix Business Lawyers

Call (602) 292-4168 or igram@epigramservices.com

 
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Experience matters.

Isabel Gram, JD has 14 years of experience as a practicing business lawyer. She began her legal career in Toronto, Canada and has resided in Arizona since 2004. She has represented over 215 Arizona business owners throughout the years, has been involved in many business sales ranging from $500,000 to $60M and spent 5 years as Chief Counsel and a senior executive at a multi-honored, Inc. 5000 fastest growing company.

“Being a business owner myself, I understand the struggle and exhilaration that come with business ownership. With every transaction, whether it’s a contract or a sale of a business, there is a lot riding on the outcome. It’s important to work with an attorney who understands that and can bring not only legal experience, but business knowledge to the table when representing your interests.”

 

FREE TRADEMARK INQUIRY

Protect your brand. Use our trademark registration services to help insulate your company from attacks on IP.

. Example: I want to trademark my company name and/or logo.
  • USPTO Trademark applications (includes attorney consultation, clearance search, application and submission of specimens, responses to simple office actions)

  • Complex Office Actions

  • Response to Office Actions

  • IP Licensing Agreements

  • Software License Agreements/Software Development Agreements

  • Arizona tradenames


BUSINESS SALES (BUYERS AND SELLERS)

Get the best price for your business. Don’t leave money on the table. Read our article here on how Sellers can get the best price for their company.

  • Asset Purchase Agreements

  • Promissory Notes/Seller Carry-Back Notes

  • Security Agreements and Personal Guarantees

  • UCC-1 Financing Statements

  • Collateral Assignments

  • Private equity experience

  • Readiness-for-sale evaluation

  • Mergers/Acquisitions support (due diligence, data room, liaison, disclosure schedule)

  • Unit Purchase Agreements


Business Basics

Avoid future pain by planning now. The best way to avoid partnership disputes and divorces is to plan ahead and establish meaningful governing documents for your business. We can help with:

  • Entity formation, Amendments, tradenames and EINs

  • Bylaws and Operating Agreements

  • Corporate minutes and resolutions

  • Unanimous Consents in Lieu of Meetings

  • Employment Agreements

  • Non-Competition Agreements/NDAs


ContractS & LEASES

Professional contracts that protect your interests. Are you overlooking one-sided clauses and putting your business at risk unnecessarily?

  • Term and Conditions & Privacy Policies

  • Services Agreements and Statements of Work

  • NDAs, Independent Contractor Agreements, Vendor Agreements

  • Commercial Lease review and negotiation

  • Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Minutes


Franchisor Services

  • Draft Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

  • Annual Updates

  • State Registrations


Franchisee Services

Get your FDD reviewed. Buying a franchise can be exhilarating and nerve-wracking. Read our article here on staying sane during the purchase process.

  • Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review

  • Franchise Agreement Review

  • Ongoing Franchisee Support

  • Area Development Agreements/Regional Development Agreements

  • Multi-Unit Agreements

  • Entity Formation & Operating Agreement/Bylaws

  • 401K Rollover Support

  • Employment Law Support


employment law and human resources

Cutting corners on employment matters? Today's average EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission) claims can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend. We can provide support on processes, templates and best practices throughout the employment lifecycle. From offer letters to Employment Manual updates to general advice on tricky personnel matters, we keep you on track. 

  • General advice on HR/personnel matters

  • Employment Agreements and Compensation Plans

  • On-boarding paperwork and termination packages

  • Employee Manuals

  • Exit interviews

  • Training programs

  • I-9 compliance review


risk management and compliance

Protect your business assets. States are seeking penalties and back-tax from companies who deliver services in their state without registering. Violations of the GDPR data privacy regulations come with a potential penalty in the millions. Button up your compliance regimen and get advice on the strength of your commercial insurance portfolio.

  • GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulations) Compliance

  • Multi-state registration and renewals

  • Commercial insurance portfolio review

  • Tax matters (direct and indirect tax, VAT, GST)

  • Litigation management

  • Outside Counsel management/bill review


executive coaching

Get a leg up on your career and your life. Executive coaching is available on a flexible schedule. You choose the frequency and the topics. Get help on your career direction, executive presence and effectiveness as well as navigating complex challenges in the workplace. 

  • Articulate objectives and execute on strategic initiatives

  • Strength working relationships

  • Achieve your purpose without compromising relationships

  • Improve your professional communication skills and presence

  • Board meetings and presentations