This post is written to conclude and recap my series on the preparation of corporate bylaws and agreements for companies in Olympia or Tacoma, Washington. While entrepreneurs are often more concerned with the day to day operation of their company than with legal issues, not having properly negotiated and drafted contracts can lead to problems which in unexpected and sometimes catastrophic ways. By retaining an experienced business law attorney, you can ensure that these problems do not arise. The goal of my recent articles was to provide information which will help businesspeople to better understand these issues. If you are in need of assistance then contact my office to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. The issues which I have analyzed include:
- Issues stemming from poorly drafted corporate documents
- What to consider when drafting business contacts
- Keeping your corporate bylaws up to date
- Avoiding “self help” corporate documents
- Litigating a breach of corporate bylaws
There are several reasons why we addressed these issues. First, poorly drafted agreements can lead to disputes, including disputes about the responsibilities of organization members, the extent of personal liability, and the continuing rights of under performing members. Such issues can cripple an organization. Second, when drafting your bylaws and agreements, it is necessary to consider matters which may arise in the future and anticipate future growth, opportunities, and risks in addition to your current state of affairs. Third, by keeping your bylaws up-to-date, you prevent problems which may arise due to unforeseen changes in your business. Fourth, it is important to understand that pre-prepared “form” documents take a “one size fits all” approach which may not be suited to your needs. Finally, knowing what to expect from the litigation process can help to ensure that things go smoothly.
One point that I have stressed throughout these articles is that one should contact an Olympia business law attorney to assist with the drafting of their corporate agreements. Retaining counsel, who can focus on these issues, will allow you to focus on the most important thing – your business. I am experienced in handling such matters and my office prides itself on providing the highest level of service. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. Our firm also serves the Thurston County cities of Lacey, Tumwater, and Yelm, the Pierce County cities of Tacoma, Puyallup, and Lakewood, the Lewis County cities of Centralia, Chehalis, the King County cities of Seattle, Auburn, Bellevue, Burien, and Federal Way, as well as other areas in Washington, including Grays Harbor, Mason, Cowlitz, and Pacific Counties.