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Since the firm’s opening in 2009, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Tony M. May, P.C. have been working with Las Vegas businesses and individuals to provide them with the very best up to date legal advice. With the combined experience of our attorneys, our firm has backgrounds in many different industries. Therefore, we are ready and prepared to assist you on your various legal matters.
We firmly believe that in order to promote the very best interests of our clients, as well as obtain the best possible legal outcome for them, it is imperative that we educate each and every individual client thoroughly about their legal issues. So that when we share information with our clients, in turn, they can provide us with all of the necessary and pertinent information we need to help them in their situation.
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Rather than diving headfirst into business or personal disputes without knowing where you are going, or what your rights are, first consider calling one of our attorneys at the law office of Tony M. May, P.C. to assist you. Our firm will provide you with the best legal information to help you, help yourself. Whether you are starting a new business, negotiating a contract, having lease issues, or filing a construction claim, we will help you to see the bigger picture, and work within the laws to make them benefit you. We are Las Vegas’s best business law firm, and we are ready to help your business succeed!
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At Tony M. May, P.C., we have business attorneys that are skilled in a multitude of different areas. We are proud to provide Las Vegas businesses and individuals with legal services in administrative law, business law, construction law, contract law, contract drafting/negotiations, consumer bankruptcy, lease agreement drafting and negotiations, employment law, and real estate law.
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Our attorneys work with both new and existing companies looking to protect their businesses. Our Las Vegas business law firm makes it a priority to provide individuals and companies with personalized, and general counsel services. We firmly believe in creating solid, long-term business relationships with our clients. We feel that they deserve to have access to the very best possible legal counsel. Our Law Firm provides creative business solutions in regards to drafting, forming and restricting legal entities. Our experienced negotiation team has years of experience handling contracts, dispute resolutions, regulatory compliances, and preventative advice.
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February 7, 2017
Business contracts are one of the primary issues you will need to address when entering a business project, agreement, or partnership.
Discovering there's a major flaw in the contract after signing it can result in you losing precious time, money, and even reputation. This is surely not something you want.
So, what can you do to avoid it?
To help you answer this question, we've included three common mistakes you should steer clear of in this article. So, keep on reading.
1. Overlooking the Importance of a Written Legal Contract
Your business is worth more than a handshake and a verbal agreement.
In today's economy, shaking hands on a deal and exchanging promises is not merely enough to protect your business interests.
More precisely, you need a mutually agreed upon legal contract based on clear terms and conditions. This way, you can save both time and money and spare yourself a lot of frustration in case the agreement doesn't go as planned.
2. Relying on Ready-Made Business Contracts
Why should you hire a professional lawyer when you have the low-cost possibility to use an online legal form?
Using a pre-made form you've downloaded off the Internet is not the best decision for a few different reasons.
- There is a high chance the online form will not include all important details, such as a termination clause or an assignation clause. And if you have little or no knowledge in the field, chances are you won't really know what to look for either.
- You may not understand the specialized language used or interpret it in an erroneous way. Unlike a knowledgeable lawyer, a ready-made form can't help you navigate the sometimes ambiguous terminology.
- The forms may not be relevant to your location. The law regarding business contracts in Las Vegas has its particular set of characteristics which can change from time to time. The forms you find online can be outdated or may not cover all applicable Nevada business laws.
Using these online services might seem like the cheapest solution now. However, it can actually cost you more money down the road. This is because it can expose your business to legal risks and even cause major problems in court.
Therefore, consider relying on the professional expertise of an established lawyer.
3. Entering a Contract Not Reviewed by a Lawyer
The saying nothing is as simple as it seems applies when it comes to contracts as well. Even if an agreement seems straightforward to you, it's always better to have it approved by a lawyer before making a legal commitment.
This way, you can have your attorney explain the fine print, so you will fully understand the legal duties and obligations you are entering into when you sign the contract. In short, your signing of the contract will be based on an informed decision.
At Tony M. May P.C., we have plenty of experience in the business law field.
We’ve been drafting business contracts for our clients in Las Vegas since the opening of our firm. So, we are confident we can help you with your legal matter as well.
Need assistance with any of the following?
- Contract drafting
- Contract revision
- Contract negotiations
- Breach-of-contract dispute
If so, you can schedule a consultation regarding business contracts in Las Vegas by simply calling us today at (702)-388-0404.
We'll be happy to hear more about your particular needs and start working on finding the best solution for your case as soon as possible.
February 2, 2017
If you work in the construction industry - whether you are a property owner, a general contractor, a subcontractor, or a supplier - you know construction claims are very complicated.
In fact, these disputes can affect everyone working on a construction project. Likewise, they typically involve multiple parties.
Knowing what kind of legal disputes can arise within this industry is paramount as it will help you better understand your legal rights and responsibilities.
This way, you'll be better equipped to defend a claim filed against you. Also, you'll know when you have a right to solicit a legal action being taken against someone else.
So, let's get straight to it and discuss six different types of claims which can arise within the construction industry.
6 Types of Las Vegas Construction Claims Which Concern You
1. Bond Claims
Surety bonds are required by some project owners to help ensure all parties involved on a construction project or who have contracts to supply materials will live up to their ends of the agreement.
In fact, there are several types of bonds routinely required on construction projects and each type of bond protects a certain group of people. Once the bond is in place, if the terms and conditions of the contract are violated, a claim aimed at the party who breached the contract can be pursued.
2. Construction Defect Claims
From significant cracks in the foundation of your property to corroded plumbing, anything can make the object of a claim. If proven responsible, the builder/developer can be held accountable for defective conditions encompassed in the claim.
3. Mechanic’s Lien Claims
Property owners can be held responsible for not paying their general contractors or for their general contractor’s non-payment to its subcontractor.
If someone provides materials, equipment, or labor on a construction project in the state of Nevada and they provide the proper pre-lien notice, they can file a lien against the property of the owner if they are not paid for their services. This is true even if the owner has paid the general contractor in full.
However, there are ways for the owner to protect himself/herself from the general contractor's irresponsible actions.
4. Breach-of-Contract Claims
These types of claims deal with individuals or companies failing to perform their duties and obligations relating to a valid contract. A breach of contract is a failure - with no legal excuse - to fulfill any promise which constitutes all or part of the contract. If that failure causes the other party damages, the non-breaching party can pursue a claim against the breaching party to get compensated for the breach.
5. Delay Construction Claims
Disputes related to impacts on the construction schedule are pretty common in the construction industry. Delay claims relate to unplanned events or circumstances that interfere with the progress of work. More often than not, these claims are pursued when they result in delays and disruptions of the overall project schedule and completion deadline.
6. Payment Disputes
There are various causes which can lead to payment related claims, such as:
- delay in payment of security deposit or retainage
- failure to account for all of the costs on the project
- unreasonable deduction of money from final bills
Where to Take It from Here?
Construction is a complex business. It requires the joint effort and coordination of many different entities. This often makes room for a variety of construction claims and disputes.
Managing and resolving them as they occur can be difficult and stressful for all parties involved.
To ensure the process is the least disruptive and costly as possible, consider working with a professional.
A lawyer with expertise in this area can offer you reliable advice and help you find the best possible legal solutions.
You can also reach the Law Offices of Tony M. May, P.C. by calling us at (702) 388-0404.
January 17, 2017
Getting closer to a transaction makes everyone wonder about business contracts and all the terms they should include. Whether it's a lease, buying products, entering into a service contract, selling a house, or a company, there is one question we usually have on our minds.
Do I need a Lawyer to Draft the Contract?
And the answer is usually YES.
That's why you should talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Request a consultation today, and we can outline a contract to suit your needs.
Now let's get into the details of why it's important to hire a lawyer when dealing with these important documents.
The Importance of Business Contracts
Within any transaction, the most important document is the contract. Some transactions might seem simpler than others. Here are transactions you should always hire a lawyer to prepare the business contracts for:
- Working with a Freelancer
- Maintenance and Clean-up Services
- Leasing or Selling a Property
- Purchasing or selling products
- Entering into service contracts
In these situations, the contract is vital to make sure everything works smoothly. If a lawyer drafts the agreement, they will make sure your interests are protected, you will avoid loopholes, and your business will be protected by the law.
Protecting Your Interests
When a lawyer drafts your business contracts, he will take into consideration your interests. Including sections which protect your Company's Intellectual Property. You can find more of them in this article.
A lawyer can also help you specify the terms clearly so there is no discussion when receiving the product or services.
Having a clear list of criteria for evaluating the quality of end product specified in the contract will make sure you receive exactly what you want out of the transaction.
If the transaction is simple, you might feel you can draft the business contracts without the help of a lawyer.
This is where most loophole problems come from. Not using the right terms might give the other side the option to not oblige those requirements and still fulfill their obligations.
Working with an attorney will make sure these situations aren't possible even before starting the transaction.
Ensuring the Contract Is Updated to Terms and Regulations
For specific transactions, you will need to make sure before signing any written document it is updated to the new terms and regulations of the law.
Here's where a lawyer's expertise helps you most in drafting business contracts. There are also other situations where an attorney's expertise can help.
They will always know the legislative changes which appear and make sure your own transaction respects them.
Clearing this up from the beginning will save both parties from tackling legal problems later on.
Need Help Finding a Lawyer to Outline Your Contracts?
Now you know. To have a healthy business and smooth transactions you need reliable business contracts enforced by the law.
By hiring a lawyer to draw up your contracts you make sure:
- Your company's interests are protected
- You evade loopholes
- All your paperwork is up to terms and regulations
If you need a Lawyer to help you with your business contracts, you can call us today at (702) 388-0404.
We can discuss your needs and find the best solution for your particular circumstances.
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