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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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No matter which of the above-mentioned areas of law you find yourself in need of assistance for, our attorneys will be able to assess the situation, find the best possible solution, and educate you in the processes we use in order to work as a team to achieve the best possible outcome.
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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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.
January 9, 2017
As much as employers would like their staff to be perfect, people are unpredictable and as a result, they may cause problems for a company without even intending to do so.
That's why company owners should be familiar with employment law and its sometimes sensible topics like sexual harassment.
As they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This also applies to a healthy company culture which supports employees to be their best.
Is this something you want at your company? Then read on.
Sexual Harassment Prevention within Employment Law
With any two-party agreement, there are terms concerning both employers and employees.
On the one hand, the employer has to:
- Clarify that sexual harassment is an act of sexual discrimination against gender identity as stated by the Nevada Fair Employment Practices Act.
- Provide a non-discriminatory work environment and take the right preventive steps against harassment. If not, they could be liable for any harassment cases occurring within the company.
- Issue anti-harassment policies to let employees know what falls into the harassment acts category. These policies also serve with outlining the right procedures to follow when an act of harassment happens.
- Review policies periodically.
- Provide workshops and training for the staff.
- Act promptly in case of sexual harassment.
The employee commits to:
- Check their behavior is in line with the company's view on sexual harassment.
- Strive to be aware of any acts which are not compliant with the above policies.
- Report and discourage any notable or subtle manifestation of harassment.
Anti-Harassment Policy Advantages
As stated in the introductory paragraphs, a successful company culture relies on creating a work environment which is:
If you, as the company owner, make it clear inappropriate behavior is not tolerated at the workplace, employees will get a sense of security. Plus, you will establish yourself as a caring employer who understands the need for equality.
What should an anti-harassment policy contain?
First, it must be clear and enclose a concise definition doubled by clarifying examples.
Second, the policy must provide protection in case the harassment is carried out by a superior or advisor. This automatically implies reports being confidential.
Third, the policy has to state a clear commitment to providing necessary training.
What Is the Best Way to Approach This?
At first sight, the policy against offensive conduct does not seem to pose many intricate technicalities. You may even be tempted to take charge or let your HR department do the job.
There is one solution available - hire a law firm or practitioner to:
- Tailor a comprehensive prevention strategy fully compliant with the employment law.
- Protect your company against liability.
- Discourage objectionable behavior - your staff will know a legal instance is in charge.
Having a law firm by your side sets the right tone within your team.
December 6, 2016
Liens are statutory rights to secure payment for work done on personal and real property.
Now, this kind of security interest is automatically available to certain individuals who perform the statutory mandated requirements as they provide labor and/or materials as the result of a contract to do work on either real or personal property, if those individuals are:
- construction or material suppliers
- licensed contractors
- licensed subcontractors
- licensed design professionals
It is generally called a mechanic's lien, or in Nevada a "Notice of Lien," and it requires a detailed process in order to secure mechanic's lien rights or prohibit them from causing problems to the owner of the property. A good Mechanic's Lien or Notice of Lien attorney can help you protect yourself, whether you are the owner, contractor, subcontractor, material supplier or design professional.
Improving a property requires quality workers and suppliers who must be paid no matter what happens between the property owner and contractor.
Basically, a mechanic's lien is a form of statutory payment warranty set up to benefit those who make improvements to property. But whatever you do, all parties to a construction project have a vested interest to insure their own interests are considered in dealing with payments and mechanic's lien claims.
Let's go through four of the issues you might encounter with this particular kind of construction claim as a property owner.
1. Paying Twice for a Project
For a mechanic lien's attorney, it is a priority to make sure there are proper procedures in place throughout the entire construction process, which include a convenient and well documented payment schedule for all parties involved.
After signing the contract, both owners and contractors must keep track of the conditional and final lien releases that must be provided as part of the ongoing payment process. Only through following these procedures will the owners and contractors have a chance of being able to avoid unexpected issues with unpaid subcontractors and suppliers that have mechanic's lien rights to enforce against a property if they were not paid.
2. A Mechanic Liens Attorney Prevents Property Selling
Poor paperwork management can lead to:
- a general contractor failing to fulfill their contractual requirements.
- a contractor improperly recording mechanic's liens without following preliminary notice requirements.
Preliminary notices serve as a warning to the owner and general contractor of a supplier or subcontractor's intention of pursuing a lien claim in the future if they are not paid for their labor or materials provided to the project.
A legal professional can help set up policies and procedures to ensure that all preliminary notices and lien releases are systematically maintained and accounted for by those who pay for services.
3. Paying for a General Contractor's Irresponsibility
As a property owner on whose land a construction project is carried out, the most frustrating scenario is being placed on notice that a lien has or will be recorded against his/her property when the owner has paid the contractor, in full, for its services, which includes the amounts the lien claimant is seeking payment for due to the general contractor's failure to pay.
If you have a well drafted contract, property owners can take legal action against a general contractor if it fails to hold up their contractual obligations to pay all parties that were hired to work on the Project.
But while a mechanic liens lawyer helps you carry a lawsuit against contractors, it takes time and resources. Also, if proper documentation and procedures are not in place and the contract goes bankrupt without paying its subcontractors and suppliers, the owner may be required, by law, to pay twice for the work done on his/her property.
If you have a mechanic's lien attorney before the contract is signed - good for you. They'll be able to look over the contract and general contractor's license status, as well as the subcontractors' license status.
4. Losing the Interest on Your Own Property
Once a mechanic lien is recorded against your property interests, if the mechanic's lien is not removed it could cause a cloud on your title to the property and if left unchecked, could cause the owner of the property to lose his/her ownership interest in the property.
What this means is that a lien claimant can pursue its lien rights through the Courts and take away a property owner's interest in his/her Property and then make the property owner pay for all of the attorneys' fees the contractor spent in seeking this judgment against the property owner.
As any mechanic liens attorney can confirm, mechanic's lien requirements can be one of the most misunderstood in issues in construction law. The misunderstandings originate from the lack of expertise on both contractors' and owners' parts.
So, to better understand the Mechanic’s Lien process in Nevada, consider hiring a lawyer. You'll need reliable legal advice for all of your business and construction operations, especially if you're in the real estate /construction field in the Las Vegas metropolitan area.
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