Indiana Business Law Experience
There usually comes a time when a sole proprietor or entrepreneur must decide whether to incorporate, and if so, what type of business entity makes the most sense. Ones operating small businesses often have a seemingly simple problem — being paid. Outstanding invoices and bad debts are common problems for any size business, but small ones are particularly affected by them.
Our law firm, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, provides some transactional services as well as litigation for sole proprietors and small to midsize businesses. David Van Gilder, Mike Setlak and Andrew Simmons are the attorneys at Van Gilder & Trzynka who practice corporate law.
For your convenience, we have provided some answers to frequently asked questions.
Why Choose Us? We Are an Effective and Affordable Solution
We are a small law firm adept at helping small to midsize businesses with collections and other business needs. David Van Gilder has been practicing law since 1983. Our law firm regularly helps small-business clients who are referred to us by other lawyers and other clients. The areas of business law in which we have experience and areas in which our law firm can help are listed below.
- Business formations — Helping sole proprietors and DBAs choose between a sole proprietorship, S corporation, C corporation, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) or a Professional Limited Liability Corporation (PLLC). Each type of business entity has its own tax and liability consequences. Together, we will help you decide which type of formation is right for your business.
- Collections -- We have regularly provided collection services for small businesses such as day care centers, plumbers and electricians as well as collections for professionals such as dentist offices and health clinics.
- Contract disputes — We are litigators on either the plaintiff or the defense side for business disputes such as a contractor/sub-contractor disputes, key employee/employer disputes, real estate buy/sell disputes and other non-compete agreement disputes.
- Administrative law appeals — Our attorneys have experience in successful administrative law appeals and are available to discuss with clients the various procedural requirements for appealing an agency's decision.
- Employer liability for employee actions — Often, an employer may be held responsible for the negligent or intentional actions of its employees if the employer breached a duty owed to the injured party. If your business is in this situation, please contact us to discuss your best possible strategy for defense.
Call for Collection, Business Formation or Contract Dispute Litigation
If you are a small business or sole proprietor in Fort Wayne or surrounding area, and have a collection issue, need a business formation or have a contract dispute in need of litigation, please give us a call to speak with one of our attorneys. Call 888-731-1013 to speak to a lawyer, or send us an e-mail to schedule an initial consultation.