Legal Help for International Businesses in NC
If You are a
Startup or Young Company
SeiferFlatow, PLLC has built a strong reputation in the Charlotte business community for aggressive, yet practical, advocacy through years of experience representing small and mid-sized businesses in all of their legal needs. While our firm is best known for litigation work and excellence in the courtroom, many may not realize we offer a full suite…Read More
While our Charlotte-based law firm is equipped to handle a variety of cases involving business litigation, we also support businesses through a host of transactional services, as well as assist companies looking to get started and those looking to grow in the United States. Our team has extensive experience working with US-based businesses who offshore…Read More
International companies doing business in the United States can encounter a litany of legal and regulatory challenges as they navigate a system of rules that can be quite different from those governing company operations at headquarters overseas. One of the keys to establishing and maintaining successful U.S.-based operations is the strong drafting of agreements that…Read More
Unfortunately, companies in the United States must accept that, at some point, they will be sued and brought to court. Companies should budget for this eventuality and simply anticipate that they will have to deal with disputes as a major cost of doing business. Similarly, if you are a company based outside the US, doing…Read More
With the increasing interconnectedness of our world, it is now quite commonplace for the American worker to be employed by a company that is based overseas. In the United States, the law provides companies doing business here with many tools that can be wielded to protect the interests of the company, including non-competition agreements, confidentiality…Read More
They say Charlotte’s got a lot, and it certainly does for today’s aspiring tech entrepreneurs. Boasting the fastest growing tech industry in the United States, Charlotte is home to an international airport, a rapidly growing population of young professionals from around the country, and a vibrant culture, making the Queen City the ideal place to…Read More
I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to travel to interesting places. While perhaps not the typical road warrior who has to take connecting flights to towns with three stop lights, I am able to travel, on the regular, to places such as Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas and…Read More
For new and young businesses, we'll help you create or review:
- Asset and liability protection
- Startup funding
- Local, state, and federal compliance needs
- A proactive employee plan, including procedures
- Documents for multiple owner companies such as operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and by-laws.
- Franchise documents
The paperwork involved in launching a business can be overwhelming. We will help you by:
- Filing required documents with the Secretary of State and other applicable regulatory agencies
- Completing and filing Articles of Incorporation
- Completing and filing Articles of Organization
We help clients with issues such as:
- Non-Compete violations
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Prosecuting and defending breach of contract claims
- General corporate litigation
- Collections work
For established companies, we are often called upon to help with:
- Responses to EEOC charges
- Assistance in dealing with wrongful termination claims
- Advice for employment decisions to minimize risk of litigation
Corporate Change and Transitions
For companies experiencing change or transition, we are able to help:
- Negotiate a business sale
- Create purchase and sale agreements
- Draft licensee agreements
- Conduct real estate lease reviews
- Write vendor agreements
- Draft stock purchase agreements
- Write non-disclosure agreements
Corporate Growth and Expansion
If your business is growing, we can work with you on:
- New hire employee documents
- Hiring practices that protect your interests
- Employee handbooks
- Management policies to minimize risk
- Mergers, acquisitions, and shareholder disputes
From Our Business Clients
"I have been working with Mathew for years. He helped me start my business about seven years ago and basically served as an outside counsel whenever we had regulatory issues, personnel issues, litigation issue and even an arbitration. Of all our 'vendors' Mathew and his associate Liz were the most available. Whenever we had an issue, they were on it.
Recently, I decided to sell my company and start a new business. The sale was a major undertaking and Mathew and Liz marshaled it without a hitch. It was a three week rolling closing and they made sure the trains stayed on time. Really impressive. Now that I am opening a new company, they also have the knowledge to get everything in order.
I recommend Mathew and his firm for your business related issues. From the document work to litigation, they do it all. I will continue to use them in the future."
- Jay, Client Review on AVVO
"I own a 15 person construction company and was having trouble with a minority owner. Mathew went through our bylaws and corporate documents and found a way to remove the minority owner and get our company back on track. Truly impressed by his aggressive problem solving.
I will keep going back for my business issues. He really gets it. His staff is wonderful too. Good team over there."
- Rob, Client Review from AVVO
About Mathew E. Flatow
As a lawyer and a small business owner, Mathew has a passion for helping businesses. From startup assistance to helping businesses protect what they've built and manage healthy growth, he views his cases with a singular focus: to solve the problems faced by his clients.