State and Federal Litigation

     Litigation simply means that either you (or your company) are suing someone or some entity, or you (or your company) are being sued.  If you were given papers at your door by a Process Server (that asked your name and let you know you were being served), then that probably means you are being sued.   Whether you need to sue someone or are being sued, the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC can help.  In some situations, it may make sense for you to aggressively litigate and/or defend your matter.  In other situations, it may make sense for you to get the matter resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible.  In either situation, the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC can help you decide which approach may be best for you to help you realize your goal.   

 

     Whether you are being sued in state or federal court, you will need a smart, strategic solution.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC, at 727-571-1300, whereby we can work together to develop such a solution.

Business Law

     Business law encompasses all of the laws that dictate how to form and run a business.  The Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC understands that each businesses needs are unique as may be the structure and rules regulating same.  As such, regardless of the type of business you have, the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC is the perfect place for you to turn when you have questions regarding any aspects of your business, including, without limitation, your business formation (and what documents are beneficial for your new business to have in place that govern your business), how you run your business, responding to cease and desist letters, responding to demand letters, issues arising related to your license for your business, e.g., Department of Business and Professional Regulation investigations, collection for your business,  contracts used in your business, and a separation of the partners from your business (when you need to continue operating the business for some reason, e.g., insurance commissions, non-competes, etc.). 

 

     If an issue arises related to your business, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC, at 727-571-1300, to assess your needs and develop a smart, strategic solution.

Automobile Dealer Law

     Automobile dealer law is a specific law which relates to automobile dealers.  There are many nuances that face automobile dealers, including, without limitation, laws related to floor plan financing, issues with the Department of Motor Vehicles, disclosures, and warranties.   The Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC is experienced in handling multiple issues which relate to large franchise dealerships to small used car dealers.  No issue is too big, nor too small.  On one end, Joelle Schultz, Esquire has served as General Counsel to a group of franchised automobile dealerships that were part of multi-million dollar litigation and found themselves in multiple receiverships.  As a result, the dealership group also found themselves facing a multitude of additional issues, including alleged sales out of trust, employment violation allegations, and administrative issues related to the attempted termination of certain franchise(s).  On the other end, Joelle Schultz, Esquire has successfully resolved issues related to the buying and selling of retail installment contracts by a small local used automobile dealership.   The Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC knows that regardless of the amount of money in dispute, every businesses goals should be met with balancing the budgetary restraints of the business, if any.

 

     Whether you are a large, small, franchised, or non-franchised automobile dealership/dealer, and you have a legal issue that arises, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC, at 727-571-1300, to assess your needs and develop a smart, strategic solution.

Transactional Work

     Transaction Work simply means drafting documents.  Clarity and succinctness in drafting documents is the key.  However, succinctness is not always defined by length.  What do we mean by this?  There is a strategy to drafting different types of documents.  It is important to understand the goal and what you are trying to accomplish prior to setting out to draft a document to conform with the situation.  For example, an operating agreement is an agreement which is entered into by members of a limited liability company.  The purpose of the operating agreement is to outline the rights and obligations of the members, which includes what will happen in the event a member wants to leave the company or otherwise.  Since this document regulates the operations of the limited liability company and attempts to be all encompassing, the length of the document would likely be much longer than a simple contract.    On the other hand, a simple contract may only relate to one thing happening, e.g., I will cut your grass each week, for twelve (12) weeks, and in return, you will pay me fifty dollars ($50.00) per week, and would likely be much shorter in length than the Operating Agreement. 

 

     Regardless of the nature of the transactional document needed, it is important to develop a strategy for same prior to drafting. 

 

    Whether you need an operating agreement, contract, separation agreement (sometimes referred to as business divorce), security agreement, promissory note, independent contractor agreement, or otherwise, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Joelle Schultz, PLLC, at 727-571-1300, to assess your needs and come up with a smart, strategic drafting solution.