Scottsdale, Arizona was originally a Pima village where Pima still remained in their original homes well into the 20th century. In 1880 U. S. Army Chaplain Winfield Scott bought 640 acres of land where the city is now located. George Washington Scott, Chaplain Scott’s brother became the first resident of what was then called Orangedale. The brothers were known as farmers who cultivated citrus trees, figs, potatoes, peanuts and almonds. The name was changed to Scottsdale in 1894 after Mr. Scott. Scottsdale was officially incorporated in 1951 with a 2,000 population. In 2010 the U. S. Census Bureau listed 217,385 people call Scottsdale home. Today, Scottsdale caters to the tourism industry as its primary employer. Scottsdale is third after New York City and Las Vegas as having the most AAA Five-Diamond hotels and resorts in the United States. Scottsdale boasts the highest number of destination spas throughout the United States.
How Can You and Your Business Profit From an Attorney?
The greatest advantage of hiring a business attorney is guarding your organization from lawsuits. This is accomplished by being proactive instead of reactive in making decisions. The damage has already been done once a complaint is filed against your business. Then the course of action becomes one of mitigating damages which takes a considerable amount of time and money. The fact is that most harm is preventable. Why not take advantage of the resources available to you by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced business attorney?
An experienced business attorney will guide you through nearly all aspects relating to your business. You will have the comfort knowing all measures are being taken to ensure your organization is protected. A few examples include: protecting shareholder/member interests, zoning laws, adhering to strict organization structures and contract liability. The benefits stem from there because an attorney affords you more knowledge about the law thereby causing you to be more confident in your business decisions. Having good counsel on your side also increases the amount of time available for you to stay productive in your organization.
Choosing an Attorney for Your Business Needs:
With so many choices today, it can be overwhelming in choosing the right attorney. A good place to start is by understanding that attorneys have become very specialized in their areas of practice. While it is true that specialists can be quite useful in many areas of law, the risk of hiring a specialist for business needs is that they may be too specialized and therefore unable to serve your organization throughout every conceivable need throughout years. When an attorney is unqualified to counsel on a particular issue, they often refer the client to an attorney who is qualified. Bouncing around from attorney to attorney should be avoided. Instead qualify your attorney from the onset of your professional relationship. An experienced attorney should be able to (including but certainly not limited to) quickly decipher your individual business goals; advise on the type of organization to form in order to ensure the appropriate tax and management benefits are being utilized; draft contracts – both for use in your ordinary course of business but also in employment; negotiate contracts effectively; negotiate lease agreements for space; and liability of the business to its employees.
Platt & Westby, P.C. have had their doors open for 40 years. Experience matters when it comes to anticipating outcomes and protecting your business interests. That is why Platt & Westby, P.C. is the firm many business professionals choose. As a boutique firm, Platt & Westby, P.C. has the advantage of personal contact between the client and the attorney, something that is rarely found in a larger firm. Platt & Westby, P.C. prides itself on personalized attention and perfecting strategies for each client based on his or her unique goals. We invite you to schedule a free and confidential appointment to discuss your future plans: 602-277-4441.