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About Hawaii Business Lawyers

Our Hawaii lawyers help businesses and individuals with their legal needs. A few of the major industries that represent Hawaii's economy include agriculture, fishing, and manufacturing.

Our platform has lawyers that specialize in business law. Business lawyers typically provide advice and other legal services that affect various aspects of a business, which include corporate law issues, contracts, business formation, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and other types of legal issues that come up when running a business. ContractCounsel’s approach makes legal services affordable by removing unnecessary law firm overhead.

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Jeanilou M. on ContractsCounsel
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August 10, 2023

Jeanilou M.

Small Business Lawyer
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Honolulu, Hawaii
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, HI
Concord Law School

Jeanilou G.T. Maschhoff has over 20 years of comprehensive business operations, finance, and development experience in addition to being a licensed attorney in California and Hawaii. She zealously works as a Trusted Advisor, Business/Brand Consultant, and Advocate for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and personal brands. She is dedicated to helping female business owners and professionals in the entertainment, beauty, fashion, and wellness industries make their goals a reality. She uses her diversified expertise to provide a holistic approach to addressing business and legal needs. Acting as a trusted advisor and outsourced general counsel, she assists on an array of business and personal matters. Passionate about social justice and assisting underrepresented populations, Jeanilou started her legal career working in the non-profit sector working towards access to justice and gender equity. She continues to assist non-profit organizations in many capacities and actively looks to partner businesses with charitable causes, creating a synergistic effect that benefits not only the organizations involved but our society as a whole. As an early adopter of the virtual practice of law, Jeanilou has been assisting law firms and solo practitioners adjust to the remote delivery of legal services and helping businesses explore Web 3.0.

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September 26, 2023

Jerry C.

Attorney
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Honolulu, HI, United States
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in HI
Univ. of Hawaii-William S. Richardson School of Law

Jerry has been practicing law in Hawaii for over twenty years which includes the areas of labor and employment.

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October 24, 2023

Samantha P.

Family Law Attorney
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Honolulu, Hawaii
4 Yrs Experience
Licensed in HI
William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii

Samantha earned her J.D. at the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law and has been a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association since 2020. Samantha has worked as a Family Law attorney in Hawaii since 2020, and has represented clients on a variety of family law matters including: premarital agreements, pre- and post-judgement custody, parenting time and child support issues, pre- and post-divorce issues, interstate custody, and paternity issues. Samantha is a certified E-RYT 200 yoga instructor, taught yoga classes at the Modern Hotel in Waikiki throughout law school, and continues to teach yoga classes at various yoga studios in Honolulu to this day.

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Orly B. on ContractsCounsel
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April 21, 2022

Orly B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
New York (virtual)
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Tel Aviv University

Orly Boger has worked in the high tech industry and in a leading law firm before launching her law firm. Orly focuses on startup companies and technology transactions. She structures and negotiates software and technology license agreements, strategic partnerships, cloud-based/SaaS agreements, internet related transactions, OEM agreements, supply, distribution, telecommunications. In addition, Orly has experience in serving as an in-house legal counsel for start up companies at various phases of their development, providing strategic legal advise to entrepreneurs and emerging companies with a comprehensive understanding of the business and legal issues. She has been helping companies develop a legal strategy for all aspects of their operations, from commercial transactions and partnerships, scalable SaaS or services agreements, privacy policies, employment related policies, open source licensing and much more.

Brian S. on ContractsCounsel
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April 16, 2022

Brian S.

Chief Legal Officer
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Washington, DC
15 Yrs Experience
Licensed in DC, PA
Duquesne Law School

Corporate attorney with 14+ years of in-house counsel, people leadership and client management experience. Provides legal expertise and a business-oriented approach to problem solving and building lines of business. Consistently works under pressure, prioritizing and managing workload and simultaneous tasks to meet deadlines in a changing, fast-paced environment.

Igor B. on ContractsCounsel
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May 4, 2022

Igor B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Atlanta, GA
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in GA
Georgia State University College of Law

As a corporate lawyer, I have dealt with international transactions, complex litigation and arbitration, regulatory compliance, and multijurisdictional tax planning. In March 2021, I started my firm and shifted my professional focus to working with start-ups, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and families. I help my clients structure and run their businesses and take care of their assets, including intellectual property issues and estate planning for their families. I try to bring big law quality and small firm personal attention to every client.

Jerry L. on ContractsCounsel
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May 17, 2022

Jerry L.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Nashville, Tennessee
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in TN
University of Tennessee

Jerry provides legal advice to business owners regarding contracts, business law, labor & employment, wills and estates, and real estate.

Aaron B. on ContractsCounsel
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April 27, 2022

Aaron B.

Owner
Free Consultation
Hawthorne, New York
20 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

I have been in practice for over 19 years. I have substantial experience across the spectrum of civil practice areas both as a litigator and transactional counsel. This includes: negotiating commercial and real estate transactions, corporate organization, commercial agreements, and resolving commercial disputes, and litigating numerous civil, administrative, and criminal cases through all phases of litigation from trial through appeal, as well as judgment enforcement. My vast experience as a litigator is an asset to my transactional clients. My background in Investigating and proving the breakdown of business relationships in court allows me a unique advantage in drafting, negotiating, and closing business transactions.

Dan P. on ContractsCounsel
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May 2, 2022

Dan P.

Attorney
Free Consultation
New York
17 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NY
University of San Francisco School of Law

I primarily work with small businesses and the self-employed. I help my clients build sustainable businesses, navigate risk, and resolve conflicts. Most of my cases involve contract review, drafting, negotiation, and disputes; I also work on business entity formation, employment and independent contractor issues, copyright licenses, trademark registration, and more.

Cindy A. on ContractsCounsel
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May 5, 2022

Cindy A.

Contracts Manager
Free Consultation
Durham, NC
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in NC
NCCU

Attorney that has worked in both litigation and transactional fields. Motivated and personable professional. Speaks fluent Spanish and very basic Portuguese.

Michael V. on ContractsCounsel
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May 5, 2022

Michael V.

Corporate Counsel
Free Consultation
Iowa
9 Yrs Experience
Licensed in MO
Saint Louis University

Seven years experience reviewing and drafting corporate and transactional documents, including NDAs, LLC operating agreements, MSAs, employment agreements, etc.

Business Legal Questions and Answers

Partnership Agreement

New York

Asked on Nov 17, 2023

How is the partnership agreement enforced?

I am a co-owner of a small business with a partner. We recently created a partnership agreement to outline the roles and responsibilities of each partner. We have been in business for a few months now, but I am concerned that the agreement is not being consistently enforced. I am seeking legal advice on how to ensure that the partnership agreement is being adhered to.

Damien B.

Answered Nov 21, 2023

Hello! I understand you want to know how to enforce a partnership agreement. When a signatory/party to a partnership agreement violates any of the terms and conditions contained within the agreement, the other signatory or signatories to the agreement could allege breach of contract, including breaching the covenant to act in good faith. Generally also, court have found that there is a fiduciary relationship among partners. So, another potential claim could be a breach of fiduciary duty. Generally, prior to filing of any lawsuit, courts want to see that there was a good faith effort to resolves issues prior to the filing of a lawsuit. So, if there is a way to resolve the issue without the need for litigation that could save time and money.

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Joint Venture Partnership Agreement

Washington

Asked on Mar 21, 2023

Who pays expenses in a joint venture?

I am currently exploring the possibility of forming a joint venture with another company to pursue a business opportunity. However, I am unclear on how expenses related to the joint venture will be paid and whether each company is responsible for their own expenses or if they will be shared. Therefore, I would like to seek the advice of a lawyer to better understand the financial implications of a joint venture and ensure that my interests are protected.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 31, 2023

It depends on the language in the joint venture agreement.

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Demand Letter

New York

Asked on Sep 15, 2023

Is a demand letter legally binding?

I recently received a demand letter from a former business partner who is claiming that I owe them money. This demand letter states that I must pay the amount specified by a certain date or face legal action. I am concerned about the legal implications of this demand letter and want to know if it is legally binding.

Gregory F.

Answered Oct 3, 2023

Technically, the demand letter has no legal impact. It simply represents an offer to resolve a dispute via an out-of-court settlement under the threat of litigation. In your case, it appears from your description that your former business partner has demanded that you pay the disputed amount by a certain date or else s/he will commence a lawsuit against you. It is, of course, possible that even if you do not pay the amount demanded, your former business partner would decide not to pursue the lawsuit--in other words, it could be a bluff. However, if you call the bluff and ignore the letter, and your former business partner sues you, it could become a much more expensive problem for you. I would therefore strongly recommend that you retain an attorney to advise you and respond to the letter.

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Stock Purchase Agreement

New York

Asked on Jun 3, 2023

Stock purchase agreement and board approval?

I am a potential investor in a small business. The business is offering to sell me a portion of their stock, and I have received a Stock Purchase Agreement. The Agreement does not indicate whether the sale has been approved by the board of directors of the company. I need to know if board approval is necessary in order for the Agreement to be valid.

Daniel R.

Answered Jun 30, 2023

Not necessarily. It depends on the By-Laws and Shareholder Agreements who has authority to issue stock. I would recommend a rep and warranty that they have the authority and all appropriate Approvals have been secured.

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LLC

Washington

Asked on Aug 7, 2023

LLC legal requirements?

I am interested in starting a business and I am considering setting it up as a limited liability company (LLC). I want to make sure that I understand all of the legal requirements that come with setting up and operating an LLC. I want to make sure that I remain compliant with all of the applicable laws and regulations so that I can protect myself and my business.

Joon H.

Answered Aug 15, 2023

Hi there, Generally speaking, "limited liability" of LLC means that no member will be personally liable for the LLC's obligations in excess of the amount that he or she contributed, or is otherwise obligated to contribute, to the LLC. In order to enjoy this liability protection, you want to make sure that you respect the boundaries and formalities of your business by: 1. Keeping your business capitalized enough to carry out its normal business functions and meet its reasonably anticipated obligations; 2. Keeping your business assets separate from your personal assets (like not using company truck to run personal errands); 3. Having separate bank accounts; 4. and following corporate formalities like keeping records of meetings, documenting important business actions, and having an operating agreement.

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