A Business and Estate Plan Law Firm Practice

As a business and estate law practice in Mark, J. Guay, P.C. believes a business strategy is a statement of goals and the means for achieving them. Our preventative and proactive firm assists clients in preparing and promoting their companies to be more effective and, thereby, more profitable. To help achieve this, we create strategic solutions using management, leadership, and legal tools to facilitate problem-solving in the following areas of practice:

Business Organizations and Contracts

When creating a new business, it is critical to choose the correct operational entity. We can aid with implementing your plan by drafting the necessary documentation to launch your business into a fully functional operation.

Once your company is organized, we can provide strategic legal support from our experienced attorney to help you be profitable. We are prepared to assist with all of your contractural and transaction needs, including the following:

Basic Trademark and Trade Secret Information

Trademarks provide the owner the legal right to prevent others from using a confusingly similar mark, but only if you use it properly, as well as police it to prevent infringers.

A trademark indicates the name of the source of the product or, if a service mark, the source of the service. It should be a symbol of your reputation for quality, dependability, and value. It is how you want to be known as. A Trademark is any text or design used by a seller to identify its goods or services, and to distinguish them from the goods and services provided by others.

A trademark indicates the name of the source of the product or, if a service mark, the source of the service. It should be a symbol of your reputation for quality, dependability, and value. It is who you want to be known as. A Trademark is any name, symbol or device used by a manufacturer or dealer to identify its goods and distinguish them from the goods manufactured or sold by others.

Trademarks provide the owner the legal right to prevent others from using confusingly similar symbols but only if your mark is considered “distinctive.” Conversely, GENERIC marks (the product name itself (noun) are never protectable. DESCRIPTIVE marks (i.e., they describe the mark) can become a registered mark but only if they become INHERENTLY DISTINCTIVE (e.g., Chicago Pizza®).

Business Succession Planning

Succession planning is of particular importance when you are a business owner. Not only do you need to put a strategy in place that cares for your personal assets and well-being, but you also need to take into account your company’s succession. Our law firm can assist you in making decisions that reduce the impact of taxes upon your estate, leaving the most significant amount possible for distribution to your beneficiaries.

Strategic Decision Making

Transformative change requires looking deeply beyond technical problems and focuses on core adaptive challenges. It involves translating your strategic plan from your mission statement into your vision. It also consists of establishing goals and breaking them down into objectives and tasks. Knowing your sustainable competitive advantage helps you to execute your vision.