Dedicated New Mexico Attorney Assists with Business Law Concerns

Seasoned Albuquerque lawyer delivers comprehensive support

From the time a business is formed, knowledgeable advice from an experienced attorney is crucial to its success. Whether you are engaged in commercial litigation or need detailed analysis of an important contract, strong counsel can be the difference between success and failure. At the Susan G. Chappell Law Firm in Albuquerque, I enable business leaders to manage legal details effectively so that they can focus on their primary responsibilities. With a diverse background that includes 20 years of work handling sophisticated commercial matters and training in alternative dispute resolution, I can locate creative solutions to the most difficult challenges. If your New Mexico business has a legal concern, my firm provides the diligent representation and personal attention that you deserve.

Accomplished counselor advises new ventures on business formation

Launching a business is an exciting but overwhelming experience. I deliver sound, clear advice to help clients satisfy legal requirements relating to issues such as:

  • Establishment and registration — I explain the advantages of various types of commercial entities such as corporations (including S corporations and C corporations), partnerships and LLCs. When you have determined what type of entity works best, I can prepare the correct paperwork for authorities including the New Mexico Secretary of State and the IRS.
  • Corporate governance — In business, it’s important to get it right from the start. Establishing bylaws and guidelines for the handling of important company matters can avert costly conflict in the future. Using my background with large and small businesses, we can set a framework so that everyone understands the rules now and in the future.
  • Permits and licensing — Creating a legal entity is only the first step in opening a business. I can help explain and secure the proper regulatory approvals to enable you to proceed with confidence.

No matter what field you are working in, my firm provides the sophisticated counsel you’d expect from a large law office, but with a level of personalization and service you can only receive from a small practice.

Pursuing successful results in commercial and civil litigation

Legal disputes are costly distractions that can threaten even a thriving business. If someone has violated your company’s legal rights, a quick response gives you the best chance for a prompt, successful resolution. My firm can outline the complete array of legal options at your disposal. I have a background of delivering favorable outcomes in every dispute forum, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Even if someone else commenced litigation against you, I can help you take assertive action to resolve the matter on your terms.

Lawyer provides effective contract development and review

Successful business relies on clear, effective contracts. Whether contracts involve sales, services or employment, they need to be drafted so that decision-makers understand exactly what rights and obligations accrue to them and the parties they contract with. I work with businesses to develop a detailed knowledge of their business goals before drafting an agreement or reviewing a document prepared by someone else. I also diligently explain each contract term so that my clients will not be unpleasantly surprised. As a mediator and arbitrator, I have the skills and experience to protect your legal interests in contracts and all other areas while moving the process toward consensus.

Contact a skilled New Mexico business law attorney

The Susan G. Chappell Law Firm represents New Mexico clients in various types of business matters. Please call 505-717-1978 or contact me online to schedule a meeting at my office in Albuquerque.