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The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC

Post Office Box 2995Tempe, AZ 85280
Phones: 877-455-6344 (Toll Free)
602-388-1898
Fax: 480-967-1810
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Law Firm Overview

The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC is your single source advisor for business attorneys and strategic counsel. We are an Arizona business law firm focused on serving the needs of businesses and their owners in the Phoenix metropolitan area and the Southwest. Its attorneys advise closely-held companies, single-owner enterprises, publicly traded corporations, and individuals. Its principal practice areas are business law and counseling, trademark, copyright, licensing and art law.

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The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC is your single source advisor for business attorneys and strategic counsel. We are an Arizona business law firm focused on serving the needs of businesses and their owners in the Phoenix metropolitan area and the Southwest. Its attorneys advise closely-held companies, single-owner enterprises, publicly traded corporations, and individuals. Its principal practice areas are business law and counseling, trademark, copyright, licensing and art law.

The service and expertise our firm provides will help your company commercialize, enhance and protect the value of your intellectual property, successfully reach key milestones in your growth, plan for growth to ultimately increase the value of your company. We offer companies and businesses of all sizes an integrated range of advice, expertise to meet your most complex challenges.

You had the vision to build a successful business and by choosing us the foresight to protect it.

Legal Services

The following lists some of the services which can be provided by Jay Calhoun and the attorneys and The Calhoun Law Firm, PLC:

Business Organizations

  • Formation of business entities including corporations, Arizona limited liability  companies, Delaware limited liability companies, series LLCs, limited partnerships, and general partnerships
  • Negotiate and draft joint venture agreements
  • Counsel on corporate partnering & strategic alliances
  • Organize not-for-profit companies and assist with application for 501(c)(3) status
  • Advise on choice of business entity (e.g., LLC vs S corporation, S corporation vs C corporation)
  • Advise on choice of state (e.g., Arizona vs. Delaware or Nevada entities)
  • Professional corporations for architects, engineers, doctors, dentists, real estate and mortgage brokers, attorneys, and other licensed professionals
  • Shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements,
  • Succession planning and restructuring
  • Advise on women's business enterprise (WBE) issues

Employer-Employee Relations

  • Negotiate and draft executive employment agreements and executive compensation arrangements
  • Draft confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
  • Prepare independent contractor agreements
  • Hiring and terminating employees

Business/Strategic Advice

  • Strategy sessions with an overview of the potential legal consequences of company decisions
  • Preventive, maintenance and strategic session before initiating litigation
  • Crisis management advice
  • Updates on new laws that impact businesses

Business Litigation

  • Defend business against employee lawsuits
  • Breach of contract suits
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
  • Contests regarding insurance coverage
  • Claims against officers, directors and shareholders based on piercing the corporate veil

Buying a Business or Selling a Business

  • Negotiate and draft asset purchase agreements and stock purchase agreements
  • Organize and conduct due diligence
  • Prepare plan of merger and assist with proxy materials

Intellectual Property, Arts and Entertainment Law

  • Assist with intellectual property audits and investigations
  • File state and federal trademarks
  • File federal copyrights
  • Defend or oppose trademark applications filed with the USPTO
  • Prepare various software license agreements (EULA, source code)
  • Agreements for purchasing or leasing computer equipment
  • Outsourcing agreements, including service level agreements
  • Internet-related agreements including website terms and conditions, privacy policies,  web-linking and revenue sharing agreements
  • Contracts for independent film makers, film financing, and film distribution agreements
  • Visual artists, musicians and writers – we help you keep ownership of your work

Financing the Business

  • Prepare private placement memorandum and subscription materials
  • Reg D filings and state Blue Sky securities law compliance
  • Strategic assistance with private equity and venture capital investments
  • Loan negotiation and documentation
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Practice Areas
Business Organizations and Entity Formation 25%Trademark, Copyright and Licensing 25%Buying and Selling a Business 10%Business and Strategic Advice 40%Entertainment, Sports & Leisure LawInternet-Cyberspace
Litigation
20%
Honors
2008 Recipient of the Top 50 Top Brono Attorneys in Arizona, 20082006 Recipient of the Top 50 Top Brono Attorneys in Arizona, 2006
Pro Bono Activities
Firm Donates a Percentage of its Profits Every Year to a Select Charity, 2009 - Present
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Office Information
Address
Post Office Box 2995Tempe, AZ 85280
Office Hours
M-F 8-6; Sat 8-12; S - Appt.
Phone
877-455-6344 (Toll Free)602-388-1898
Fax
480-967-1810
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