Business Startups, Operations And More

Starting a new business is a hopeful venture. Once you have identified the product you want to manufacture or buy wholesale and resell or the services you want to contract out, putting a sound business structure in place will allow you more opportunities to do what you do best: produce, resell or perform a service.

Entity Selection And Formation

Deciding on the right entity is critical. Will you form a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a corporation? Talk to business law attorney J. Caleb Rackleyin Helotes to explore your options, weigh the pros and cons and prepare to move forward with your business plan.

Operating Procedures

If you and a partner or shareholders are going to enter into an operational agreement and get the business well underway, you need to know what that agreement will include and how to protect your interests. Rackley Law Firm has provided that type of guidance to many successful business owners and managers throughout the San Antonio area and beyond.

Nuts And Bolts

Schedule a consultation designed to let you walk out with an action plan and timeline ready to fulfill through all phases, including:

  • Entity formation
  • Registration with the secretary of state
  • Putting processes in place for compliance with taxation laws related to sales tax, income tax, payroll tax deductions and more
  • Obtaining necessary licenses and permits
  • Understanding and implementing employment law and workplace safety law requirements
  • Obtaining business financing
  • Filling key leadership roles, such as managers and directors
  • Prepare for interactions with investors
  • Prepare for marketing and delivery of goods or services
  • Prepare to carry out business transactions, including drafting, reviewing and fulfilling your commitments spelled out in contracts
  • Have a plan in place to address disputes that arise with consumers, with other businesses or internally with employees or officers

“Very professional and friendly. Explained everything in terms we understood clearly. Would gladly recommend for any legal advice.” — Norman P. (actual client)

Business Law Attorney J. Caleb Rackley Is Here To Advise You

Skillful Construction Litigation

If you are the homeowner and plaintiff in a construction defect litigation case, our Law Firm can help you build a strong case to resolve any dispute, including negotiating for correction of the problem.

Perhaps you are a builder, contractor, installer or remodeling company owner facing allegations of wrongdoing in connection with a construction project. Our Law Firm is prepared to help you close this chapter with the least possible disruption to your business.

Types Of Defects Resulting In Construction-Related Disputes

Construction-related disputes may arise from alleged defects or problems ranging from minor to complex, such as:

  • A leaky or shifting foundation
  • Cracks in interior walls or stone fences
  • Moldy drywall
  • Nonfunctioning windows
  • Improperly installed, dysfunctional heating vents
  • Cracked asphalt
  • Water intrusion
  • Plumbing or electrical defects
  • Leaking pipes
  • Poorly designed or constructed water runoff systems outdoors (roof flashing and sheathing, gutters, slope of land next to the house)
  • Liens
  • Change orders
  • Breach of contract

Whichever side of the dispute you are on, we will make sure you understand your options before you commit to a particular strategy: pretrial negotiations, mediation, arbitration or a court trial. We will prepare your case as if for trial even if you do not expect to enter a courtroom. Experience has shown that trial readiness can actually keep you out of the courtroom while supporting an outcome in our favor.

Your Best Interests Will Drive The Strategy If our Law Firm Is On Your Side

Some law firms like to churn up business by making construction litigation cases more complex than they need to be. Our clients, however, appreciate our lawyers expedited, practical approach to dispute resolution. He is committed to helping you fight for your rights without squandering the proceeds on hefty hourly rates to pay for excessive legal maneuvering.

“Once we turned it over to Caleb, it was done. We were extremely satisfied and happy with the results.” — Carl Monaco, actual client

Advising On Construction Transactions And Assisting With Strategic Planning

Planning for successful completion of a construction project is vital for any involved party, such as the:

  • Property owner or investor
  • Contractor
  • Financing entity

Construction Planning Phases

Other keys to a successful completion of a construction deal are the terms of the contract: namely, the construction transactions. Texas construction law attorney J. Caleb Rackley’s years of experience in construction law have prepared him to guide clients confidently through all phases of the construction planning process, including:

  • Envisioning and drafting a contract proposal
  • Clarifying and resolving any land use or zoning law issues
  • Obtaining permits
  • Preparing for building phases, including site preparation, excavation, framing, draining, electrical and water installations, heating, cooling and ventilation, insulation, plumbing, completion of walls, doors, windows, roof, flooring, masonry and interior installations such as closets, cabinets, finish carpentry and fixtures

Construction Planning For And With Whom

A construction law attorney can help protect clients through contracts and problems arising with or for various functionaries such as any of the following that apply for any given project:

  • Agent or broker
  • Lender
  • General contractor
  • Architect and engineer(s)
  • Specialty trade contractors
  • Materials suppliers
  • Inspectors

Whether you are an individual planning for construction of a residential dwelling, a business owner planning for construction of a commercial property or a homeowner or property owner planning for remodeling or structural additions (such as addition of a swimming pool, fence, garage or storage facility, for example), Rackley Law Firm can advise and guide you.

“Caleb took the time to teach us and guide us through the construction process, and everything was resolved perfectly.” — Tim C. (actual construction law client)