Ours is a result driven approach. A lawyer’s role cannot be simply advising a client what they can or cannot do, but rather needs to include how the client can achieve what they want to achieve.
BUSINESS PLANNING AND GROWTH STRATEGIES
McMillan Law Group provides the opportunity for businesses to enlist the assistance of counsel in planning and developing strategies for growth and expansion. Conversely, when the need is to reduce staff or decrease operations, McMillan Law Group attorneys are available to assist the business owner in setting priorities, evaluating risks, and engaging in processes to minimize costs.
McMillan Law Group attorneys have great experience in working with privately-held businesses and frequently will offer perspectives and alternatives not readily apparent to the business owner associated with significant changes in operations.
When your business requires contracts, bills of lading, licenses, leases, employment agreements, or other written contracts for future or pending transactions, McMillan Law Group is experienced and prepared to respond quickly and to provide you “plain English,” straightforward agreements. Our goal is to provide you with agreements which fairly reflect your deal and are not designed to invite negotiations or make more of a transaction than is necessary. In short, we focus on the business objectives and do not get buried in the minutiae.
We also frequently invite our business clients to discuss significant transactions before they begin negotiating to offer alternatives and insights which the client may not have considered.
While a handshake and a verbal agreement may have been sufficient in the past, today’s business commitment require written agreements to avoid confusion, misunderstandings, or one party’s taking advantage of the other. From our perspective, the written agreements don’t need to be long, filled with legal jargon, or overly complex. We strive to keep the contracts we prepare business-friendly and clear to meet the client’s objectives. We believe the parties to a business contract should be able to understand and use the contract as a business tool without having to consult with counsel or to guess at what a term really means.
In the modern world, it is important to appreciate that the global economy is cyclical. Accordingly we do everything we can to ensure that our clients are protected both in good times and bad.
Sometimes though, no amount of preparation or foresight can prepare one for the unforeseeable. Our legal professionals are well aware of this.
We offer both Bankruptcy counseling and Bankruptcy Law representation services to both our current and of course to all new clients.
Whether you are looking to preserve assets, get a fresh start, or simply save a Real Estate Asset, The Bankruptcy Code provides a plethora of definable answers to these issues. Too often, we meet with clients who have been advised by others to pursue a “quick fix” or easy solution. Inevitably these quick fixes either fail completely, or do not achieve the clients’ goals.
We do not view Bankruptcy as the primary solution for those facing financial hardship, but we do help our clients to understand that it is a model to be considered. Often our debt ridden clients are able to come to terms with their creditors without the need of the Court System.
Debt Collection – The Other Side of the Coin
Given the financial position of our clients, we are often called upon to assist with the resolution of business disputes with their partners.
We have developed a very sophisticated debt collection practice.
The direct intervention by our law firm often results in greater recovery of outstanding accounts receivables and bad debt. In many circumstances, the fear of prompt and substantial legal action results in recovery of outstanding obligations without suit becoming necessary.
Debtors are less likely to ignore a collection letter from an attorney. Collection agencies cannot file small claims lawsuits in California. Only attorneys can do the one thing that debtors fear most: file a lawsuit to collect the debt.
The shock of a process server or the Sheriff on the debtor’s doorstep is a pretty good indication that you are serious about collecting your money. Many creditors just threaten suit. Many debtors know that most creditors will not sue so they just ignore them.
Having the Sheriff show up takes your unpaid account to a new level of importance to the debtor. In some states (including California), corporate debtors must be represented by a lawyer. The debtor now has to either hire a lawyer of their own, or just lose by default. Either way, they are much more inclined to try to work it out. If not, they know they are facing Collection Lawyers. In addition, after judgment, the debtors in many states are also facing wage garnishments, bank levies, etc.
The attorneys in this practice group attack their work with an unbridled level of enthusiasm and energy. Our success in this field has often included the recoup of our fees from the debtor.
If you are interested in learning more about this practice group and would like to discuss any issues you may have with current suppliers or business partners, please contact our office.