Most large corporations have an “in-house counsel,” a lawyer that the executives regularly turn to for advice and legal expertise. Regardless of whether you run a small, medium or large business, retaining a costly in-house counsel may not be in your budget. Retaining Marsicano + Leyva PLLC as your business attorneys or corporate lawyers is the next best thing as they can serve as your affordable general counsel.

Marsicano + Leyva PLLC is dedicated to providing its business, franchise, and startup entrepreneurial clients with valuable legal guidance and representation on issues prevalent throughout the life of the company, from formation to wind-down. Whether it’s a routine contract or complex transaction, Marsicano + Leyva PLLC will work with you to increase your company’s overall performance and bottom line. Aside from a traditional hourly fee structure, Marsicano + Leyva PLLC offers a variety of unbundled legal services at a flat rate.

Our law firm represents investors, shareholders, corporations, and business entities throughout the state. The business law areas that Marsicano + Leyva PLLC concentrates in include:

  • Startup Law/Business formation:
    We are intimately familiar with the business entity models available under the law, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited partnerships. We handle entity registration, articles of incorporation, bylaws, minutes, operating agreements and all other aspects of business formation.
  • Professional associations:
    Organizations of professionals — such as architects, accountants, attorneys and physicians — may be subject to certain licensing restrictions that impact business entity formation. We are experienced at addressing these issues.
  • Commercial Contracts:
    We are experienced at drafting and negotiating sophisticated commercial contracts on behalf of business clients.
  • Employment contracts:
    Florida and federal law place constraints on the provisions that may be included in employment contracts. We draft and review contracts and employee manuals to meet employers’ needs while ensuring compliance with the law.
  • Business dissolution:
    When the owners of a business no longer wish to do business together, we handle the dissolution of the entity and distribution of assets that requires careful attention from lawyers who are prepared to handle any disputes that may arise.

Starting a new business is an exciting and often confusing endeavor. At Marsicano + Leyva PLLC, we understand that selecting the right corporate form is crucial to protecting your assets and minimizing liability. Our Florida business lawyers counsel clients on the entire process and everything involved, including the seemingly never-ending paperwork associated with launching a new business.

We can work with you on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Finding financing
  • Cretaing a business plan
  • Navigating paperwork
  • Formation
  • Licensing
  • State Agency Filings

In addition to guiding your startup through all aspects of formation, Marsicano + Leyva PLLC can help make sure that your jurisdictional questions are well-settled, allowing you to conquer the global market with confidence. We take the guesswork out of startup so you are free to focus on what’s most important – profit.

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Let me tell you why I love my fellow lawyer Lauren Marsicano…. Lauren goes out of her way to help other people. She is always lifting others up with a kind word, and by sharing her strategies for success. She’s especially helpful to other women, supporting them in following their dreams, with both legal advice and encouragement. In my opinion, a lawyer’s ethics are as important as anything else, and Lauren sets the bar. Lauren is not only a great lawyer, but a great human being. Thank you for all that you do Lauren!

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Lauren Marsicano is professional, caring, and thorough. I highly recommend her for anyone starting a business or already in business. She worked quickly to get my contracts back in time to rehire my team. She walked me through the changes in the updated agreements, explaining things in detail until I felt comfortable with the legal language. I appreciate the time she took to explain things to me and knowing that I have her in my corner. Thank you, Lauren, for being there for us during these tough times.

We recently utilized Marsicano + Leyva to represent us in an international deal and Lauren was very quick to get up to date on the conversations, understand what we were asking and help us to understand what areas we really needed to focus on for our own protection of interest. She went above and beyond, giving up her weekend and reaching out to a UK attorney for clarification and guidance regarding foreign transactions. I cannot recommend her enough.

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My experience with Carolina Leyva was amazing. She was recommended by a friend not only because of her professionalism and knowledge but also for the fact that she treats you as if she’s known you and truly has your back. She made me feel at ease during the whole divorce process and looked out for me with her best intention. I highly recommend her. A+++

Going through a divorce is unpleasant for everyone but I was lucky to have found such a capable and reliable attorney like I did with Carolina Leyva. She handled my case with the highest integrity and always put my best interests first. Its rare to find a family attorney who understands what you need is more important than what you want. Part therapist and part friend, she taught me how to be tough and fight a good fight but also when to be pliable and accept reasonable conditions. The hardest thing to manage is people and even harder people with strained relationships, but Carolina is a natural negotiator and she never led me astray through the process. I realized how lucky I was when the judge presiding over my divorce hearing said aloud, “I received a fair agreement and I was lucky to have such a good lawyer.” The judge was right. I was able to maintain a friendly relationship with my former partner afterwards and I received what was fair; I have Mrs. Leyva to thank for that.

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