Legal matters are important to small businesses, but legal terms and fees can be daunting. The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) can connect you with a lawyer that will help you save costs and time. We connect you to free one-on-one legal services, helping you to:
Commercial Lease Assistance
- Choose a legal structure for your business (ex. LLC, S Corporation, etc.)
- Answer questions about your commercial lease or contract
- Protect your intellectual property
- Review human resource and employment laws
What you agree to in your commercial lease matters. Unlike a residential lease, a commercial lease determines almost all of the tenant's rights. SBS can help you understand lease terms and risks, and prepare you to negotiate with a commercial landlord.
Learn more about what to look for and avoid in a commercial lease at one of our upcoming courses
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