Trusted Small Business Lawyers

Small businesses face just as many risks and challenges as larger companies. By enlisting the help of an attorney, entrepreneurs can safeguard their assets and avoid common pitfalls. 

At McAllister Garfield, we offer forward-thinking strategies to fast track your company’s growth. Having been in the business since 2009, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience to handle all types of disputes and issues unique to small enterprises. Our small business attorneys can help you minimize risk and represent your business effectively if issues do arise.

For small businesses, a single misstep could lead to disastrous and costly consequences.  By retaining our startup lawyers, we can protect you from matters that could damage your reputation and revenue.  

Our Expertise 

SMB Formation 

Starting a new business requires strategic planning and in-depth market research. With expertise and dedication, our attorneys can help lay out the foundation for a successful business. Our lawyers will guide you throughout the startup process, from drafting agreements to obtaining licenses and permits. We’ll translate your initial ideas into results-driven strategies and offer valuable input along the way.  

One of the most crucial steps in starting a business is selecting the right legal structure and entity. The structure you choose will influence other aspects of your company such as tax obligations, potential liability issues, and legal benefits.  

Our firm has guided clients in the formation of the following entities: 

  • Corporations 
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC) 
  • Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLC) 
  • Non-Profit Corporations 
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) 

Intellectual Property 

Intellectual property rights are some of the most important assets your business can possess. IP rights form an essential part of your branding and help you stay competitive. 

Our team has years of experience helping SMBs protect, manage, and defend their ideas and technologies. We oversee patent applications and trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the United States International Trade Commission (ITC). 

Should anyone steal or misappropriate your name, logo, or products, our team will readily provide fierce representation and courtroom experience. As experienced IP litigators, we can handle all kinds of disputes such as: 

  • Copyright/Trademark Infringement   
  • Domain Disputes  
  • Royalty Contracts  
  • Trade Name Disputes 

Real Estate

Our lawyers provide quality representation in all aspects of real estate investment and development. We can help in all types of real estate matters including acquisition, leasing, land use and development, contract drafting and negotiation, litigation, foreclosures and restructurings. 

Our team offers comprehensive legal support designed to grow your portfolio and improve management efficiency. If you’re involved in a real estate dispute, trust our lawyers to zealously defend you in and out of court. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected in any situation.

Merger and Acquisitions 

Should you wish to expand your business, our experienced lawyers can guide you throughout the entire M&A process. We have represented a wide range of clients including acquirers, sellers, targets, banks, and private lenders. From initiating the transaction to negotiating and closing the deal, we’ll help move the process forward promptly and efficiently.  

Lending and Finance 

Our firm has advised SMBs on all practical aspects of financing and banking issues, including credit, securitization, acquisitions, taxation, secured and unsecured loan transactions, among others. 

Our combined expertise of business law and market conditions enables us to solve disputes fiercely and efficiently. You can count on us to provide sophisticated representation even in the most complex cases. 


Filing for bankruptcy may not be the most ideal situation, but it can give your business a chance to start over. From filing the necessary paperwork to reviewing due diligence, our lawyers can provide experienced support every step of the way. 

Our firm specializes in chapter 7 and 11 business bankruptcy cases. We’re here to help you preserve your assets, seek relief, and take steps towards efficient crisis management.  

Startup Attorneys Who Go Above and Beyond 

McAllister Garfield’s exceptional litigators understand the issues that entrepreneurs face when starting a business venture. Whether you’re struggling with financial constraints or changing market demands, we can help you overcome whatever issues may arise. We offer fast and constructive legal advice and solutions at reasonable costs. Our team brings an unsurpassed level of care and attention to all of our clients in Colorado, California, Michigan and Oregon. 

As your legal advisors, we’ll offer vast technical know-how throughout the course of your business. From securing funding to negotiating contracts, we’re committed to translating your business goals into reality.