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Frequently Asked Questions About Business Law

At Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law, nothing is more important to us than helping our business clients be more successful and informed. Our team of business lawyers in Houston has compiled a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we encounter regarding business law and our services. We hope you find the information on this page useful.

Learn more about business law and our services below.

What is business law?

Business law is the area of the law that focuses on the regulations, codes, and statutes that dictate how businesses should be managed and conducted. This helps ensure that businesses do not engage in legal wrongdoing and that the rights of investors are always protected.

What is securities law?

Securities laws regulate the sale of securities by companies to investors. They also set forth the information that must be provided to investors on a periodic basis. These laws are designed to ensure that investors have reliable information on which to base their investment decisions.

Why is having a lawyer important so important for an IPO?

An initial public offering (IPO) is a complex process that requires extensive business planning. In addition, you must prepare financial statements and file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Your chances for a successful IPO are greatly enhanced when you have legal guidance throughout the entire process.

My business law matter is of an international nature. Can you help?

Yes. Our law firm can handle both domestic and international business law cases. We have extended our services to investors and businesses throughout the globe. For clients who need to discuss their legal needs in Spanish or are dealing with a Latin American business transaction, we also offer Spanish-speaking services. For more information, please visit our International Business Law page.

How much are your legal fees?

Our legal fees are transparent for the convenience of the companies we represent. While most other business law firms charge an hourly rate, we tend to charge a flat-rate fee for services. We offer a general counsel program that allows your company to have priority, unlimited access to a business & securities attorney, and includes all services that your company may need. Because each legal matter and each company varies in terms of complexity, we recommend that you speak with us directly regarding our fees.

Why should I hire your firm to handle my case or business transaction?

With more than 15 years of legal experience behind us, our law firm is the kind you need on your side. We offer confidential case evaluations to all our potential clients. We have the resources and legal insight required to handle even the most complex of business law situations. We can provide you with the personalized and strategic counsel you need, whether it's for a singular problem or on an ongoing basis.

More questions? Contact our business & securities attorneys in Houston at (888) 252-8277.

If you would like to discuss a question or concern that was not mentioned on this page, please call our office at (888) 252-8277 at your earliest convenience. We would be happy to provide you with the answers and information you need to make savvy legal business decisions. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law is here to provide you step-by-step guidance towards business growth and success.

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    “I really appreciate the legal services Mr Whitley rendered for my company Divergent Capital Partners LLC to buy and hold commercial real estate. The Whitley law firm has giving me advice on how to raise Capital for my company. I always get a quick response regarding my questions and legal concerns. I've been a client with the Whitley law firm for almost two years and my expectations are always full filled and exceeded. I highly recommend the Whitley law firm for business needs.”

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    “Sam is a well educated attorney that specializes in corporate law, merger/acquisitions and SEC compliance. I have worked under his legal supervision since 2007 and continue to do so today. Sam is not only a fine attorney but considered by many, as a man of high integrity and character. I strongly recommend Sam Whitley if you are looking for legal counsel.”


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    “R.Sam is very knowledgeable in Securities Law. Reliable adviser in deal structuring. Accessible and accommodating to clients.”


  • One Of The Very Best Attorneys I Know

    “Sam is one of the very best attorneys I know. Why? He is knowledgeable, reliable, dependable, and a pleasure to work with. He really takes care of his clients and works extremely hard at doing the best job he can for his clients. Please consider him if your looking for an attorney who not only can deliver results but who will be with you every step of the way. I am very confident in this recommendation as I have come to know Sam over several years and would recommend him to my family and business associates without any hesitation.”


  • Extremely Knowledgeable and Competent

    “Samuel Whitley was extremely knowledgeable and competent about securities law and business in general. In preparing the fund documents, Sam offered helpful perspective and recommendations on related details based on his previous experience. Also, he was quite timely and responsive in his work, answering questions typically within a day or a few days of being asked. In addition, I had some unique circumstances to address and I found Sam to be creative in helping solve problems and in creating solutions. I had originally decided to work with him due to his experience in securities law. After working with him, I saw the direct benefit his experience provided for the work he accomplished for me. I'm glad I decided to work with Sam for these activities, and given another opportunity I would definitely choose again to work with Mr. Whitley.”