Federal and state laws and regulations relating to businesses are complex. Finding the right legal support for your business needs can be difficult. Christian Goodman has over a decade of experience representing businesses of all sizes relative to a broad range of issues. Over the years, we have represented large corporations on sophisticated business matters like the sale of business divisions and assets, regulatory investigations, and licensing issues. We have also helped many individuals start their journeys as entrepreneurs.
Regardless of the stage or size of your business, we help you find pragmatic legal solutions that are designed to minimize your risk and exposure so that you can focus on running your business.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Officer & Director Liability
Regulatory Investigations & Proceedings
Contract Drafting and Review
Having the right information on hand when hiring and managing employees is critical in maintaining viable business operations. Federal and state laws govern many aspects of the employer-employee relationship and it can cost the company significant time and money to defend itself from allegations of violation.
The attorneys at Christian Goodman have years of experience advising employers on issues related to company policies and practices, hiring and disciplinary practices, and covenants that guide relationships with workers to protect the business, such as confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements.
Additionally, the firm is experienced in evaluating relationships with workers who may be considered independent contractors. An agreement is needed when someone is working for you under limited guidance and control, and when they are not primarily dependent on you for their livelihood. It is important to ensure that the arrangement is clear so that an independent contractor will not be misconstrued as an employee.
Christian Goodman can help you navigate the continuously changing landscape of federal and state law governing the workplace and your responsibilities as an employer.
Evaluations and Discipline
Termination and Severance
Federal and state laws and regulations relating to vehicle sales, dealerships, and manufacturers are complex. Players in the auto industry that do not understand and adhere to this body of law can quickly become weighed down by regulatory actions, disputes with customers and manufacturers, and a long list of other issues unique to the industry.
Christian Goodman has extensive experience representing dealers and others that interact with the auto industry. We have assisted with the sale and acquisition of dealerships, resolution of point and manufacturer disputes, and countless other matters unique to the automotive industry. Our experience extends to representation of major-brand enfranchised dealers selling Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ford, Fiat, Toyota, Nissan, Kia Motors, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Volkswagen vehicles, as well as representation of luxury-brand enfranchised dealers selling Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Maserati, and many other brands of vehicles.
Our goal is to help you find pragmatic legal solutions that are designed to minimize your risk and exposure.
Dealer Acquisition Contracts
Dealer Licensing and Regulation
Dealer Sales and Service Agreements
Insurance Claims & Disputes
Mergers and Acquisitions
Product Liability & Dealer Tender
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
Truth In Lending Act (TILA)
Uniform Commercial Code
Used Car Warranties
Arizona is quickly becoming a leader in the entertainment and media markets. Our diverse natural landscapes, business-friendly regulatory environment, and skilled labor force have fueled this growth. Businesses no longer need to look outside Arizona for top-notch, world-class production services. Investor interest in capitalizing on these opportunities has resulted in significant infrastructure and resource improvements that will sustain the industry well into the future. Many businesses and entertainment entrepreneurs realize the tremendous local opportunities available in these industries and are taking advantage of them.
Doing business in the entertainment industry requires businesses and individuals to navigate a broad array of laws and regulations. While intellectual property rights are the cornerstone of the industry, many other legal issues arise during the preparation and execution of new projects. Careful planning is essential for success and for ensuring stable and predictable revenue streams. The risk of contract, labor, and vendor disputes can be minimized by consulting with legal counsel early in the process.
Whether your organization is deeply entrenched in the entertainment industry, or you are an artist or new business looking to venture into the industry, Christian Goodman can help you find pragmatic legal solutions designed to help you succeed.
Entity Formation & Structuring
Labor & Union Disputes
Releases & Waivers
Motion Picture Rights
Contract Review & Negotiation
Performance & Venue Contracts
Sports Contracts & Marketing
Production & Advocacy Resources