Business & Corporate
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Welcome to the World of Business
It all starts with a thought. An idea, so compelling, that it gets you out of bed at night. You are inspired. Like you, almost 29 million Americans turned thoughts into small businesses that fuel our economy.
Starting your own business, however, can be a complicated process. Choosing the right type of entity, funding startup costs, coming up with a marketing plan, and protecting your ideas from competitors are critical decisions to make at the very early stages of this journey.
However, let’s face it, getting advice, and contracting professional services from experts to help you make these crucial decisions can get expensive, not to mention time-consuming. You’d rather focus your time and money on that which inspired you to do this in the first place. The last thing you want is to spend your valuable resources speaking to and paying for lawyers, accountants, internet developers, web hosting companies, and designers. So you take the easy route. You register your own company with your state division of corporations, sign up with free providers for internet marketing services, and get started. As the business grows, your short term solutions no longer fit the bill, and a few years later, you’re writing checks to four or five different vendors each selling you snake oil.
While this may seem like a good short term solution, that compelling idea that got you out of bed deserves better.
From a legal perspective, you may be creating long term liability for your business and yourself that puts what you’ve worked so hard to build at risk. You may decide to bring on employees, investors or partners, and not have chosen the right business entity to facilitate that.
It may sound like an oversimplification, but there is a better way.
Legal/Business Affairs with a Tech Twist
When starting a business, the advice of a Legal & Business Affairs professional can save you time and money in the long term, by providing a suite of services you may not consider at such an early stage of your entrepreneurship endeavors.
Critical matters such as selecting the right type of business entity, maintaining compliance with local business tax authorities, protecting your intellectual property through non-disclosure agreements or copyright protection, and ensuring any contracts or agreements your business requires you to sign aren’t betting the farm, need to be addressed by a professional with the experience necessary to be able to properly advise you on how to succeed in achieving your strategic goals.
In today’s world, however, there is a “tech twist” required that few legal professionals alone posses. There is a considerable skillset gap between traditional lawyers and strategic technology business advisors. You understand the role needs to be filled, but wish it did not require two professionals.
The problem is a generational one. Experienced lawyers tend to be technology averse, and strategic technology business advisors tend to be inexperienced with the legal and practical issues businesses face.
The ideal professional that will advise you on your legal matters should also be one that has experience in the fast-paced and continuously changing world of technology solutions that can facilitate you achieving your goals.
With over 20 years of experience as an attorney and strategic technology business advisor, I have developed service offerings that fit every business and every budget.
A Miami native, Miami Bankruptcy Attorney and Mediator Tony Roca attended the University of Miami on an academic scholarship. Mr. Roca received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1998, and continued his studies there post Law School, focusing on International Business as part of the U of M’s prestigious International Foreign Law Program.
For almost 10 years, Mr. Roca focused his career on developing business relationships and negotiating agreements internationally in the Telecommunications and Technology space. He has negotiated international service agreements with companies such as Telmex, America Movil, Embratel, Entel, and Petrobras.
In 2009, Mr. Roca opened The Roca Law Firm, P.A. in Miami, Florida focusing on assisting clients in matters of general civil litigation, including foreclosure, debtor’s rights, student loan law and federal student loan assistance, personal injury, and the representation of debtors in Federal Bankruptcy proceedings under the US Bankruptcy Code. He is admitted to practice in Florida as well as the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida, including the Southern District’s Bankruptcy Courts.
Mr. Roca is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator, and has special training in the areas of Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation. He has mediated thousands of cases dealing with matters of Mortgage Foreclosure, Condominium Disputes, and Tort litigation.
He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Belen Alumni Lawyers Section.
Let me Help you with your Business
To get started right away, or for more information, get in touch with me directly. I will send you a private and secure intake form for you to fill out, so I can customize an offering that best suits your needs.