Business Organization, Corporate Transactions & Contracts
New business owners want to get on with the business of creating a company, not get bogged down with contracts, corporate formation, and other legal procedures. Unfortunately, ignoring these critical details can vastly impact your opportunity for success.
Our business law attorneys have extensive deep experience in commercial, construction and technology industries and can help you explore your options and create put appropriate business structures to meet your goals and protect your bottom line.
On the front side of most business inquiries rests the decision: Is the risk worth the reward? At Stryker Slev we assist clients by reviewing inherent risks and providing guidance and counsel in avoiding, shifting or managing liability.
Our attorneys understand insurance programs, have close working relationships with insurance professionals, and understand that insurance is only one piece of a multi-faceted risk management program.
We focus on delivering innovative, creative, and cost-effective solutions for managing risk. Our litigation resources coupled with our experience with custom insurance options work to the best advantage of our clients.
The Stryker Slev Law Group serves as a risk management resource for self-insured businesses in construction, engineering, and technology as well as offering guidance coverage on for employment, property facilities, products, and professional liability for businesses of all sizes and industries.
Labor & Employment
We represent employers in a wide variety of labor and employment cases. We are experienced in conducting internal investigations and providing follow-up reports and recommendations in a wide variety of business disputes. We have experience counseling employers through difficult employee situations, including employee complaints such as:
- Wage & Hour Claims
- Wrongful Termination Claims
- Discrimination Claims
- Retaliation Claims
- Sexual Harassment Claims
- Labor Commissioner Claims
- Breach of Contract Claims
- Defamation Claims
- Libel and Slander Claims
Our primary goal is the prevention of lawsuits. We support that with Personnel/Human Resources advice, and training managers and supervisors on the legal obligations of employers. We can help draft employment procedures and policies such as employment contracts, employee handbooks, and severance agreements.
Our lawyers also provide services in the union environment, including collective bargaining agreements, contract negotiation, advice on responding to organizing campaigns, and representation at grievance proceedings and arbitrations.
Architect & Engineer Professional Liability
We specialize in minimizing architectural and engineer professional liability as well as specialized risk management for architects and engineers.
We also represent architects, engineers, land surveyors, landscape architects and other design professionals in liability litigation and disciplinary matters.
Services include protection from:
- Loss prevention
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Malicious prosecution
- Professional negligence or malpractice
- Breach of contracts
Construction Defect Litigation
No piece of the construction contract process is exempt from the challenge of significant legal questions - you might need help drafting contractor agreements, resolving construction defect disputes, or going after vendors who haven't fulfilled their obligations.
Stryker Slev attorneys have extensive experience representing homeowners and HOAs in prosecuting claims arising out of defective construction, defective plans or specifications, or construction accidents. We have proven success litigating against developers, builders, general contractors, and converters. At Stryker Slev we focus on maximizing the recovery you are legally entitled to, while actively managing the costs of litigation.
We also have successfully defended those who have been sued, representing project and program managers, architects, engineers, design professionals, and many other construction trades.
At Stryker Slev, we have an in-depth understanding of all facets and phases of construction, from contract negotiation to close-out. With experience on almost every type of project, we provide counsel and guidance designed to advance the interests of your business.
Real Property Development
The development process has become more complex, while funding and financing have become more difficult. Construction and design teams face new challenges with insurance, permits, contract creation and joint venture opportunities.
Developers must traverse the murky field of developer agreements, public reviews, endless circular permit submittals and financial partners scrutinizing every aspect of deal.
We've represented all of the players in the development arena and understand how complicated a simple proposal can get. Yet we help our clients navigate the various agencies, assist in negotiating permits and developer agreements, meeting with the public and convincing public agencies.
We're comfortable advising the design team on contract and regulatory issues, as well as guiding developers through an agencyâs alphabet soup maze. Contractors rely on our ability to spot issues before they become litigation hazards, and to assist them where the hazard has become a law suit.
When a lawsuit happens, or when you need to prosecute an action to protect your rights or recover damages, our litigation department is highly experienced and ready to assist.
We have extensive experience representing clients in jury trials, bench (judge) trials, binding arbitration and mediations. We have successfully litigated on behalf of those prosecuting a lawsuit, as well as defended those who have been sued.
Native American/Tribal Law
The Stryker Slev Group has a wealth of expertise in representing or negotiating with tribes and affiliated clients in a wide range of legal matters.
We are experienced in negotiating and shepherding construction projects; service and commercial agreements; and gaming and other arrangements through tribal governments and governmental and tribal agencies with numerous tribes throughout the Southwest.
We understand the nuances involved in negotiating with Native American tribes including their legal status, tribal sovereignty, and immunity and are known for our sensitivity in dealing with such arrangements. Our expertise includes:
- Planning for and protection of natural and cultural resources
- Intergovernmental negotiations and agreements
- Real estate acquisition and development
- Financing and construction of facilities
- Reservation land use plans
- Creation and implementation of tribal regulatory programs
- Endangered Species Act, Section 404 and Clean Water Act permitting for tribes
- Fee-to-trust transfers
- Reservation boundary defense
- Water rights and Water District Agreements
- Tribal Environmental Impact Reports
- Tribal Access and Indian Roads