Wesp Barwell
Attorneys at Law
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Services

Areas of Practice


IT Services

We are a leader for legal and litigation services to technology companies and information technology matters. We have been representing technology firms in commercial litigation and business consulting involving matters from breach of contract, data breach, master service agreements, data transfer, cloud service and cyber terrorism. Our clientele stretches across the United States and we are positioned to handle those complex matters that impact technology firms. We will not lose anytime getting up to speed because we have hundreds of IT clients and understand your needs of a technology firm.

Our library consists of hundreds of documents and contracts that are specifically tailored to technology firms. We have master service agreements, data transfer agreements, break-fix agreements and those documents needed for your company. We also offer compliance and risk management services for contract review, world-wide compliance, privacy and data protection laws.

If you find yourself involved in litigation, we have extensive experience in complex litigation especially in those matters impacting technology companies. We also provide litigation service and technology by using data analytics and behavior analysis with our own proprietary software that is used by Fortune 500 companies.


ESTATE PLANNING, asset protection
probate & TRUST ADMINISTRATION

The laws governing trusts, probate and estate planning are increasingly complex. You need comprehensive guidance to ensure proper protection and disposition of your assets through a proper estate plan to fulfill your wishes. Some of our trust and estate planning services include:

  • Preparation of Wills, Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts

  • Asset protection planning

  • Special needs planning

  • Preparation of healthcare directives and other documents

  • Business succession and tax planning

  • Preparation of estate and gift tax returns and audit preparation

  • Child protection planning


BUSINESS AND TRANSACTIONAL SERVICES

Entity selection (corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership). 

Entity formation services (articles of organization or incorporation, federal tax ID numbers, operating agreements and close corporation agreements, vendor’s license, establishing worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation accounts). 

Commercial lease review and negotiation services for the closely held business. 

Succession planning services (buy/sell agreements, phantom stock and other employee retention mechanisms). 

Business contract services (preparation and review of purchase orders, contract forms, employee education training on Uniform Commercial Code and contract dispute prevention strategies – practical tips and avoiding pitfalls). 

Intellectual property counseling (trade secret protection programs, copyright protection audits and counseling, non compete contract counseling and audits).


GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICES

We offer “just in time” answers and advice on day to day legal matters for business owners for whom full time in-house counsel is impractical. We are happy to explore fee arrangements for these services that can provide a level of predictability not always possible in the case of traditional hourly fee for service billing arrangements.


elder law

As we age e face certain health and legal challenges that need addressing. These challenges require experience and an in-depth understanding of the complicated and changing rules of Medicaid and the VA benefits related to long-term care. Some of our Elder law services include:

  • Nursing home crisis planning

  • Veteran’s benefits planning

  • Medicaid spend-down planning

  • Estate recovery


LITIGATION SERVICES

Business Disputes among shareholders and members of closely held businesses (defense and prosecution of fiduciary duty breach claims, oppression of minority shareholders, partnership accounting and dissolution cases, and usurpation of corporate opportunities). 

Employment Disputes (defense and prosecution of wrongful termination claims including age discrimination and sexual harassment cases, unemployment compensation claims).

Unfair competition and Non Compete Disputes (defense and prosecution of trade secret misappropriation).

Contract disputes (construction and professional services disputes, business finder and commission disputes, government claims defense, declaratory judgments regarding prospective contract obligations).

Select personal injury claims prosecution (including infliction of emotional distress and sexual harassment claims arising from student-on-student and teacher-on-student misconduct).


EMPLOYEE RELATIONS SERVICES

  • Employment contracts. 

  • Employment protection services (confidentiality agreements, non-compete covenants, client buy out agreements)

  • Employee Handbook review and preparation.

  • Sexual Harassment Policy services. 

  • Prevention strategies to avoid wrongful termination and discrimination employee disputes


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Trade secret protection programs

  • Copyright protection audits and counseling

  • Non-compete contract counseling

  • Audits