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What We Do

Reidel Law Firm aims to provide the best in legal and business solutions to our clients around the world through our values of efficiency, accessibility, and excellence.
Texas Business Law

Texas Business Law is in our blood. We have a passion for business and everything Texas. Let us help build and protect your Texas business.

Franchise Law

Franchising your business model is an exciting way to grow. We represent both franchisees and franchisors in building a successful system.

International Trade Law

Your business will eventually grow beyond these borders. Reidel Law Firm’s experience and resources around the globe can help you expand successfully.

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How We HElp

Just a few of the ways we help businesses make money and keep money in their pocket
  • Import Compliance

         Import rules and compliance are extremely important to any company engaged in international trade. Avoiding costly delays and penalties with Customs and other governmental agencies can be the difference between a successful product import and potential seizure or loss of your goods. Using experienced international trade professionals to help you navigate the mountain of compliance duties saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.

         Should you or your business require assistance in compliance with the CBP, only a licensed customs broker can represent you before the CBP. Customs brokers are licensed specialists in import laws and compliance that can help you navigate the complexities of international trade. Coupling our customs broker’s license with our law license and business experience we can offer a full compliment of services for the importer/exporter to limit your liability and stay compliant.

         Our International Trade Law division provides legal and business guidance to businesses engaged in importing products or services. Some of the typical import compliance issues we can assist in include:

    • Entry Procedures and Tariff Classification
    • Customs Brokering
    • Duty Preference Programs (Free Trade Agreements, NAFTA, etc.)
    • Countervailing/Anti-Dumping Investigations and Litigation
    • Section 337 Investigations and Litigation
    • Customs detentions, forfeitures, seizures, and other penalties
    • Protests
    Import Compliance
  • Export Compliance

         Export rules and compliance are extremely important to any company engaged in international trade. Every year many businesses are hit with devastating penalties due to negligence in their exporting compliance requirements. Using experienced international trade professionals to help you navigate the mountain of compliance duties saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.

         Our International Trade Law Division provides legal and business guidance to businesses engaged in exporting their product or service. Some of the typical export compliance issues we can assist in include:

    • BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) Licensing, Investigations, and Penalties
    • DDTC (Directorate of Defense Trade Controls) Licensing, Investigations, and Penalties
    • OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Licensing, Investigations, and Penalties
    • Due Diligence for proposed transactions (contract drafting, sourcing, negotiating, etc.)
    • Compliance Audits, Programs, and Training
    • Foreign agent management
    Export Compliance
  • Franchising

         Franchising offers businesses a fantastic opportunity to expand their business and brand while also attracting small business owners to a proven model and method. There are many, sometimes onerous, regulations for the franchisor. Staying in compliance is absolutely important to protect the company and future franchisees.

         Potential franchisees need to be aware and well counseled on aspects of a franchise agreement. While the chosen franchise model may be a great match for the business owner, failing to understand or dismissing an element of the franchise agreement could be the difference between a successful franchise and losing your business and personal assets.

         Reidel Law Firm can assist in counseling start up franchisors, existing franchisors, and franchisees.

    Franchising Articles:

    What is Franchise Operations Manual?

    New Franchise Rules in Effect in California

    When to Franchise Your Business

    How to Franchise Your Business

    What is Franchising?

    Franchising
  • Out of House Counsel

         Today’s small business generally cannot afford expensive in-house attorneys to guide them daily. Small businesses deal with the same issues that large corporations confront and need skilled legal counsel to protect the business and owners. Reidel Law Firm has developed a cost effective and simple solution for Texas small businesses. Our Out-Of-House Counsel service gives Texas small businesses the same tools that multi-national corporations have at a fraction of the cost.

         With an Out-Of-House counsel your business can have legal advice/analysis, government or corporate filings/compliance, liability audits, and more; affordable and as needed.

    Reidel Law Firm’s Out-Of-House Counsel package includes:

    • Management of Legal Issues
    • Virtual General Counsel
    • Contract Drafting and Review
    • Other Business Documents (Letters of intent, shareholder agreements, etc)
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Digital Minute Books
    • Corporate/Employment Policy Audits
    • Liability Audits
    • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright
    • Negotiations/Representation
    Out of House Counsel
  • LLC Formation

         A limited liability company gives small business owners the most flexibility in management and tax treatment while also protecting owners’ personal wealth and assets. An LLC combines the flexibility of management of a partnership with the asset protection of a corporation. For small business owners wishing to take full advantage of tax options while maintaining personal wealth and asset protection, an LLC is often the best option.

         Many small businesses fail to capitalize on the protection and flexibility of an LLC for fear of legal costs, our flat fee LLC package make it easy to enjoy the benefits and stay within your budget. It is already too late when legal concerns or creditors are identified, a little legal now can save much later. Our LLC services are offered individually or as a complete incorporation package.

    Our LLC package includes:

    • Consultation
    • Drafting an operating agreement
    • Name search and reservation
    • Transfer of currently owned non-title property to the LLC
    • Filing necessary paperwork w/ Secretary of State
    • Filing necessary IRS forms (EIN, 8823, 2553, etc.)

    Add-On Services for LLC:

    • Advanced LLC or personal asset protection
    • Registered agent service
    • Corporate counsel service
    • LLC maintenance

    Articles about LLCs:

    What To Do After You Formed Your Entity?

    Doing Business in Texas: Business Entities

    What is a Series LLC?

    How to Sign a Contract as an LLC

    What is an LLC?

    What is the Corporate Tax Rate in Texas?

    LLC Formation
  • Incorporation

         Incorporating a business protects your personal assets/wealth and can have personal tax benefits. Incorporated businesses can take risks to grow while protecting the owners from personal liability. Many Texas small businesses forgo incorporating, a dangerous step to take jeopardizing your business and personal assets. Small businesses that fail to incorporate put each owners personal wealth at stake, don’t put your livelihood, family, and business in jeopardy by failing to incorporate. You will also take advantage of the personal tax benefits and a professional corporate image by incorporating. Our incorporation services are offered individually or as a complete incorporation package.

    The incorporation package includes:

    • Consultation
    • Drafting an operating agreement
    • Name search and reservation
    • Custom articles of incorporation
    • Transfer of currently owned non-title property to the corporation
    • Filing necessary paperwork w/ Secretary of State
    • Filing necessary IRS forms (EIN, 8823, 2553, etc.)

    Add-On Services for Incorporation:

    • Advanced corporate or personal asset protection
    • Registered agent service
    • Corporate counsel service
    • Corporate maintenance/annual meetings

    Articles About Corporations:

    How to Start a Business in a Week

    Doing Business in Texas: Business Entities

    What is a Close Corporation?

    What is the Difference Between a C Corporation and an S Corporation?

    What is a Corporation?

    What is the Corporate Tax Rate in Texas?

    Should I Form My Startup in Texas or Delaware?

    Incorporation
  • FDD/FA Review

         Understanding your rights and obligations as a franchisee is an important step before joining a franchise system. Often, potential franchisees neglect to carefully read their franchise documents before committing to a long term franchise deal. Having a dedicated franchise attorney provide a thorough review of your franchise documents will help you better understand the obligations, costs, benefits, and other terms and conditions you should be aware of.

         We can help review your Franchise Disclosure Document, Franchise Agreement, real estate control documents, and any other required agreements before committing your time and assets to a franchise system. We routinely represent both franchisee and franchisors and can offer a unique insight into your franchise documents.

    FDD/FA Review
  • Contract Drafting/Review

         Small business owners have plenty on their mind everyday, drafting and reviewing contracts should not be one of them. Drafting or reviewing mundane contract filler takes time and energy away from promoting your business/product and pushing profits up. Using legal professionals to review/draft contracts saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on daily operations and profits.

         We offer flat fee contract drafting and review, we aim to save small businesses time and money, giving you to the tools to survive and thrive. Our flat fee services allows you to eliminate time killers like contract reviewing and focus on the pressing matters of the day for your business.

    Articles about Contracts:

    Do I Need Terms and Conditions for My Website?
    How to Sign a Contract as an LLC
    Business Contracts: The Basics

    Contract Drafting/Review
  • Wealth and Asset Protection

         Wealth protection planning must begin long before there is any sign of a lawsuit or creditors. Everyday your livelihood is under threat, from the government, agencies, and unscrupulous individuals. In the blink of an eye, you could lose everything you have labored for your family and future. You need people on your side, putting up defenses to protect your family, future, and business.

         Our firm aims to help small business owners build wealth, preserve your estate, transition wealth to future generations, and add diversity to your portfolio. We spend time to understand each individual situation, the needs and risks of each, to construct a protection plan that is appropriate to the business or family. The single biggest benefit to retaining an asset protection attorney is to have a professional who understands the legal system and your situation that will represent your wealth preservation interests. Our responsibility is to ensure that your legal plan is in compliance, is reviewed, and updated as your financial situation changes, business grows and the legal system updates.

    Wealth Protection Articles:

    Wealth and Asset Protection for Small Business Owners w/ Bill Lussenheide
    International Diversification for Small Business Owners
    International Wealth and Asset Protection: Myths and Facts
    Wealth and Asset Protection for the Small Business Owner
    Wealth and Asset Protection: The Basics

    Wealth and Asset Protection
  • Strategic Planning

         Strategic planning is effectively communicating the priorities, focus, resources, and operations that assesses and adjusts the organization’s direction in response to a changing environment. It is a disciplined effort that produces fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide what an organization is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, with a focus on the future. Strategic planning is the roadmap for success for small business owners.

         We offer an outside perspective and a critical eye for small businesses engaged in strategic planning. Utilizing legal professionals to help strategic planning of your business can give you the edge to grow quickly and effectively.

    Strategic Planning Articles:

    Need to Know: Accounting Software
    Need to Know: Branding
    Need to Know: Pricing
    Need to Know: The Marketing Plan
    Need to Know: Demographics

    Strategic Planning
  • Public Relations

         Public relations is a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and the public. As your small business grows, your brand naturally becomes the primary element in your community and your industry. In an age when the media has become the most powerful force in shaping public opinion, it’s never been more critical to make sure that your message is heard. Many small businesses fail to take control of their message from the beginning and lose the ability to regain it.

         We advise on all aspects related to communications and media strategy, offering avenues to grow your business and build brand recognition among your target audience. We also offer specialized marketing services, building targeted and effective local advertising to boost revenue and push profits up. Take advantage of our flat fee public relations and marketing services to focus your message and reach your target demographic, growing your business and increasing profits.

    Public Relations
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Our Team

Meet the Team
Schuyler “Rocky” Reidel
Schuyler “Rocky” Reidel
Managing Attorney
    Schuyler is the founder and managing attorney. I started Reidel Law Firm in 2014 after seeing the need for an efficient, accessible, and excellent business law firm for small and medium size businesses.
    In my free time I am an avid outdoorsman and also enjoy amateur fencing and chess.

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