Law Office of Charles L Hastings

Practice Areas

Business Litigation

At the Law Office of Charles L Hastings, our Business litigation practice involves disputes between individuals, businesses, owners, government-affiliated groups, or other entities. Civil litigation may be necessary to resolve monetary disagreements, performance discrepancies, contract interpretations, or relationship troubles.

Business litigation usually involves disputes between individuals, businesses, government-affiliated groups, or other entities. Business litigation also encompasses a wide variety of subject matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition, unfair business practices, breach of warranty, breach of promissory note, breach of guaranty, breach of real estate agreements, partnership disputes, limited liability company disputes, breach of shareholder agreements, failure to pay invoices, fraud, and concealment. In fact, commercial litigation can involve virtually any dispute between one business and another, or between owners of a business. Hastings has experience in litigating a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.



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Business Formation

If you are considering starting a new company or want to expand an existing commercial enterprise by creating a new entity, the Law Office of Charles L Hastings will help you choose the best legal structure for your new business. Hastings will carefully examine your business and objectives, and recommend the structure that best protects your business interests. Hastings understands that the legal foundation of any successful business venture is the proper choice and setup of the entity.

Our experienced business formation attorneys can support you in the creation of any of the following:

C corporations
S corporations
Professional corporations (PC)
Limited liability companies (LLC)
Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
General Partnerships (GP)
Limited partnerships (LP)
Family limited partnerships (FLP)
Joint ventures
Business acquisitions
Business succession
Sole proprietorships





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Bankruptcy Law

Bankruptcy laws can be complex and an experienced attorney will guide you every step of the way. The Law Office of Charles L Hastings will make sure you follow all the regulations of the Bankruptcy Code and the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure so your case will not be dismissed. Many people who file for bankruptcy make several mistakes because they are not aware of all the responsibilities and technicalities involved during this process. Most common mistakes include missing a deadline or fail to respond to an action correctly, fail to disclose assets in bankruptcy which is considered fraud, all of this which could cause your case to be dismissed. Hastings Bankruptcy Attorneys are experienced legal professionals representing Chapter 7, Chapter 11. Chapter 13 and various reorganization efforts for our clients benefit. Our client representation includes commercial creditors, debtors, debtors-in-possession, trustees, committees and third parties in all aspects of the bankruptcy and debt collection process. Collectively, the team has well over 30 years of experience in these matters. We work closely with each of our clients to understand their business, their legal issues and their financial challenges, and assist them in developing and implementing an effective strategy to accomplish their objectives.
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Personal Injury

Accident insurance should give us peace of mind when misfortune strikes. But sometimes, insurance companies will attempt to minimize or eliminate their responsibilities in caring for someone who was hurt in an accident. Having Hastings represent your interests in a a personal injury case will know how to navigate the legal procedures necessary to win your case and to accurately determine the amount of compensation that you are owed based on all of the losses you have suffered and may suffer as a consequence of the accident. If you have been hurt in an accident, dont handle discussions with your insurance company on your own. Instead, contact a personal injury attorney and let your lawyer handle all communications. Not only will your personal injury lawyer be able to deal with insurance companies, but when necessary, can also navigate your case through the court system.






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Estate Planning

Estate Planning encompasses a mix of life circumstances and business and personal assets is unique for every individual, family and company we serve. The Law Office of Charles L Hastings assists individuals, executors, trustees and beneficiaries accomplish specific objectives and achieve sound wealth management and asset protection. Our attorneys have experience with estate planning, charitable planning, establishing private family trusts and charititable contributions, business succession planning and numerous other estate planning objectives. We provide a constant commitment to confidentiality and our reputation for providing high-quality representation to offer our clients comprehensive wealth management services that are tailored to their individual needs.









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Real Estate Law

The Law Office of Charles L Hastings represents real estate developers, investors, lenders, builders, contractors, homeowners and other clients. After ensuring that our clients are protected with contracts that protect their properties and legal interests we work to maintain their legal protections as property owners and to support their intended business purposes. When disputes do arise, our law firm provides support in real estate litigation. We are highly experienced in matters pertaining to:

Adverse possession
Boundary and easement disputes
Breach of contract
Broker malpractice
Construction defects
Failure to disclose
Foreclosure disputes
Option agreements
Purchase and sale disputes
Real estate fraud
Rescission and restitution claims
Subdivision issues
Title disputes
Title insurance and escrow issues
Unlawful detainer actions
Other real estate matters
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