BUSINESS LAW & LAWYERS IN PAKISTAN
The Mission of the Business Law Section is to serve the public, the profession and the Section by furthering the development and improvement of business law, educating Section members in business law and related professional responsibilities, and helping Section members to serve their clients competently, efficiently and professionally. Setting a sound strategy is the most important aspect of being successful in business.
The A-TO-Z Business Group is experienced in working closely with our clients to understand their strategic goals. Whether the matter relates to corporate governance, financing, securities law, or the intricacies of deal taxation, our approach begins with strategic listening. As a result, our experience enables us to develop effective plans. With those plans, our attorneys work together with our clients to implement their long-term goals.
Scope of Practice
Whether your business is small or large, at A-TO-Z, we view our role as facilitators to your company’s continuing growth and expansion. Our goal is to anticipate and prevent problems before they happen. Having a practice that dates back to 1973, we represent clients in most all industry groups. We don’t pigeonhole our attorneys to single industries. Our professionals bring to the table broader experiences from several industries. This broad based experience provides our clients with more cost effective, higher quality services.
Business Entity Formation
Deciding how to organize your company — a Sole Proprietership, a Partnership, a Public Limited Company, a Private Limited Company, a Foreign Company, a Liaison / Branch Office or some other form of entity, can be confusing. The business and tax aspects of your decision vary greatly. We can help you establish the operating structure most beneficial for you.
Whether representing a lending institution or a publicly or privately held business, we understand that time is money. Loan documentation is not all the same. The negotiation of such documents poses special considerations affecting your company’s future flexibility and rights. We are accustomed to providing this work quickly.
Commercial Paper and Business Transactions
We assist our clients in the sensitive work of forming documents for maintaining relationships with their customers, suppliers and employees. These include employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, manufacturers’ representative agreements, joint ventures and other agreements necessary in today’s competitive business environment. Sadly, we know much of the ever common litigation that we read about in this area could have been prevented. We take pride in keeping our clients out of this expensive litigation process.
We advise clients on rights and responsibilities with respect to members, directors, and shareholders. Whether it’s an indemnity clause in one’s by-laws, an insurance contract or both, the issues concerning member / director liability can have substantial impact on one’s wealth. Advance attention to these concerns can prevent many of these problems.
The Law Offices of A-TO-Z provide a one-stop legal shop for manufacturing, construction and service businesses throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan. We provide business and commercial law services to entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and established companies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, including Kabul, Peshawar, Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta, and everywhere in between. Here are some examples of the business law services we provide:
- Formation of corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts and partnerships;
- Licensing actions before regulatory institutions and advising individuals and entities regarding professional regulatory issues;
- Business financing;
- Business contract preparation;
- Shareholder rights;
- Corporate meetings and minutes;
- Buy-sell agreements;
- Employment contracts;
- Employee relations;
- Business liability;
- Real estate services in connection with the purchase or sale of commercial buildings, commercial property, as well as property-related services such as zoning changes and commercial leases;
- Business planning;
- Protection of trade secrets;
- Tax preparation services and tax planning;
- Business succession and estate planning services; and
- Business dissolutions.
One of our key strengths is our ability to provide a full range of legal services for our business clients. We have become the “legal department” for many businesses in Pakistan that do not have their own in-house legal counsel.
We have worked hard over the past 35 years to earn confidence and respect from our business clients. Whether you are starting a new business from scratch or you want to make your existing business stronger, A-TO-Z will provide a seasoned legal perspective and practical advice to help your business grow. For more information, please refer to our Business Law Practice Center.
OUR CORE COMPETENCIES
Collaborative lawyers trust the wisdom of the group; lone wolves and isolationists do not do any good anymore.
Distant, detached lawyers are relics of the 20th century, the market no longer wants a lawyer who is only half a person.
If you can not effectively and efficiently use e-communications, and mobile tech, you might as well just stay home.
Virtually a substantial part of lawyers difficulties in this regard lie with their inability to prioritise their time.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
I want to thank you for all services you have rendered to us. I really appreciate it and hope on further cooperation.
With God’s help you have done a great thing for our family. Thank you so much for your diligence and expertise. We are truly grateful to God for all that is possible now. We also are looking forward to meeting you and your staff when we arrive in Pakistan next month. Please let us know if there is anything we can bring for you from the United States as a gift.