South Carolina Legal Business Services

J.R. Battles of Columbia, South Carolina provides collaborative, general business legal services with specialized expertise in securities law, banking and finance, executive compensation, incorporation and LLC structuring, commercial real estate investment, commercial contracts and more to forward-thinking companies, entrepreneurs and investors.  J.R.  Battles, is a corporate attorney who takes a holistic approach to working pro-actively with his clients to develop practical legal strategies and solutions to business and finance issues.

Why Battles Law for your Business Legal Services?

J.R. Battles Law is all about relationship. Our clients get large law firm expertise with the kind of affordable, personalized attention that only a small firm can offer. Your work will be done by J.R. Battles himself, not a junior associate whose work may get only cursory review by a partner. You get partner level expertise without paying for that huge downtown overhead.

Some of Business Legal Services Offered:

Business Startup

Startup is an exciting time for entrepreneurs. You’ve got an idea, you’ve made plans, and now you’re ready to launch your business. A proper legal foundation is necessary to protect your enterprise. J.R. Battles will help you pick the right entity for your business. Should you start a partnership, a corporation, a limited liability company, or something else? The legal entity you select can limit your personal liability, protect your assets, and minimize your taxes, fees, and paperwork.

Intellectual Property

J.R. Battles Law will file the necessary paperwork with local, state, and federal government agencies to officially create your business and maintain it in good standing, and draft a custom operating agreement for your business to prevent governance problems before they start. Among other things, an operating agreement details the financial structure of your entity, the methods for making business decisions, methods for withdrawal from the entity, and the process for resolving disputes. J.R. Battles will help you protect your intellectual property. IP may be your business’ most valuable asset. We’ll help you identify and execute a plan to secure your IP.

Commercial Real Estate

If you are leasing commercial space to expand your business, negotiating an easement or license agreement, or buying, selling, leasing, or otherwise managing commercial real estate, J.R. Battles can help you protect your rights and negotiate the best deal for you.  J.R. Battles will draft and review leases, purchase and sale agreements, and other real estate documents, negotiate terms, and work with your real estate professional to make every aspect of your real estate transaction as smooth as possible. J.R. will take care of the details, so you can concentrate on your business.


J.R. Battles will draft, review, and edit your business contracts to maximize their effectiveness and alignment with your business’ culture and risk tolerance. We assist you in defining your objectives and we draft agreements to meet your specific goals.  We draft in language that non-lawyers can understand, because clear and concise contracts help your business establish a clear path and avoid business disputes. J.R. will help you identify the key provisions of any contract and align those provisions with your goals. He will focus on the details of your contract, so you can focus on your business.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is often your businesses’ most valuable asset. Accordingly, protecting the value of your trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents is essential. J.R. Battles will work with you to implement a custom tailored strategy to protect your intellectual property. He will help you define your goals, understand your rights, and develop and execute a strategy for protecting your current and future intellectual property, including trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets.

Free Business Consultation

You Have Questions. J.R. Battles has Answers

Free Business ConsultationThe first step for most people who are thinking about divorce is to get answers to questions. J.R. Battles is here to answer them. For your convenience, he offers consultation appointments in his Columbia office, or by teleconference.