Amarillo Business Law

Find the right Business attorney in Amarillo, TX

There are several laws in Amarillo that affect local businesses. If your company operates in Amarillo, it must be aware of these laws and ensure compliance with them. There might be leases and permits that are required for a business to legally transact in the local area. There are also unique considerations in Amarillo concerning how to structure your business.

Business Transactions in Amarillo

Knowledge of the local business laws is necessary in Amarillo in contracting with individuals and local companies. Transacting on the basis of contracts makes these actions more predictable, serving to make future business disputes less likely. The best contracts are those drafted with local Amarillo and Texas laws in mind. There are several requirements that a valid business contract in Amarillo must fulfill in order to be given legal effect. The field of contract law carries its own unique language, making some documents challenging to arrange properly. Parties to contracts also occasionally breach their contractual duties. In Amarillo, breaches of contract are often settled in the local court.

Business Structure in Amarillo

If you are opening a business in Amarillo, you will want to know about the business structures that are available under local law. You might want to organize as a Sole Proprietorship, a Partnership, a Corporation or an LLC. There are certain advantages in Amarillo to each of these business structures, so finding the structure that right for your business can be challenging. If you should need to dissolve a business, local law must also be followed. Business law lawyers practicing in Amarillo can help you.

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Life in Amarillo

Amarillo is the seat of Potter County and largest city in the Texas Panhandle with over 175,000 residents according to the 2000 Census. Known to most as the "yellow rose of Texas," Amarillo is also the self-proclaimed "helium capital of the world" because the United States' most productive helium fields are located in town. Amarillo was originally known throughout the United States as a capital for cattle trade.

The city's industry hasn't changed much, Amarillo is still the location where roughly 25% of the nation's beef supply is processed and is also home to the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. Tyson Foods is Amarillo's largest employer attesting to the meatpacking heritage of the city. Healthcare, the Amarillo Independent School District, and the City of Amarillo are other top employers. Bell Helicopter Textron operates and assembly plant in Amarillo which is responsible for the V-22 Osprey and Marine One assembly.

The Globe News Center for the Performing Arts in Amarillo houses the Amarillo Opera, Amarillo Symphony, and Lone Star Ballet in addition to concerts. For those who want the Texas Cowboy experience, Amarillo plays host to the Tri-State Fair and Rodeo as well as the World Championship Chuckwagon Roundup that is a food festival featuring staples cowboys and pioneers historically ate in the area. The World Championship Ranch Rodeo is put on by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association and attracts accomplished cowboys from around the world. There's even a weekly cattle auction that's free to the public named the Amarillo Livestock Auction. The American Quarter Horse Association and Hall of Fame is another internationally known Amarillo organization.

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