According to Dallas Business Lawyer Mike Young, the City of Dallas is one of the fastest growing pro-business communities in the United States. No longer dependent upon the oil and gas industry, this North Texas city has become a white collar services hub that has a well-educated entrepreneurial workforce.
If your venture is either based in Dallas or is looking to relocate, you’ll want to set up a consultation today with Attorney Young to discuss your company’s legal needs.
Dallas Business Lawyer Legal Services
As a transactional business lawyer, you can expect Attorney Young to focus on preventing lawsuits and government investigations. The goal is to create a safety net that gives you peace of mind as you start, grow, buy, or sell a business. In addition to providing legal advice, this means creating, reviewing, and revising contracts and other legal documents that help protect you.
If you’re looking for someone to represent you in a lawsuit, that’s a different area of practice done by other lawyers. Here are the primary areas of legal representation handled by Dallas Business Lawyer Mike Young for corporate clients.
- Technology Contracts
- Software Licenses
- Internet Startup Help
- Buy or Sell a Business
- Website Legal Help
- Texas Business Entity Formation (corporations and LLCs)
Key Facts about Dallas TX
Along with sister city Fort Worth, Dallas serves as the hub of a 12-county area known as the DFW Metroplex.
When JFK was assassinated, Dallas was a small urban center of just 250,000 people surrounded primarily by ranches and farms. Today, with a population of 1.3 million, the city is part of the largest metro area in the southern United States. In fact, with a population of about 7 million people and an airport that’s larger than Manhattan, it’s easy to look at the DFW Metroplex as confirmation that everything truly is bigger in Texas.
In the past, Dallas relied upon the energy and financial services sectors for growth. This led to boom-and-bust cycles, that latter notably occurring in late 1980s as the price of oil plummeted and savings-and-loan associations failed.
With the disappearance of these failed institutions, Dallas transformed from the oil baron cowboy stereotypes depicted by JR Ewing and others in the television show “Dallas.” Although the Southfork Ranch remains open as a tourist attraction, the city reinvented itself into the modern economic powerhouse that it is today.
Although both finance and energy remain parts of Dallas’ economy, private sector growth has diversified. You’ll find plenty of white collar service sector business opportunities in tech/telecom and healthcare.
In addition, the DFW Metroplex serves as a transportation and logistics powerhouse. The DFW Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country (American Airlines is based there), Dallas’ Love Field serves as headquarters for Southwest Airlines, and Dallas suburb Addison has one of the nation’s largest general commercial airports. It should come as no surprise that companies like Amazon and FedEx have a large presence in the Metroplex.
In addition to the workforce being well-educated, you’ll be happy to know that the population is both increasing and relatively young (31.8 years median age).
Unemployment remains far below the national average at just 5.1%. In addition to a relatively low cost of living, particularly compared to the West Coast and the Northeast Corridor, both employers and employees enjoy the fact that Texas has no personal state income tax.
If you’re interested in setting up a business in the city or relocating an existing company here, Dallas Business Lawyer Mike Young recommends that you check out area chamber of commerce websites for more information, including the following sites:
- Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce
- North Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- West Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce
- Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce
- Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce
“When I first came to Dallas in August 1990 as a first-year law student, I fell in love with the city,” said Dallas Internet Lawyer Mike Young. “The Big D a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”
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