Business Attorneys


Business Formation

Ready to start a business? We can streamline the process by drafting a complete suite of corporate formation documents, including certificates of formation, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and more. We can even help clients apply for Employer Identification Numbers (EIN’s) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Business Transactions

Is your small business preparing for a corporate merger or acquisition? We can negotiate, draft, and close complex business transactions. Working in consultation with your CPA, we can help you determine whether a share purchase or asset purchase is best for your business.

Business Disputes

Stuck in a contract dispute with a business or individual? We may be able to save you valuable time and money by quickly resolving your dispute without litigation. We are trained negotiators ready to fight for your fair treatment.


Simple contract mistakes can cause major headaches and cost you thousands of dollars. We can help you avoid these pitfalls by drafting rock-solid contracts, revising existing contracts, and reviewing potential contracts quickly and for a reasonable fee. We also perform contract negotiations and help clients resolve contractual disputes.

Legal Research and Opinions

Have a burning legal question? We may not have the answer, but we can perform legal research and offer advisory opinions to your small business. If we can’t help, we’ll find an attorney who can.

Human Resources

We help businesses thrive and grow by drafting employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements to suit each client’s unique needs. Strategic planning enables our clients to focus on seizing opportunity, not just limiting legal liability.

Business Filings with Secretary Of State

We can assist clients with the full range of business filings with the Secretary of State, including: registration of a foreign entity in Texas, registration of an assumed name (commonly known as a “DBA”), amendments to business entities, and terminations and reinstatements of business entities. In certain instances, time-sensitive filings are eligible for expedited handling with the Secretary of State.

Licensing and Permit Issues

We have years of experience navigating state and federal regulations and liaising with government agencies. Let us walk you through the tangled web of bureaucracy by ensuring regulatory compliance for your small business. We also assist clients with applications for industry-specific government permits.

Trademarks and Copyrights

We help clients safeguard their valuable intellectual property by registering trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and enforcing existing trade and service marks against infringers. We also register copyrights, which put the public on notice of your claim and allow you to take legal action against infringers and receive statutory damages in the event of proven infringement.

Concierge General Counsel

Consistent access to legal counsel enables our clients to grow their businesses and focus on seizing opportunity, not just limiting legal liability. For a discounted monthly fee, concierge general counsel clients receive quick (often instant) access to competent legal counsel, and rest easy knowing that valuable legal expertise is always close at hand. We tailor this service to the unique legal needs of each business. Ready to learn more? Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Owning a small business is rewarding, but it also requires a lot of hard work. When you’re busy running your business, it can be difficult to make time to handle your business’s legal needs too. Fortunately, you don’t have to handle it all on your own.

An experienced Texas small business attorney can help you manage the legal aspects. That way, you can get back to focusing on what matters most—your business.

If you have questions about your Texas small business, contact the Austin, Texas business lawyers at Massingill today.

Whether you need assistance with document review, negotiations, business transactions, or getting your business off the ground, our team is here to help.

Contact our experienced Austin business lawyers today to discuss your small business legal needs and see what we can do for you.
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When you have questions about your small business and don’t know where to turn, a Texas small business attorney can be a great resource.

From general legal counsel to assistance with business negotiations and everything in between, a lawyer who has dedicated their practice to helping Texas businesses in need can benefit your business exponentially.

As a small business owner, you might feel tempted to handle everything on your own—we get it, your business means everything to you—but that doesn’t always mean that handling your own legal needs is what is best for your business.

Our job is to take care of businesses, and we hope you will trust us to take care of yours.

A quick internet search for Texas small business lawyers near Cedar Park or Austin, TX, will likely yield more results than you can count. So how do you start your search and narrow down the results to find the best one for you?

Finding a great attorney is no easy task, but there are always things you can look for to find the right one for you. When hiring a Texas small business lawyer, look for someone with:

  • Specific experience handling business law cases.
  • Positive reviews from former clients,
  • Flexible and affordable rates, and
  • A collaborative spirit.
    Really, it comes down to finding a business lawyer whom you trust to handle your business’s legal needs. At Massingill Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we offer free consultations at no risk to you.

Feel free to give our team a call to set up your no-pressure consultation and decide for yourself whether we might be a good fit for you.

At Massingill Attorneys & Counselors at Law, we are devoted to taking care of your business’s legal needs. Our small business practice areas include assistance with:

  • Business formation,
  • Business transactions,
  • Contract drafting,
  • Contract review and negotiation,
  • Business disputes,
  • Legal research and opinions,
  • Business filings with the Secretary of State,
  • Licensing and permit issues, and
  • Trademark and copyright registration.

    No matter what you need, our team will do whatever we can to take care of your business as if it were our own. You can rest assured knowing that your business is in good hands.


Joshua Massingill, Attorney at Law, has dedicated most of his practice to helping Texas businesses with their legal needs.

It’s not uncommon for a law firm to tout itself as a “Jack of all trades.” However, that’s not what you’ll get at our firm. We pride ourselves on having an entire practice area focused on providing legal assistance to our business clients. We are experienced in this area and will always do what we can for business owners in need.

Additionally, we are proud to offer a number of offerings that we believe set us apart from other local firms including:

  • Flat fees,
  • Online appointment bookings, and
  • Secure online access to your legal documents.

But don’t just take our word for it. We encourage you to take a look at our 5-star Google reviews and see what our past clients have to say about our services.


If you want to know more about how a Texas business attorney can help your small business, call Massingill Attorneys & Counselors at Law today.

Business law can be complicated, but making it simple is our superpower. Our team of attorneys has experience helping small businesses with every facet of their legal needs. We are confident that we can help you too.

Contact us today online or by phone at 512-337-4398 for a free consultation to learn more and see what we can do for you.


Joshua Massingill recently spoke to CBS Austin to explain Texas’s new Senate bill prohibiting businesses from requiring customers to show proof of vaccination.

Amidst the continuing pandemic, some Texas businesses are asking patrons to prove they are vaccinated before entering the place of business.

However, Joshua laid out why businesses cannot, under the new legislation, require proof of vaccination.

Under Senate Bill 968, Texas local governments are not allowed to issue vaccine passports, Joshua explained in the interview.

He also covered that local businesses are prohibited from requiring vaccine passports under the bill.

He said that businesses cannot use the lack of vaccine proof to deny people access to their business or to receive service from the business.

Joshua also detailed possible consequences of requiring proof of vaccination and not following the law. One of these repercussions is potentially losing one’s business license.

Some businesses have revoked their vaccination proof requirements after learning of the law. However, others have said they will continue to enforce their guidelines for now.

The interview aired on August 12, 2021. See Joshua’s full interview here.

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