Legal Services Proposal
Providing Specialized Legal Services
We can save you money because we have already developed standard contracts that are designed for your type of business and we are familiar with all the issues that may crop up in your daily enterprise. We are already the law firm of choice for many members of the Small Grocers Association of New England and we hope we’ll soon be yours. Is your grocery store or produce stand protected against lawsuits and potential financial injury. Check the following list to find out if your business would benefit from the services of Case & Leeds.
Trademark Copyright Issues. Have you created your own products or brands. Is your good name protected against unauthorized use. Our attorneys can help you establish any trademarks or copyrights you may need to protect your business.
Do you really know who is working for you. Have all your employees undergone thorough background check. Have you ever had money or goods mysteriously disappear. Our staff includes investigators who can pre screen prospective employees check out the ones you’ve already hired examine your accounts and security systems and investigate any other issues you may encounter in your place of business.
Most grocers deal with dozens if not hundreds of suppliers. But disputes inevitably arise and it’s vital to know your rights. Do you have an iron clad contract with every supplier and delivery company to protect you in case of disagreement.
Local State and National Regulatory Issues. In the United States many aspects of the food business are controlled by regulations. Do you fully understand your rights and responsibilities to these authorities. Do you know what to do in case of recall or other official order.
We know the grocery business; we know the law; and we can help.
Lawsuits and Insurance Issues
It’s inevitable that at some time your business will be sued for customer’s injury whether that’s slip and fall in your store stomach ailment from spoiled food item or something more serious. But did you know that large percentage of injury claims are false or exaggerated. Many small business owners feel that they must pay up or suffer irreparable damage to their reputations. Nonsense.
If customer sues you for an injury of any kind our attorneys and investigators will make sure the claim is 100% valid before you pay dime. If you do owe damages we’ll handle the case to be sure you pay only what you rightfully owe. Case & Leeds is legal firm that specializes in legal services for grocers. It is our mission to help small independent grocers not only survive but thrive.
How did we end up in the mix of law and groceries. In Roger Case graduated from law school and set up personal law practice in his home state of New Hampshire. His parents William and Margaret Chase had long owned two small grocery outlets in Concord New Hampshire. Over the next few years Roger received so many requests for legal services from his parents and their colleagues in the grocery business that he soon realized he’d found his legal niche.
In attorney Arabella Leeds joined the firm as full partner. Arabella is the daughter of Italian immigrants Mario and Paulina Donato who own several produce stands in Lebanon NH and the granddaughter of Giovanni Donato who owns Alimentari Donato in Naples Italy. Thus both law and groceries are in our company history. Case & Leeds has been instrumental in fighting for the rights of small grocers in danger of being forced out of business by the large chains.
We also have had many successes in forcing suppliers of tainted or unsafe goods to pay damages rightfully owed to our clients. Case & Leeds is headquartered in Rochester New Hampshire with branch offices in Concord Manchester and Lebanon. Our legal associates currently serve small grocer clients throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Services – Call us for help with contracts employment issues and legal issues involving local or national organizations or the general public. We know the law and we know the grocery business. How to Contact Case & Leeds You can reach us at our local branch office. Case & Leeds Attorneys at Law. I’m writing to introduce Case & Leeds local law firm that specializes in providing legal services to small grocers.
Why would you need specialized legal services. Because small grocers have special needs and risks. You do business with wide variety of suppliers and you need to have solid legal contract with each of those to protect both parties.
Because you are in the food business you have risks that other businesses do not—the potential for receiving and or distributing spoiled or tainted foods the theft or improper disposal of spoiled foods recalls from suppliers or government agencies etc. In addition you have the usual requirements and risks of any retail business—the need to hire honest employees the need to protect customers in your stores and the need to protect against theft or fraud from both employees and customers. We are already the law firm of choice for many members of the Small Grocers Association of New England and we hope we’ll soon be yours.