Offering businesses a crucial blend of expertise and consultative guidance, Cataudella Law specializes in the following areas of practice. Paul's consultative approach ensures that legal strategies align seamlessly with business objectives, providing not only protection but opportunities for growth.
For the past several years, Paul has worked closely with destination management companies (DMC) and immersed himself in the industry participating in organizations such as the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA), as well as being a part of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) for years.
Building a strong understanding of both the internal and external workings of a DMC, Paul applied his skill set to improve not just the particular DMC he worked alongside, but all DMCs throughout the industry to improve the trade as a whole. Paul ultimately became responsible for drafting the widely accepted model service agreement, routinely speaks at industry events on emerging legal and business trends, and founded the DMC Coalition to provide structure and support to DMCs in need.
Trademark & Copyright
Trademark law is a set of laws used to protect any given word, name, symbol, or design that is used in commerce to identify the goods or services of one provider from another. For example, a business’ name, logo or brand, can possess significant value. Without an understanding as to how the business should be classified and protected, a company may be exposing themselves to unnecessary risk.
Labor & Employment
Employment law deals with the rights of employers, employees, and labor organizations. Proper employment practices can reduce the chances of litigation due to wrongful termination, retaliation, discrimination, or improper payroll practices. These employment practices include hiring/firing procedures, employee handbook, and classification of exempt/non-exempt employees or independent contractors.
Business law, also referred to as commercial or corporate law, includes a wide array of legal issues impacting businesses and commerce. The most common areas of business law include corporate governance, corporate compliance, and commercial contracts.
Litigation is a formal legal proceeding that occurs when one party sets out to enforce a particular right. The most common forms of litigation in a business setting arise out of breach of contract and partnership disputes.