Legal Issues When Moving To a Different Location

Moving To a Different Location

As some of you are aware, Legal Eagles Inc recently relocated to a different area in the Greater Los Angeles Area — we now call Glendora, California our home, and we’re glad to be a part of the community!  When making the move, my colleagues and I thought that it would be a wonderful idea to give you an inside glimpse of the move, and even provide you with some legal issues to consider when moving to a new location.

The SBA has a great resource for moving to a new state, though, our move was a local move (in the Los Angeles area), and we want to share some insights from our perspective.

Our Story

When we were first considering our move, sure we were considering other factors, such as site location, ease of travel to-and-from work, and of course, tax savings.  Our team lives in or Glendora so the move made sense from a strategic standpoint.  We decided to pack-up and move out!

Now from a legal perspective, there are several things to consider when you’re determining your next move.

Moving to a Different Location Questions and Answers

Are you currently conducting business in your current city location, and will this affect your future dealings?

Actually, FindLaw has an excellent resource on Motion for Change of Venue, and to give you the gist, these cases typically deal with real estate.  If you’re renting an office, you can move on.  If you’re not sure whether this might affect you, contact our offices today!

Should I start service in your new location and stop service at your current location?

This is more of a logistical concern, and you can go about it in different ways.  For us, we decided to start service with the utilities companies in our new location before we stopped service in our previous location.  This is an important consideration, though, to consider!  If you are having issues, from a legal standpoint to shut off service at your previous location, get in touch with us today!

Should I consider my business listings on other websites when making the move?

If you are moving to a different location, and have foot traffic at your location, you surely want to update your business address information on the websites where your company is listed (e.g Yelp, AngiesList, etc).  In addition, you’ll want to make sure you notify the IRS and other governing bodies of your move– The Balance has a great article about this.

There can be legal hurdles you might come across if you don’t update your listings!  If you’re dealing with this now, contact us today!

Should I have a contract set-up with the moving company that does our move?

In short, always.  You will want to make sure your company in insured and has a great track record, along with positive reviews from past customers.  We used the Glendora moving company to help us transition, and they come highly recommended.  Whether you choose a different moving company, or someone you found on Craigslist, always make sure there is a contract in place to protect you from losses!  If you have a current situation in which we might be able to help you, please contact our office today!

In Summary

As you can see, there are several aspects of an office move you need to consider.  From our standpoint, we glad we made the move.  We’re happy to be a part of this new area, excited to meet new people, and always here to help!