The Law Offices of Peter Cole is a law firm assisting in business, commercial law, internet disputes and personal injuries.

The Law Offices of Peter Cole advises individuals, corporations, partnerships, investor groups, for-profit and not-for-profit companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs and assists them in creating a safe, profitable and successful enterprise. The firm also assists with domain name disputes, E-commerce, merchant bank blacklisting and other problems associated with internet, banking and web commerce.

We also help those who have been involved in personal injuries such as car accidents, truck accidents, accidents at work and other serious injuries.
Business, Corporate, Commercial Law
As corporate attorneys advising and representing our clients, the firm, among providing other services, counsels clients on:
  • Choosing the right structure of operation (e.g.: LLC, corporation, DBA, partnership)
  • Business formation and dissolution
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Purchasing and selling businesses
  • Negotiation and preparation of operating agreements and shareholder agreements
  • Negotiation and preparation of employment and severance agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating confidentiality, internet and technology related agreements and other commercial agreements
  • Formation of tax-exempt not-for-profit companies (eg: 501(c)(3))
  • Drafting and negotiating leases
  • Structuring U.S. asset purchases/investments involving foreign investors in a way to avoid U.S. estate and gift taxes with respect to such investments (and minimize income taxes in connection with such assets as well)
  • Advising and preparing documentation for partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Obtaining business certificates, tax identification numbers, DBA certificates
  • Handling commercial real estate leasing, financings and closings
  • Handling contractual disputes (including collections and enforcement of obligations)
  • Preparing business plans
Internet Law and Domain Name Disputes
Domain name registration is a highly recommended first step in protecting your trademarks. Whether due to cyber squatting or the mere popularity of a certain phrase or word, ownership of domain names often comes into dispute. In the event of a dispute, a complaint may be filed in a court of law under theories similar to trademark infringement. For more information regarding trademark infringement, click here.

As an alternative to litigation, it may be worth considering filing a dispute under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") established by ICANN. The filing fees to initiate a domain name dispute would be approximately $1,500 - $2,000 (depending on the arbitrator chosen). The forum for the dispute could be Minneapolis, MN, New York, NY or Geneva, Switzerland. Under the procedure, a Complainant files and serves a Complaint, and the Respondent files an Answer. The pleadings as submitted are then ruled on by one or three panelists in a matter of weeks. To prevail in a dispute under the UDRP, a Complainant must prove that:
  • the Respondent's domain name is identical or confusingly similar to a trademark or service mark in which the Complainant has rights
  • the Respondent has no rights or legitimate interests in respect of the domain name
  • the Respondent's domain name has been registered and is being used in bad faith
Our fees to prepare and file a Complaint or Answer under the UDRP range from $1,500 to $3,500 depending on the complexity of the issues. If you are interested in having us assist you with your domain name dispute, or with the purchase or sale of a domain name, please feel free to contact us.

Also assist in obtaining funds withheld by merchant bank accounts, web merchant and internet fund transfers.
Personal Injury
A personal injury covers any wrong or damage done to another in his person, property, rights, or reputation. A personal injury can occur at work, in a traffic accident, because of a faulty product or a faulty repair, because of a mistake during medical treatment, or because you slipped and fell on a wet floor or pavement. The personal injury is caused by the negligent or unreasonably unsafe actions of another party such as a manufacturer, doctor, landlord, store owner or driver.

Examples of personal injury law causes of action include professional malpractice, wrongful birth, wrongful death, libel, slander, trespass, and nuisance. Common personal injuries include:
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Wrongful Death
Our firm is dedicated to helping victims of personal injuries such as automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death and other serious accidents caused by the actions of others.

If you are a victim of a serious personal injury, you need to learn what your legal rights are and how you can protect them.
Let us know your situation, we're always here to help. Contact us at any time and we'll quickly respond to your needs.

Peter Cole, Esq.
Law Offices of Peter Cole
[Phone] (310) 280-0983
[Fax] (310) 706-6359