Business Startup Services
Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our firm assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction. We also consult with business owners and draft shareholder agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.
Business Succession Planning
Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. One of these services relates to considering one of your key member’s sudden death, illness, or retirement. Businesses are often left scrambling to recover lost assets and find a replacement. Large corporations and small businesses alike can avoid a tumultuous transition by creating a succession plan with a knowledgeable attorney.
Preparation and Review of Business Contracts
Contract law has evolved into an immensely complex and intricate component of our modern legal system. Although many types of contracts can be handled in the routine course of business, as contracts increase in size, scope, value or complexity, the need for competent legal advice also increases. We will determine, outline and clearly delineate the rights, duties, responsibilities and obligations of all parties to your contracts.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our office can facilitate the merger with or acquisition of corporations and other business entities, joint ventures, spin-offs and leveraged buyouts. We represent business owners, professionals, financial institutions, doctors’ and dentists’ offices, service providers and manufacturers. Our goal is to work with you to reduce your exposure to risk while maximizing the value of your interest. We can draft initial proposals, bid packages, letters of intent, buy-sell agreements, and master and ancillary transaction documents. We will also help you consider the financing, whether it is an all-share deal, a cash buyout, asset or stock purchase, life insurance trust or installment plan. The buying company in a merger or acquisition may need to lease or purchase existing real estate and/or equipment from the selling company. We can draft or review leases and other contracts with your best interests in mind. Another important aspect of acquiring a company is deciding how to combine employees and management. We can draft or negotiate employment agreements as you blend management or corporate cultures.