Business Law

Positioning Your Business for Security and Success

When running a business, it is absolutely essential to ensure everything is handled in a way that is in line with all relevant laws. What many people don’t realize is that there are laws that govern how just about every aspect of a business must be operated, from incorporation to funding to employment and more. Certainly, any good entrepreneur must have innovative ideas, an effective marketing plan, and a skilled workforce, but equally as important as those key factors is developing in-depth legal strategies to address every nuance and mitigate the untold risks your company may face.

Having the best lawyers available to work with you to ensure everything is properly handled can help ensure things go smoothly today so that problems can be avoided down the road. We represent businesses in a variety of corporate matters, some of which are described below.  See how we can help you and your business with any type of legal requirements you may face.  

Corporate Formation and Dissolution

When starting or closing down a business there are a number of important steps that need to be taken to avoid legal complications. Things like choosing the structure of your business, getting all the necessary licenses and permits, ensuring the land is properly zoned, and other essential steps are needed to get any new business up and running. When closing down a business, it is also typically going to be necessary to properly close out contracts, sell the property, and notify certain parties. We can help ensure all of these things, and anything else that is required, is handled efficiently and effectively.

Corporate Governance

When running a corporation of any size, it is necessary to ensure the day-to-day operations are running in compliance with local, state, and federal laws. Corporate law is unyieldingly complex and nuanced, and you can find yourself or your company in serious hot water for seemingly simple mistakes or issues. Establishing all the necessary mechanisms and processes to control and direct a corporation can help to streamline the process and avoid unnecessary complications.

Contract Formation

Creating new contracts to govern your relationships with clients or other businesses is not only helpful, it is critical to ensuring your business interests are effectively protected in an incredibly litigious society. We can write new contracts—or review proposed or existing contracts—to ensure that they are enforceable, that they address all the proper rights and responsibilities of each party, and that they include the necessary language and nuances to meet the needs of your company.

Shareholder/Operating Agreements

Inter-owner agreements, such as shareholder agreements for corporations or operating agreements for LLCs, are an absolute necessity for any company with more than one owner. These contracts provide the framework and guidelines needed to maintain an effective working relationship between owners, address current or potential future points of friction or conflict, and respond to any number of possible scenarios such as the death of a business partner or an owner wanting to sell his or her stake in the company. These documents need to be very precisely worded to avoid difficulties and delays, and they must address far more than most business owners would ever think to include. Without such an agreement, you are putting your company at risk for severe legal challenges in the future.

Purchase and Sale of Businesses

Purchasing or selling an existing business can be an exciting opportunity, but it can quickly devolve into a nightmare if the process is mismanaged or key elements are allowed to fall through the cracks. We have helped numerous clients through this oftentimes complex situation so they can successfully enter or exit from the business of their dreams. Not only will we help to ensure all administrative tasks are handled in full compliance with the law from start to finish, but our skilled attorneys are also perfectly suited to assist with negotiations and ensure that you get the fairest possible deal that most closely aligns with your goals for the transaction.

General Counsel Services

Many companies find that building a long-term relationship with a law firm allows their attorneys to better understand all the unique nuances involved in the business, and thus, more efficiently and effectively represent the best interests of the business. If you are in need of ongoing legal counsel, our law firm provides customized general counsel services to suit your unique needs.

Nonprofit Representation

Nonprofits are faced with numerous complexities and nuances which other types of business entities will never have to face. Our law firm has a wealth of experience working with nonprofits to fulfill all of their business law needs. Some of the key services which we provide to nonprofit businesses include:

  • Articles & Bylaws drafting
  • Tax-Exempt Applications
  • Compliance Issues and Documentation
  • Board Advisory Services
  • Non-Profit Litigation
  • Dissolutions

Contact Us

If you require help with any type of business law situation, we are here to help. Whether it is a one-time issue you are facing, or you would like to retain legal counsel for ongoing assistance, we are here for you. Please do not hesitate to give us a call today.We can help ensure all of these things are handled efficiently and effectively, along with anything else that may be required.