Business Law

Our Business Law practice group provides services ranging from entity selection to exit strategies and everything in between. Acting as outside general counsel for many small businesses, we are able to cover all types of business transactions. We work with our clients to identify the best choice of entity from the start, minimizing expenses and potential legal consequences that result as the company matures. We prepare and file the necessary forms needed to complete the entity formation, such as:

  • Articles and Certificates of Incorporation
  • Foreign qualifications
  • Bylaws
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements

In addition to formation issues, we routinely advise businesses, entrepreneurs and investors on a variety of topics, including:

  • Structuring committees and board of directors or board of managers and establishing guidelines and procedures
  • Debt and equity financings, including asset-based lending, private placement memoranda and preferred stock provisions
  • Private fundraising for small business
  • Compliance with federal and state securities laws
  • Employment law compliance
  • Mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, ownership buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting of asset purchase, stock purchase, confidentiality, non-compete, employment, consulting, distributor, licensing, joint venture, franchise, software development and e-commerce agreements
  • Business succession planning for family-owned businesses

Regardless of the transaction, we work with you to help you understand and consider both the short-term and long-term consequences and benefits of each action and we possess the required experience, knowledge and dedication to get you the best results.