Business Planning

For many individuals and families, a business represents their most valuable asset, one that needs to be protected from a wide range of potential threats. These can include frivolous lawsuits or the inability to access assets if the business owner dies or becomes incapacitated. Other important issues include how to pass your business on to the next generation (especially if there are concerns about your children or their spouses), tax minimization, how to deal with partners or other owners, and many more.

  • Company formation
  • Choice of business entity
  • Structure of business entity
  • Purchase or sale of a business
  • Ownership issues
  • General legal counsel to businesses and individual owners
  • Coordination of personal, estate and business plans
  • Tax planning
  • Reorganization and restructuring
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder control agreements
  • Voting agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Sales and disposition of businesses
  • Dissolutions
  • Succession planning
  • Recapitalization
  • Asset protection

Business start-ups and acquisitions.

We know this is a crucial time for any business. Success in the future depends upon making the right decisions early on. What is more, a small investment in preventive legal advice at start-up can help to minimize future legal expenses. Some common issues we can help you with at this stage include:

  • Minimizing your tax burden
  • Limiting your liability
  • Reducing conflict between owners and/or employees
  • Purchasing a business

Business operations.

Once your business is set up, we can help it thrive and grow. We offer a variety of counseling and document preparation services that can:

  • Improve your collection rate and reduce outstanding accounts receivable
  • Address employment issues
  • Deal with supply contracts
  • Protect your assets

Debt collection/litigation.

While we work diligently to find alternative solutions to lawsuits, they are sometimes an unavoidable fact of life. Our business litigation services include:

  • Debt collection
  • Business disputes
  • Employment
  • Insurance

Call us today to find out how our business law acumen can protect you, your family and your business.