STARTUPS AND BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

As an entrepreneur, few things are more exciting than translating your dreams into reality. Yet seeing your business succeed requires more than just a great vision. It requires careful preparation and thoughtful execution. We recognize the importance of laying a strong foundation for success from the outset.

We share in our clients’ passion for innovation. Our greatest reward is the personal satisfaction of helping a business grow from the seed of an idea into a flourishing enterprise.

Business startups count on us for sound legal advice on all aspects of spearheading a new business formation, including the following.

Choosing The Right Business Entity

This crucial step will affect many aspects of your business’s operation, financing and governance. Choosing the right entity — whether an S or C corporation, limited liability company, partnership or proprietorship — involves complex considerations. How do you want equity interests to be allocated between the founders, investors and employees? Which makes the most sense from a tax perspective? Which will place your business in the best position for future growth and success?

We will explain the pros and cons of these choices to help you make an informed decision.

Preparing The Legal Documents

The strategic decisions you make in forming a business will amount to little if they are not properly documented. Our attorneys prepare, draft and review all the necessary legal documents, which may include:

  • Articles of incorporation, organization or formation
  • Bylaws
  • Operating agreements
  • Organizational resolutions
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Proprietary and intellectual property agreements
  • Employment contracts

Partnering With Business For The Long-Term

Transactions are vital to the growth and success of virtually any business. Yet even small-scale business transactions have many moving parts. The legal aspects of navigating commercial transactions can be complicated. For that reason, it’s wise to involve experienced legal counsel. It’s well worth the investment to spare your business from potential setbacks down the road.

Our services include:

  • Providing advice on the proposed terms of a transaction
  • Negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts
  • Conducting due diligence
  • Preparing all ancillary legal documents
  • Handling the legal ramifications of financing issues

One of the greatest testaments to our success — and perhaps the best compliment any professional firm can receive — is the number of long-term clients who return to us time and time again for assistance with new ventures. Whether you are a local entrepreneur with an exciting startup or a stakeholder in a more established company, we are well-positioned to partner with you as experienced legal advisers.

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