Business and Transactions

We assist our business clients with a wide range of services – from establishing single-owner companies to assisting established, large corporations. Whether it is forming and drafting an operating agreement for a limited liability company, handling all facets of the asset or stock sale of a business, negotiating and drafting a variety of contract matters, or restructuring a corporate tree of companies to reduce liability risk, we meet the needs and concerns of our clients. We have nearly forty years of combined experience representing a wide variety of businesses ranging from financial institutions, staffing agencies, real estate ventures, property management companies, appraisal companies, car dealerships, restaurants, commercial nurseries, dental offices, general contractor and subcontractor construction companies, and independent contractors. Regardless of your business’s legal needs, we can assist you in an efficient and competent approach.

Contact us to see how we can assist you with your business-related legal matters.

Here are some of the business and transactional matters we handle:

Banking and Commercial Transactions:  Representation of lenders, including state and national banks, and borrowers with all commercial transactions including document preparation and analysis of loans, secured lending, workout agreements and foreclosures and avoidance of lender liability.

Business Formation, Planning and Counseling: Selection, formation and operation of best/most suitable business entities, including proprietorships, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC’s), corporations (including S-corps, C-Corps, non-profit organizations and professional corporations), joint ventures and franchises.

Business Transactions: Purchase and sale of wide variety of sizes and types of business entities, recapitalizations, asset purchases and sales, drafting, analyzing and amending contracts and corporate governance documents including license agreements, shareholder and owner agreements, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, by-laws and partnership agreements.

Collections: Representation of businesses and individuals assisting in collection of accounts, judgments and adherence to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA).

Construction: Representation of contractors (general and subcontractors) and builders, assistance with various permits, filing of mechanics’ liens and all matters related to drafting of construction contracts and subcontracts.

Dental Law: Representation of dentists and dental practice groups with buy-sell agreements, independent contractor agreements and various matters related to the dental practice business.

Employment and Labor: Employment contracts, employee manuals and handbooks, stock option agreements, non-qualified deferred compensation agreements, confidentiality, non-disclosure, non-solicitation and non-compete agreements, employment discrimination issues, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) compliance, hiring and termination and compensation agreements.

Family Business Enterprises: Advise and counsel of family owned business matters through the life cycle of the business from idea through generation succession and/or exit stage (see Probate and Estate Planning), minimize or avoid family conflict and maximization of protection of assets for succeeding generations.

Real Estate: Purchase, Sale and lease of commercial and residential real property, condemnation, partition actions, advising and dispute resolution of home owners associations (HOA’s), 1031 like-kind exchanges, contract for deed, mortgage, loan and deed of trust review and preparation.

Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality: Advise and counsel owners of various retail, restaurant, bars and taverns and other hospitality/entertainment businesses in a wide range of industry specific matters.