Business Transactions

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Whether you are forming a new business, planning to buy or sell a company, or seeking to solidify the operations of your existing business, we have you covered.

When starting a new business, an entrepreneur has to make significant decisions as to the nature of the business entity itself, with regard to the product or service being brought to market, and with regard to its relationships with employees, contractors, and vendors.

Decisions as to whether to form a corporation, a partnership, or a limited liability company go beyond accounting and tax questions.  These decisions affect the legal liabilities of those involved and the rights and responsibilities between and among shareholders, partners, or members.

Likewise, having clear and complete understandings with employees, contractors, and vendors not only protects the business you worked so hard to develop, it can actually save you considerable time and expense down the road by limiting disputes on these matters.

Whether you need to negotiate a contract, form a new business entity, or protect your trade secrets, our lawyers are available to assist small and mid-sized businesses with everyday business transactions, as well as the not-so-everyday decisions, including:

  • The formation of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships;
  • Operating agreements;
  • Articles of Incorporation;
  • Drafting contracts for employees and independent contractors;
  • Non-compete agreements;
  • Non-disclosure agreements;
  • The purchase or sale of a business;
  • Services contracts;
  • Leases;
  • Releases and waivers;
  • License transfers;
  • Indemnification agreements;
  • Royalty agreements;
  • Vendor and supply agreements;
  • Joint venture agreements