Business Legal Services
Business Entity Formation
We facilitate the appropriate choice and formation of entities and ownership relationships for clients while seeking to limit the personal liability of the owners for third party claims. Entity forms offered include: general and limited partnerships; limited liability partnerships; corporations; joint ventures; limited liability companies; and professional service corporations. Ownership relationship agreements address issues of control and succession within the business, such as shareholder “buy-sell” agreements, operating agreements and voting trusts.
Purchase & Sale of Businesses
Our clients are furnished with advice and representation concerning a myriad of issues related to the purchase or sale of independently owned and operated businesses, including distributorship and franchised businesses.
We have expertise in regard to Uniform Franchise Disclosure Documents prepared to comply with the Federal Trade Commission’s “Franchise Rule.”
Various businesses, while not franchises, enjoy specialized laws which govern the relationship between them and their manufacturer supplier, such as motor vehicle, farm equipment and beverage alcohol distributors.
Landlord & Tenant
Commercial real estate leases are often complex legal documents. We help to educate our clients on all components contained within the documents in addition to assisting with any and all problems related to them, including matters concerning rent collection and tenant eviction.
Business Documents Review
Your business’ standard documents should protect its legal rights and work in favor of your business. We help clients ensure their contracts, sales and order forms, invoice terms and other business documents work in a beneficial manner.
Perfecting Your Lien Rights
We help clients protect valuable lien rights, such as collateralized security interests; construction liens; materialman’s lien; laborer’s lien; warehousemen’s lien; architect’s lien; landscape architect’s lien; engineer’s lien; surveyor’s lien; mapper’s lien; and interior designer’s lien.
Dispute Resolution and Litigation
We represent clients in all manners of alternative dispute resolution including voluntary mediation and binding arbitration, as well as state and federal civil court litigation.