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Our business clients often are small or family owned businesses. As business owners ourselves, we understand the needs of people who are going it on their own. For most, it is more than a job. It is your livelihood and way of life. You often eat, breath, and bleed your business. It is a matter of survival. We get how important this is to you, and we understand your needs.

Focusing On What You Do Best

We work with our clients, their financial advisors and accountants to maximize their business ventures. Whether it is assisting with business formation and the preparation of various organizational documents, contract negotiation and drafting, understanding and satisfying lenders' requirements in commercial financing transactions, or preparing a succession plan, we work with businesses of all sizes to help them achieve their goals. We also are there to assist with the day-to-day challenges and issues that may arise beyond the typical legal issues that business owners "expect" to face.

Our Services Include:

Entity Selection and Formation

We help determine the type of business entity that will provide you with the most benefit as you begin your new business.

Ownership and Management Structure

We assist you with determining and implementing an ownership plan and management structure that makes sense for your business. Recognizing that this may change during the “life” of you your business, we provide guidance based upon where you are now keeping in mind where you want to be in the future.

Mergers and Acquisitions

We have experience helping buyers and sellers with transactions of various sizes and also can assist when the business is “remaining in the family.”

Day to Day Operations

Unexpected legal issues can arise at any time. We assist our business clients with everything from contract review, to non-compete agreements, to basic employee issues. We are able to provide guidance to get you through the “crisis at hand” while at the same time keeping the larger picture in mind so that we can help resolve issues before they steam roll into the next “crisis at hand.” We also work with other professionals, financial advisors, accountants, and even other attorneys that might specialize in a certain area, to be sure that you receive the assistance that you need.

Business Succession Planning

While sometimes a business succession plan focuses on an individual owner, we also can help with plans beyond the simple transfer of the family business. While every new business should have a business plan as it begins, every business also should have a succession plan and that plan can change a great deal over time. We can help with the creation of a plan or we can assist with changing a plan as the business changes over time.