Establishing and operating a corporation properly involves more than form annual minutes. Missteps can lead to the loss of the liability shields enjoyed by corporations, leaving directors and shareholders exposed to liability. As outside general counsel to corporations ranging from start-ups to large enterprises, we serve as trusted advisors for corporate matters, including shareholder and board actions, stock sales, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, corporate governance, employment matters, succession planning, and contentious removals or forced buy-outs. Our close relationships with corporate clients creates a constructive dynamic where clients are unafraid to pick up the phone at the first sign of trouble, heading off issues before they become expensive problems.
We assist clients with property tax, estate tax, and other business tax considerations that are implicated by the estate and business transactions with which we help our clients. Working closely with accountants, bookkeepers, or other financial advisors, we provide tax research and opinions, and tax guidance for business and estate transactions.
Starting or running a business can be one of the most rewarding risks a person undertakes, and we thrive on being trusted advisors in that process. We have first-hand business experience, which allows us to provide experienced solutions, that are both legally sound and pragmatic. We counsel clients regarding entity selection and formation, operation and management, financing and capital structure, and organizing subsidiaries and holding companies. For ongoing businesses, we assist with formation and governance cleanup, restructuring, mergers, and sales. We specialize in providing outside general counsel services to seasoned businesses that desire a closer, more consistent relationship, but cannot afford their own in-house legal department. Working closely with your business allows us to be part of your team and always have your back.
Carefully considered written contracts are critical for your business. Whether you have a purchase and sale agreement, lease, nondisclosure agreement, employment agreement, or other contract, the terms you agree to by signing can have a profound effect on your deal. We provide contract review and drafting services for business or personal maters.
INDUSTRIES WE SERVE
- Agribusiness – Farms and Ranches
- Architectural and Engineering Services
- Craft and Creative Industries
- Real Estate