Business Law

Starting a new business?  Expanding an existing one?  Business owners need ready access to sound legal advice.  We help business owners navigate the legal landscape to mitigate risk and improve their bottom line.

Getting Started on the Right Foot

New business owners, in particular, face a myriad of decisions and challenges.  How should I set up my business?  What business entity form should I choose?  (Corporation? LLC? Partnership? Sole proprietorship? etc…)  Do I have to register my business with the City or State?  Should I buy a building or lease space from someone else?  How do I hire and pay my employees?  What if I need to fire an employee?  The list goes on and on. Every business owner needs a small team of trusted advisors that she can turn to for informed and independent counsel.  We want to be part of your team.

Services Include:

  • Business entity selection and formation.  Formation of corporations, not-for-profit corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), various partnerships structures, as well a joint ventures
  • Corporate governance.  Annual meetings, corporate resolutions, shareholder agreements, etc…
  • Contract negotiation and drafting services
  • Employment law issues, including employee handbooks, employment contracts and confidentiality agreements
  • Financing issues such as promissory notes, security agreements, and UCC financing statements
  • Real estate transactions.  Negotiating and drafting leases and purchase agreements.