Corporate and Business Law

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. Ownership relationship agreements address issues of control and succession within the business, such as shareholder “buy-sell” agreements, operating agreements and voting trusts. We also represent our clients concerning a myriad of issues related to the purchase or sale of closely-held businesses. We structure the transaction, draft all related documentation and conduct the due diligence. When representing the buyer in a transaction for a business acquisition, we assist the buyers with all non-tax related aspects of investigative due diligence, corporate formation, SBA or conventional loan financing, title insurance, non-competition agreements, employment agreements, franchises, business license transfers and lease assignments. We pride ourselves on developing long lasting relationships with our clients. We strive to obtain an intimate knowledge of our clients businesses’ to help ensure their continued success in business going forward. Our specialty is acquisitions transactions for small to mid-sized businesses.

Bankruptcy Law

Our firm provides legal services to consumers and businesses alike that have fallen on hard financial times. For individuals, we offer Chapter 7 debt liquidation and Chapter 13 debt reorganization. For businesses, we offer Chapter 11 services, where you are able to maintain control of your business as a “debtor in possession.” We spend ample time with each client.

We answer your questions about bankruptcy, which may involve your credit rating, bankruptcy alternatives, the benefits of bankruptcy, and alternatives on how best to protect your assets. Bankruptcy offers a fresh financial start. Whether your home is facing foreclosure, your car is on the verge of being repossessed or your wages are being garnished, bankruptcy can ease your worries. We are a debt relief agency and we help people file for relief under the bankruptcy Issues

Not-For-Profit/Tax-Exempt Organizations

As part of our corporate practice, we represent regional community foundations, active charitable and educations organizations, religious institutions and family foundations. We assist our clients in forming and qualifying a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. We structure entity and activities to ensure eligibility to apply for the 501(c)(3) status; counsel them on the potentially disqualifying activities and navigate them through unrelated business activities and avoid unrelated business income tax.

Area of focus include: Formation Matters, Obtaining Tax-Exempt Status, Federal State and Local Filings, Working with Governmental Agencies, Governance Structuring, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Personnel Matters, Real Estate Matters, Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Consolidations, Fiduciary Obligations and Unrelated Business Income Tax Issues