Business Law

From Business Success to Business Succession

We provide exceptional legal services that our business clients can rely upon in their short, medium and long-term activities and planning.

Our business practice focuses on closely-held companies, family owned businesses, and franchises.

Our clients rely upon us for thorough analysis and excellent two-way communication so that we may provide them with practical solutions to sometimes complicated matters.

We not only use our many years of experience but often our creativity in order to provide the best results.

Our services include:

  • Formation

    We assist our clients in the appropriate business arrangement to minimize liability and tax exposure, as well as increase growth potential. Initial documentation includes:

    • Certificate of Organization for limited liability companies
    • Articles of Incorporation for corporations
    • Docketing Statement
    • Operating agreement or Bylaws
    • Members agreement or Shareholders agreement
    • Application for Employer Identification Number
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  • Commercial Agreements

    We negotiate, draft, and review commercial agreements, otherwise known as contracts, that arise during the business cycle. These agreements include:

    • Employment agreements
    • Stock purchase agreements
    • Asset purchase agreements
    • Real estate purchase agreements
    • Leases
    • Business agreements specific to your business
    • Franchise agreements
    • Settlement agreements
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  • Commercial Transactions

    We structure and negotiate various types of business transactions. These transactions include:

    • Sales
    • Purchases
    • Mergers
    • Joint ventures
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  • Employment

    We assist both employers and employees in addressing employment related matters, including hiring and termination. These matters include:

    • Employment agreements
    • Hiring practices
    • Firing practices
    • Employee handbooks
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  • Franchises

    We represent franchisors and franchisees. Our representation of franchisees includes negotiating franchise agreements and assisting in general business matters. On behalf of franchisors, our representation includes:

    • Drafting and negotiating contracts for general business matters
    • Drafting franchise disclosure documents
    • Drafting franchise agreements
    • Ensuring compliance with federal and state laws
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  • Real Estate

    We represent sellers, purchasers, landlords, and tenants in real estate transactions. We draft and negotiate documents, including:

    • Real estate sales and purchase agreements
    • Leases
    • Other documents specific to real estate
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A word from one of our clients...

As an international, multi-brand franchisor, Ken has helped us streamline processes while directing us with sound legal advice.

Jim Powers Franchisor Executive Vice President

Benefits to Our Clients

We have worked with our clients from the inception of their business until their end. As such, we have been side by side with our clients through struggles and meteoric growth, through closure to sales of their business at significant profit, or passing on their business to their loved ones. We work with them every step of the way.