Running a business is a time-intensive venture that involves many aspects of the law. Often entrepreneurs and managers forget this or that form, or don’t plan ahead for unforeseen events which can alter the course of the business. Doing our best to serve every client with excellence, keeping in mind their unique situation and needs, we offer several business law services. Startups Our experience and knowledge base allows us to advise on startups and help with issues like:

  • Joint ventures
  • Subchapter C-corporation formation
  • Subchapter S-corporation formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Asset purchases
  • Stock purchases

Buying and Selling Buying and selling a business comes with many steps where many owners can get caught up. We help with:

  • Advising transaction structure
  • Negotiating terms
  • Drafting a memorandum of the deal
  • Advising on legal strategies (for sellers)
  • Advising on how to conduct legal due diligence (for buyers)
  • Help with the documentation, including drafts, reviewing, and negotiating

Contracts By reviewing, drafting or negotiating business contracts, we can help you with:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Lease agreements

Succession Planning Having a plan for the succession of your business can mean avoiding family disputes and the disintegration of your business amongst shareholders. They key to keeping a business alive after the owner has passed is having a proper succession plan. As business lawyers in Sarasota who have decades of experience, we can make a plan that is tailor-made to your situation and your business, as well as to the growth that you envision as a company. Working side-by-side, we help you by addressing whether you want to:

  • Keep it in the family, allowing relatives to keep control over the assets of the company.
  • Offer shareholders a larger stake, the value of which will be discussed.
  • Minimize estate taxes and evaluate your estate plan.
  • Preserve institutional memory.
  • Address the business’s cash flow as it relates to paying taxes or buying out shares.
  • Establish a plan for family employment.

With our monthly fee, you can now feel free to ask us anything and receive consultation while avoiding a “running time” associated with most practices. Contact us today and see how we can safeguard your business.