Business Transactions, Acquisitions, and Mergers
Life is not static and neither are the needs of your business. Throughout the operation of your business you will need to negotiate and enter into a variety of agreements and contracts for everything from buying and selling supplies, formalizing personnel matters, buying and selling office space, and leasing office space and equipment. We can counsel you regarding all manner of sales-related contracts (such as purchase orders and warranties, licenses, and service agreements), employment contracts, leases of real estate or equipment, and franchise and partnership agreements.
Without carefully drafted contracts, a business owner is likely to encounter unpleasant and costly surprises (and no business owner wants that). Businesses cannot afford to have transactions delayed—or worse, to have a deal fall apart entirely—because of poorly drafted documents.
Together the lawyers in our Corporate Department have an MBA, a Masters of Laws (LLM) in Taxation, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification, as well as more than 80 years combined legal experience. Our business transaction lawyers not only help businesses avoid disputes, we ensure our clients’ contracts minimize risks and maximize benefits to (and profitability of) their businesses. With decades of experience and an intimate understanding of the local business climate, we are qualified to handle all types of business transactions, and we pride ourselves on the personal attention we provide to our clients as we develop customized solutions to meet each client’s unique needs.
When your business is ready to grow, our attorneys are skilled in the areas of acquisitions and mergers, which give businesses the opportunity to increase performance and assets by joining with or absorbing another entity. Acquiring or merging with another business is generally a much faster way to improve business performance than for a business to grow on its own. However, executing and finalizing a successful acquisition or merger is complex. It is imperative to conduct due diligence and to ensure that the transaction is beneficial for both entities involved.
We look forward to advising your business issues including:
- Contracts (drafting, negotiation, and review)
- Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
- Purchase or Sale of Business and/or Business Assets
- Purchase, Sale, or Refinancing Commercial Properties
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Dispute Resolution
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Non-Disclosure and Non-Compete Agreements
- Commercial Lease Review and Negotiation
- Licensing and Distribution Agreements