A number of my clients seek assistance in starting a new business. Before selecting the right business form, I meet with the client to discuss their objectives and goals. I assess their business plan and finances and work with their financial advisors and lenders to ensure that the new business is structured to achieve optimal success, whether it be a limited liability company, corporation or partnership.
I also provide advice to my business clients on legal issues that arise in the course of business, including negotiation of a contract, lease or loan agreement. Meeting with clients in their workplace allows me to gain a better understanding of their business and its challenges and provide the best possible support.
Few matters are more complex and are of greater importance to clients than the purchase or sale of a business. I work closely with my clients and their financial advisors to help devise a structure for the transaction that achieves the most advantageous business, legal and tax results. Whether the transaction takes the form of a stock purchase or sale, or an asset purchase or disposition, I assist my clients in the negotiation and preparation of all agreements needed to properly document the transaction and protect the client. The necessary documents may include letters of intent, purchase and sale agreements, employment and non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, security agreements and indemnification agreements. Company records are updated to eliminate problems that can arise during the due diligence of the purchaser and assist the buying and selling client through the important due diligence process.