Business Planning

Real Life Stories

Tom and John started a contracting company which developed nicely over a 30 year period. For liability purposes they formed a corporation about 20 years ago and never created a shareholder agreement with buy- sell provisions. View Story

If you want to build or if you spent a lifetime building a business, it may be prudent to understand the legal tools necessary to achieve your business plan. There are important issues to consider whether you are establishing, growing or sustaining a business to meet your short and long term goals. We can help you understand your rights and obligations when structuring the entities or when planning for the business’s succession.

Business planning can achieve several goals: choosing proper entities; defining management structures; preventing conflict with surviving owners; ensuring that your family receives a fair price for your business, keeping new and/or unwanted owners out of the business; and ensure continuity and orderly transfer of ownership.

We focus on the following services:

  • Choice and Formation of Entity (Proprietorship, Partnerships, “S” Corporations, LLC’s)
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Confidentiality and non compete employment agreements
  • Collections
  • Succession Planning
  • Non-profit corporations
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Buy-Sell and Shareholders’ Agreements