Small Business

Our firm represents and assists companies and entrepreneurs with starting a business, maintaining an existing business or with changes to their business.  We also assist with the process of buying or selling a business.

Starting a Business

Starting a business requires thorough planning.  Our firm assists business owners in the formation of the business entities.  

  • We advise on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type
  • Assist with completion of organizational documents
  • Draft customer agreements for the specific business, including home improvement contractors
  • Advise business owners how to maintain active status
  • Assist in curing deficiencies of entity status and organization agreements
  • Communicate with other advisors, including business accountants, brokers, and consultants on behalf of client

Buying and/or Selling a Business

Assist business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business, including:

  • Negotiation of terms and drafting the memorandum of terms
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting  due diligence and the significance of findings
  • Review and negotiation of commercial leases
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction
  • Reviewing and negotiating financing documents (private financing or bank loan)

Other Services : Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

In consultation with our client business owners, their accountants, financial consultants, brokers and advisors various other business agreements including:

  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Co-owner agreements



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