Business Formation and Transactions

We assist clients with the formation and expansion of appropriate business entities for new or evolving ventures, projects, and productions both domestic and international. These include partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, S-Corp entities, benefit corporations, and 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. We have hands-on experience helping clients structure “hybrid entities,” social benefit organizations and enterprises that combine for-profit and not-for-profit aspects. We help companies transition through business purchase and buy/sell agreements.

Our goal is to help our clients form well-considered and reliable foundations for their businesses by providing advice on: pre-formation considerations, founders, shareholders and partners agreements, timing of formation, requisite filings with state, federal and/or local authorities; and strategic initial relationships and interests.

Business formation does not begin or end with the creation of a legal entity. It is important to the launch or expansion of any venture to protect and give legal form to its intellectual property, trade secrets and confidential concerns, as well as its relationships with independent contractors, strategic partners, and employees. Our combination of skill and experience in intellectual property, contract formation and management, employee/contractor relations, trademark, and business operations provide our clients with solid support to prioritize their essential legal needs as they develop a sound structure for their projects and company growth. Where particular industry needs are involved, we have solid relationships with expert attorneys in such areas as FDIC compliance, patent filing, ABC compliance, construction and architectural permitting, tax matters, real estate transactions, and antitrust issues to help efficiently provide clients with the range of expertise needed.

Examples of Business Formation Services Provided:

  • Pre-Incorporation Agreements
  • LLC Operating Agreements
  • Term Sheets and Letters of Intent
  • LLC Membership Interest Agreements
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Investment Structures