Business / Corporate Law & Nonprofit Corporation Law
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin
This statement could not be more true with regard to starting and operating your business. As part of your proper planning, the hiring of a qualified business lawyer is critical. I understand the risks, challenges and joys of operating a small business, because I also am a small business owner, and have direct experience in operating these entities. The challenges are not always legal challenges, but can also run the gamut of operations, strategic relationships and culture.
Proactive planning and advanced consultation with a business lawyer can minimize the risk of problems and increase your chances of success in the future. And in the event that problems should occur, which is often the case, this proactive planning can help put you and your business in a better position to obtain a favorable outcome.
I offer a wide range of legal services for businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-generational family businesses with substantial annual revenue. Our clients include manufacturers, franchisees, service providers, technology companies, restaurants/bars, health care providers, attorneys, charities and real estate brokers and developers.
In particular, our business law services include such matters as reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts, agreements, deals and transactions; reviewing and updating existing contracts and agreements; organizing and incorporating new corporations and limited liability companies; and counseling clients on limitation of liability/asset protection, growth opportunities, productivity/efficiency, cost savings and strategic partnerships/relationships.
More particularly, I focus my business practice in the following areas of business and corporate law:
- Formation of corporations and limited liability companies
- Formation of nonprofit corporations
- Corporate governance matters
- Business negotiations
- Business succession planning
- Transactional agreements
- Commercial agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Shareholder’s/Member’s rights
- Employment agreements
- Nonprofit operations and management
Throughout the entire process, I work closely with my clients, discussing the options in any given situation and agreeing together on an innovative strategy to move forward, implementing the same in concert together. In addition, I focus on learning about your business, and work to establish a legal and business strategy to help you succeed in overcoming your obstacles and reaching your goals.
In short, I partner with my clients to act as their “outside general counsel” so that they feel that they have a trusted advisor in any situation they feel the need for it. When you are facing difficult and stressful legal situations, you can personally count on me to assist you with these challenges. I will personally work with you to alleviate the stress and resolve the problems.