At Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, our business law attorneys provide a full range of transactional services related to business entities, including everything from the drafting of documents for the organization of entities to the mergers and dissolutions of entities. We regularly draft buy-sell agreements for shareholders, documents for the sale of entities, and non-compete agreements related to sales.
Business Entity Formation
One of the first decisions new business owners face is selecting the type of entity within which to operate their business. Knowing whether to form a corporation, a partnership, or a limited liability company can have a significant impact on the operation of the business, affecting individual and company taxes, individual exposure to liability for debts or actions of the company, who manages the business on a daily basis and has the authority to make business decisions and control the company, and how the business can be passed to future generations, sold, or otherwise dissolved. Experienced business law attorneys provide professional advice regarding the myriad of issues that must be considered and addressed, enabling business owners to make the best decision going forward.
Our firm is experienced in establishing all types of business organizations, including foreign and domestic corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, voluntary associations, and business trusts.
From employment agreements to the sale of a business, the successful operation of a company rests on the way in which each transaction is handled. Negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts and other documents require legal skill and business acumen drawn from years of experience in the wide array of transactions encountered in the business world. Our level of thorough preparation and professional ability assures that documents are worded properly, minimizing the need for business litigation due to misinterpretation or misapplication of a term in a contract or business deal. If a dispute does arise, our clients will not be unfairly disadvantaged by a poorly-worded contract that fails to protect their rights or preserve essential legal defenses.