We work to provide comprehensive business entity & structure planning for our clients and, in many situations, essentially serve as general counsel for our clients by handling their overall business planning and transaction needs including the following:
Business organization structure planning
Choice of business entity
Formation of limited liability companies, corporations and partnerships
Business Transaction Practice
Key executive and employee contracts
Consulting and independent contractor agreements
Non compete covenants and other restrictive covenants
Negotiation of purchase or sale of a business
Business acquisition and disposition transactions
Partner and shareholder dispute resolution transactions
Owners of closely held businesses have unique problems and opportunities. A primary concern for most business owners is planning for the transfer of ownership and control of their family business from one generation to the next. We can assist our family business clients in this regard including:
Preparation of buy-sell agreements for corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, choice of business entity planning, and reorganizations of business entities to achieve estate planning and overall business structure goals.
Formulate plans designed to keep the business in the family while minimizing estate taxes. We consider the impact of income, gift, estate, and generation-skipping taxes and plan for the family’s future cash needs.
Integrate valuation discount and estate freezing techniques to save significant estate and gift tax dollars for our family clients.