Business Transactions

Our attorneys have the depth of experience needed to assist you with organization planning and formation through the various stages of your business growth.

We stand ready to work with you on mergers, asset acquisitions, operating agreements, vendor and employment contract negotiations, purchase or sale contracts, and much more.  Our Meritas affiliation allows us to effectively and efficiently manage complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. Whether you have development matters, loan negotiations, contracts and leases, title insurance needs, or zoning matters, we are available to help you.

Business Organizations  We regularly advises clients on the benefits and detriments of all types of business entities including limited liability companies, corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships and statutory close corporations. We assists clients in all stages of business development from formation and organization to financing, restructuring, or expanding until dissolution, liquidation, sale, or winding up.  We have handled numerous corporate mergers and asset acquisitions, varying in size from small sole proprietorships to large corporations, and have also prepared numerous shareholder agreements, operating agreements and partnership agreements. Our business lawyers advise clients in a wide range of commerce including owning and operating entities ranging from self-storage facilities, concrete product production and manufacturing, moving and storage businesses, professional services, real estate holding companies, aquarium sales, commercial lending, and residential lending services.

Commercial Transactions We represents lenders and borrowers in all types of commercial transactions. In addition to our significant representation of secured lenders, we represents many different types of borrowers: real estate developers, mortgage lenders, and corporations ranging from gourmet food distribution to specialty concrete products. Our secured lending practice involves asset based financing, acquisition and start-up financing and many different types of government guaranteed financing under various USDA and SBA programs. We serve as counsel to both local and national banks and asset based lending institutions. The commercial finance practice has closed loans in the thousands to the millions of dollars range in such industries as movie theatres, concrete plants, hotels, timber plants and everything in between. In combination with our firm’s other practice groups, we are able to represent borrowers and lenders from underwriting through closing, and then to payoff; or, sometimes unfortunately, workout, foreclosure or bankruptcy.