There are a number of hats worn by a business formation lawyer. The business must select a form such as a limited liability company (LLC) or S corporation. The appropriate papers must be filed with the state. An LLC will need an operating agreement while an S corp needs corporate bylaws. A business formation attorney wants to be sure contracts are in place. This might include employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, buy sell agreements, non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, liability waivers, and so on. A business lawyer works with you to make sure you business is established properly and protected when operations begin.
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Whether by asset purchase or stock purchase transaction, buying or selling a business is an exciting opportunity. A well crafted merger or acquisition involves time for due diligence, financing, and other considerations. An M&A attorney helps make certain the proper agreements are in place to reflect the terms of the deal. The attorney will identify potential issues for negotiation and assist with closing and post-closing work, among other jobs.
Business formation can be used by an asset protection lawyer to preserve your wealth. Asset protection is often considered in connection with estate planning. Multiple LLCs are sometimes used as an asset protection device to separate business operations and real estate holdings. The strategies used by a business attorney are customized to your areas of exposure.
SECURITIES AND PRIVATE EQUITY
If your business is considering private equity as a funding source, you should speak with a securities lawyer. The regulations imposed on securities and private equity offerings are significant. The consequences of non-compliance are robust. The job of a private equity lawyer is to thoroughly document the transaction while making all required disclosures. In many cases, a private equity attorney will be required to prepare and submit items to state and federal bodies. The help of a securities attorney is often critical.
CONTRACT REVIEW AND BREACH OF CONTRACT
Attorney Rick Callison takes the time to meticulously inspect contracts that are presented to him. A contract review attorney can alert you to your liability and suggest revisions based on experience. We are here to assist you in preparing and negotiating contracts as well. We can also provide support in the event that you have breached a contract or somebody has breached their contract with you.
Prenuptial agreement lawyers help clients in drafting contracts or reviewing agreements prepared by spouses to be. There are rights and duties associated with marriage and divorce that are important to consider. A prenuptial agreement attorney helps you understand those rights and obligations in connection with your agreement.