Corporate & Business
In today's legal and regulatory environment, forming and operating a business has become increasingly complex. As a result, every business, from sole proprietorships to large corporations, needs legal counsel throughout its life cycle. Retaining an experienced business and corporate lawyer is an investment that saves your business money in the long term.
How We Can Help
Whether you are just starting a business or expanding a well-established company, Wold Johnson understands the challenges facing today's businesses and will efficiently assess your situation and help you prioritize your needs and determine the best course of action. The firm's many years of successful practice in corporate and business law enable us to assist with many different business services. From advice on business formation and structure, to drafting and review of contracts, to agreements for the purchase or sale of a business, we have the knowledge and experience to offer our clients the ongoing and evolving support their businesses need.
- Business Formation and Maintenance. Business entity selection is the first and a critical step to business formation. Since every business venture is unique with its own potential risks and strengths, it important to tailor a structure for each client that fosters efficiency and protects against liabilities while providing the necessary flexibility to take advantage of new opportunities. Selecting the business entity to create for your venture will lay the foundation for your company's success. Our firm can handle all aspects of establishing, organizing, and maintaining business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited and general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, limited liability limited partnerships, and joint ventures.
- Sale of Business. It is not uncommon at some point in the life of a business for that business to be acquired by a new owner. A variety of motivations can exist for transferring the ownership of a business, such as retirement, a desire to cash it, a desire to diversify, or an opportunity to combine the prospects of a business with another. Whatever your reason is, our lawyers will manage all legal aspects of the acquisition of a new business or the sale of an existing business, from initial decision-making to finalizing the deal.
- Contracts and Agreements. Business owners are wise to enter into agreements that will avoid costly and sometimes ugly disputes down the road. Our firm will help you identify and draft the contracts necessary to protect your business interests now and in the future, such as stockholder agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, and non-competition agreements. If you are concerned about provisions of a contract you have entered into with another party, we will review the contract and provide sound legal counsel regarding your options.
- Family/Closely-Held Businesses. The challenges facing small and closely-held businesses are frequently very different from those facing larger companies. These types of businesses often require navigation of difficult issues, such as family conflicts and business succession planning. Wold Johnson is proud to represent many businesses owned by families or small groups of owners. Whether your needs range from business formation to conflict resolution, from contract negotiation to debt collection, our firm can assist you. With a wealth of experience to draw from, let us focus on your company's legal issues so you can focus on keeping your business running smoothly.