Business Contracts & Planning
An area of law in which an attorney and his or her staff assist owners of a business in addressing the legal and regulatory matters that affect the operations of their business.
Business Planning can include the following:
Drafting or Amending:
- Shareholder Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Operating Agreements (LLCs)
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Membership Interest Purchase Agreements (LLCs)
- Settlement/Release Agreements
- Invoices/Terms of Sale Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Consulting Agreements
When to start
Any time that you have identified that you need a legal document for use in or by your business is a great time to seek legal advice. So, that may mean at the very beginning, when you are forming your business, or when you take the next step and look to lease or purchase real estate which will be home to your business. Maybe you already have all of that in place, but want to have agreements in place with employees, contractors or consultants. Or maybe you would like to have written contracts to present your goods and services to your clients.
Where to begin
To get started on your business planning, call our office and set up a complimentary conference (for new clients) with one of our experienced attorneys. To be prepared for this meeting, you should have an idea of what you would like to accomplish with the documents that you will be requesting us to write on your behalf.
What to bring
If you have agreed upon some terms with the other party, having those written down will help make your conference more efficient and productive. Even some basic details, such as names and addresses of interested parties can help the process along. Finally, knowing what goals you want to accomplish with the contracts is essential.
What to expect
You will meet with one of our attorneys who will review your individual situation, discuss your personal goals and expectations, and educate you on the options available to accomplish your goals. For many clients this first meeting is an opportunity to learn more, ask questions and determine the decisions that will need to be made. Additional consultations are scheduled as needed so that you can feel comfortable that we understand your choices and how best to implement your personal plan. An estimate of cost will be provided at the initial consultation, if possible, but if not, a clear understanding of how charges are calculated will be provided.
We do not stop there
Once we have identified a business contract that works for you and your business, we can remain available to answer questions in the future. If circumstances change, we can be available to amend your documents as appropriate. If you have additional needs in the future, give us a call.