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Business and Corporate Transactions and Governance

You have just heard about the "deal of a lifetime," and you've got to get in on it. Perhaps you are ready to quit your job, buy a commercial property, or buy a company and be your own boss. Or maybe you already run a successful business and a promising new venture could enable you to retire early.

Entrepreneurs know how rewarding owning and running a successful business can be. Most are optimistic people with confidence in their ability to "get the deal done." Because entrepreneurs are comfortable with a certain degree of risk, however, they may charge ahead without fully considering the details behind the opportunity. Unfortunately, many learn too late that they should have done a more thorough investigation.

At Willen, Limsky, Stampfer & Dowling PA, our business lawyers are entrepreneurs themselves, having run successful law practices for a total of more than 30 years. Unlike many large and impersonal national firms, our attorneys offer personalized legal advice for our clients who own businesses or hope to in the future.

We can help you negotiate the best terms, conduct due diligence, and fully understand the ins and outs of a deal before you commit to a venture. We can also draw on an established network of financial, real estate, insurance and other professionals to provide whatever additional resources you may need.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a business, restructuring your current enterprise, or addressing corporate or management issues, WLSD Law is the help you need. Our business law attorneys have the legal and business expertise to help you succeed, no matter what your field of endeavor. Our services include the following:

  • Entity formation and owner agreements

  • Determination of appropriate legal structure

  • LLC, partnership, and corporate formation and operational agreements

  • Shareholder and buy-sell agreements

  • Business combinations, mergers and acquisitions

  • Asset and stock purchase agreements

  • Security agreements and financing statements

  • Employment and compensation matters

  • Employment agreements

  • Employment manuals

  • Severance agreements

  • Employment litigation (through our Litigation Department)

  • Assistance with due diligence review of legal, financial and corporate matters

  • Good standing review

  • Lien and judgment review

  • Corporate governance

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