Corporate Formations

Corporate and Business Counsel

From day-to-day counsel to the most complex transactions, we keep our clients’ business objectives at the center of our practical approach to business law. We advise clients in a complete range of corporate and other related business transactions, including start-ups vis-à-vis estate-planning, unbundling techniques, asset protection, forming strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

Choice of Entity: We advise our clients on alternative business structures available for their business, financial and estate-planning objectives and also assist in the organization of the entity. Our approach is educational. Strategies of ownership include unbundling techniques that our corporate owners can use for various legitimate business purposes. Additional services include counsel on reorganizing existing businesses.

Tax Planning: Our services include advising clients regarding the income, gift and estate tax consequences of the formation, reorganization, division (unbundling) and liquidation of corporations, LLCs, partnerships and other entities; the sale and purchase of business entities and assets; transfer of ownership including strategies that take advantage of the new Nevada business entities, the Restricted LLC and Restricted Limited Partnership; and, ongoing business activities.

Purchases and Sales of Businesses: Clients rely on our extensive experience in representing sellers and purchasers in both taxable and non-taxable transactions. We advise regarding transaction structure and legal terms, assist in the negotiation of transactions and manage closings.

Succession Planning: The appropriate succession of ownership and management of family or closely held businesses involves not only legal matters, but also sensitivity to how related issues will impact family members and employees. We are prepared to work closely with you on every aspect of succession planning, advising regarding ownership and management structures, the desirability and implications of making lifetime gifts, preparation of wills and trusts and more.

General Business Representation: We work to gain an understanding of your unique business and circumstances that allows us to help you achieve your business, financial and family goals. General business services include preparation of annual corporate minutes; special yearly minutes for strategic transactions; annual state filing and notification requirements. Once again, our approach is educational: we will work with you to gain value for your business. We will counsel you on how to grow and define value, stay organized, document your financials, and create an intellectual property, trade secret, culture within your business. Once this intellectual property culture is created, we can show you how to use your intellectual property through various monetization techniques by licensing your protected intellectual property.