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As a small business owner --current or future -- you want to be sure you build your business on a solid foundation. The right entity, contracts which protect your interests, and someone knowledgeable who you can call with your questions give you the base you need so you can devote your time to what you know best.

Business Law

Buy-Sell Agreements

Multiple owners of a business can protect themselves against the departure of a co-owner by entering into an agreement to acquire his or her interest in the business. The agreement determines both a method of funding and a method of transfer, whether redemption, cross-purchase, or hybrid.

Start-up Businesses

One of the first decisions to make when starting a new business is whether to operate as a sole proprietor, partnership, corporation or limited liability company. An educated choice is important to reduce liability and assure appropriate tax treatment.

Buying/Selling a Business

Thorough knowledge of both the financial condition of an existing business and the legal issues are crucial to a successful purchase. Buying assets, but not liabilities, status of sales tax and employee withholding accounts, transfer of real estate leases and liquor licenses are some of the many issues to be explored.

Real Estate

Whether a business requires visibility or an economical place to operate, physical location is important to most business. As buyer or seller, landlord or tenant, a business owner must know that real estate is an asset, not a problem.