Our attorneys assist clients in all aspects of business law and corporate planning, including choice of entity, entity formation and dissolution of taxable and tax-exempt entities, corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and business succession. We have experience in the financing structures of sales and acquisitions as well as extensive transactional experience, representing both buyers and sellers in asset and stock transactions, mergers, stock option and loan arrangements.
Starting a new business is a very exciting time for entrepreneurs with future success in mind. Read MM&C's article Starting a New Business? Having a Trusted Team of Legal and Financial Advisors is a Key to Success, which gives new business owners a 10 point plan and the steps where a business lawyer should be engaged.
Business Transactions and Changes in Business Ownership:
When business transactions involve a business merger or change in ownership, properly executing legal corporate documents will help protect all parties and alleviate future business risks. Maryland’s highest court recently issued a decision emphasizing the importance of properly documenting business transactions. Read MM&C's article Merging Businesses Beware: MD Court Case Demonstrates Importance of Signed Legal Corporate Documents
, which provides a valuable lesson on the importance of legal corporate documents and 4 important factors for businesses to consider. An experienced business law attorney can assist business owners in these matters.
Business Law Services:
- Business Formation
- Buying & Selling Businesses
- Business Planning
- Business Agreements
- General Counsel Services
- Employment & Non-compete Agreements
- Employee Stock Plans
- Stock Option & Phantom Stock Agreements
- Deferred Compensation Agreements
- Incentive Stock Option Plans
- Non-disclosure Agreements
- Management Agreements
- Licensing & Distribution Agreements