SederLaw’s Westborough Business & Corporate Law practice group advises individuals and companies of all types on everything related to starting and operating a business. From selecting the most advantageous legal entity to executing business transactions, and everything in between, we have you covered.
Our attorneys draw upon not only the considerable legal knowledge they’ve acquired through representing clients but also their own personal experiences in the business world. We also consult with other attorneys within our firm who practice in related areas such as Labor & Employment and Tax Law. When you retain SederLaw, you have the assurance of knowing that our comprehensive legal services stand behind you.
Our Approach To Westborough Business & Corporate Law
It’s one thing to understand the complicated rules that govern this area of law. It’s quite another matter to bring real-world business experience to bear on such matters. With SederLaw, you get the benefit of both. Many of our attorneys have entrepreneurial backgrounds as small business owners and as officers and directors for corporations. We take steps to help our business and corporate clients appreciate the practical implications of our guidance.
Our firm regularly advises individuals, businesses, and corporations who work in a multitude of industries. Whether your only employee is yourself or you have numerous employees in multiple offices, you can count on our dedicated representation. These are a few of the business entities we serve:
- Individuals and sole proprietors
- Small, family, and closely-held businesses
- Public and private companies
- Government & quasi-government entities
- Financial institutions
- Corporate boards and committees
- Directors and officers
- Private equity and other funds
- Trade associations
Perhaps you’ve decided to take an idea or skill and launch your own company. Or you may represent a multinational or multi-state corporation that regularly engages in complex transactions throughout the world. Either way, our attorneys understand the value of your organization as well as the concerns of your various stakeholders, such as consumers, clients, regulators, and the community in which your business operates.
Nearly everything that happens in the business world falls under local, state, and/or federal laws or rules. That’s why our Westborough attorneys stay up-to-date on the constantly evolving statutory and regulatory environment that is unique to your business. We know that the needs of an energy company are going to be different than those of a freelance graphic designer, so we tailor our advice accordingly. SederLaw has successfully partnered with individuals and companies at all levels of business to ensure their legal concerns are addressed.
How We Serve Our Westborough Client’s Business Law Needs
Your focus is on making your business as successful as possible. But running a business inevitably opens the door to an array of legal issues that owners, managers, executives, and directors must tackle. These issues can introduce unnecessary stress and hassle, trigger potentially serious liability, and divert precious resources away from building the business. Our aim is to minimize risk and expense while maximizing the safeguards you need to operate your business with confidence.
To that end, we provide the following legal services, among others:
When forming your business, there are a number of legal entities you may choose, such as sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), and corporation. We can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Structuring Your Business Organization
Corporate governance is essential to every successful business. This includes drafting and implementing articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and other documents.
Westborough Business Policies and Law
Written policies reduce the likelihood of legal exposure by ensuring employees, owners, and others are treated fairly and abide by the same rules. No matter the size of your business, you should consider adopting policies that relate to:
- Vacation days, sick days, and leave
- Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination
- Prohibited conduct
- Handling and resolving complaints
- Performance reviews
As your business grows, you will need to conduct transactions of various sizes, such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), purchase and sale agreements, and reorganizations. The time may come when you wish to sell your business, and we can assist with that as well.
Investments and Financing
You may try to attract investors and others to support your emerging business. On the other hand, you might need to secure financing to expand your operation into new areas and industries. We’re prepared to help with both.
Contracts and Agreements
Whether you’re a large company or a sole proprietorship, you will need contracts and agreements to govern matters inside and outside your business. Our attorneys cover all angles of contracts, from drafting, revising, reviewing, and negotiating them. These are some examples of agreements you may need:
- Non-compete agreements
- Non-solicitation agreements
- Lease and property agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Employment contracts
- Service contracts
- Vendor, supplier, and other third-party contracts
- Releases and waivers
Securities, Regulatory Compliance, and Tax Matters
Your business could be involved with securities transactions without even realizing it. Our aim is to ensure you comply with these and other sets of laws and regulations. We also provide tax advice that affects everything from forming your business to hiring employees.
Westborough Business Succession Planning Law & Guidance
In the event of an owner’s death, retirement, or incapacity, facilitating a smooth transition to new leadership requires diligent planning. This is where the business succession plan comes in, effectuating a strategy that takes into account a number of factors to ensure the future success of the company.
Dissolving Your Business
You may decide to terminate your business, but doing so invites possible legal risks. We will review your objectives and then execute a carefully devised plan to wind down your business.
Contact Our Westborough Business & Corporate Law Attorney
Running a business is no small task, and each day of doing so brings new challenges. Let SederLaw provide the predictability and peace of mind that comes with having seasoned legal counsel in your corner. Contact our Business & Corporate Law team today.