Overview Of Our Business & Corporate Law Practice
No matter the size or scope of your business matter, our attorneys are ready to provide exceptional legal advice and service. SederLaw advises these and other business and corporate entities:
- 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
- Mergers & acquisitions
These and other individuals and groups provide a number of diverse goods and services in numerous industries, meeting consumer, community, public and private needs. We are ready and able to represent large corporations in complex multinational and multi-state transactions, but we also advise small businesses on issues facing their organizations.
SederLaw’s corporate and business attorneys have considerable experience with the statutory, regulatory, and other legal aspects that affect your company. Business and corporate activities often overlap into similar and related areas of law, and we’re prepared to provide counsel on those. We’ve successfully managed and resolved matters that touch on every stage of the business life cycle, from the formation and selection of the appropriate legal entity to wind-down efforts and business succession.
But we recognize that business doesn’t take place on paper or in attorneys’ offices. That’s why we bring our diverse entrepreneurial backgrounds to the table for every client who retains us. Many of our lawyers are former small business owners, hold advanced business and finance degrees, or have served as officers or directors for corporations. This enables us to comprehend the real-life intricacies and consequences of every business and legal decision your company will make.
Legal Services Our Firm Provides
Our attorneys recognize the important work businesses and corporations do, and we understand the concerns that executives, owners, managers, directors, and others have when presented with a legal difficulty. Your goal is to receive knowledgeable, responsive, and cost-efficient counsel and representation so you can focus on running your business. SederLaw is prepared to meet that need by providing the following, among other services:
Legal entity formation. There are advantages and disadvantages to various legal entities your new business may want to take, including sole proprietorship, joint venture, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), and corporation. We review your objectives and needs and help you select the right entity.
Business structure and organization. Once your new business is off the ground, you need to consider issues that touch on corporate governance. This includes but is not limited to drafting and executing articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreement, partnership agreement, and more depending on your circumstances.
Internal policies. Now more than ever, companies large and small need clear, written policies to ensure their employees consistently reflect their values. Your business should consider adopting internal policies that touch on such matters as:
- Vacation days, sick days, and leave
- Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination
- Prohibited Conduct
- Handling and resolving complaints
- Performance reviews
Business transactions. We assist with structuring and implementing major transactions. Among these are purchase and sale agreements, selling or dissolving a business, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and other business transactions.
Financing and investments. Your company may need financing to get started or to expand into a new industry or geographical area. We’re prepared to help your business obtain the financing it needs to do so. We also assist with securing investors and others who can support your young or already established company.
Agreements and contracts. Conducting business requires a multitude of comprehensive agreements and contracts that affect matters inside and outside your company. We help review, revise, draft, and execute the following (among others):
- 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
Tax, securities, and regulatory compliance. Tax law is a complex practice area that affects every aspect of your business. We can advise on tax implications surrounding such matters as entity formation, depreciation, buying and selling a business, and much more. We can also ensure you’re meeting your obligations concerning payroll taxes and withholding. Finally, we assist with all manner of regulatory and securities compliance for your business.
Business succession planning. Business succession planning helps ensure that operations will continue to run smoothly despite the death, retirement, or incapacity of company leadership. Succession planning is a strategy that takes into account different factors such as the current leadership’s skill set, potential replacements, and options for the future of the business.
Business dissolution. In the event you need to terminate a business, we help you do so responsibly and in line with your legal obligations. Winding down a business can implicate a number of risks, so we review your objectives and carefully execute a careful plan to dissolve the company.