Corporation & Partnerships
Whether you are starting a new business venture, purchasing or selling a business, or are currently operating a business, the Corporate and Business Law Attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns can assist you on a variety of matters.
Incorporating your business may be one of the best ways to protect your personal assets from any risks associated with potential business losses. Once the corporation is created, Florida laws have specific requirements to maintain this liability protection for its owners.
Corporations with more than one owner are able to establish their own written rules to control the operations of the corporation as well as the relationship between the owners. Such rules should be established from the outset of the corporation and should be addressed whenever a new shareholder joins the corporation or when one leaves. When disputes arise between owners, such written agreements will be applied to determine the outcome.
Our business law attorneys have extensive experience in the formation and operation of corporations, including ongoing representation for all legal issues which arise when running a business.
If you are starting a new business, some issues you need to consider are:
- What is the best entity type for your situation?
- Are there options which can help minimize your taxes?
- How is the best way to protect your interests in your business?
- How can you plan for a future transition of the business ownership?
- How can management deadlocks be avoided between and among co-owners?
Our corporate attorneys can help analyze these issues for your particular circumstances and help prepare documents such as IRS applications, corporate bylaws or operating agreements, and shareholder or membership agreements, as appropriate. In certain instances, a general or limited partnership or a joint venture may be the best alternative, and our attorneys can prepare the necessary partnership agreements. Or if you are creating a not-for-profit entity, our attorneys can help insure that you properly meet the filing requirements of the IRS.
Do you have proprietary software or systems to protect? In our digital information society, it is imperative that individuals and companies protect their valuable technology. Our corporate information technology attorneys can help legally protect and secure your computer software and databases, information access and controls, privacy, Internet, and other e-commerce transactions.
When operating a business, you constantly face issues regarding new or existing business contracts, potential disputes between the shareholders regarding management decisions or accounting for business profits, protection of your trade secrets and company identity, to name a few.
If you are purchasing or selling a business, our attorneys can help you understand the options and help negotiate any documents for the best terms for your transaction covering issues including:
- Are you going to sign an engagement letter with a business broker?
- Should you sign a Letter of Intent?
- Will franchise law be involved in the purchase or sale of the business?
- Is there a shareholder agreement that needs to be considered?
- Does the business make use of voting trust agreements?
- What are the critical terms of the purchase and sales agreement?
- Are there ways to minimize the tax impact in the buy-sell agreement?
- Will the seller be limited to the terms of the non-compete agreement?
- Will the seller help finance the acquisition?
- Will the transaction be a merger with or a spin-off from an existing company?
Such transactions need to be well-documented to help avoid disputes after the closing occurs.
Do you need to terminate the business either through the voluntary or involuntary dissolution and wind-down? Our corporate attorneys can help you understand the legal issues, plan for your protection and assert your rights.
The best way for you to protect yourself is to understand and address your options and issues before they become problems. Our experienced corporate attorneys can help you with the legal process so that you can focus on the growth and profitability of your business.
Do you have a business matter concerning company formation, contracts, purchase and sale transactions, financing transactions, taxes, human resources, intellectual property, risk management, or lawsuits? Please fill out our online Business Questionnaire.
Corporations & Partnerships
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