Our Niagara business lawyers successfully negotiate complex commercial and corporate legal agreements on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, real estate, construction, franchising, technology and professional services.
Our business lawyers provide advice on selecting and qualifying the right organizational structure – corporations, general or limited liability partnerships, unincorporated associations and tax-exempt organizations, advising on the appropriate jurisdiction in which to organize, and preparing organizational documents for the corporation’s shareholders, partners or members.
Much of what the Business Law Practice Group does centers on closely held corporations that range from entrepreneurial start-up enterprises to well-established single-owner and family-owned businesses. While closely held corporations do not face the same requirements as publicly traded companies, their need for experienced legal assistance on questions of ownership, control, employment laws and agreements, non-compete agreements, intellectual property rights, commercial contracts, agency agreements, executive and shareholder compensation and minority shareholder rights are just as important to accomplishing their corporate and ownership goals.
Our Business Lawyers provide advice and counseling in the following areas:
- Acquisitions and Sales of Businesses
- Commercial Lending
- Commercial Leasing
- Contract Review, Drafting, and Negotiation
- Corporate Reorganization
- Formation of Corporations, Partnerships, and other legal entities
- Franchising and Licensing agreements
- Not-for-Profit Corporations
- Shareholder Agreements