BUSINESS LAW

We represent business clients in a wide variety of matters. From the inception of a business to its sale or dissolution, we structure transactions that work from a legal, tax and business standpoint.

At the inception of a business, we are able to assist with choice of entity issues, entity formation, and negotiating and preparing an agreement among the principals of the business.  We also advise businesses on ongoing operational issues such as employment matters, review and negotiation of commercial leases, dispute mediation, and financing.  When it comes time to sell your business, or if you are considering purchasing a business, we have substantial experience in structuring mergers and acquisitions.  We are also able to bring our firm’s estate planning experience to bear in designing effective succession plans to transfer a business to the next generation.

A substantial number of our clients are professionals and organizations in the health care field.  In addition to the business and tax issues noted above, we advise these clients on a variety of health law issues.  We represent buyers and sellers of medical and dental practices, from the negotiation of the letter of intent to closing, as well as individuals who are negotiating an entry into or exit from a professional practice.

As an adjunct to our business practice, we design a broad selection of retirement and employee benefits plans tailored to meet our clients’ needs. These plans include profit sharing plans, 401(k) salary reduction plans, cross-tested profit sharing plans, defined benefit plans, medical reimbursement plans, cafeteria plans, dependent car assistance plans, and rabbi and secular deferred compensation trusts.  We also provide guidance on tax free exchanges of real and personal property under Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code and, through WFX, LLC, can act as intermediary in multi-party exchanges.