Businesses constantly deal with complex situations. It is important for a company’s survival to have experienced attorneys representing their interests. We at Kreamer Arney Wait & Bottaro, L.C. understand that business owners need to continue running their business while leaving the legal details to attorneys that trust.
Forming the business – Choosing the best type of entity to make your business is one of the first decisions for which you need an attorney’s advice. Our attorneys examine the circumstances surrounding the creation of your company and advise whether it is better to form a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation. Each type of business entity has advantages and disadvantages and it is important to understand these differences. Our attorneys continue to keep your business in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations long after the business entity has been formed.
Drafting documents – Failure to have proper documents can create big problems for a company and cost huge amounts of money. We professionally draft important documents and make sure that they are properly executed. These are some of the documents your business may need:
- Articles of incorporation
- Corporate by-laws
- Shareholder agreements
- Operating agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Confidentiality agreements
Dissolving the business – Businesses owners may wish to discontinue the business through a sale or formal dissolution. Sometimes there are disagreements or breach of fiduciary duties among the partners or owners that need to be resolved legally. Or, the company may need to dissolve due to unsustainable debt from lack of sales and profits. Having all the crucial documents in place from the inception of the business may help a corporation avoid litigation if dissolution is necessary.
Protecting businesses – We at Kreamer Arney Wait & Bottaro, L.C. help to protect your business using various strategies. We carefully draft and scrutinize business contracts so that they are in your best interest. When legal disputes arise, we may apply to the court to force the breaching party to pay your attorney fees. We advise you about purchasing insurance protection and include indemnification provisions in contracts where appropriate.
Business debts – If your company is owed a payment that is in arrears, we have a process to collect it which includes legal action when necessary. When your business is pursued because there is a claim that you owe a debt, we provide a defense. We make sure that the collection agency is abiding by all applicable consumer protection laws.