Business Transactions & Litigation
Our business law attorneys provide a full range of services to business entities, including the drafting of documents for the organization of entities to the merger and dissolution of entities. We regularly draft buy-sell agreements for shareholders, documents for the sale of entities, and non-compete agreements related to sales.
Business Entity Formation
One of the first decisions new business owners face is selecting the type of entity within which to operate their business. Knowing whether to form a corporation, a partnership, or a limited liability company can have a significant impact on the operation of the business, affecting individual and company taxes, individual exposure to liability for debts or actions of the company, who manages the business on a daily basis and has the authority to make business decisions and control the company, and how the business can be passed to future generations, sold, or otherwise dissolved. Experienced business law attorneys provide professional advice regarding the myriad of issues that must be considered and addressed, enabling business owners to make the best decision going forward.
Our firm is experienced in establishing all types of business organizations, including foreign and domestic corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, voluntary associations, and business trusts.
From employment agreements to the sale of a business, the successful operation of a company rests on the way in which each transaction is handled. Negotiation, drafting, and review of contracts and other documents require legal skill and business acumen drawn from years of experience in the wide array of transactions encountered in the business world. Our level of thorough preparation and professional ability assures that documents are worded properly, minimizing the need for business litigation due to misinterpretation or misapplication of a term in a contract or business deal. If a dispute does arise, our clients will not be unfairly disadvantaged by a poorly worded contract that fails to protect their rights or preserve essential legal defenses.
The business litigation practice division at Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC represents business owners and entities in litigation disputes arising in the course of business. Even with careful planning, business legal disputes unfortunately cannot always be avoided. When they do arise, these disputes must be addressed and handled efficiently with your goals a priority. Litigation involving your business can drain company resources and divert the attention of supervisors, managers, and business owners from the core operation of the company.
When a problem does arise, our experienced business litigation attorneys are ready to step in to defend your business to achieve a result that best meets your personal business goals. Our attorneys have handled a variety of business litigation matters, including the buying or selling equipment; leasing commercial property; contract disputes; employment disputes, including covenants not to compete, protection of trade secrets, and claims of wrongful termination; shareholder disputes; minority shareholder freeze-outs and squeeze-outs; partnership and joint venture disputes; embezzlement; fraud, and deceptive and unfair business practices.
Regardless of the nature of the dispute, our attorneys are ready to represent the interests of your business to accomplish your ultimate goal.