Positioning Businesses For Success
A primary reason for forming a business entity is to protect your personal assets in the event something goes wrong with your business. If one of your employees hurts someone within the course and scope of your business, you don’t want your personal assets to be affected.
The decisions to be made when forming an entity are not as simple as choosing whether to form a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company (LLC), formation of a partnership or another entity.
The Shreveport business transaction attorneys at Weems, Schimpf, Haines, Shemwell & Moore (APLC) regularly advise entrepreneurs and business owners on which form of business entity is right for their particular commercial enterprise and which documents are best suited to provide the protection and flexibility these owners need. You can schedule your consultation now by calling us at 318-674-4977.
Beyond incorporation and disputes, we also help clients with a broad range of business law matters, including:
- We also handle all business real estate matters.
- We assist businesses with bankruptcy and debt collections.
- We defend individuals in professional liability matters.
Prevent Legal Disputes With The Proper Planning
A large part of the business litigation we see involves disputes between multiple owners of a single business, heirs of a deceased owner and ex-spouses of owners. It is extremely important to have the proper governing documents in place to protect the business from external as well as internal claims by employees or disputes between owners.
In order to avoid costly disputes, our lawyers will advise you on what documents you need and the specific provisions necessary in those documents. Examples of typical business governing documents and provisions include:
- Articles of Incorporation
- Articles of Organization
- Partnership agreements
- Operating agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Repurchase options
- Stock transfer restrictions
- Noncompete agreements
Guidance For Business Transactions
Our business lawyers represent all types of businesses and business owners, including manufacturers, services businesses, holding companies, car dealerships, property management companies, high net worth individuals and small mom and pop companies. We represent clients in business transactions ranging from small bank loans and sales to multimillion-dollar mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
We often represent parties buying or selling a business or the assets of a business. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, our lawyers will guide you through the process of choosing the correct type of transaction and obtaining the information necessary to evaluate and complete the transaction.
Once the business deal is set, we will draft the necessary documents to complete the transaction and protect you in accordance with the business deal you have agreed to. Additionally, our lawyers represent both borrowers and lenders and will either evaluate the documents provided or draft the necessary documents in order to complete the loan process.
Knowledgeable Help For Business Disputes
Our attorneys handle business disputes of all kinds, from breach of contract to partnership and shareholder disputes. We represent clients in a variety of industries but are uniquely experienced in litigating within the oil and gas industry. Our knowledgeable litigators prepare aggressive case strategies and work to get efficient results for business clients.