practice area

Corporate Law

Consulting and Legal Counsel for Business

We provide general consulting and legal counsel to a variety of businesses, both small and large. Companies in the start-up phase may need counsel related to entity formation (should the business be a corporation, a partnership, a limited liability company?).  We guide clients in the development of corporate governance documents such as by-laws or operating agreements.  We also advise on employment contracts for critical employees.  Even experienced businesses often need guidance to review contracts or draft business agreements.  Both new and existing businesses benefit from our knowledge of banking; we often negotiate improved credit arrangements with our clients’ existing lenders, or assist those clients in finding new or additional lenders to help them expand their businesses.
Seale & Ross Corporate Attorneys

When businesses reach the level of success where they are considering expansion by acquiring other businesses, we can guide the process of negotiation and due diligence investigation of the acquisition target, working with management and the firm’s accounting and banking advisors. 

Our experience in generational transfers of family businesses is extensive. Nothing is more satisfying for our business lawyers than to participate with business owners in the process of structuring the transition to the next generation of owners.  Sometimes these are tax-sensitive transactions, but more often they involve helping proprietors make wise and prudent decisions concerning the future of their businesses and their families.   

Day to day, our business clients seek our help with contracts, employer-employee relationships, corporate governance, intellectual property, insurance coverage analysis, bank financing, acquisitions of a new business, and raising capital through equity markets. 

Because so many business transactions have tax implications, we have a board-certified tax specialist who provides counsel to business clients on federal and state taxation, and credits and incentives that may be available to them, such as the Angel Investor Tax Credit, Restoration Tax Abatement, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit, Enterprise Zone credits, and research and development credits.

Need help?

For general inquiries, please click the button below to contact us via email.

Practicing Attorneys