practice group

corporate and business transactions

mergers, acquisitions, business transactions

Our attorneys routinely represent and advise companies and individuals with respect to a wide range of business transactions, from initial negotiations through closing. We represent buyers, sellers, and financial institutions with respect to the purchase and sale of businesses, including both asset and equity transactions. We provide counsel as to the legal structuring of transactions, draft contracts and other documents necessary to consummate the transactions, guide clients through the due diligence process, conduct business sale closings, and advise clients on a myriad of post-closing issues.

Business Formation and planning

Our attorneys recognize the excitement and potential that come with starting a new business and routinely advise individuals regarding formation and planning of start-up business entities, including the following services:

  • Selection of business entity: LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, partnership
  • Preparation and filing of organizational documents
  • Preparation of bylaws and operating agreements
  • Obtaining Employer Identification Number
  • Business capitalization
  • Guidance regarding federal, state, and local tax and licensing issues
  • Negotiating and preparing buy-sell agreements among majority and minority owners
  • Reorganization and conversion


Our attorneys routinely advise corporate and business clients, both large and small, throughout all stages from formation to dissolution. Services we routinely offer to corporate clients include:

  • Organization of new business entities
  • Preparation and review of contracts (both routine and business-specific)
  • Preparation and review of leases
  • Services relating to lender financing
  • Advising clients with respect to various legal issues arising from day-to-day business operations
  • Preparation of documents to keep corporate legal records updated
  • Acting as registered agent
  • Development of company policies and procedures, including employee handbooks
  • Legal and governmental compliance
  • Business succession planning
  • Dissolution of business entities
George E. Strickler
Kevin C. Brooks
Elizabeth W. Sigler
William T. Wade, Jr.
Lucas W. Humble
Leena S. Carrascoe