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Business Law

Business law can be complex and potentially disastrous without the right counsel at your side. Our experienced attorneys at Coaty and Woods, P.C. are standing by to guide you through new opportunities and to help you reduce risk.

Business Formations, Purchases, Sales and Mergers

For individuals and businesses, opportunities bring both change and risk. At Coaty and Woods, P.C. we help you prepare for changes and reduce risk by choosing the right business entity and drafting complete and clear contract documents or giving the other side’s documentation a thorough review.

Whether you are considering a limited liability company, a corporation, an S-corporation, a partnership, a limited liability partnership, or some combination of business entities, our lawyers can provide assistance with formation as well and on-going entity maintenance. We have the knowledge and experience to prepare contract documents to reflect agreements regarding relationships and understandings, such as shareholder agreementsemployment agreementspartnership agreements, and LLC operating agreements. Our attorneys are also able to assist with the negotiation and drafting of many types of commercial contracts and agreements needed in the on-going operation of your business.

We can represent either buyers or sellers in business purchase transactions, and either side to a business merger. On the buyer’s side, we can help you with every aspect of the negotiation and documentation of the transaction, from choosing between a merger and acquisition to due diligence. Our goal is to make sure that you’re in the best possible position to realize the benefit of your bargain without hidden costs, liabilities or headaches. On the seller’s side, we focus on matters ranging from valuation issues to securing your right to payment through collateral and guaranties.

We also consider such questions as your interest in maintaining a position as a manager or consultant, or how use of a non-compete or trade secrets covenant may be drafted or enforced to best serve your needs. Our clients can count on Coaty and Woods, P.C. for sound advice and attentive service throughout most every phase of a transaction.

At Coaty and Woods, P.C. our experience with business transactions is not limited to formationmergers and acquisitions. We also advise clients about such opportunities or problems as the following:

  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Franchise opportunities
  • Family business management succession issues
  • Partnership dissolution or partner buyout

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