Business and Tax
Tax law affects every aspect of an entity, beginning with formation, continuing on through operation and ending with liquidation. Planning always begins at the start: should a business be formed as a limited liability company or as a corporation? If corporation, should it be an "S" corporation or a "C" corporation? Or should the new entity be formed as a limited or general partnership? Why do you need an entity at all? What are the differences in these choices?
I act as general counsel to my clients in all aspects of their business, from determining what type of entity best fits the client's proposed business to a possible exit strategy from the entity chosen. I advise clients about the differences, duties and obligations of the various roles of members, shareholders, partners, directors, and officers, the potential liability associated with each of such roles, dissolution, reorganization, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and members’, partners’ and shareholders' rights.
I represent local, national and international clients in multiple facets of their commercial endeavors, including business organization, negotiation and preparation of all documents involved in their transactions - for both sophisticated clients and novices. I counsel clients at all stages and phases of their operations, work with my clients to achieve optimum legal resolution of all issues that are best suited to the business plan and goals of management.
My experience includes purchases and sales of stock in corporations, assets held by entities, and interests in limited liability companies and partnerships, sophisticated financing transactions, employment agreements for executives as well as a wide range of other documents tailored to the particular needs and desires of businesses. These matters are complex and need to be handled with care and caution to insure that they are done efficiently, quickly and at reasonable expense.