Corporate and Business Law
When owning or managing a business, there are a myriad of decisions to be made each day regarding the ongoing operations of the business. Our attorneys are qualified and well positioned to deliver counsel to our clients for their immediate company needs and help create long-term plans to achieve their business goals. We begin by obtaining a thorough understanding of each client’s business, the company’s structure, the company’s stage of development, and the company’s short-term and long-term goals and objectives.
We keep current on the latest developments in the law and the industries of the clients we serve, so that we may better understand their needs and deliver effective recommendations and creative solutions to help our clients succeed. We provide institutional and individual clients with advice on proper business entity selection and structuring (corporation, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, general partnership, limited partnership, etc.), the for mation of business entities, the relationships among participants in a business, financing, the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, and the acquisition or sale of business assets or ownership rights.
The advice and counsel provided by Coleman Yovanovich Koester considers statutory law as well as the strategic and business considerations relating to the functioning of business entities, the rights and responsibilities of participants in such entities, and the construction and enforcement of contracts entered into by the business entity or its participants.
Our attorneys regularly advise clients in the following areas:
- Business planning and entity selection
- Entity formation
- Shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, and operating agreements
- General corporate governance
- Managing compliance issues
- Corporate and partnership financing
- Joint ventures
- Employment agreements, consulting and compensation arrangements
- State licensing and regulatory requirements (such as liquor licenses, certificates of need, environmental permitting, or real estate company licensing)
- Franchise procurement
- Confidentiality matters
- Business contracts
- Asset acquisition or sale
- Stock or membership interest acquisition or sale
Our clients include privately held and publicly traded companies of all sizes. We serve clients from a variety of industries, including real estate, finance, construction, retail and more. Our experience representing companies of varying sizes and in diverse businesses enables our lawyers to be knowledgeable about, and responsive to, a broad range of business legal matters.