With the business environment growing increasingly complicated and volatile by the day, corporations must receive sound legal advice and guidance throughout every stage of growth.
At Smith Legacy Law, we offer a full suite of corporate law services designed to help businesses of every size thrive in an increasingly complex and competitive landscape. From business formation and financing to mergers and acquisitions and succession planning, our skilled and knowledgeable attorneys leverage their formidable experience and abilities to develop sound legal strategies and aid our corporate clients in solving their most crucial problems. These services may be offered on an individual project basis or combined with our general counsel services offering.
Our Corporate Law Services
As a full-service corporate law firm, Smith Legacy Law is well-equipped to address a broad range of matters on behalf of businesses everywhere.
Business Formation and Organization
Our attorneys are available to counsel startups on all matters related to the formation of a new business, including the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation compared to an LLC, LLP, or partnership. We can also counsel existing businesses on re-structuring the corporate structure and/or re-capitalizing equity to address business needs and opportunities.
Our corporate law attorneys assist privately held companies in formulating and executing robust policies and processes to avoid governance issues. They’re also available to advise officers and directors on current interpretations of various state and federal statutes that may impact their business, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and the False Claims Act.
Finance and Secured Transactions
Whether you’re looking to secure financing for a new startup or working to close or restructure a business loan, Smith Legacy Law will act as your partner throughout the entire process to ensure the best interests of your business are always top of mind.
Contracts and Agreements
Our attorneys can aid your company in negotiating, reviewing, and drafting contracts that govern customer, vendor, and employee relationships, as well as joint ventures, license, deferred compensation, and franchise agreements.
Regulatory Guidance and Compliance
Because of the complex web of state and federal regulations, operating a business is often akin to navigating a minefield. Our attorneys possess the knowledge and experience to confidently guide your company through this complicated maze of legal issues and ensure full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
From commercial leasing and banking transactions, to mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate purchases or sales, Smith Legacy Law has the experience and skillset to help your company effectively navigate all manner of complex business transactions.
Shareholder and Owner Dispute Resolution
Our attorneys can assist your company when disputes arise between officers and owners / shareholders or with other businesses and third parties. From mediation to persuasive advocacy at arbitration or in the courtroom, they’ll work with your team to maximize the potential for a positive outcome and minimize the risk of litigation in the future.
If your business is contemplating litigation or is a party to pending litigation, our attorneys can help you understand and evaluate your legal exposure, potential recovery, cost and timeline of litigation, and the various alternatives to litigation, such as informal settlement, mediation and arbitration. We can also liaise with outside counsel to monitor the progress of litigation, review invoices, coordinate document production and review, and report back to company management as needed. Our litigation practice group can also represent your business and/or executives in the litigation.
Our attorneys can structure your corporate transactions to be as tax-effective as possible. We also offer custom tax planning advice for every stage of the corporate life-cycle, from beginning to end, and all points in between.
Business Succession Planning
Smith Legacy Law’s vast estate planning experience allows our attorneys to structure sound business succession plans that minimize taxes, preserve owners’ equity, and ensure companies can weather the unexpected departure of key stakeholders.
Tax Exempt Organizations
We advise a broad range of charitable, educational, religious, social service, arts, and athletic organizations on the complex structural, governance, and tax compliance issues required to gain and maintain IRS recognition of a tax-exempt organization.
Contact an Experienced Corporate Law Attorney Today
Smith Legacy Law provides highly-personalized, skilled legal counsel and representation to corporate clients across a wide range of industries. No matter the scope of your business, you can count on our knowledgeable and highly experienced corporate law attorneys to provide the knowledge and guidance needed to ensure sustainable growth now and well into the future.
To learn more about our corporate law services, contact Smith Legacy Law to schedule a free consultation.
Contact an Experienced Corporate Lawyer Today
Laws governing corporations are complex and vary from state to state. No matter the size of your company, a trusted legal partner can help you protect your business assets and ensure its future.
As a premier corporate law firm, Smith Legacy Law has the knowledge and experience to support your business through every stage of growth.