THE BUSINESS PRACTICE
...we advise clients on day-to-day corporate issues and often serve as a client’s general counsel...
Our Business Practice provides strategic advice to clients, across a broad spectrum of industries, on all aspects of initiating, growing, managing, and disposing of their business operations.
BUSINESS ENTITY FORMATION AND STRUCTURING
L&K lawyers work closely with our clients to decide how best to structure new businesses to be positioned to achieve their objectives, with due regard to which type of entity will serve client needs, tax considerations, and exit strategies for owners. We understand the importance of clearly reflecting our clients’ wishes in LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements, to ensure that the new business enterprise can develop and thrive in the challenging business, regulatory and tax environments in which they exist. We pride ourselves on providing flexible and adaptable frameworks through which our clients can conduct their business activities, anticipating circumstances that dictate changes in ownership and operations over time.
Our lawyers regularly advise business in the conduct of business operations, including negotiation of key contracts, evaluation of business opportunities, raising capital through debt or equity, expanding their locations, or in the proper governance of their businesses. We stand ready to provide practical solutions to operational problems, with sensitivity to tax, regulatory, risk management and financial concerns.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
L&K regularly represents business entities as buyers and sellers in major merger, acquisition, joint venture, and change of control transactions. Our familiarity with complex deal structures and market terms for transactions provides a competitive edge for our clients in the negotiation of favorable terms for these deals and our breath of practice support in areas such as employment, environmental law, business regulation, and tax permits us to anticipate problem areas in deals and effectively manage risk.