We work with companies from start-up through financial success with special expertise in assisting new and emerging businesses. Our attorneys work closely with the firm’s other practice groups to provide our business clients with effective representation in related areas such as business litigation, employment advice, banking and commercial transactions, estate planning, and real estate.
Rinke Noonan’s business lawyers understand the economic cost and frustrations that complex federal, state, and local regulations can create. We take pride in our ability to decipher and simplify complex statutes and regulations quickly and accurately. Each business attorney has developed an area of special concentration to provide advanced legal skills and information in such areas as mergers and acquisitions, complex partnership arrangements, commercial contracts, employee and personnel issues, business financing, environmental concerns, trademarks and franchises.
Business Law Key Concepts
Business Operations & Planning
In order to survive in a changing and increasingly more competitive world, businesses must continually adapt to an evolving business environment. We can help in the following areas:
- Strategic Planning
- Business Plan Preparation
- Ownership and Buy/Sell Agreements
- Employee Stock Ownership
- Employee Policies and Handbooks
- Protection of Intellectual Property
- Deferred Compensation Arrangements
The business world is a world of contracts, some in writing, a lot more oral, and many including provisions which are imposed by governmental regulation, “implied” from other laws or from trade custom. A well-drafted written agreement reduces the chance of misunderstanding and, when a dispute does arise, allocates and controls risk. Whether for a multi-million dollar transaction or a form agreement to be used on a daily basis, an agreement prepared by our experienced attorneys can make all the difference.
Whether entering a business transaction, or planning for business succession, the income, gift and estate tax laws will have an economic impact that must be reviewed. Rinke Noonan’s business lawyers will work with you to realize your business objectives with the lowest tax consequence. In all industries, and in all situations, whether entering tax free like-kind exchanges, structuring family limited partnerships, employing charitable remainder trusts, or utilizing any of a host of other tax management techniques, we will bring our knowledge and experience to bear on your behalf.
Business Succession Planning
Successful business owners become ready to move on at some point in their lives. Some small business owners have family members who will take over their businesses; others have employees who have developed the skills necessary to successfully operate the business; and others need to look to outside purchasers to take the business to its next level. Rinke Noonan’s business law attorneys have experience and expertise to assist you in establishing a concrete plan to successfully accomplish your succession planning goals.
Mergers & Acquisitions
There often comes a time in the life of a business when the owners turn to thoughts of buying, selling, merging with, or acquiring another business. Whether you are a buyer, a seller, or a merger party, obtaining sound legal counsel and advice can enhance the overall value you obtain in the transaction. Our attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating the often difficult and sometimes tricky details of a complex transaction. We have the capability to aggressively represent you, from preparing your business for a sale or purchase, through negotiating, documenting, and closing the deal.
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