Business & Corporate
In today’s complex global business environment, a multi-disciplinary legal team is critical to the business client. Modern business transactions contain complex tax, real estate, regulatory and litigation considerations. Troxell Leigh P.C. assists business owners and professionals with a variety of business planning needs, including the formation, acquisition, operation, and disposition of their businesses. In our transactional business practice, we represent our clients through the entire business lifecycle while taking into account potential tax and litigation exposure.
We provide legal services for:
- Business start-up
- Business succession planning
- Buy/Sell agreements
- Sales and purchases
- General corporate representation
Tax and liability protection are perhaps the most fundamental considerations for choice of business entity. We stand ready to lead the client through the maze of available business structures to select the appropriate business entity and tax status. Once selected, we assist the client through the formation process, including filings with state agencies, tax registrations and elections, and drafting of bylaws, operating agreements, and buy/sell agreements.
Business Succession Planning
The firm also assists business owners and professionals in business succession planning by advising our clients on the various strategies available to the business owner to either “exit” the business or pass the business on, as well as the legal and tax ramifications of such strategies. We focus the client beyond the normal considerations of transfer into important, but often overlooked, areas such as management, succession, family dynamics, and retention of key employees. The client’s estate and tax planning objectives are also considered and integrated into the business succession plan.
Sales and Purchases
Our attorneys are experienced in handling complex business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Again, our multidisciplinary approach assures that the client is well-represented in the transaction beyond just contract negotiation. In addition to tax considerations, our team focuses on reviewing the transaction for value enhancement and mitigation of risk.