We advise and represent business owners and entities in the areas of planning, formation, finance, capitalization, operation, reorganization, merger, acquisition, and sale of business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. We help our business clients with Federal and State tax planning, Uniform Commercial Code issues, landlord-tenant issues, commercial loans, contracts, franchise agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality and noncompetition agreements, real property matters, and legitimate asset protection strategies.
We prepare a wide variety of corporate and commercial law instruments, including shareholder buy-sell agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint development agreements, joint venture agreements, teaming agreements, contracts, purchase orders, warranties, notes and mortgages, guarantees, letters of credit, escrow agreements, deeds, options, and leases. We close purchases and sales of stock and business assets, including real estate.
We advise clients on compliance with various laws and government regulations that affect business operations, including Florida and Federal employment laws, Florida and Federal antitrust laws, the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, laws governing professional licensure, and State and local tax laws. We advise clients on compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s 2016 amendments to the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Our clients are engaged in a wide variety of industries, including technology, health care, retail, manufacturing, restaurant, licensed professions, and real estate. Our clients include start-up companies formed by entrepreneurs, mid-stage companies seeking to expand their operations or capitalization, and established companies seeking business succession planning and implementation of exit strategies for owners. We offer general counsel services on an as-needed or flat monthly retainer basis.
We coordinate our legal work with the work of our clients' accountants, bankers, insurance agents, real estate agents, and financial advisors to minimize taxes, maximize owner value, and ensure continuity. On some matters we associate legal specialists in securities, federal tax, intellectual property, and other areas. In this manner we are able to provide our clients a full bundle of sophisticated legal services, at reasonable cost, with the level of personal attention a small Tallahassee firm practice allows.