Doida Law provides counsel to companies at all stages of the business cycle. Typically, the types of legal services that a company will need are largely dependent upon its position in the business life cycle.
- Entity selection and formation. What’s the best business form for your business? We assist with the decision of choosing, forming and structuring an entity, including corporations, “S” corporations, LLCs, and various types of partnerships.
- Agreements with partners, founders and investors. How will decisions be made in your company? How will each party realize the benefit of their interest or investment in the company? What will happen if you no longer see eye-to-eye with your partner(s)? What will happen if you or one of your partners dies or is no longer able to work in the business? In order to address these issues, it’s best to have an agreement in place. To address these issues, we draft and custom tailor one or more of the following agreements for your business:
- Operating Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Employment/Management Agreements
- Subscription Agreements
- Protecting the company’s assets and intellectual property. The intellectual property of a company is often its most valuable asset. Therefore, securing it could be essential to your business’ success. We can help your business with the agreements, policies and procedures necessary to keep those assets protected from misuse and competitors.
- Business contracts, agreements and other terms. We assist our clients with drafting and negotiating contracts, agreements and terms with their clients, customers and suppliers. Such documents may include website terms of service, master services agreements, statements of work, distribution agreements, leasing agreements, purchase agreements, etc.
- Day-to-day general counsel. Entrepreneurs face challenging issues each and every day. We frequently serve as a company’s “general counsel,” so that the entrepreneur making the decision has an experienced attorney providing counsel. We assist with structuring businesses based on short-term and long-term objectives.
- Incentivizing key employees. We provide and help implement stock option and issuance plans and other compensation arrangements so that your business can retain and incentivize the people that make it successful.
- Raising capital. Often, in order to effectively grow and scale a business, additional capital is necessary. We assist clients with debt and equity transactions with banks, family and friend investors, angel investors, private equity groups and venture capital funds. We also help our clients navigate the complex securities laws arising in private placement offerings.
- Acquisitions and strategic partnerships. As a business grows, it may identify complimentary businesses, or supplementary businesses that it would like to acquire or with whom it would like to develop a strategic relationship. We help clients conceptualize, negotiate, structure, and implement any such acquisition or relationship.
- Sale of the business. We help clients prepare for, negotiate and structure a sale of all or a portion of their business to key employees, remaining partners, or other third parties. Whether the sale takes the form of a merger, asset sale or stock sale, we can provide valuable counsel throughout the transaction. Of course, we also assist buyers purchasing an existing business.
- Succession planning. We assist clients with developing and implementing a plan to transition the business from one owner to his or her successor(s).
- Liquidation and winding up. We help clients liquidate and wind their businesses up in accordance with law and any agreements that they may have in place with its creditors and stakeholders.