PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Business Law

Martin & Squires has a wealth of experience in working with small and medium size businesses and the men and woman who own them. We help our clients realize opportunities, advise managers and owners, and resolve business problems.

We also assist our clients, many of which are family owned businesses, from the formation stage through sale, succession or other transfer and represent both for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, as well as limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships and sole proprietorships in a variety of industries and markets.

Although we provide commercial and real estate litigation support to those that need those services, we view our role as counselors and advisors who help guide clients to plan for and avoid pitfalls that lead to litigation and serve as advisors to business managers and owners to resolve the daily business problems.

Some of our corporate and business services include:

Business Formation

  • Business structuring including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, limited liability partnerships, sole proprietorships
  • Preparation of bylaws, operating agreements or shareholder control agreements
  • Ongoing maintenance of corporate records and documents
  • Corporate governance¬†

Business Opportunities and Management Issues

  • Sale and acquisition of businesses
  • Mergers
  • Asset Purchases/Sales
  • Financing, including representation relative to bank loans
  • Lease transactions
  • Individual financing transactions
  • Issues involving creditor claims and collections

Shareholder and Employee Agreements

  • Preparation and negotiation of non-compete agreements
  • Advice and counsel and preparation of commission and/or employment agreements
  • Termination agreements for employees, partners and/or shareholders
  • Buy-Sell and/or redemption agreements between owners/managers

Contracts

  • Real property purchase agreements
  • Personal property purchase and sale agreements
  • Lease contracts, as well as lease and license contracts
  • Vendor contracts of all types