BUSINESS/CORPORATE LAW

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The Business attorneys at McClelland, Jones, Lyons, Lacey & Williams, LLC have helped numerous entrepreneurs, small and large businesses build a sound foundation for long-term success. We recognize that the goals of a closely-held business differ greatly from that of a publicly-held corporation. Our attorneys are dedicated to the success of our client’s enterprise. The need for precise and clear agreements with partners or family members is essential for avoiding future disputes. The plan for succession has personal, family, tax and financial implications which must not be overlooked. The business owner expects immediate access to our attorneys for consultation, and we respect the need to respond promptly to information requests. We know, too, the value of delivering our services cost effectively to our business clients.

In addition to the extensive business and technical background required to guide both profit-making and not-for-profit corporations, our attorneys have substantial expertise in the areas of corporate tax law, tax and financial issues for closely-held businesses, commercial lending, real estate leasing and development, and, when necessary, litigation of business and tax disputes.

FORMATION AND GOVERNANCE
Attorneys at McClelland, Jones, Lyons & Lacey, LLC have a long, successful record of assisting clients in the formation, restructuring, and, if necessary, the orderly dissolution of corporations and other business entities such as limited liability companies and partnerships. This experience includes preparation of the necessary legal documents for the formation of the business entity, bylaws, operating agreements and other governing instruments, and in the negotiating and drafting of buy-sell agreements between the owners of the business providing for the purchase of an owner’s interest in the business in the event of death, disability or other events requiring the purchase of an owner’s interest in the enterprise. When such agreements are funded by insurance, we work closely with the insurance provider to make sure that our clients are adequately insured in an economical manner.

COMMERCIAL LENDING
Members of our firm have years of municipal and government experience and bring hands-on working knowledge of state and local ordinances, regulations and statutes. We represent clients in matters pertaining to entitlements, securing related development agreements and approvals from state land departments, counties, and municipalities. We also assist in structuring and documenting various forms of public infrastructure and joint development agreements to finance and construct horizontal and vertical improvements, and public-use site donation and related agreements. In addition, we negotiate complex interlocking agreements among state agencies, counties, municipalities, private utility companies and multiple private properties in order to put together comprehensive development plans, and advise on construction issues that include compliance with competitive bidding requirements and alternative methods of construction.

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