Business Law

Buckley Law’s Business Law Practice Group is dedicated to the goal of helping our clients achieve their business objectives. Our group provides comprehensive legal services to business clients ranging in size from small start-up ventures to large enterprises, whether they are corporations, non-profit entities, limited liability companies, limited or general partnerships, joint ventures or sole proprietorships.

Our Group advises clients on the planning, organization and restructuring of new or existing businesses and assists in documenting the relationship between the business entity and its owners.  We provide guidance in entity selection, attend to business entity formation, assist in state business registration processes, prepare organizational and governing documents, advise on the financing, taxation and business planning aspects, and offer ongoing corporate counseling.  We structure, negotiate and draft agreements for shareholder buyouts, retirements, buy-sell arrangements, and operating agreements.  We also offer a complete range of services related to employment law, with an emphasis on managing risk and minimizing exposure to workplace liability.   For the client who wishes to purchase or sell a business, our business lawyers handle all aspects of the transaction from contract negotiation through due diligence to closing.

In keeping with our emphasis on preventive law, we provide our business clients with a yearly Corporate Check-up, the business equivalent of an annual physical.  This service thoroughly and methodically reviews the required administrative reports and filings for your business, ensuring that all necessary information is current, complete and accurate.  Our employment lawyers provide a similar review of employer compliance with federal and state employment laws.

Our frequently requested services include:

  • Business acquisitions, mergers and sales
  • Business entity selection, organization and formation
  • Business financing
  • Business plans
  • Contracts and leases
  • Duties and liabilities of corporate directors
  • Employee and executive compensation
  • Employer-employee issues
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Private placements
  • Shareholder meetings and litigation
  • Stock option planning
  • Succession planning
  • Tax planning and representation