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Business and Finance Law

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Wadleigh, Starr & Peters represents clients in various aspects of business law, including formation, business transactions, commercial finance transactions and contracts.

Business Formation and Entity Selection

Our business and transactional attorneys counsel clients in all aspects of formation of business entities. We counsel our clients in the selection of the appropriate business entity, including S corporations, C corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships. We prepare and file the documents necessary to form and set up the governance structures for our clients’ business entities.

General Corporate Services, Contracts and General Business Advice

Our corporate attorneys advise clients on important aspects of business and corporate law that affects the creation and operation of businesses. Our team assists clients with governance matters, advises clients on capital structure and voting matters and assists clients with corporate restructuring.

Our business attorneys act as “general counsel” to many of our closely held business clients. We assist our clients with the preparation and negotiation of contracts with employees, vendors, and other third parties. Our labor and employment attorneys work with our business attorneys to draft and negotiate employment agreements, non-competition agreements and non-solicitation agreements and to address employment law matters.

Business Transactions

We represent clients in business transactions involving the purchase and sale of businesses, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic business alliances. We advise our clients in the selection of the form of transaction. We assist clients with all aspects of business transactions, including the negotiation of letters of intent, confidentiality agreements and transaction documents. We guide our business clients through the due diligence process and assist them in obtaining the consents and approvals required to consummate their transactions.

Commercial Finance

In addition to our representation of lenders and borrowers in real estate-based financing transactions and our representation of various parties in public finance transactions, we also represent businesses and lenders in connection with other commercial financing transactions. Our business and commercial lending attorneys represent lenders and borrowers in asset-based financing transactions, lease financing and equipment financing.