Rountree Losee’s business and corporate attorneys regularly represent private and publicly-held companies, including professional entities and non-profit entities, in a wide range of business transactions. Our attorneys have extensive experience in providing representation in a variety of business transactions including new business formations, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, equity and debt financings, equity redemptions, and business disputes and split-ups.
Our business and corporate attorneys also provide general corporate representation to our clients, including business counseling and commercial contract review. Our attorneys take pride in assisting entrepreneurs and business owners in traversing the legal issues that confront them.
Wilmington Business and Corporate Law Services
Whether you own a small private business or large public company, the Wilmington business attorneys at Rountree Losee can help you navigate legal issues that arise along the way. With a focus on protecting everything in your business, from its assets to its reputation, we will advise, consult, and support you so that you can focus on the day-to-day operations of running your business.
Business attorneys provide legal advice on every aspect of your business, helping you from the earliest stages of business planning through succession planning and dissolution. When legal issues arise in the course of business, we provide guidance on issues ranging from simple contracts to the most complicated compliance challenges.
At Rountree Losee, our attorneys have the skills and experience to equip business owners and executives with the information needed to make savvy business decisions. No matter where you are in your business or entrepreneurial journey, our law firm will help you identify goals, set objectives, and take appropriate actions to mitigate future risks.
Full Life Cycle Business Planning
Should my business be a corporation or an LLC? What steps do I need to take to set up my new entity? How will I finance it?
These are just a few of the questions running through your mind as you embark on the exciting new challenge of launching and running a business. From this beginning stage of business planning, our attorneys provide the information and guidance you need to make the right decision in deciding how to organize and finance your new business. Once you select your entity type, we will provide continued support in your business’ infancy by helping you complete the business set-up. This includes registering for application tax identification numbers, trademarking the business name, and reviewing lease documents.
Throughout the life cycle of your business, we will continue to inform, consult, and advise you on the many issues that arise in the day-to-day of running your business. From helping you understand the tax consequences of basic business transactions to negotiating contracts and assessing the appropriate legal response to resolve business conflicts, we serve as a valuable resource.
In the course of regular business, we will also support you by reviewing contracts, negotiating deals, and navigating compliance issues. Our business attorneys provide the information needed for savvy business decisions and to enable businesses to accomplish goals and objectives. We will periodically consult with you to help you prepare for issues, develop systems to minimize risks, and understand contingencies that may impede your business goals.
General Corporate Advising
Business attorneys help their clients in every aspect of the business. At Rountree Losee, we have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help businesses assess risks and contingencies. We have an established history of helping our clients navigate the process to accomplish their goals and business objectives.
We help our business clients make informed decisions about:
- Entity selection and business formation
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Joint Ventures
- Equity and Debt Financings
- Equity Redemptions
- Business Disputes and Split-Ups
There are two primary categories of business funding: through debt and through equity. It is important to consider the pros and cons of each option when deciding which is best for your entity.
A Wilmington business attorney can help you decide which option is best for you. From pitching to investors to negotiating the terms of a business loan, we are here to help you secure funding to get your new venture off the ground. We will help you understand your options and the possible pitfalls of each, preparing you for a sound financial future.
There is more to leaving your business than hanging up your keys for the last time. Whether you need an immediate exit plan or are proactively planning for the future, a business attorney can help you develop a strategy to best protect your interests. In the event your exit coincides with a sale of the business, an attorney will help you get the maximum return. This includes making sure your critical assets are identified and protected in contracts, that all corporate documents and stock records are current, and that all shares are properly issued and comply with federal and state regulations.
Future planning is vital to the success of any business, yet it is something that many businesses fail to do. All businesses will experience succession, whether because of retirement, death, or a change in the business itself.
In succession planning, there are a lot of moving parts and elements to consider. Implementing the plan when the time comes has its own set of challenges as well. Our business attorneys can help you navigate this process for accuracy, efficiency, and to ensure the plan is in your best interest.
Whether you want to sell your business, pass an interest on to someone else, or make arrangements for your share of the business income, a business attorney can explain all of your options and guide you in identifying the best plan for your needs. An attorney will also help create a clear business plan to put your succession plan into motion.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Businesses are constantly changing. For changes like mergers and acquisitions, it is advisable to seek counsel from an experienced business attorney. Here at Rountree Losee, we routinely help our clients navigate the challenges of changes like mergers and acquisitions. We serve as your advisor, act as a mediator between you and others involved in the deal, take an active role in negotiations, and manage the paperwork that accompanies these transactions.
Experienced Wilmington Business Attorneys
Starting and managing a business is a thrilling but also challenging endeavor that comes with legal complexities and risks. Before making critical decisions about your business, give us a call.
At Rountree Losee, our Wilmington business attorneys understand the laws impacting your new venture and stand ready to set you up for lasting success. Call us today to schedule a consultation.