Boatman Ricci and its affiliated legal counsel guide clients in every phase of business development, from choosing an entity, to formation, to ongoing business operations, to structuring business changes, to business acquisitions or sales, to business divisions and dissolutions.

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions, the implications and implementation of which are governed by both state and federal law, ongoing business, as well, is governed by complex, multi-layered regulations, which if not correctly followed can lead to negative consequences, including the involuntary dissolution of your business.

Boatman Ricci and its affiliated legal counsel can provide guidance in putting the appropriate documents and plans in place to govern your business’ management and control so you can focus on the growth and development of your product or services. Documents critical to the governance of your business and its personnel include:

  • Operating agreements
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality and/or non-competition agreements

Boatman Ricci and its affiliated legal counsel can guide your business in following all necessary entity formalities, including: holding annual meetings, properly documenting company decisions within entity minutes, and complying with applicable State and Federal filing requirements. As your business grows and evolves, Boatman Ricci and its affiliated legal counsel can guide you through the many decisions often encountered by an ongoing business, including: 

  • Mergers or other acquisitions of equity or assets
  • Loan and finance arrangements
  • Shareholder relations
  • Stock options
  • Stock redemptions
  • Employment and/or independent contractor agreements (including a variety of employee incentive plans)
  • Agreements to protect vital trade secrets and proprietary information such as confidentiality agreements and non-compete arrangements 

Boatman Ricci and its affiliated legal counsel’s experience in guiding businesses involved in the purchase, manufacture, and/or sale of goods allows them to structure purchase and sale documentation to assure, to the greatest extent possible, that their client’s terms and conditions will prevail in a “battle of forms.”

Our Approach to Business and Commercial Transactions

We will carefully explore and explain how to pursue a transaction in a way that protects the client’s position and meets the client’s goals related to the particular endeavor. Because we not only have substantial experience in transactional work, but also in litigation, our professionals are in an excellent position to give you well-rounded strategic advice both during the entity formation and ongoing business. We have a high degree of efficacy in dealing with all types of entity structures from, sole practitioners, to partnerships, to both for and not-for-profit corporations. Our goal is always to help our client’s maximize the potential of their business, while protecting them and their assets, and minimizing the risk of disputes.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call us at (239) 330-494.