Business Organizations

Business Formation

Since the Firm’s founding, entrepreneurs and businesses have relied on Silverman Thompson for exceptional legal services and personal attention to their unique legal needs. Our business formation and management attorneys have extensive experience in providing strategic legal advice on the creation and proper management of partnerships, LLCs, and corporations of all forms and sizes. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a new business idea, a group of professionals seeking to form an LLC or corporation, or an investor looking to purchase a business or its assets, Silverman Thompson will guide you through every step of the process, including the selection of the proper business form, the drafting, negotiating, and filing of the organizational documents, and the day-to-day management of the business’ legal affairs. Members of the Business Organizations Group will advise you on the relative benefits of the various corporate forms available to you (i.e., sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company ((LLC), S corporation, C corporation). We will draft all necessary organizational documents, and we will also advise and draft any necessary corporate shareholders’ agreements, LLC operating agreements, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and employee manuals and polices.

Business Management

Once your business is formed, Silverman Thompson’s business lawyers are available to advise you on all day to day legal matters that arise during the management and operation of your businesses.

Business Divorce & Dissolution

Silverman Thompson is here to help guide the success and growth of your business venture. Yet, sometimes, even the best corporate managers are unable overcome the struggles of internal shareholder disputes or external financial markets and pressures. If you encounter these or other unfortunate circumstances during the management of your business, Silverman Thompson’s business and litigation attorneys are uniquely qualified to represent you and/or your business in seeking to achieve the best available resolution. Our business litigation team includes highly experienced litigators who understand the complexities and nuances of the laws governing the internal affairs of closely held corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies. Our experience in resolving internal corporate disputes, includes:

  • Defending and asserting minority oppression claims involving fiduciary duty claims
  • Judicial dissolution proceedings on behalf of controlling majority and minority shareholders
  • Business valuations and appraisal proceedings
  • Reverse stock split squeeze-out transactions
  • Shareholder/employee termination actions
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation enforcement and defense
  • Dissenting shareholder proceedings, derivative suits, and books and records demands
  • Other co-owner disputes and resolutions

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