The laws surrounding acquiring, owning or selling property can be complex. We are experienced in these specialized areas of law, and will advise you about your property transaction.
We can help you with the process of buying or selling real estate. By law, only an attorney can give you legal advice. As your attorneys, we will look out for your best interests.
How can an attorney help you with the process? We can:
- Draft or review your Offer to Purchase – the document that sets forth the terms of a real estate transaction and spells out contingencies that are needed for your protection – and help ensure that all contingencies are satisfied.
- Handle questions of title. This includes ensuring that there is good and clear title to the real estate. If you are the buyer, it includes counseling you on your options regarding how to take title to the real estate, and following up on the issuance of your title insurance policy.
- Counsel you about documents that are advisable when a property is owned by several owners, such as a joint property ownership agreement or a buy-sell agreement.
We can also help you with all aspects of leasing a property, from the inception of a lease to the termination of the lease.
We help our clients manage each aspect of the life of a business, from the organization of the business, to the dissolution of the business.
There are four basic ways to organize a new business, and each type of organization differs in the way it is taxed and how it protects your personal assets from your business liabilities. We will educate you on the types of business organizations available to you, and help you to decide which organizational structure works best for your situation, with an eye toward your goals.
We will listen to your vision as to how you want to run your business, and help you draft documents that set parameters for how business decisions and ownership changes are made in accordance with that vision. By having these planning tools in place when you form your business, you will be prepared for events that are inevitable in the life of a business.
We can also help you when you are ready to sell or dissolve your business. Did you know that there is more than one way to structure the sale of your business? The structure you select will affect how you are taxed.
Whether you have sold your business, or are simply retiring and closing the doors, we can help you dissolve your business entity. We will educate you about what documents to file, and what notices to give to ensure the smoothest transition possible.