Steve has extensive experience assisting small to mid-sized business clients with myriad business-related concerns, such as (a) business formation (including choice of entity); (b) drafting, reviewing and negotiating: (i) co-ownership agreements (including stockholder agreements for corporations and their stockholders, partnership agreements for general and limited liability partnerships and their partners, and operating agreements for limited liability companies and their members; (ii) lease, employment, customer, and vendor agreements, including terms and conditions; and (iii) purchases and sales of businesses, including asset sales, stock sales, statutory mergers, and other business combinations, and (c) business-related litigation.

Business Formation & Choice of Entity

The business law attorneys at Skeen and Kauffman provide guidance from the start of business creation. Our legal team provides insight and strategy into choice of entity at the formation of your business, including: 

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • General Partnership
  • Limited Partnership 
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation 
  • S Corporation

When forming a business, the choice of entity requires thorough research and consideration of how you envision your business being run, as well as important employment and tax distinctions. With the help of our accounting firm Kauffman | Kim, LLP, we provide a comprehensive overview and strategic management of your business and tax proceedings.

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Key Business Documents

When forming a business, proper documentation is vital to ensuring your business remains compliant both locally and federally. Our legal team provides assistance in drafting and reviewing key business documents to help you move forward in various business proceedings. Key business documents include corporate tax records, legal documents, licenses and permits, incorporation documents, business plans and HR documents.

Purchase of Additional Businesses

If you are considering purchasing an existing business, consider enlisting the help of our business law attorneys. Our team will work with you to review and negotiate business contracts, as well as establish documents necessary for the purchase of said business. Business law proceedings can be complicated, which is why our attorneys have considerable experience in a variety of legal matters regarding local, state and federal business compliance regulations for each business structure. Our team will provide assistance in business tax matters, federal permits, licenses and regulations.

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Business Sales

If you are considering selling your business, it is important to seek additional legal counsel to ensure you have the proper documents and procedures in place for a legitimate business sale. Our legal team provides assistance in preparing, strategizing and reviewing the following documents: 

  • Declaration of Intentions 
  • Buyer’s Due Diligence
  • Purchase Agreements
  • State and Federal Law Compliance
  • Transfer of Ownership

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