Business Organizations and TransactionsBy | On May 27, 2010
The Business Organizations Practice, led by Attorney Sherwood Guernsey, has decades of experience advising businesses of all sizes on the many issues and challenges they face daily. We create, maintain and, if necessary, dissolve a wide range of business entities in Massachusetts and other jurisdictions. We will advise you on all types of contracting issues, purchase and sale agreements, option agreements, financing, leases, zoning and permitting, licensing, employment issues, intellectual property, tax planning, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. From simple “Mom and Pop” S-Corporations to LLCs and multi-million dollar venture capital firms, this practice area has long been a foundation of the firm.
We focus on adding value to your decisions. Just regurgitating a contract is not sufficient. If the issue is a new transaction, we are “deal-makers” not “deal breakers”. We know that strategic thinking is key, an attribute we call “forward thinking”. We review your facts and help you think forward to protect you against issues that might arise in the future, with common sense, practical solutions. It is this “forward thinking” that will reduce tomorrow’s problems, protect your interests and save you money and aggravation after the documents are signed.
Where a small business is involved, we will also be protective of the interests of the majority owners, preparing stockholder agreements and, where necessary, estate plans to ensure continuity of the business and a distribution of the family assets in a meaningful way.