The lawyers in Barrett McNagny LLP's Small Business Law group work closely with entrepreneurs on new business endeavors to help lay the foundation to give their companies and ideas the best chances for success by helping to navigate the  legal issues that can arise. Clients represented by the law firm's group span many major industry segments including manufacturing, distributing, retailing, banking and finance, health care, biotechnology, insurance, real estate, electronic commerce, and nonprofit, among others. 

Practice Highlights

We represent clients on a variety of matters, from the original establishment of the business enterprise through all aspects of its evolution and operation. Our areas of emphasis include:

Forming Businesses and Emerging Business Planning

Recognizing that new and emerging businesses have different legal needs, we advise clients on entity selection, choosing the state of formation and assist in filing the necessary governmental documents.  Our attorneys also work with new business endeavors in financial planning, accessing capital, organization management, and strategic partnering

Corporate Governance

We assist business clients in all aspects of corporate governance, including drafting internal governing documents such as articles, bylaws, minutes and shareholder agreements. We also advise businesses with resolving disputes with major customers, suppliers, and owners, and we offer counsel on officer and director liability.

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Commercial and Common Business Transactions

We support our clients in a variety of contractual matters, including negotiating, developing, and documenting distributor, franchise, and sales agreements and programs; equipment sales, purchase agreements and equipment leases, technology licenses, warranties, as well as other general business transactions. We counsel businesses in connection with contractual obligations including requirement and supply contracts with customers, suppliers, and distributors, and we assist clients with negotiating and drafting customized contracts to address unique business arrangements. We also advise businesses with structuring and preparing consulting agreements, executive compensation arrangements and management agreements.

Federal and State Securities

We handle a wide range of Federal and State securities issues. Our attorneys provide counsel for:

  • public offerings,
  • private placements; and 
  • venture capital transactions. 

Our business attorneys, in conjunction with the firm's Commercial Litigation Group, also represent both individuals and companies in lawsuits involving securities disputes, including the defense against Federal and/or State securities fraud claims. 

Intellectual Property

Our attorneys work with clients to help obtain, protect and enforce a competitive edge in the marketplace by assisting clients with:

  • Trademarks of business names and brands,
  • Protecting ideas through copyrights, and 
  • Helping to file patents. 

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