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Practice Areas

Business Law

  • Vendor contract drafting, review, and negotiations, including marketing agreements, distribution agreements, equipment sale or lease agreements, maintenance and repair agreements, inventory consignment agreements, and other service agreements;

  • Forming entities, including for profit corporations, non-profit corporations, and, limited liability companies;

  • Buying and selling entities, including mergers, asset purchases, and stock/membership interest purchases;

  • Advising and implementing employment and independent contractor arrangements, including employment agreement and consulting agreement drafting, review, and negotiations, preparation of employee handbooks and standard operating procedure manuals, new hire checklists and forms, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, staff evaluation forms and processes, and release and separation negotiations and documentation;

  • Advising and implementing corporate governance policies, practices, and provisions, including drafting, review, and negotiations of buy/sale provisions, rights of first refusal, other transfer restrictions, options, meeting minutes and resolutions, and document retention programs;

  • Preparing and maintaining corporate books;

  • Providing risk assessment evaluations and recommendations, often in conjunction with insurance and HR vendors;

  • Assisting with franchising and licensing;

  • Assisting with regulatory audits and in-house training.

My clients are involved in a variety of industries:

  • Auto and boat sales;

  • Cleaning services;

  • Construction;

  • Consulting;

  • Engineering and surveying;

  • Interior design;

  • Farming;

  • Financial services;

  • Lending;

  • Manufacturing;

  • Marketing;

  • Medical services;

  • Real estate holding, development, leasing, and management;

  • Restaurants and catering;

  • Transportation.

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Sometimes closings are a family affair; we want everyone to feel comfortable in our office! 

Real Estate Law

 

  • Preparing for and conducting residential real estate closings, including purchases and sales and refinances;

  • Preparing for and conducting commercial real estate closings, including purchases and sales and refinances;

  • Negotiating land purchase and sale agreements; conducting due diligence, including title review;

  • Negotiating, drafting, and review of commercial and residential property leases;

  • Assisting clients with permitting and zoning requirements;

  • Assisting clients with property tax appeals;

  • Negotiating, resolving, and filing various liens, including HOA, mechanic, and judgment liens;

  • Assisting clients with matters related to insurance industry;

  • Negotiating, drafting, and review of farm leases, hunt club leases, timber sale contracts, option agreements, real estate agent commission and listing agreements;

  • Negotiating, drafting, and review of utility, access, and conservation easements;

  • Calculation and implementation of CAM charges for commercial landlords and related coordination with tenants;

  • Coordinating with surveyors, engineers, asbestos removal firms, architects, and contractors and negotiating, drafting, and review of related agreement;

  • Forming homeowners associations, drafting related covenants for HOAs, and advising HOAs on various matters.

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We want the best for our clients, and our goal is for them to leave our office with a smile. 

Estate Planning

Over my years of service to my business and real estate clients, I noticed that many small business owners and other individuals have estate planning needs that were going unmet. We offer estate planning services such as wills, health care powers of attorney, general powers of attorney, living wills, trust administration, including annual notices to payors, grantors, and crummey letters. As one of the law firm's clients, you can expect the following:

 

 
  • Education and information about estate planning options that are available for you;

  • Guidance toward informed decision making about end-of-life matters;

  • Friendly and understanding service with a compassion for survivorship issues.

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