BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Rose Law Firm serves as outside counsel to local and regional companies of all sizes. Sometimes, the best approach is to use legal support outside your company, offering a new set of eyes and a fresh perspective on the legal issues.

We are committed to understanding our client’s industries and business objectives to advise clients regarding the legal options that are best suited to meeting those objectives. For example, we offer strategies to assist our clients in positioning their business so they are prepared to take advantage of the opportunities and plan for the future. Some of our services in this area include:

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Choice of Business Entity   We know that people and relationships come first in business.  But we also know this:  The structure of your company can affect the tax bill, business licensing steps, financing options, internal governance rules, and future business transition options for your company.  Let us match your needs to the optimal business structure for you.

Shareholders Agreement   A shareholders' agreement is an essential part of business ownership. The shareholders' agreement sets the guidelines for the relationship between you and your partners and ensures the rights and responsibilities of both owners and shareholders.
 

Business Governance   Business governance is relatively straightforward with one owner but much more complicated with two or more.  If you’re not sure what would happen to your business in the event of a dispute, death, disability, or divorce affecting one or more owners, we can help.  We will look at the contingencies and help you balance your costs with a solution set that fits.

Capital Financing   Rose Law Firm can help you understand the terms and conditions of any capital financing or assist you in deciding whether a capital investment is suitable for your business. We can also help you negotiate the best possible deal when accepting the investment, protecting your rights, and helping to ensure that the value of your company is not overly inflated by the supposed value of your shares.

Taxation Strategies  The complexity of tax legislation means that many small business owners simply pay too much tax. We've helped small business owners navigate the complexity and deliver real savings to the bottom line.

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Avoiding Business Ownership Disputes   While no business is immune to disputes, there are things every business owner can do to help minimize the risk of such conflicts. Business disputes can be stressful and often costly, whether they involve employee disputes, intellectual property cases, and more. Working with legal counsel to create a business dispute resolution plan can help you to take immediate action and to resolve disputes effectively, avoiding the cost of going to court or the cost of long-term conflicts.

Employer Equity/Synthetic Equity  Synthetic equity (also called substitute equity) is a vital compensation tool that business owners should be aware of. As a business owner, you must understand the pros and cons of employee equity versus synthetic equity because each variation comes with different tax implications. 

Business Valuation   We help clients value businesses and personal property for the maximum returns either through maximizing the value of their company, or helping business owners generate liquidity for investment, retirement, or sale purposes. We offer a variety of services when it comes to business valuations, such as appraisals, evaluations, and consulting services.

If you need legal advice in any area of your business and want it delivered by a team of seasoned, caring professionals, contact Rose Law Firm today.  These are just some of the services we provide to help business owners maximize the value of their company and provide security for their future.

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