Business Ownership
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We offer a comprehensive suite of legal services tailored to support and enhance business operations. Our focus spans from negotiating commercial transactions and managing real estate to guiding debt financing and protecting intellectual property. We also specialize in structuring incentive compensation plans and ensuring proper insurance coverage. Our dedicated team is prepared to help with all aspects of employment law and safeguarding intangible assets. Schedule your free 60-minute consultation today to learn how we can assist in maximizing and retaining the value of your company.

Empowering Business Owners with 

Strategic Legal Guidance

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.

Services Offered

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.
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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.
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.
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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.

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.

Employer 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. 

Need Customized Consultation?

Embark on your transition journey with confidence. Schedule a personalized consultation with one of our seasoned legal team at Rose Law Firm. During this session, we'll dive deep into your unique business landscape and personal goals to craft a strategy that's tailored just for you.

Meet Our Lawyers

Adam Rose, the principal and founder of Rose Law Firm, P.C., has over 25 years of dedicated experience in handling complex corporate transactions with a special emphasis on mergers and acquisitions. His legal practice has been pivotal in guiding successful companies through intricate deals, particularly in Oregon, Washington, and California. With a deep understanding of corporate governance and fiduciary duties, Adam's focus extends to advising on ownership succession and ratifying defective corporate acts. His notable work history includes positions at Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC and Stoll Berne, making him a recognized authority in the field, frequently invited to speak at national conferences.
Tanya Chuck is a seasoned corporate attorney with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having practiced in both the U.S. and the Middle East since 2005. Her focus spans corporate structuring and complex commercial agreements across various sectors including startups, industrial firms, and energy companies. Tanya's international experience is complemented by her skills in navigating joint venture agreements and ensuring SEC compliance. With qualifications from the Inns of Court School of Law in London and fluency in Spanish and French, Tanya brings a global perspective and linguistic proficiency to her legal practice.
Ronald S. Bailis, holding degrees from IIT and the University of Chicago, has a robust legal background with significant experience in mergers and acquisitions. He has participated in high-stakes negotiations and the drafting of contracts, notably closing a complex merger and purchase involving three publicly held international can companies. His focus extends to various sectors, having represented businesses of all sizes in their organizational and contractual needs. As general counsel and part owner of a growing bank group, Ronald skillfully managed the transformation from a single bank into a NASDAQ-listed holding company with significant assets, showcasing his strategic acumen in corporate expansions and acquisitions.
Bruce Knivila is a distinguished corporate attorney based in Oregon with over 30 years of legal experience. Having graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992, Bruce has honed his focus in a wide range of corporate and commercial law areas. He has been instrumental in guiding lower-middle market to Fortune 500 companies through complex transactions including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and reorganizations. Bruce is adept in forming and negotiating a variety of agreements across multiple industries, such as licensing, distribution, manufacturing, and public contracting. His practice also covers administrative, regulatory proceedings, and commercial litigation, encompassing shareholder disputes and trade disputes.

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