Business and Taxation

Our lawyers help small and medium size businesses, as well as large corporations, family partnerships, limited liability companies, and non-profits with their ongoing business needs.  We also provide tax planning and advice to businesses, individuals and trusts.

Transactional Work
Much of our work focuses on helping clients with entity planning, structuring, and liquidation, including:

  • formation, operation and dissolution of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies
  • preparing partner, shareholder and member agreements 
  • structuring sales, mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
  • preparing employment agreements, leases, banking and secured transaction documents

Successful business and real estate transactions businesses and real estate often hinge on minimization of tax liabilities. Our lawyers are skilled at special use valuations, creation of trusts and other tax-effective entities, and structuring of like-kind exchanges to accomplish client tax objectives. 

We assist individuals and large and small businesses with structuring loans and refinancing, including security and collateral issues. Our financial counseling encompasses a wide range of debt transactions, including letters of credit, commercial paper, sale and lease financing, refinancing, negotiable instruments, and financing of accounts receivable.

Intellectual Property
We advise clients in matters relating to state and federal trademark and service mark registrations, prosecuting applications, as well as transfers and licensing. Our lawyers help protect intellectual property rights through trademarks, trade secrets, copyrighted materials, and effective e-commerce strategies.

Our attorneys practicing the area of business and taxation are:
Randy Meyenberg
Timothy J. Baldwin
Stephen W. Pearson
Anne K. Secker
Charles Des Roches
Danny Little
Heidi Quinn