BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS
MM&G helps business clients identify and develop business opportunities as well as spot and avoid business hazards by providing counsel on all manner of legal concerns. The following is a sample of legal issues we address on a routine basis.
ORGANIZING OR INCORPORATING A BUSINESS
We help clients with emerging businesses identify and select an entity type appropriate for their particular business and we work closely with them to ensure compliance with a complicated assortment of local, state and federal laws.
SELLING OR BUYING A BUSINESS
We work closely with our clients on the issues that typically surround business transitions, including the sale of a business to the client’s children or the acquisition of a business by their employees. We provide counsel on negotiating and documenting the critical terms of a business sale or acquisition, including exploring financing options, determining and acceptable purchase price, coming up with alternative payment scenarios and setting up a buy – sell agreement or voting agreement.
We advise our clients on various commercial transactions, including the preparation and interpretations of all manner of purchase and sale agreements. These may include orders, invoices, agreements for sale of a specific product or service, and agreements for licensing of a protected idea or product.
TAX AND BUSINESS PLANNING
We help our clients negotiate and structure various business transactions to minimize adverse tax consequences and maximize tax benefits. This involves optimizing ownership and financial structures, structuring financial and contractual relationships between service providers and capital investors, and identifying tax-minimization opportunities in valuations and cost allocations. We also work with investors in troubled real estate projects to create exit strategies that maximize the tax benefits of their losses.