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Business Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Beyond the formation of business entities, Riley Bennett Egloff acts as a corporate counsel for many of its business clients, including the negotiation, drafting and review of our client’s contracts, ranging in size from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. With just a few hours’ time, our review of contracts before they are signed can help our clients avoid paying for hundreds of hours of attorney time in litigation once a contract dispute arises.

Business Entity Selection & Formation

There are many important decisions to be made by an emerging business, each of which come with potential pitfalls that be damaging to the business and its owners in the absence of proper legal guidance. Our attorneys can help you with these issues, steering you clear of the problems while helping you select the type of entity which best serves your business interests and goals. From drafting the formation documents to stock issuance to agreements between co-owners, our Firm’s business attorneys can help you establish a solid legal foundation for your business’s future.

Business Mergers & Acquisitions

Our business attorneys regularly represent smaller private companies, private equity investors, senior lenders, institutional investors and other parties in all types of domestic merger and acquisition activities, including acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs, leveraged buy-outs, and reorganizations. These representations include both friendly and contested acquisitions, ranging in size from a few hundred thousand dollars to several hundred million dollars.

Clients seek our advice from front-end strategic planning and structuring for transactions to managing the transaction process through successful execution and closing. Our business attorneys work closely with attorneys from other practice areas to provide comprehensive due diligence. Our attorneys have extensive and varied transaction experience and stand ready to assist you.

Business Succession Planning

At some point, all business owners will leave their businesses. In addition to enjoying their peace of mind, business owners who have planned for their departures stand to profit much more than those owners who have not.

Good succession planning involves both legal, accounting, tax, and operational considerations. Our attorneys can identify the important legal considerations and provide you with advice and counsel to allow you to achieve your business and personal objectives.