Corporate Law

Corporate Law and Commercial Transactions

The attorneys with Smith, Barden & Wells, PC advise owners and officers of businesses and corporations in a variety of business matters. Our representation includes helping aspiring business owners during the formative phases of entity selection, ongoing business transactions, and contract drafting. Our attorneys provide general counseling to clients on a variety of business issues including the formation of closely held companies, the purchase or sale of all or part of a business, the drafting of key agreements, and employee matters. We also assist businesses that are faced with financial difficulties and need to close the business. If you are a business owner or are thinking about starting your own business, contact a lawyer from our firm to arrange your consultation.

We concentrate on the following areas of corporate and commercial transactions:

  • Assisting with starting and operating a business in Virginia
  • Setting up corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Advising of the advantages and disadvantages of sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and unincorporated associations in Virginia
  • Drafting and preparing thorough and legally accurate contracts for any business situation
  • Negotiating the lease, purchase, or sale of land, office space, manufacturing facilities, or retail operations through the contract preparation and closing phases
  • Commercial real estate closings for sellers and purchasers
  • Employer/employee disputes, employment contracts, covenants not to compete, wrongful discharge, arbitration, mediation and litigation in Virginia
  • Serving as legal counsel and registered agent for corporations and limited liability companies, including receipt of judicial service of process, annual report and corporate minute preparation, and counsel and advisement services to all business entities
  • Developing buy/sell agreements and transfers of ownership within a corporation. Providing advisement services on all corporate operations or any other business entity
  • Handling the complex legal issues involved in merging, purchasing, or selling companies, their assets, or stock
  • Advising businesses that are going through financial difficulties
  • Representing businesses through the dissolution and termination of the business
  • Franchise purchase, sale and dissolution agreements, and review of all franchise contract documents
  • Litigation matters related to contract and other business transactions including debt collection and bankruptcy issues

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To speak with a lawyer about corporate law, contact Smith, Barden & Wells, PC today to arrange your consultation.