Corporate Transactions

Companies need the very best guidance in structuring not only their businesses but their business transactions, as well.  When starting a business, the first major decision that must be made is the form of entity that is right for your particular business. That decision can make the difference between success and failure; in taxes payable and profits realized.  Getting expert advice before deciding on a business form is critical.

JW Howard attorneys have formed hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs).  Each has its unique features and each its strengths and weaknesses.  It is important to understand them when establishing your business and we have the skill to guide you through the process.

We form corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships and LLCs.  We draft the agreements, articles of incorporation and other formational documents and get the entities licensed in the appropriate states.  We have an extensive experience in California, Nevada and Delaware corporate law and tailor LLC operating agreements and corporate bylaws to ensure a smoothly operating company.  We prepare shareholder buy-sell agreements and the non-competition agreements necessary to protect your company from the misappropriation of the fruits of your development.

JW Howard has negotiated and prepared the documents for mergers, purchases and joint venture agreements.  We review and prepare leases, financing agreements, key-man contracts and such independent contractor agreements as may be used for outside professionals and manufacturer’s representatives.

In corporate transactions, it is critical to get the documents right the first time.

We provide counsel and documents for the protection of intellectual property rights.  We prepare licensing agreements as well as documents of transfer for registered trademarks, patents and copyrights.  We also prepare non-disclosure, non-circumvent and confidentiality agreements to ensure that those exposed to valuable trade secrets do not have the ability to misappropriate important trade secrets.

We negotiate all manner of contracts for business and commercial transactions.  We have negotiated and prepared documents for everything from the purchase of a $15,000,000 exclusive retirement center to a $40,000,000 stock purchase in a Dubai based telecommunications company.

JW Howard attorneys excel at contract preparation, negotiation and review.  Our background in major litigation provides us the insight with which to fold in protective provisions that insulate our clients from claims and minimize their exposure to lawsuits.

We prepare documents for major financing for mezzanine lenders and enforce them when necessary.

Most importantly, we are there with advice when it is needed. We have successfully guided dozens of companies through their greatest and most complex transactions and helped them avoid the pitfalls less experienced lawyers will miss.

Companies can rise and fall on the quality of the documentation of their transactions and at JW Howard, we have the deep corporate experience necessary to guide you to success.

JW Howard. Expert advice in negotiating and skill in drafting documents is the key to success.

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