We will ensure your business starts with a proper and solid legal foundation.
One of the first and most important decisions a business owner makes is establishing the appropriate entity. Among the variety of entity options are a limited liability company, general partnership, limited liability partnership, sole proprietorship, S corporation, and C corporation. The entity you choose will ultimately influence your business operations, liability exposure, and taxation. Our attorneys are here to help you navigate this decision.
In addition to properly structuring your business, we are available to assist in every stage of starting your business, including securing rights to a company name, preparing agreements, and ensuring required certificates, licensing, and permits are obtained.
While you need funds to grow your business, the financial terms you agree to can ultimately affect your ownership and control of your startup.
Our attorneys can help you navigate the funding transaction from the initial financing to closing. We provide a wide range of funding services, including determining funding opportunities (private equity funds, investment pools, venture capital funds, etc.), preparing documents, negotiating terms, reducing liability, preparing for due diligence, and maintaining fund compliance so that the funds are not ripped away.
It’s never too early to scale your business, but with growth comes new legal considerations. The attorneys at Thrift McLemore can assist in structuring and negotiating business deals, safeguarding your trade secrets and intellectual property, navigating the options of compensating your growing team, avoiding liability and pitfalls, and protecting future funding options or eventual sale.
Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable in the legal issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions. When you are ready to transition out of your company, our team will ensure you get the best deal.
We work diligently to represent our clients’ best interests in every stage of the merger and acquisition process. We can assist in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing your business deal.