Business Law Needs
Business Law & Tax Law
Owning and operating a business is the American Dream for many. However, without proper planning and accurate information, that dream can quickly become a nightmare.
At Walsh & Company, you will find our legal team is highly educated and experienced in business law and taxation law matters. Founding attorney Jim Walsh is AV rated* under Martindale Hubbell’s peer review ratingTM process. Furthermore, both Jim and Jonathan are former CPA’s.
Helping Business Owners Succeed
All of our lawyers are committed to carefully listening to your needs and goals, accurately drafting and reviewing your documents, and effectively protecting your interests. Whether you are starting a new business or changing ownership, Walsh & Company is here to help with your company’s requirements.
We efficiently handle cases involving:
- Formation and business planning
- Purchase or sale of existing businesses
- Sole proprietorships and partnerships
- LLCs and corporations
- Leasing and real estate
- Nonprofits and tax-exempt businesses
- Contract review and transactional assistance
- Federal and state tax law
Whatever your business needs, we are here to help. From startup planning and partnership agreements to corporate ethics and regulatory compliance, our business law lawyers have the knowledge and experience to guide you.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Business Succession Planning
If you are committed to the success of your business, it is important to take steps to protect it when the responsibility of owning and operating the business are passed to another. At Walsh & Company, we have the premier legal, business and financial knowledge to help you create a business succession plan to meet your needs. We have represented family businesses, sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and corporations in everything from tax law issues to real estate concerns and contract matters. The breadth of our knowledge allows us to tailor our services to the unique needs of each client. Our commitment to meeting our clients’ needs drives our approach to every legal matter we handle.
Creating a succession plan can be a divisive and complicated process. In the case of family businesses, emotions may run high when determining who will take on the vital roles in managing and owning your business. We work closely with our clients to develop a clear understanding of what they hope to accomplish with their business succession plan. Through careful preparation, we can help you design a plan to achieve your objectives in the best way possible.
Building a successful business takes skill and commitment. Many business owners are justifiably proud of the work they have done to make their venture a success. In the case of family businesses, this pride and commitment can be passed from one generation to the next. Family businesses have many advantages, but they also present unique challenges that should be addressed carefully to avoid legal disputes and unnecessary expense.
A family limited partnership (FLP) is a form of business that has established estate planning and asset protection advantages. To realize those advantages, you must structure and operate your business properly. Our experienced lawyers can help you meet the legal requirements of an FLP, while positioning your business for success. We have the knowledge of business, finance, estate planning and taxation law to help you manage your family business properly. Depending on the nature of your business, an FLP may not offer the protection you need. Family-owned businesses are as unique as the families who own and operate them. Our services are tailored to meet the needs of each individual client.