Closely Held Business

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Foulston Siefkin advises entrepreneurs, family-owned, and closely held business in a broad range of business matters through the life cycle of the business and provides assistance to the owners and their families. We help businesses grow and expand and, in the transfer of the business to others. We counsel our clients on if wanted how to enhance the chances that a closely held family business may successfully transition to the next generation or to management. We help the business owners identify, quantify and limit legal risks. We help minimize internal conflict and maximize the protection of assets for succeeding generations or management. Should the business be sold, our attorneys will assist in maximizing business valuation and negotiating the sale.

Our attorneys work closely with our clients to facilitate the management and transfer of wealth. We have substantial experience in providing the full breadth of estate planning and probate administration services. We help our clients evaluate tax/financial benefits to present and future generations and design gifting programs and plan for charitable giving.

Areas of Representation
  • Business Valuation
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Business Incorporation
  • Commercial Loan Financing
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Private Placement of Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Asset Protection
  • Family Governance
  • Family Council
  • Family Compensation
  • Family Foundation
  • Business Succession
  • Management Succession
  • Shareholder Relations & Disputes
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Management Training & Leadership
  • Stock Purchase
  • ESOP
  • Employee Benefits
  • Estate & Financial Planning & Probate
  • Taxation
  • Litigation