Gonzalo Law often represents public and private companies that form new entities, buy or sell a business, or that wind down and dissolve. We also draft and negotiate contracts for owners, vendors, and employees with precision. We have served as business legal counsel to numerous companies to resolve disputes and to prevent them. Some key areas to consider include the following:
Entity Selection and Entity Conversions
Gonzalo Law can help you choose which entity type is right for you. The most common types of entities include, but are not limited to, limited liability companies, nonprofits, S-corporations, C-corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Selecting an entity structure is a very important part of your business’ formation process as it will determine the range of your members’ liabilities, taxation regulations, the required management process, and many other factors.
Purchase or Sale of a Business
Gonzalo Law legal counsel can guide you through the process to buy or sell a business. Some steps include conducting legal due diligence, drafting purchase/sale agreements, and handling payments. It is highly recommended to involve legal counsel in this process to ensure a smooth purchase or sale process of your business.
Vendor and Service Contracts
Gonzalo Law can assist with contracts, which create a legally binding obligation between different parties. Counsel can assist you to prepare contracts that include yet are not limited to vendor and service contracts. This ensures all parties are aware their rights and responsibilities.
Entrepreneurship and Startups
Gonzalo Law has significant experience working with entrepreneurs and startup companies. These include those companies who are just starting their operations or expanding them. Our counsel works with you and your team to navigate key initial decisions, mediate agreements with partners, identify investors, and collaborate with the right professionals to best move your company forward.
Owner Agreements, Disputes, and Exits
Gonzalo Law regularly counsels companies on the creation of their ownership agreement. These agreements help decrease the chances of a dispute among owners and can lessen the impact should a dispute arise. Owner’s agreements must also clarify the steps a company must take if a dispute arises. Owners will work with legal counsel to outline their exit strategy among other key provisions.
Gonzalo Law prepares employment agreements for companies and non-profit organizations. These agreements establish the structure for your employer/employee relationships and set employee expectations. It is important to establish employee guidelines, set executive compensation, and protect company owners in the process. Legal counsel can work with you and your executive team to do so.
Gonzalo Law regularly works with you to asses and determine when it is appropriate to dissolve your company. This is a significant step for any company and legal counsel can guide you through the process and ensure you know next steps to move forward. Whether dissolution is forced upon your company or it is a voluntary business decision, the governing corporate documents and state law must be followed.
Keep It Simple
Gonzalo Law makes the complex simple when we clarify key terms, protect company owners, and simplify the legal process. Gonzalo Law regularly represents companies to resolve problems, stay protected, and get results. Our counsel advises on a variety of corporate matters, such as contract breaches, and serves as outsourced or fractional chief legal officers to your company. This often an excellent alternative to hiring a full-time general counsel for many companies.