We believe in business. It is personal to us too. We have been extremely fortunate to witness the journey of many of our clients from the earliest stages of planning to start a business, to locating space, hiring employees, and eventually to growing that business into a multi-million dollar enterprise. These experiences have been rewarding to us as business lawyers. Importantly, they have also been instructive and invaluable teaching tools for how to assist clients in the future.
Although we would like to be involved from the beginning in the implementation of our client’s dreams of owning and running their own business, circumstances are such that we are often asked to jump into someone’s business planning during a large negotiation, contract dispute, partnership transition or acquisition or sale.
Because of our extensive litigation background and experience, Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP is uniquely suited to not only set out the appropriate technical path for your business to follow, we are also bent towards advising you as to how to best avoid the numerous pitfalls and dangers inherent in running a business.
We always look prospectively to protect your business both economically and for any unnecessary exposure to liability. We examine your limited liability company, corporation or partnership to determine whether you have the need for critical employment contract language and protection, insulation from sub-contractors or vendors or the need for more complex and detailed organizational documents or structure.
The most effective way to ease the pain of litigation and dispute resolution is to try to avoid it in your contracts with those people and entities that you conduct business with.
Hanshaw Kennedy Hafen, LLP has served a wide variety of businesses in a general counsel capacity and our clients keep coming back because of our dual capacity to plan properly to avoid certain fatal business mistakes which may place you squarely in the cross hairs of a ferocious legal battle and our litigation skills to wage that battle for you.
No matter the type or size of your business, we provide keen insight and analysis of your business needs and have built our practice on assisting small to medium-sized businesses prepare for and effectively manage their growth. We have significant experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating essential business contracts and documents and have been able to integrate our extensive litigation experience into our practical approach of protecting your business.
We understand that your business’ legal needs may often change, and we stay on top of the general legal issues facing businesses so that we can be on the cutting edge of the latest business trends and ready to adapt to the ever-changing state and federal regulations and laws impacting your particular business. Let us assist you in maximizing your profitability in this sophisticated commercial environment by helping you adapt to fluctuations in the business world that could cost you in the long run.
We are proficient in a full range of contract-related services including:
- Review and drafting of all types of contracts
- Employment agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Franchise agreements
- Indemnity agreements
- Waivers and releases
- Master Service agreements
- Construction contracts
- Lease agreements
- Sales agreements
- Transactional documents of all types
- Licensing agreements
- Settlement agreements
- Confidentiality/Non-Disclosure agreements
- Limited Liability Company (LLC) Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Shareholder Agreements
- LLC Member and Manager Agreements