Business Planning & Formation
Our Business Practice Group counsels clients in all aspects of business formation and development, drawing on the firm’s tax, employment, intellectual property and real estate practice groups as needed. Working closely with each client, we encourage all parties to think ahead and plan for the future. Our goal is not just to create new business structures but, with careful planning, to structure business arrangements that in the future will avoid unnecessary problems and enhance growth and personal satisfaction. We do this by listening to our clients and developing a clear understanding of their needs and goals.
Depth of experience
We regularly advise clients on the selection of the appropriate choice of entity in which to conduct their businesses and then prepare the necessary documentation. We are experienced in the formation and operation of all types of business structures, including “C” and “S” corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships (limited, general and limited liability), and Massachusetts business trusts. We also advise clients in the creation of professional corporations and not-for-profit entities when appropriate.
In addition to counseling clients on options available in structuring and documenting businesses, our long-term participation in the region’s business community enhances our ability to get a deal done. Our many years of involvement in equity and debt financings have been invaluable to start-up and established businesses alike in identifying financial services and structuring favorable transactions.
We add value
We view each new entity or venture as more than a transfer of value for equity. We add value to an enterprise by considering and addressing existing management dynamics, equity incentives, financing options, liquidity strategies, employment issues and protection of intellectual property. Our extensive experience allows us to address these matters quickly and efficiently and with practical advice