Business Formation, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Dissolution & Succession Planning

From formation to dissolution, we are skilled in the role of general counsel to any-size business entity and provide the legal advice, counseling, and services to best fit your organization. Our attorneys can assist in determining the business entity structure that meets your profit, liability, and tax expectations, and further assist in implementing that structure by drafting and customizing your bylaws, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, or partnership agreements. We can also help you understand your business’s responsibility for governmental filings, permitting, and licensing. Our attorneys are also experienced in mergers, acquisitions, and other business entity restructurings, with the ability to help expand or restructure your business. We are also experienced handling day-to-day operational issues including corporate governance, document review, negotiating and drafting contracts, and regulatory compliance.

Every business owner should be considering the future of their business. With business succession planning, we can help you create a plan for passing your hard work down to the next generation, a key employee or team of employees, or even an interested purchaser. We work with our Estate Planning attorneys to make sure your business succession planning is aligned with your estate goals and objectives. Upon a decision to transition your business, our attorneys can help you in determining the most appropriate exit strategy tailored to your specific business succession planning needs.

Coughlin & Gerhart will use its legal knowledge coupled with a constructive and creative approach to handle all of your business needs including:

  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Employee Agreements
  • Contract Assignments
  • Regulatory Filings
  • Due Diligence Reviews
  • Family Business Management
  • Real Estate Purchase & Sale Contracts
  • Developer Representation
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Divestitures & Buy-Outs
  • Dissolution Documents

Contact Coughlin & Gerhart

To arrange a confidential consultation in which you can discuss your legal needs with one of our lawyers, contact our firm via email, or call our Binghamton headquarters at 607-821-2202, toll free 800-646-3420.