Planning for Your Biggest Asset . . . Your Business

Begin with the End in Mind

You should start any new project with a clear picture in your mind and on paper of where you want to end up. Through our experience as entrepreneurs, business owners and counsel for business and entrepreneurs in every stage from start up to succession, we have gained invaluable knowledge that can help your business plan to avoid the common pitfalls that cause many businesses to fail. The Savannah business attorneys at Smith Barid, LLC help companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business-related legal services and we have a team of professionals from other disciplines who help our clients with issues and services outside the legal arena. We work closely with CPAs, business consultants, insurance agents and others to make sure that our clients have access to the resources that will make them succeed in a challenging environment.

Business Startup Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. The Savannah business attorneys at Smith Barid, LLC assist business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies to achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction.

  • C-corporation formation
  • S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

We also consult with business owners and draft shareholder agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.

Exit Strategy:  Buying and Selling Businesses Our business attorneys can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

Our firm consults with business owners to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements

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