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Skilled And Experienced Business Law And Corporate Law Attorneys In Ohio

Waite, Tomb & Eberly regularly advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs on a wide range of business law, corporate law, contract law, and other related legal services.

Throughout the normal course of business, owners frequently find themselves in situations where a seasoned attorney’s guidance, advice, and experience may be needed. Waite, Tomb & Eberly has significant experience assisting large and small business entities in business related legal matters from initial business formation to dissolution and matters in between.

Waite, Tomb & Eberly provides professional, responsive, and skilled representation for businesses of all sizes in a wide variety of industries throughout the state of Ohio. We act as your advocate to make sure your interests are protected and to help you accomplish your business goals.

Our business law and corporate law services include:

  • Business formation and organization
  • Entity Selection
  • Articles of organization and incorporation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Key-person agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Business transactions
  • Business financing
  • Consulting, and independent contractor agreements

Business Formation

Starting a business requires thorough planning and, often, addressing legal concerns. Waite, Tomb & Eberly assists business owners in the formation of legally-sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals.

We can counsel you on the various options available for your business. We will work closely with your accountant and other professional advisors to ensure the appropriate choice of business entity to meet your unique business goals and objectives.

Entity Options:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Corporation
  • Subchapter S Corporation
  • Subchapter C Corporation
  • Non-Profit Corporation

We can handle all aspects of the business formation including preparing the necessary formation documents to file with the Secretary of State, bylaws or operating agreement, the issuance of the stock or membership certificates, and acquiring the tax identification number for your business.

We also assist charities and non-profit organizations in all aspects of formation and operation.

Asset Protection

One of the main reasons clients form entities is for the asset protection and creditor protection benefits they provide. However, in order to enjoy this protection it is critical that owners comply with the required business formalities. We are here to walk you through all the necessary steps to make sure your entity will provide all the benefits and asset protection possible.

We also provide continuing counsel and advice, working closely with you and your other advisors, to make sure your business is operating properly so it continues to afford you the benefits desired.

Buying Or Selling A Business

If you are purchasing or selling a business, Waite, Tomb & Eberly can walk you through the pros and cons of the various ways to structure the transaction. We act as your advocate to make sure your interests are protected.

Whether the transaction will involve a sale to an outsider, to one or more key employees, or a transfer of the business to a family member, we can help you navigate the maze of issues that must be addressed. We will help you identify your goals and objectives, discuss the tax implications, and put in place a plan to accomplish your goals.

We provide assistance with legal matters such as:

  • Valuing the business
  • Reviewing existing contract rights and obligations
  • Advising on the transaction structure
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts
  • Negotiating terms
  • Buyer, investor or seller financing

Business Contracts

Waite, Tomb & Eberly has significant experience assisting clients with their business planning and business contract needs, whether it’s buying or selling a business, growing and expanding the business, or day-to-day operations.

We regularly review, draft, and negotiate business contracts such as:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property and lease agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Asset and stock purchase agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Independent contract agreements
  • General business and operational contracts

Experienced legal representation matters. Call Waite, Tomb & Eberly today to discuss your business and corporate law needs.