Corporate and Business Law

Corporate and Business Law

At McCuiston Law Offices, we work with companies of all sizes to assist with business law issues; we realize the importance of providing counsel to protect the growth and longevity of your business. Tom McCuiston’s unique background in business administration and accounting enables him to appreciate practical business concerns when addressing various legal issues.

Tom and his staff advise entrepreneurs as they face start-up challenges such as selecting the most appropriate business entity based upon the client’s objectives. The firm then continues to provide advice as the business grows, from common details like contract and sales agreements to more complex transactions, such as structuring and negotiating the purchase or sale of a business.

For many start-up companies, the process includes finding and negotiating a retail or office location. Many times, businesses underestimate the leverage they have in this process (especially in today’s high vacancy rate climate) and assume the terms of the lease are non-negotiable. Our firm is well versed in negotiating leases, and we are able to leverage our experience in negotiating numerous leases to help our clients realize the best possible terms available.

As described in further detail under Litigation and Dispute Resolution, we often assists in collections and other business disputes, including shareholder disputes and receiverships, breaches of contracts, non-compete agreements, and lease agreements. McCuiston Law Offices represents both individuals and corporations, and employs various strategies to efficiently accomplish our clients’ goals and objectives. The firm takes a multi-leveled approach in its collection efforts, keeping in mind whether it is cost-effective for the client to litigate or to seek some alternative means of resolution.

Our corporate and business services include:

Business Formation (Corporations, LLCs, and Partnerships)
Professional Associations (Physicians, Dentists, Chiropractors, CPAs, Attorneys, Engineers, and other licensed professionals)
Contract Drafting and Review
Shareholders’ Agreements
Lease Negotiations
Non-profit Formation and IRS Assistance
UCC Searches and Filings
Employment Law Issues and Employee Benefits
Stock and Asset Purchases
Business Purchases and Sales
Minority Shareholder Protection
Tax Planning and Reporting Issues
Mergers and Acquisitions