Parker, Pollard, Wilton, and Peaden - Attorneys at Law

Business Formation, Acquisition & Divestitures

The business attorneys at Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden provide advice to both startups and established businesses on organization and restructurings. Whether an individual is considering the purchase of an existing small business or a corporate entity is involved in the negotiation of an acquisition or merger, sound legal guidance can be critical to the success of any business transaction. We understand that business transactions often involve a number of components including real estate, employment matters, intellectual property rights, the purchase and sale of goods, and tax considerations, all of which should be considered in the successful negotiation of a business transaction.

Entity Formation

We counsel on business entity selection, formation and incorporation of limited liability partnerships (LLP), limited liability companies (LLC), S-corporations and C-corporations. We provide registered agent services on a regular basis for our clients.

Experience You Can Trust

In selecting an attorney to represent your interests in a business sale, acquisition, merger or another transaction, there are several questions you may ask:

  • Is your attorney personally involved in every aspect of the transaction?
  • Does the firm have broad-based experience in the many areas in which complications may arise?
  • Is the firm only interested in completing the transaction quickly, or will you have an opportunity to develop an ongoing, mutually beneficial relationship?

Succession Planning

For a small or medium sized business, succession planning can be one of the most important, and difficult, decisions to face. Who will take over control of operations when the founder/C.E.O. retires? If a partner dies, is there a plan in place for the remaining partners to purchase her interest and continue the business? Parker, Pollard, Wilton & Peaden frequently counsels businesses and business owners on succession planning including  advice regarding buy-sell agreements, key-man insurance plans and restricted control arrangements.  In addition, succession planning includes aspects of Estate Planning, Tax Law and Business Law, making our inter-disciplinary team approach a particularly good fit for client’s needs.