"Corporate law encompasses all of the legal issues that corporations can face."
Selecting the type of entity to operate your business can have a verity of tax and operation implications.
Corporation Formation include:
- Choosing a corporate name
- Appoint the initial director
- File the article of incorporation
- Create corporate bylaws
- Hold first meeting of the board of directors
- Issue stocks certificates to the initial owners
- Obtain any licenses and permit required for the business
Merger & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisition is a branch of corporate law that deals with companies that are purchasing, selling and/or merging with other companies.
The complex of this transaction can change the entire dynamic of a particular business or an entire industry
Regulatory Compliance is an organization’s adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business. Regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving around the world. Understanding the issues around regulatory compliance can be a difficult and frustrating endeavor for businesses. Violation of regulatory compliance can result in serious consequences in civil and/or criminal prosecution. It could also alter your company’s legal status which may leave your business more vulnerable to lawsuits.
Franchising & Franchise Operations
A franchise is a method for expanding business and distributing goods or services through a licensing relationship. It is an authorization granted by a government or company to an individual or group enabling them to carry out specific commercial activities.
Three elements of a franchise under federal law and most state:
- Associate with Trademark – Business must be substantially associated with the franchisor’s trademark and other commercial symbol for the business to be a franchise.
- Payment of a Fee – a franchise fee can be a royalty payment, consulting fee, training fee, or site assistance fees.
- Marketing Plan – in some states the parties must have a community interest in the operation of the business which include but not limited to, the use of the licensor’s trademarks by punitive franchisee; the length of time the parties have been involve with one another; and the percentage of revenue received from the licensor’s products or services