Corporate Law Specialists

Perhaps you’re ready to form a corporate entity or you’ve been building your business, and intellectual property, and now want to expand, diversify or restructure. We can help you decide your next steps. There are many things to consider with business formation including tax obligations and tax advantages of the various types of business structures. Block45 Legal can assist you every step of the way, from determining what business structure is best for your needs, to handling incorporation and matters related to incorporation.


 
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Our expertise includes:

  • Corporate and Limited Liability Business Structuring

  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Corporate Governance

“I have had the pleasure of working with Clement on various intellectual property matters. He works directly with clients to provide a thoughtful deep-dive analysis of the issues and presents his conclusions in a manner that is precise and easy to comprehend. If you are looking for guidance through patents, trademarks or licensing, you would be remiss not to consider Clement.”


Business Structuring: Will your business survive you?

Corporations come in many sizes, including some very small ones. There are also huge companies that operate as some other type of legal entity, such as a partnership, LLC, master limited partnership, or sole proprietorship. If you have employees or plan on hiring, forming an LLC or incorporating affords some benefits of legal protection. We at Block45 Legal are thoroughly versed in all business forms, and can advise which one(s) are best for your situation.

  • Partnerships

  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP and LLLP)

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)

  • ‘S’ Corporations

  • ‘C’ Corporations

  • ‘B’ Corporations

  • Nonprofits

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Partnerships

The attorneys at Block45 Legal can direct you on the best way to structure a partnership agreement, allowing for exit strategies and buy/sell agreements. We seek first to understand your business as well as your long-term personal goals in order to provide the proper guidance that matches your vision. It’s important to realize all partnerships do eventually end in one way or another. Even in the best-case scenario of a partnership lasting decades, one or more parties will eventually depart to retire. You and your partners will want to discuss worst-case scenarios and address any potential issues before they arise. Our attorneys can provide assistance in identifying possible issues and solutions for you and your partner(s) to consider.


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Private Equity and Venture Capital Transactions

If you have a startup and are looking to rapidly scale the business, you may be seeking a private equity or venture capital investor. Our attorneys can assist in negotiating and structuring the terms of the agreement in order to best protect your interests. You’ll sleep better at night knowing you have a trusted legal partner watching out for you.

Mergers and Acquisitions

There are many reasons for companies to consolidate or be acquired including expansion into new markets and other value creation ideas. The attorneys at Block45 Legal can assist with everything from growth strategies to deal structuring and complex agreements. We will review your current business plans to ensure symmetry with expansion, diversification or restructuring goals.

Corporate Governance

Corporate governance involves balancing the interests of a company’s many stakeholders: the board of directors, shareholders, customers, officers and managers. The attorneys at Block45 Legal can provide essential counsel to represent the corporation. We have extensive experience in advising boards and executives in medium-sized and larger, Fortune 500 companies to help guide them on how to move forward.

Incorporating

Corporations have the potential to exist forever, and do not require major reorganizational efforts (legally speaking) when one member dies or wants to exit. Incorporating may also make it easier to manage tax implications at the stakeholder level. However, for all these privileges and flexibilities, corporations are more formal, with specific filing requirements. Elections must be made as to how the corporation will be taxed under federal law, either as a ‘C’ corporation or a subchapter ‘S’ corporation. Our legal team can assist you every step of the way, from determining what business structure is best for your needs, to handling incorporation and related matters if you choose to incorporate.

‘B’ corporations are actually a certification by B Lab, and not a distinct IRS category. B corps are corporations that voluntarily set higher standards of transparency, accountability and performance. Both B corporations and Benefit corporations are still for-profit entities that must either be C or S status. 


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Non-Profits

There are also non-profit corporations that are entitled to tax exemptions and liability protections. Businesses with not-for-profit status are able to raise funds through donations and may apply for public or private grant money. A non-profit company has no owners or shareholders. The Block45 Legal team can help you choose wisely, get the appropriate business structure set up, and handle maintenance and ongoing matters pertaining to that structure. 


Free Consultation—Contact Block45 Legal

If you need corporate law help, please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation at (303) 353-4531 or reach out via the form below. We’ll help you break down legal and corporate complexities so that you can see the big picture and clearly evaluate your options.