The Ascent Law. assists business clients with the following legal services:
Forming a New Business Entity: Our attorneys can help you form, organize and set up the right legal structure for your business. You might need a sole proprietorship, a domestic corporation, Nevada corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporate subsidiaries, international offices and non-profit organizations. Our attorneys can help you with all aspects of the formation process including articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, managing partner or manager’s meeting, incorporator’s certificate, initial shareholder meeting, initial director’s meeting, share registration, stock certificates, EIN application, tax exemption filing, reseller’s permits, state business authorizations, business licenses, option plans, employment compliance, invention assignments, non-disclosure agreements and employment agreements. Because attorneys in The Law Offices of Michael Anderson, PLLC are experienced with several types of business entities, we can help you form the entity that is right for you.
Listen to Michael Anderson as he explains the common Business Entity choices available to you . . . just click on the “play” button below…
Michael Anderson further explains some items to consider when choosing a Business Entity . . . just click on the “play” button below…
Venture Capital or Private Equity Financings:
Our attorneys can help you through the process of raising capital from venture capital firms, angel investors and other investors. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with venture capital firms and other private investors. We handle all types of security offerings including Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), private placements of common stock, preferred stock, convertible notes, warrants and bridge financing. We will help you avoid the expenses of stock registration and structure the offering to comply with available state and federal exemptions. We will help prepare the offering memoranda and other disclosure documents to comply with applicable securities laws. We can handle both national and international offerings and advise you on how to comply with the vastly complex securities laws that regulate how offerings are conducted.
Drafting and Reviewing Contracts:
Our attorneys have experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements. In today’s sophisticated business world, a company is ill-advised to rely on form contracts or to draft documents themselves. We can tell you horror story after horror story about people who have made extremely costly mistakes by not having the right attorney draft their business documents. We can prepare all of your critical agreements and advise you with respect to important agreements that are presented to you.
Transactional Negotiation & Representation:
Our attorneys are experienced and tough negotiators who will represent your interests with zeal. We have helped our clients obtain favorable terms in all types of business transactions.
Purchases & Sales of Businesses; Mergers & Acquisitions:
Our attorneys can advise on the most appropriate acquisition structure among statutory mergers, forward mergers, reverse mergers, triangular mergers, reverse triangular mergers, stock acquisitions, asset purchases, tender offers and management takeovers. We can also advise you on important payment and liquidity issues. For our clients, we prepare letters of intent, acquisition agreements, all of the schedules, legal opinions, and regulatory filings. We also assist you in the due diligence process. We will help you make vital decisions regarding important deal points. We are creative dealmakers and have your interests in mind in all stages of negotiation.
Employment Related Issues:
We can help you with general employment concerns. We have prepared employment agreements, consulting agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employee invention assignment agreements, stock options or stock purchase plans, compensation plans for officers, directors and employees and we can help you with termination questions and concerns.
We can provide a legal opinion where a business transaction requires it. Typical transactions that require such an opinion are restricted stock transfers and merger & acquisition transactions.
If your company has retained another attorney or law firm as corporate counsel, and there are issues between the company and one or more of its officers, directors and shareholders, separate independent counsel should be obtained to avoid a conflict of interest. We can act as independent counsel to help alleviate this conflict.
We can represent entrepreneurs, officers, directors, shareholders (or stockholders), principals, employees, consultants, contractors and other individuals in business transactions or business matters.
Corporate Governance Issues:
We provide advice to our clients on structuring your board of directors, preparing notices relating to board, and shareholder meetings. We assist clients with the preparation of minutes and resolutions for such meetings. We further assist you with voting or election issues and officer and director duties.
General Business Counsel:
We provide legal representation and counsel on an ongoing basis to businesses as their needs arise.
If you or a member of your family needs the services of an experienced Business attorney, please contact Michael Anderson at Ascent Law, LLC. I am committed to helping you protect your company and your personal assets.
8833 S. Redwood Road, Suite C
West Jordan, Utah
84088 United States
Telephone: (801) 676-5506
Additional Business Law Information