Business & Corporate Law

Band Law Group’s Sarasota business attorneys have a broad range of experience in business and corporate transactions, having served as counsel to a variety of small and large companies. Our corporate group involves an interdisciplinary team of lawyers from various practice areas handling corporate tax issues arising from a variety of simple and sophisticated business transactions. We also serve as counsel to a wide array of lenders and borrowers in various types of financing transactions.

Our attorneys assist clients with the following legal matters:

General Counsel Services

Band Law Group’s business attorneys serve as general legal counsel to privately held businesses and not-for-profit organizations. In this area of our business practice, we bring a practical and proactive approach, using our legal knowledge, business insight and hands on experience to advise our clients on the day-to-day issues facing new, growing and established organizations. Band Law Group’s attorneys can serve in a general counsel role that assists the client in anticipating, preventing and resolving problems; managing risks; and mitigating obstacles to growth and success. For those specific areas of law requiring in depth specialized expertise, we have developed relationships with specialists who, on behalf of our clients, we engage and manage to advise, counsel and represent our clients on specific matters or issues.

Choice of Entity and Business Formation

Advice and guidance in the selection of the appropriate legal form for a particular business, with the goal of maximizing the available legal, tax and business benefits and protections for the business and the owners of the business. These services include the formation of corporations, limited liability companies ("LLCs"), limited partnerships and joint venture arrangements, as well as other forms of business entities.

Business Contracts

The preparation, review and interpretation of operational contracts in a wide range of industries, including service businesses, manufacturers, distributors, real estate developers and healthcare providers.

Sales and Purchases of Businesses

Advice and guidance in connection with asset sales and purchases, the sale and purchase of equity interests in existing businesses (including the sale and purchase of majority and minority interests in existing businesses), mergers and consolidations of existing businesses, and the structuring of "tax-free" corporate reorganizations where possible and appropriate.

Employment Contracts

The preparation, review and interpretation of employment contracts for both employer and employee.

Financing and Capitalization

Advice and guidance in obtaining financing through conventional bank financing, including term loans, mortgages and lines of credit, project financing, the private placement of equity and debt securities and venture capital financing.

Intellectual Property (Copyrights, Trademarks and Trade Secrets)

Advice and guidance in obtaining protection for intellectual property rights in trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets; preparing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks and copyrights; developing policies and procedures for the protection of trade secrets; and the preparation, review and interpretation of licensing agreements for trademarks, copyrighted material (such as software), trade secrets, patents and patent rights.

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Advice and guidance in the formation and operation of not-for-profit enterprises, such as private foundations, private membership clubs, museums and associations.

Real Property Matters

Representation of both tenants and landlords in lease negotiations, and advice and counsel in connection with the sale, purchase and development of real property.

Franchisee Representation

Review and interpretation of franchise agreements for franchisees and negotiation of the terms of proposed franchise agreements with the franchisor.

Private Placements of Securities

Advice and guidance in capital raising through the private placement of equity and debt securities, the creation of investment instruments, such as preferred stock, warrants, notes and debentures, advising clients on complying with exemptions from securities registration requirements under federal and state law, the preparation of private placement memoranda, investor questionnaires and other documents related to the private placement of securities and preparing and filing necessary notification and other forms with governmental agencies.

Contact Our Sarasota, Florida Business Attorneys

Band Law Group’s business attorneys serve individuals, families, and businesses of all sizes in Southwest Florida. We invite you to contact us for additional information.