Charleston Business Transactions
Our law firm’s Business Transactions practice offers a full suite of legal services to start-up’s, small and mid-sized businesses, and entrepreneurs in Charleston and throughout South Carolina. Our business lawyers in Charleston address a wide range of issues and opportunities that businesses face during a company’s life cycle. A few examples of the business issues and opportunities that our corporate attorney’s handle on a regular basis include business organizations and formations, business reorganizations, trademark registrations, business contract development, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, corporate governance and maintenance, business succession planning, and estate planning.
Diverse Industry Experience
Our Charleston corporate attorneys often act as outside general counsel to help our business client’s anticipate, address and resolve the day-to-day challenges and opportunities in today’s business climate. For more than a decade, our corporate lawyers have assisted clients in nearly every industry, including technology, real estate, health care, retail, consulting, food and beverage, hospitality, education, health and fitness, construction, media and entertainment, manufacturing and more. Our law firm attorneys combine their collective experience and expertise in various practice disciplines to serve and deliver industry specific solutions to the unique business transactions that our clients face.
Client Service Philosophy
Our law firm’s client service philosophy is simple: to provide our growing business clients with our years of experience and legal expertise at affordable rates in our core practice areas of corporate and business transactional law, intellectual property, specifically trademarks, real estate, commercial litigation, among other practice competencies. Our Charleston corporate lawyers aim to make a positive difference to our clients businesses and often serve as an integral part of the team. We integrate the personalized expertise of a small law firm with the practical experience and resources of a large corporate law firm to provide our clients with unmatched legal counsel.
South Carolina Business Organizations and Formations
The firm’s business transactions attorneys provide counsel to inventors, entrepreneurs, professionals and early-stage businesses in connection with business organizations, business formations, choice of entity decisions, taxation, capitalization and ownership structures, buy-sell agreements, and trademark registrations and protection. We advise clients in the formation of limited liability companies (LLC’s), corporations (S-Corp and C-Corp), limited and general partnerships, joint ventures and well as non-profit corporations.
South Carolina and Federal Trademark Registrations
State and federal trademark issues are often overlooked by many entrepreneurs, professionals and early stage businesses. A business’ name, tagline, logo, brand or other marks generally become the most valuable asset of the business. A business’ trademarks should be addressed before the business is formed. There are several reasons why the business should address its trademarks in the business’ early stage planning in order to determine whether the name, tagline, symbol or other mark is available for use. If these trademark matters are not addressed in the business’ early stage planning, the business may expose itself to a trademark infringement lawsuit in the short-term, or even worse in the future after the business has expended significant financial capital on a brand it must cease to stop using. This must be avoided at all costs. Our firm’s trademark attorneys provide a suite of legal services in connection with trademarks, including state and federal trademark searches and registrations.
South Carolina Mergers and Acquisitions
Our Charleston attorneys on average handle multiple business acquisitions each month. Mergers and Acquisitions is one of our firm’s greatest strengths and has been central to our firm’s operations since its founding more than ten years ago. A business acquisition may involve the transfer of a business from a seller to a buyer as a going concern, or more often is the case the transfer of substantially all of the business’ assets from a seller to a buyer. These business transactions often involve complex legal and financial issues and our corporate attorneys are versed and well equipped to provide counsel through all aspects of the acquisition process.
Business Contract Development
As any entrepreneur, small business owner, or professional knows, business contracts are an integral part of the business world, and can come in many forms. A properly drafted and negotiated business contract is the foundation upon which a business conducts its business. Our attorneys are highly experienced in developing and drafting business contracts in variety of business industries to ensure our client’s rights are protected.
Call Our Charleston Corporate Lawyers
Our Charleston attorneys have significant experience and resources to handle a wide range of business transactions in a diverse number of business industries. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers today, please contact us online, email or give us a call at 843-564-5115.