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Business Law

Business Law

Copeland Richards’ Business Law attorneys act as valuable advisors to a diverse range of clients, including small start-up ventures, closely held firms, and large, publicly traded corporations, including:

  • Manufacturers
  • Financial institutions
  • Distributors and sales representatives
  • Health care providers
  • Real estate investors
  • Management companies
  • Consultants
  • Restaurants and other retailers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Trade associations
  • Condominium associations

Assistance, Advice, and General Counsel

Leaders of large businesses turn to us to assist or advise their in-house counsel, while small and mid-sized companies seek us out for general counsel services. We work to know the businesses of our clients so we can anticipate the problems that can be prevented and resolve those that cannot. Our Business Law team has extensive experience with:

  • Acquisitions and sales of businesses
  • Business organization (corporations, LLCs, partnerships)
  • Business and estate planning
  • Buy-sell agreements, equipment leases, management agreements, and software licenses
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Contract disputes (evaluation, litigation, resolution)
  • Corporate operation, procedure and documentation
  • Franchise, distribution and sales contracts (termination procedures, litigation)
  • Labor and employment law
  • Real estate (lease, purchase and sale transactions and litigation)
  • Regulatory and licensing requirements (federal, state, and local compliance and litigation)
  • Business dispute and litigation
  • Trade and condominium association creation and operation

Measurable Results

We pride ourselves on a commitment to practical problem solving, careful planning, and hard work — an approach that has produced positive outcomes for clients of all types and sizes:

  • Assisted business owner in the sale of business to a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company
  • Facilitated a consolidation of fragmented ownership interests in a closely held corporation through a financed buyout
  • Enabled a creditor to recover assets transferred by a debtor to others in a fraudulent conveyance scheme
  • Negotiated contractual agreements involving private/public relationship in ownership of large facility
  • Negotiated easement and other land use agreements.
  • Facilitated the negotiation and consummation of a large commercial property for the development of a church.
  • Helped clients unwind entities and partnerships after conflicts developed among co-owners. 
  • Facilitated the negotiation and merger of two churches.