Business Law Attorney in Cincinnati
The Law Office of Paul H. Spitz provides business law strategic solutions to the complex legal and business issues facing start-ups, emerging companies, and small to mid-size businesses, while helping them achieve their business goals. Clients range from entrepreneurs seeking counsel on raising capital, to large corporations to help with other transactional, regulatory, and compliance issues. Our assistance allows stakeholders to focus on what matters most: operating a thriving and impactful business.
While the details of business formation can be confusing, your company’s day-to-day operations could become even more complicated if you are not adequately protected under the law, which is why we represent individual entrepreneurs in entity formation and ongoing governance issues. After listening to and critically evaluating clients’ business plans and short-term and long-term objectives, we will develop the business’s optimal legal structure based on consideration of liability, tax, and securities law issues. Whether the preferred structure is a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or general partnership, we can craft the formation documents, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, or bylaws to suit the unique issues presented by our clients’ business plans.
When our clients need initial or additional operating capital, we can structure and document private placements, provide counsel regarding their debt and equity financing, and assist them with commercial loans, including negotiating favorable terms and conditions and advising on securities law compliance at both federal and state levels. We work with founders to choose the right entity for their company and assist them with all aspects of forming the business so that it is structured for growth and raising venture capital investments.
At the Law Office of Paul H. Spitz, we provide skilled legal guidance to ensure your day-to-day operations adhere to legal regulations and best practices. We can assist clients with equity and debt financing transactions through the sale of stock, partnership, or limited liability company interests, or through the issuance of debt to institutional lenders. We can also help clients understand and comply with the myriad federal, state, and local regulations that apply to their businesses. These could be daily operational issues – business formation, commercial contracts, human resources, IP protection, sales, marketing and distribution, compensation and tax planning, funding and financing, real estate, creditor rights, or strategic initiatives impacting the company’s future – mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, divestitures, investments, recapitalization, going private, strategic alliances, international ventures; and assistance in the actual conduct of business – corporate governance, investor relations, internal investigations, government inquiries, regulatory compliance re: securities, and labor and employment.
We are adept in negotiating, drafting, and reviewing contracts of all types, including employment, distribution, manufacturing, and licensing agreements. Our clients rely on us to provide strategic counsel in negotiations and advise them to negotiate and close transactions, like commercial leases. We provide counsel to businesses in all aspects of commercial transactions, including negotiation of agreements and development of standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services, contract management, and dispute resolution. Commercial transactions range from sales of goods and services and secured financing and credit agreements under the Uniform Commercial Code, to product distribution and licensing agreements, software licensing, marketing alliances, and product development agreements.
We have worked on dozens of commercial leases for our clients – for retail, office, and industrial space – and can negotiate and advise your company on lease contracts of all sizes. We have represented tenants in single transactions, as well as portfolio-wide representation. We take pride in our knowledge of the economic environment and the markets in which our clients’ transactions take place in order to maximize lease protections. If you are looking for an integral part of your tenant broker and space management team, schedule an initial consultation today.
We are here to help our clients structure the transaction of buying or selling a business – whether it be a stock purchase, an asset purchase, or a merger. We help in negotiating and drafting acquisition documents and working to guide you through the due diligence and closing process.
Client Service Philosophy
For every client, our service philosophy is to be immediately accessible, add value to every endeavor, and provide efficient legal advice that advances strategic objectives while protecting the bottom line. We take the time to learn each client’s business to serve as an integral part of the team.
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