Advice for Entrepreneurs By Entrepreneurs
Clients come to us when they need a lawyer who does more than just write research memos. Where EntrePartner attorneys really excel is translating legal advice into actionable business decisions. We think the worst kind of legal advice is advice that doesn’t help you move forward. So we leverage our combined decades of experience of entrepreneurs ourselves to create movement and maintain momentum.
If you need your lawyer’s office to feature marble walls, dozens of employees, stuffy artwork and imported whole-bean coffee, we’re not your law firm. Sure, we know when it’s appropriate to pull out the shiny cufflinks and tailored suits when going into battle, but impressive offices and intimidation aren’t the way we prefer to add value.
Instead, we really focus on reducing overhead, increasing automation, leveraging great technology, and thinking creatively about how we price our services. We want to keep you happy by providing true value, consistently measuring and implementing your feedback, keeping you informed, and—you know—just generally being good people to be around.
Here is how we can help Create, Grow, and Protect your business interests.
Startup and small-business advising and consulting.
- Advising on entity selection and formation for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and other entities.
- Consulting on corporate governance, including personnel matters, voting agreements, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, equity allocations and vesting agreements, and all manner of general corporate advice.
- Take vacant land or blighted buildings from decaying eyesore to profitable community cornerstone.
- Creation and launch of a new franchise, either on a new or existing concept.
- Structuring of a crowdfunding campaign or private placement to raise startup capital.
- Helping you purchase an existing business to graduate from employee to owner.
- Getting your restaurant or brewery financed and licensed.
Business expansion, transition, and transformation consulting.
- Enhance or revitalize your existing real estate holdings with TIF financing, construction management agreements, municipal entitlements, and cash-out refinancing for new projects.
- Transition your franchise from single-state to national presence.
- Acquire other businesses to consolidate market share, or bring on equity partners to fund new product lines.
- Raise capital to fund raw materials purchases, launch spin-offs, hire key personnel, and develop intellectual property assets.
- Handle the IP, staffing, and tax implications of growing past a single location restaurant.
- Negotiate licensing and consent agreements with potential competitors and adverse parties, before a dispute occurs.
Straightforward advice to resolve disputes efficiently and prevent escalation.
- Mediating contentious homeowners association issues.
- Construction defect identification and remediation.
- Making parties whole after failed purchase agreements.
- Appealing property tax assessments on behalf of owners and tenants.
- Serving as franchisor’s general counsel in franchisee grievances.
- Enforcing and defending a company’s IP rights.