Business and Corporate

At Meissner Tierney  our attorneys represent a wide range of closely-held businesses, large and small, in a variety of industries.  We provide not only top-quality comprehensive legal advice to business owners, but also anticipate future needs by becoming intimately familiar with each client’s industry.  In doing so, we strive to forge a long-lasting, strategic relationship with each of our clients. 

Our attorneys regularly advise business owners at every stage of the business lifecycle.  At the beginning when a client has little more than an idea for a new business, we know how to take the idea and create the legal framework to make it a reality.  Our attorneys are experts in helping clients choose an appropriate entity for the client’s purpose, whether it be a limited liability company, corporation, partnership or another entity vehicle.  We then consult with the client in addressing the client’s unique needs as the business begins through operational documents and agreements between the business owners in order to provide certainty and stability in the business’s operations. 

 After the business has started as a going-concern, we are there with our clients each step of the way.  We often work with clients to assess legal risks in everyday business issues.  As the business grows, our attorneys are well-equipped to help our clients expand through acquisitions and mergers.  Finally, when the time comes to sell or transition the business, our attorneys are well-equipped to appropriately structure and handle these transactions so as to maximize the value to the business owners. 

We take pride in our ability to stay at the forefront of business and corporate law and issues.  Many of our attorneys regularly speak on these topics and have served on committees tasked with drafting legislation to update Wisconsin’s business entity statutes.