Corporate Governance and Shareholder Agreements

During the early stages of a new business, its owners often envision nothing but success and continued good relationships among them.  However, it is also at this time that owners, particularly those of closely held businesses, should address the sensitive and important issues of what will happen to the business if it fails or relationships sour.  Our attorneys recognize these issues and counsel closely held business owners on how to prepare for these contingencies in advance through the use of Bylaws and Shareholder Agreements (for corporations), Operating Agreements and Member Agreements (for limited liability companies), and Partner Agreements (for partnerships).

Our attorneys also regularly advise closely held business owners on their responsibilities to their businesses, such as the fiduciary duties of officers and directors of public and privately-owned companies and compliance with applicable governmental regulations on reporting and disclosure obligations.