Our business law attorneys counsel clients in the formation of new business entities, implementation of shareholder and partnership agreements, the merger and acquisitions of existing businesses, and the negotiation and preparation of business and employment agreements.

Entity Formation

We regularly assist clients with the formation of new corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.  Our clients range from small, closely held companies and family businesses, to larger commercial enterprises engaged in commercial and real estate investments or employing hundreds of people.  The breadth of our experience allows us to approach the creation of new business entities with a level of sophistication and detail appropriate to commercial endeavors both large and small.  We create entity structures and governing documents to address the needs and expectations of owners, partners, investors and lenders to ensure smooth and effective operation of our clients’ business entities.

Shareholder and Partnership Agreements

JGM’s attorneys understand that after formation of their company, owners need a solid foundation on which to base their working relationships.  Effective shareholder and partnership agreements help guide business owners through a range of ownership issues by providing reasonable and, where appropriate, flexible rules for decision-making.  These agreements help address vital issues such as succession planning, transfers of control and ownership, and conflict resolution.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Few things bring more satisfaction than helping our clients grow a successful business.  Many of our clients have grown their enterprises into attractive acquisition targets netting lucrative sale results, while others have expanded their operations by acquiring existing companies.  Our attorneys are well-versed in the issues owners face when buying, selling, or combining existing businesses.  We work with accounting, tax and other advisors, in addition to bringing our own employment, real estate, and financing expertise to accomplish complex merger and acquisition transactions in a variety of industries.

Jay Jester
Colleen Prescott
Rob Marsh