The business attorneys at RCO Law understand business. We know what you need to succeed. With experience that comes from working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, we strive to earn your trust and become a valued member of your team by providing practical and straight-forward legal advice.  Our range of experience runs from start-up ventures to global Fortune 500 companies.  We work with our clients to tailor a legal solution that is right for you.

Business Organization

We prepare organizational documents for partnerships, associations, limited liability companies, closely-held corporations, family businesses, and other organizations, and we document shareholder relations, so as to reflect our client’s agreements.

Business Tax

We understand that a key motivator to clients is to avoid potential tax problems and tax liabilities with their transactions. We work with our clients and their accountants to develop strategies to minimize tax exposure.

Commercial Transactions

We counsel our business clients with their day-to-day transactions. These can include supply, sales, service, and distribution agreements.  Our goal is to assist clients with their operational needs and help them to manage risk.

Construction

We assist clients with predevelopment, design, construction and development agreements. We have worked on behalf of investors, owners, landlords, tenants, designers, contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, and lenders.  Our attorneys have provided advice on projects ranging from residential additions to state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities.

Finance & Creditor's Rights

We understand that most business clients need a lender to provide capital, whether short-term, long-term or both. We review loan agreements on behalf of our borrower clients, and we prepare loan agreements on behalf of our financial services clients.  We regularly counsel clients regarding the security pledged for their loans, and often work to protect or enforce their interests long after the loans were made.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our business clients regularly look to our attorneys for advice in buying and selling businesses, which can be the most significant transaction they will undertake. Our attorneys work with our business clients to structure and complete deals, from the term sheet through to the closing.  We work with business clients on matters ranging from the sale of the family business to the sale of a publicly-held corporation.

Real Estate & Development

Our attorneys have one goal in mind: to represent our business client, and not the deal. Our attorneys work with investors, owners, developers, franchisees, public-entities, non-profit organizations, tenants, brokers, auctioneers, and others to help them achieve their goals.  We work with clients to structure and achieve their business objectives and to mitigate their risks.

Business Organization

  • Advised shareholders, directors, partners, and owners in corporate and entity governance, business succession, and business planning, for start-up, regional, and Fortune 500 companies.
  • Assisted business clients with the organization and operation of family and closely-held businesses, including the negotiation of agreements between shareholders regarding the purchase and sale of stock.
  • Advised officers, directors, and trustees with the organization and governance of 501(c)(3) charities.

Business Tax

  • Worked with business clients to identify and implement strategies designed to pass family wealth to successive generations without incurring estate and generation skipping transfer taxes.
  • Represent business clients in disputes with the IRS and state and tax taxing authorities.
  • Negotiated settlement agreements, offers, compromise, and lien and levy releases on behalf of business clients.

Commercial Transactions

  • Represented manufacturing clients with supply and distribution agreements, and manufacturing agreements.
  • Represented business clients with procurement agreements for goods and services.
  • Assisted business clients with franchise agreements for national dealerships, consumer financing organizations, and retail fast-food restaurant chains.

Construction

  • Prepared engineering, procurement, and consulting agreements for business clients regarding manufacturing plants, offices, and capital equipment.
  • Counseled business clients concerning the filing and resolution of mechanic’s and similar liens.
  • Assisted business clients with design agreements and predevelopment arrangements.

Finance & Creditor’s Rights

  • Assisted business borrowers with the negotiation of term sheets and loan agreements.
  • Prepared loan documents on behalf of private and public lender clients.
  • Represented creditor and receiver clients in collection, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and insolvency matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Assisted privately-held company client in the negotiation and sale of its business to a Fortune 500 company.
  • Assisted a manufacturing client with the acquisition of the assets of similar businesses.
  • Represented business clients in multi-tiered leverage buyouts.

Real Estate & Development

  • Counseled investor groups in the identification, acquisition, management, financing, and sale of residential housing facilities.
  • Represented manufacturing clients in the development, negotiation, purchasing, leasing, and sale of manufacturing, warehouse and office spaces in various locations throughout North America.
  • Counseled nonprofit clients in the development and disposition of commercial and residential property.
 

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