Running a business of any size in any industry involves routinely navigating complex legal issues. Our team at Perez Abello Law has over 20 years of experience assisting small- to medium-sized businesses and can provide you with the guidance your venture needs to succeed.
When you hire our Miami corporate and business lawyers, your company becomes part of our team. We counsel our clients on a variety of day-to-day legal matters confronting businesses in today’s demanding world. This includes advising on asset or stock purchases, mergers and acquisitions, financing agreements, employment agreements, and general business contract drafting and negotiation. We also help entrepreneurs with building businesses from the ground up.
- We take a personalized approach to every case, understanding your unique circumstances before taking any action.
- We are accessible outside of traditional business hours to ensure our clients can reach us when it is convenient for them.
- We prioritize our clients needs and make them feel like we are part of their team.
Starting a business requires thorough planning. Creating a formal business entity can help you limit your personal liability, obtain tax efficiencies, create enforceable leadership and dispute resolution structures, build legitimacy in the eyes of the public, and access crucial financing opportunities, among other valuable benefits.
We can assist you in the formation of optimal business entities that meet your business needs. We regularly advise our clients on each phase of the startup and formation process, including issues related to the selection of the appropriate entity type and jurisdiction of formation.Our Miami corporate and business attorneys can help you form:
- General Partnerships
- Limited Partnerships
- Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
We can assist new business owners with the negotiation and drafting of shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and/or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process. We can also ensure all appropriate documentation has been registered with the Secretary of State and any other relevant regulatory authorities.
When a corporation is created, a Board of Directors must be appointed to represent and protect the interests of the shareholders of the company. To that end, the Board of Directors is responsible for managing matters of corporate governance.
Corporate governance refers to the rules and systems that are used and relied upon to achieve profitability and growth objectives. In other words, a business’s corporate governance determines how it is run.
The Board of Directors will routinely need to make decisions involving the hiring of new corporate officers, executive compensation, transparency concerns, risk management, crisis management, accountability issues, and dividend policies. Responsible and effective corporate governance generally instills confidence in the public and the investment community, often allowing companies to build strong reputations and meet their goals.
Our firm can advise your Board of Directors on a variety of corporate governance issues. We have worked with businesses across numerous industries and can help you make informed decisions.
Corporate Recordkeeping and Documentation
All corporations are legally required to maintain detailed and accurate records. Some of these documents will be generated when you initially form your corporate entity. Other types of records will need to be created and preserved as your company conducts operations and evolves. For example, corporations are required to keep detailed minutes of all Board of Directors meetings.
We can help you maintain many types of corporate documentation, including:
- Articles of Incorporation
- Corporate Bylaws
- Corporate Resolutions
- Income Tax Returns and Tax Records
- Annual Reports
- Meeting Minutes
- Employment Files
- Financial Statements, including Bank Statements
- Stock and Securities Exchanges
Companies that do not retain all legally required records and documentation can face stiff and costly penalties. Our firm can partner with your business to ensure all regulatory recordkeeping requirements are met.
A merger or acquisition can represent an exciting development in the evolution of your company or even the culmination of your commercial enterprise. They are also inherently complex corporate transactions that require completing substantial amounts of due diligence and numerous legal and procedural steps.
Our Miami corporate and business lawyers can leverage our decades of legal experience and business acumen to guide you through these processes as efficiently and safely as possible. Our team at Perez Abello Law can work to ensure each transaction protects your company’s interests, accomplishes intended objectives, and meets all regulatory requirements.