Business, corporate and commercial law can involve business tort litigation, commercial disputes, partner and shareholder disputes, and asset litigation. Attorneys at Coover Law Firm handle a variety of business transactions ranging from general contract law, entity formations and acquisitions, to complex issues involving protection of ownership interests, and succession planning.
For any business, commercial, or corporate legal matter in Columbia, Maryland and surrounding areas, call 410-553-5042 or contact the firm online to discuss appointment scheduling.
Business Tort Litigation
A “business tort” refers to an intentional action or breach of duty that interferes with a business’s property, economic interests, or relationships. There are dozens, if not hundreds of situations from which a business tort claim can arise, but the most common cases involve:
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Fraud and misrepresentation
- Unfair business practices
- Violation of trade secrets.
Business disputes may be inevitable, but they’re certainly not painless. If you’re involved in a partnership or investor dispute, a Howard County business and corporate lawyer from Coover Law Firm will help you solve your commercial dispute. With exceptional guidance and innovative strategies, we provide the best business representation in Howard County.
like real property, start-up capital, patents, and licenses help businesses achieve their goals, but they’re also a cause of contention between parties. Common asset disputes include classification, management, use, or transfer of assets and profits.
The experienced business and corporate lawyers at Coover Law Firm have the skills and knowledge to resolve the dispute and make an arrangement that will benefit you most.
Business Entity Formation
Included in business and corporate law is the structuring of business entities – establishing corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and other business arrangements. In addition, corporate law focuses on advising clients on matters of corporate governance, including issuance of stock, and preparing shareholder and limited partnership agreements.
There are many different ways to own a company, including:
- Sole Proprietorship – a business owned by one person
- Partnership – a legal relationship between two or more persons who carry on business together in order to make a profit
- Corporation – exists as its own legal being. The owners of a corporation are its shareholders.
- Limited Liability Company – Business owners enjoy the tax advantages of a partnership with the liability protection of a corporation
The chosen structure affects many aspects of the business, including taxation, liability, governance, management and control, transfer of ownership, and more. Attorneys at the Coover Law Firm, LLC advise clients on their options and handle all aspects of business entity formation with the structure that meets their needs and goals.
Business Succession Planning
Running a business isn’t just about the here and now; to be successful and prepared for anything, you need to decide who will take over the business when you retire or pass away. For an easeful and equitable transition strategy, enlist a Howard County business and corporate lawyer from Coover Law Firm, LLC.
We’ll help you grow your business, reduce your taxes, and prepare yourself and your family for your retirement through a strategic, long-term business succession plan. Reach out to us today for more information.
How a Howard County Business and Corporate Lawyer Can Help You
Business lawyers perform a range of duties, a small portion of which we’ve briefly touched on. In addition to business formation and contracts, a business attorney can help handle lawsuits, overlook staff manuals and procedures, and enforce company policies. Our experience and flexibility have helped us become experts in dozens of business dealings. Coover Law Firm, LLC can help you:
- Write a business plan to present to potential investors
- Create partnership agreements
- Handle lawsuits that involve your business directly or indirectly.
Corporate lawyers don’t only assist large corporations — businesses of all sizes can benefit from the legal services that corporate attorneys provide. In addition to helping businesses comply with federal and state laws and regulations, a Howard County corporate lawyer from Coover Law Firm, LLC can help you:
- Craft managing documents
- Review, draft, and negotiate a range of legally-binding agreements, from leases to multi-million dollar acquisitions
- Conduct due diligence, negotiate, draft, and oversee mergers and acquisitions
- Draft articles of incorporation, create bylaws, and advise corporate directors
- Draft Articles of Organization, an Operating Agreement, and issue Membership Certificates
No matter the needs of your business or corporation, a Howard County business and corporate lawyer at Coover Law Firm, LLC is here to provide high-caliber legal services that will help you grow and maintain your business. Call today to schedule a consultation.