Business Law

Business Attorneys in Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Florida

A knowledgeable business law attorney can provide important counsel during start-up, concerning continuing operations, and in the event of a business purchase, dissolution, or sale. The combination business law lawyers and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) at the Beliveau Law Group can be invaluable when you have questions about what type of business entity to form, when you need to prepare an agreement or a contract or have one reviewed, when you have disputes with employees or vendors, or when you want advice about a proposed course of action before making a decision. The experienced business law lawyers at the Beliveau Law Group concentrate in the business law areas of:

  • Business Operations
  • Business Purchase
  • Business Sale
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Choice of Business Entity
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs)
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

Business Formation & Operation

The decisions made at the beginning of a new enterprise have long-term implications for individual liability exposure, taxation, and the success or failure of your company. Some business entities provide better asset protection than others. Other business entities provide better tax minimization than others. Our combination business law attorneys and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) provide comprehensive business and tax planning services to establish the proper foundation for the long-term success of your business.

Our business law firm practice can help with the required procedures of starting a business. We provide ongoing counsel on commercial transactions and employment law issues. We can also help with the dissolution and/or sale of a company. Throughout your business operations, we can advise you regarding the respective tax ramifications of your business actions. We represent entrepreneurs, owners, partners, shareholders and businesses throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida.

Our combination business law lawyers and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can advise on the asset protection, liability, and tax advantages and disadvantages of forming as a sole proprietorship, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), S corporation or C corporation. The experienced business law attorneys at the Beliveau Law Group can provide legal insight and guidance involving:

  • Business start-up or purchase
  • Business succession planning and exit strategies
  • Management structure and sharing of profits
  • Personal liability of directors, officers and shareholders
  • Planning for business income and payroll taxes

The Beliveau Law Group helps clients prepare operating agreements, partnership agreements, and shareholder agreements to address all of these issues.

Business Purchase & Sale

Buying or selling a business has many legal and tax ramifications. Should the deal be structured as an asset purchase or a stock purchase? What are the respective tax ramifications to the buyer and to the seller? Our combination business law attorneys and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can help you navigate through the legal and tax landscape of the purchase and sale of a business.

Business Succession Planning

If you own a closely held business, you have worked hard to establish and build it. While you own and operate your business, what if you go bankrupt, get divorced, get sued, become disabled, want to retire, or pass away? A buy-sell agreement will address such triggering events. Such an agreement may be in the form of a redemption agreement or a cross-purchase agreement. There are important tax differences between the two kinds of agreements. Such an agreement should be funded with insurance. Our combination business law attorneys and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) can help you establish an appropriate succession plan for your business.

Business Law Lawyers

With offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Florida, our business law attorneys can help with the growth and success of your business. We represent clients in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts and Metro West, Massachusetts areas, Salem, New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire areas, and Naples, Florida and Southwest, Florida areas. For a confidential appointment to discuss your business goals, business plan, or business tax issues, contact the combination business law attorneys and Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) at the Beliveau Law Group.