Corporate & Business Law

 

As the cornerstone of the firm’s practice, Toole Law Office, LLC, counsels clients in the following areas:

  • Business Entity Formation: Choosing the proper entity is an essential first step in establishing a successful business, as well as a necessary component of many corporate exercises.   Our approach is simple, we gain a firm understanding of our client’s objectives, we counsel our client on the choice of an appropriate entity and jurisdiction, and we take all the necessary actions to form the entity.  Common entities include corporations, limited liability companies (LLC), partnerships, and international business corporations (IBC).

  • Business Transactions: Whether you wish to purchase a restaurant, create an entertainment company, or establish a joint venture with another company, we remain ready to assist you with your legal requirements.  No matter the business transaction, we will take all necessary actions to accomplish your goal, including drafting and vetting all the necessary agreements and making all the necessary filings.

 

  • Contracts: Contracts and agreements are the foundation of most business and legal transactions. Contracts formalize and preserve the intentions, rights, and obligations of the parties. Appreciating the importance of a solid contract, we pride ourselves on meticulous attention to detail in drafting effective contracts. No matter the transaction, we take the time to understand the requirements of our client, the overall intention of the parties, and the potential problem areas. Finally, we craft a fair document that both accomplishes our client’s objectives and protects their interests.

  • Corporate Formalities: Maintaining corporate formalities is a necessary condition of preserving an entity’s legal status. We help our clients meet their compliance requirements by supporting them with their corporate secretarial duties, serving as registered agent, drafting corporate resolutions, assisting with annual meetings and annual filings, and maintaining corporate minutes and other records.

  • Structural Changes: Mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, or divestures, no matter the corporate exercise, we are prepared to assist our clients achieve their goals. We perform due diligence investigations, draft and vet the instruments and contracts underlying the transaction, draft and vet legal opinions, help structure and negotiate the deal, make the necessary federal and state filings, and establish the new entity as required.

 

  • Financing: Raising capital is often a vital part of the growth process for a new enterprise or a business in transition. We assist our clients with private placements, credit facilities, loans, and other investment instruments.

 

  • Intellectual Property:  Protecting and preserving a company’s intellectual property is vital.  We assist companies with the registration and defense of their trademarks and copyrights.

  • Due Diligence (Legal Opinions): We normally conduct due diligence, (i) in furtherance of a public offering, private placement, or other investment exercise; (ii) pursuant to a corporate partnering or other structural change; (iii) to determine the viability, ownership, and/or legal standing of a company; or (iv) pursuant to the discovery of assets in anticipation of litigation.