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Business Law

The attorneys at Hutchinson, Cox provide legal services to owners of businesses, both small and large, assisting in a wide range of matters including business formation and structure, ongoing corporate matters, contracts, commercial transactions, real estate purchases and investments, and the sale, purchase or restructuring of a business.

Typical Business Law issues we handle include:

  • Business Acquisitions/Sales: Structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of business transactions, including business acquisitions, mergers, sales.
  • Business Succession Planning: We provide guidance and advice on business practices, tax planning, succession planning and estate planning for business owners.
  • Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs & LLPs: Advising on business set up and structure, forming corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, reorganizations, shareholder rights and remedies, as well as preparing shareholder buy-sell and other equity ownership agreements, business loans and leases.
  • Employment Law: Assisting with development of policy and procedure manuals, employment contracts, hiring and firing issues, employment dispute resolution, compensation issues, and generally all issues related to employment.
  • Contracts and Commercial Transactions: Our business attorneys bring experience and negotiating skills to the table when assisting clients with contracts or other commercial transactions. We handle virtually all types of contracts and commercial transactions.
  • Business Litigation: When matters cannot be resolved otherwise our business litigation attorneys have a very successful record representing clients on business matters in court.

Hutchinson, Cox works closely with business clients to anticipate and plan for potential legal problems. Our experience is that a great many legal problems can be avoided with good advance planning. In business transactions we strive for a “win/win” outcome.

We are committed to working with our clients on a cost effective basis.

Attorneys Practicing in Business Law Include:

Frank C. Gibson
Megan I. Livermore
Janice L. Mackey
Patrick L. Stevens


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