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Formerly Carnahan, Evans, Cantwell & Brown, P.C.

Business Organization and Planning

Business Organization and Planning

Carnahan Evans PC offers legal guidance pertaining to all aspects of business organization and planning – from initial entity formation to issues of succession planning and everything in between.

We take the time to educate our clients about the various entity structures, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited partnerships (LPs). By comparing the strengths and weaknesses of each of these options and relating them to the client’s business and their professional goals, we are able to help our clients choose the ideal entity for their needs. Prudent business organization and planning will help you form a firm foundation for your company.

Once the appropriate business entity is chosen, we follow through, assisting our clients with the steps necessary to create and maintain their business. We represent both publicly held and privately owned businesses, and we understand the unique challenges and advantages of each type. In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience and diverse backgrounds, which allow us to successfully and creatively address the legal and business issues faced by our clients. Whether we’re working with massive, publically owned corporations or sole proprietorships, we can provide practical solutions in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our attorneys’ experience also covers a wide range of legal issues regularly faced by privately held businesses, including closely held corporations and family-owned businesses. Whether our client’s business is in the formation stages, expansion stages, or winding down, our attorneys are able to provide tailored advice based on the client’s business needs. Our representation routinely includes:

Initial Business Planning

  • Comparing business entities
  • Formation of a business entity
  • Raising capital
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Redemption of ownership interests

Employee Contracts and Issues

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employee benefit issues

Transactions and Investments

  • Negotiating transactions
  • Lease agreements
  • Real estate transactions
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Agreements for transfers of business interests
  • Mergers and acquisitions

Taxes and Disputes

  • Tax planning
  • Estate and gift tax planning
  • Business litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Creditor protection planning

Exiting or Ending a Business

  • Dissolution of business organizations
  • Exit strategies and succession planning

Business organization and planning can be complex and complicated, especially when you’re first forming your company. The attorneys at Carnahan Evans can help you form a business from scratch or assess the structure of your established company. Using our years of experience and taking into account your current challenges and goals, we can help you form a solid structure for your business that encompasses your employees, transactions, taxes, contracts, agreements, and more. We can implement these plans as well, using our expertise to ensure your success. Forming a strong structure for your business will help you make wise decisions, deal with disputes, confront litigation, and effectively plan for the future.

So whether you’re debating business entities, organizing your taxes, preparing employment contracts, or trying to create a succession plan, Carnahan Evans can help. To get started, please give us a call at 417-447-4400 or contact us online.