Business Law and Transactions

Great business lawyers know about more than the law... they know how business is conducted and the factors that motivate people in different business settings.

Great business lawyers are more than competent and knowledgeable transactional technicians . . . they also provide advice that takes into account law, psychology, and management. Great business lawyers do more than protect against risk . . . they keep their clients focused on the impact of their decisions on the ultimate success of the business, however measured. Great business lawyers provide clear, well-reasoned analyses and advice designed to help their clients choose between imperfect alternatives with less than complete knowledge. Great business lawyers do more than consider the present . . . they must also attempt to predict the future. We believe Kaplan Saunders Valente & Beninati has great business lawyers. Maybe that’s why our clients range from multi-national corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.

Our attorneys work with our clients in all aspects of their businesses. We help select the type of business entity. We structure contracts to achieve specific objectives. We deal with vendors, customers, and employees. We help buy new businesses, sell existing businesses, and lease equipment and facilities.

Focus Areas

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sales of businesses
  • Contracts
  • Entrepreneurial start-ups
  • Governance structures
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder buy-outs
  • Operating agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Loans, financing & equity contributions
  • Strategic planning & development
  • Succession planning
  • Customer contracts & disputes
  • Vendor contracts & disputes
  • Employment / employee matters
  • Equipment leases
  • Minority shareholder disputes
  • Banking Law
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Joint Ventures
  • IT Contracting
  • Securities Law and Venture Capital