Business Law

Smith, Buss & Jacobs provides legal counsel for every business need or transaction. We assist our clients in deciding what business structure is most appropriate for each transaction and in the formation of those business entities. We establish limited liability companies, traditional partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, trusts, and other vehicles suited for the client or the transaction. We also prepare operating agreements, shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements, confidentiality agreements, employment agreements, deeds of trust and other documents necessary for the efficient management and operation of those business vehicles.

We take particular pride in acting as your general or in-house counsel, and in working efficiently with business clients who already have an in-house legal department. We counsel our clients on how to avoid litigation and manage risk, how to maximize their chances for success prior to commencing commercial litigation, and in planning new business initiatives which have a litigation risk component. In addition, we provide confidential counseling on how to coordinate legal concerns with effective business plan implementation, media relations, or governmental scrutiny, particularly in sensitive or high profile situations.