Outside General Counsel and Business Transactions

If you joined the family business; if you built your company from the ground up; if you simply have a business idea, sound legal guidance and planning is an absolute necessity. CPM&S’ Business Planning clients span all segments of the business world, and they turn to us to educate them, guide them and provide them with effective plans for all of their business needs. 

With decades of experience and advanced degrees in business transactions, the CPM&S Business Planning team can  show you the value of having us by your side through each phase of the life cycle of your business.

CPM&S’ corporate attorneys want to know your business from the inside out. We understand that by learning about a company’s people, goals and purpose, we uniquely position ourselves to provide personalized legal counsel to you throughout the lifespan of your business. We begin by assisting with business formation, risk minimization, business structure recommendations, address governance and compliance matters and move on to draft, negotiate and modify contracts tailored specifically for your business to promote its growth and sustainability. Along the way, we may provide advice regarding ownership, employment, consulting and severance agreements. When it comes time to transition the business to the next generation, or through a stock, membership or asset purchase or to participate in a merger or acquisition transaction, we will efficiently and effectively handle it all. We want to be there for you and your company, providing you with personal, detailed and expert business advice every step of the way.

Services

  • Business Formation
  • Entity and Ownership Structure Strategies
  • Drafting, Reviewing and Negotiating Contracts and Agreements
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital Investments
  • Due Diligence Management and Reviews
  • Shareholder Agreement, Operating Agreements, Partnership Agreements
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Technology Agreement/Software License Agreements