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One of our most significant practice areas is the representation of closely-held businesses. Unruh Turner Burke & Frees provides a wide range of services to for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations, including the following:

  • Selecting the appropriate form of business organization.
  • Forming business organizations and preparing all documents necessary for the creation and governance of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.
  • Negotiating and preparing documents related to business organizations, such as shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and partnership agreements.
  • Negotiating and preparing documents between business organizations and key employees, including employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-compete agreements.
  • Representing sellers and purchasers in connection with business acquisitions (including both equity and asset acquisitions), mergers, combinations, and joint ventures.
  • Counseling on the structure and tax implications of business acquisitions, business reorganizations, joint ventures, and partnerships.
  • Advising on gift and estate tax planning, including planning for business succession and family limited partnerships.
  • Forming non-profit organizations and preparing all documents necessary to apply for Federal tax-exempt status.
  • Representing businesses and business owners in disputes among or between the business organization and its shareholders, members, or partners.
  • Representing businesses and/or their owners in various types of litigation arising out of the organization and operation of a business including minority shareholder suits, actions for the appointment of custodians or liquidators, and similar litigation.
  • Representing businesses in resolving and litigation commercial disputes of all types, including breach of contract suits and suits seeking injunctive relief to restrain violations of non-compete and confidentiality agreements.

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William J. Burke, III
Theodore F. Claypoole
Laura H. Stavetski
Donald C. Turner
Denise C. Werkley

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