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Owning your own business can be liberating and difficult all at the same time, but beginning your venture in the right way can be critical to the long term success of your business. Byers & Taylor is committed to working for our clients to address all challenges that can arise during the course of owning, operating, and managing your own business.

Byers & Taylor attorneys take a comprehensive approach to serving our business clients to provide a wide variety of services beginning with entity selection and formation, and continuing to providing general counsel to business in a wide variety of industries, specific transactional counsel on sales, purchases, and mergers.

Our attorneys can assist you with evaluating which business structure (such as a limited liability company, limited partnership, corporation, etc.) will best align with your business and financing needs while maximizing tax advantages.

We also represent buyers and sellers in a wide variety of acquisitions and sales transactions. At Byers & Taylor, our attorneys can assist with the structuring, negotiation, documentation, and closing of transactions. We are equipped to provide the assistance you and your business require to negotiate and prepare letters of intent, conduct due diligence investigations, structure acquisitions and lending agreements, and form special purpose entities for completing

Additional areas of practice include:

  • Drafting and Review of Operating and Company Agreements

  • Drafting and Review of Shareholder Agreements

  • Drafting Employment Agreements and Handbooks

  • Drafting Non-Competition Agreements

  • Drafting Non-Solicitation Agreements

  • Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying a Franchise

  • Drafting and Review of Asset Purchase Agreements

  • Drafting and Review of Commercial Leases



For most people, determining the business structure best suited for your intended purpose should be made after consultation with an attorney and accountant. Items such as taxes, liability protection, management, continuity, and transferability of ownership interest should be taken into consideration prior to selecting a business structure. 

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