Austin Business Formation Lawyers
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After using the advantage of 30 years of experience to assist my clients in their negotiation of business transactions, I work with my business clients to see that their deals are consummated smoothly. It is important to determine the terms that will help avoid future disputes and to structure the transaction to minimize tax liability. contact my law offices in Austin to schedule an appointment with an Austin business formation attorney.
I facilitate all aspects of successful transactions, including the following:
- Assistance in negotiating terms of a contract
- Drafting the contract
- Further negotiation of minor terms
- Consummation of the transaction
- Minimization of tax liability
- Minimization of exposure to potential future legal problems
The law office of John McDuff in Austin represents mid-sized and small businesses in Austin and Central Texas. I have engineered large, sophisticated transactions involving tens of millions of dollars, and every type of complex deal: three-party transactions, international money center transactions, mergers, split-offs and spin-offs. My law firm also ably serves clients in need of representation in deals valued as low as $50,000.
When I handle business transactions, I bring to the table a well-honed business sense and tax law acumen gained as a licensed CPA who previously was with Price Waterhouse, and the benefits of a successful career in business litigation. I know what can go wrong down the road and how to avoid most common problems that arise in the life cycle of a business.
The quality of my work as a business law attorney is well recognized by my colleagues in the legal profession as well as by my clients, and I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.
contact me at 512.457.1177 to discuss how to create an effective strategy for your business formation. Experience the outstanding personal service that the law offices of John McDuff, Attorney at Law can provide. Clients have access to me 24/7/365 as needed, and I accept evening and weekend appointments.
My transaction experience includes the following matters, addressed with appropriate tax planning as needed:
- Asset Purchases
- Business Contracts
- Buying or Selling a Business
- complex business startups
- Covenants Not to Compete
- S Corporations
- Limited partnerships
- Venture capital investments
- Shareholder agreements
- Buy-sell agreements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Protection against copyright infringement
- Closing a business
Striking a Good Deal
If you have much at stake, your lawyer should have experience in litigation, in order to anticipate the misunderstandings, problems, disputes and lawsuits that might happen down the road. Your lawyer should not only know how to draft terms that help prevent disputes down the road, but also know how to draft terms that allow you to win, if there is a dispute.
Another key to negotiating terms of the transaction is knowing when to be cooperative and when to be confrontational. I try to gauge where the balance of power is between the parties, and act accordingly.
The other crucial element is to include all necessary details in the documentation of a transaction. My business contracts are written without legalese. However, to protect your business, I make them as thorough as is necessary to address all key issues. In practical terms, a business contract serves as a sort of insurance policy — available when future needs arise.
In business transactions, seek a lawyer with the level of knowledge and experience that your business deserves. Call my office at 512.457.1177 or make arrangements online to speak to an Austin business formation lawyer.