Business Law

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At Blanco Tackabery, we have worked with business clients for more than 40 years. Our clients include start-ups, public companies, non-profits, family businesses and mid-size organizations. We focus on delivering key legal services to help you manage and grow your business effectively. With an emphasis on understanding our clients and their businesses, we strive to become an integral part of our client’s decision making team – taking a proactive role in planning for the future, identifying risks and preventing problems before they occur, and helping to achieve milestones throughout the business lifecycle. Working closely with business owners and executive management, we understand the importance of delivering value for our clients.

 

Business and Corporate Law Services

Corporate and business law advice and services we regularly provide include:

Business Strategy Development

The Corporate and Business Practice Group represents clients from initial start-up to well-established companies in all phases of business development and operation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in guiding and advising clients through complex legal obligations and focus on the underlying business goals and strategies that drive business decisions. We draw on our vast practical experience and industry knowledge to identify and develop legal solutions that not only meet but anticipate a client’s needs.

Business Formation – Professional and nonprofit corporations, business corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, joint ventures and proprietorships

We counsel entrepreneurs and executives at all stages of corporate development, beginning with selecting the appropriate type of entity. This could be a C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership or limited partnership and from there the shareholder and operating agreements.

Corporate Governance

We represent businesses in many industries and of many different sizes and have helped them establish their operating guidelines and controls so that they may run effectively and efficiently.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Blanco Tackabery has extensive experience in handling mergers and acquisitions including divestitures and joint ventures. This would include equity and debt financing, governance, as well as tax advice and compliance. This also includes:

  • Asset sales and acquisitions
  • Capitalization and debt or equity financing
  • Employment law

Employment Law

Our Employment Law Practice Group helps our clients by advising them how to enhance employee relations while protecting the employer. Our primary focus is proactively working with clients in conducting employment audits, drafting employee handbooks and contracts, and counseling and training HR personnel in implementing employment policies. Employees are informed and litigation is avoided.

Employment Contract Review and Drafting

  • Covenants not to Compete
  • Non-solicitation Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Benefits Packages Review and Drafting
  • Severance Agreements

Employee Handbooks and Policy Implementation

  • Preparation and Review of Handbooks
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Progressive Discipline Management Training

Employment Law Compliance Counseling

  • Sexual Harassment Issues
  • Discrimination Disputes
  • Disability Accommodation
  • Drug Testing
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Family and Medical Leave Act Compliance

Business and succession planning

We are experienced in advising closely-held business owners on the transfer of ownership and management to the next generation in a tax efficient manner. We often recommend and assist with the creation or restructuring of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies to achieve these planning objectives. Having a well-designed business succession plan in place is important to your company’s long-term health as well as your own. We help business owners develop and implement comprehensive business succession plans that protect against any number of disruptive events like death, disability or disputes with business partners.

Business contracts, vendor agreements and employment contracts

We represent businesses in connection with all types of commercial contracts, license agreements, franchise agreements, non-competition agreements, non-disclosure agreements, distribution agreements, consulting arrangements and asset purchase agreements.

Outside General Counsel

In today’s business environment, owning and operating a business has become considerably more challenging and complex. To meet the ever increasing legal needs of its business clients, Blanco Tackabery has developed a dedicated team of experienced business minded attorneys who act as Outside General Counsel to help clients achieve their business goals.

As a key ally to business clients, we perform a variety of services in an efficient and cost effective manner. We know clients often need to act quickly in response to issues and require expedient guidance from legal counsel. As Outside General Counsel, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness. In addition, we provide clients with information enabling them to be proactive in addressing legal issues rather than merely reactive. Special fee structures are offered to clients who engage us as Outside General Counsel which provide predictable legal expenses and affordable legal services. Our fee structures typically result in quality, timely legal advice at a fraction of the cost of employing full time in-house counsel.

Our team guides business clients on matters ranging from everyday legal concerns to strategic legal decisions. Each client has a single point of contact within the Practice Group, but benefits from the comprehensive experience of an entire team of business lawyers who manage legal solutions to minimize legal risk.

Business and commercial litigation

Our litigators handle a variety of business disputes and focus on complex matters in federal courts and state courts including the N.C. Business Court. These include breach of contract, fraud, unfair trade practices, covenants not to compete, corporate disputes and other complex business issues.

 

Additional Business and Corporate Law services:

  • Governmental regulatory requirements compliance
  • New business line creation
  • Key management compensation
  • Commercial loan financing
  • Taxation
  • Transactional opinion letters for borrowers, sellers and buyers
  • Institutional lender representative in business and real estate loans
  • Workout and restructuring of financially distressed entities

For over 40 years, we have help corporations and businesses flourish.

Experienced Business Law Attorneys in Winston-Salem

Contact one of our attorneys to schedule an appointment to learn more about our business law services.