The Business Services Group at O’Connell and Aronowitz represents closely-held and family-run businesses, start-up ventures, middle-market companies, and major enterprises. We counsel clients in all areas of their business affairs and handle significant commercial real estate transactions. Our services encompass strategies and planning, transactions and dispute resolution. We help clients avoid problems, counsel them on solving those that arise and resolve disputes if necessary. We provide these services with one unifying theme: to help our clients meet their business goals. We apply our significant experience toward that end.
We advise clients on a comprehensive basis concerning the formation of business ventures. The services we offer include:
- Choosing the basic structure of the venture
- Forming various types of business entities
- “C” and “S” Corporations
- Limited Liability Companies
- General Partnerships
- Joint Ventures
- Limited Partnerships
- Preparing the necessary documentation of formation, including ownership, operating and employment agreements
We also provide comprehensive counseling services to new and existing entities on an ongoing basis as matters arise. Some of the substantive areas in which we provide advice and representation in transactions and litigation include: merger and acquisition – encompassing stock and asset deals – transactional structuring, negotiating, due diligence investigations and drafting; business entity financing; federal and state tax planning, compliance and dispute resolution in administrative and civil and criminal court proceedings; asset protection; and employee benefits, including retirement plans and executive compensation, with respect to both structuring and administration.
Finally, we are experienced in matters at the other end of the business spectrum. We advise and implement business succession plans, bringing to bear our tax and estate planning experience. We also provide counsel with respect to corporate and partnership dissolutions, both negotiated and disputed. In doing so, we seek negotiated resolutions of these matters, but we are fully prepared to litigate them in order to protect our clients when a negotiated resolution is not possible.