Business owners come to the firm to help them draft a wide range of business contracts because we combine legal insight with business instinct.
Among its services, we help businesses protect their trade secrets by drafting non-disclosure agreements; helps businesses draft shareholder agreements to prevent corporate deadlocks, to fashion “exit strategies” for business partners, and to implement arrangements related to the ownership and voting rights of shares.
For LLCs, we draft operating agreements, rather than shareholder agreements (LLCs have membership interests rather than shares). These agreements detail how the company runs internally, addressing questions of how members are added or removed; and how membership interests are classified and may be transferred.
In addition, Lewis Business & Estate Planning, APC helps businesses delineate the responsibilities and rewards of an employment relationship by crafting employment agreements; these agreements are important to have for key employees, to ensure compliance with corporate formalities (something the IRS reviews upon audit).