The experience and expertise of our attorneys are focused on the needs of the closely-held business. We address issues faced by these businesses to help achieve both the goals of the business and the individuals behind the business. We have extensive experience in structuring relationships among individuals and investors.
Closely-held businesses are privately owned companies whose owners have a direct involvement with the operation or management of the business. These businesses present special problems that arise from the interaction of the personal interests of the business owners and business objectives. Closely-held businesses include family businesses, but are any type of business held and operated by a small group of interests, including start-up companies. Although closely held, these businesses can be large, multi-jurisdictional, and often operate with the same complexity of legal issues that are faced by their publicly traded counterparts. Succession planning and exit strategies are often critical components of overall business planning for closely held companies and their owners.