CORPORATE LAW AND BUSINESS PLANNING
The firm's corporate practice ranges from complex acquisition and financing transactions to routine corporate matters. The firm represents numerous corporations in varying businesses, including manufacturing, insurance, construction, health care, automotive, transportation, retail and news media. The corporate attorneys are intimately involved with all phases of their clients' operations.
Harris, Caddell & Shanks, P.C., advises clients in all matters related to their business operation, including entity selection, formation and operation of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business and nonprofit organizations. The attorneys assist clients in the negotiation and preparation of merger and acquisition agreements, sales contracts, buy-sell and shareholder agreements, employment agreements (including covenants not to compete and nondisclosure agreements), financing and security agreements, leases, shareholder agreements, operating agreements, and deferred-compensation and retirement plans. In addition to business entities, the firm has assisted nonprofit clients and governmental entities with various business and taxation issues, including qualification under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Employers count on the firm to draft employment agreements, employee handbooks and policies, create compensation and profit-sharing plans, and advise them on employee benefit plans, ERISA, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and other emerging legislation affecting their businesses.
The firm’s tax experts aid corporate clients in discovering and implementing tax credits and incentives and provide a strategic review of business operations to determine tax advantages.