Smart business owners recognize that sound legal advice is critical to future success. We work with start-ups, entrepreneurs, partnerships, and family-owned companies passed down through generations. We advise owners on matters large and small throughout the lifecycle of their enterprise. From choosing the right organization structure to advising on contracts and employee matters, we can help your business thrive.
How We Help Small to Mid-Sized Businesses
Formation of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
Matching our clients’ goals with the laws governing corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, taxation and fiduciary duties is our strength. By offering targeted legal advice, our lawyers can help clients find the right business structure for their personal goals.
Buying and Selling
Strategic deal structuring is the key to maximizing bottom-line results when negotiating the sale or purchase of a business. Our attorneys go beyond just negotiating a good price. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC attorneys will review all the fundamental components of a deal such as what is being sold, when and how payment will be made, taxation, allocation of liabilities, ongoing consulting and employment arrangements, and other business factors that can have a very significant impact. The Corporate Practice Group at Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can help maximize bottom-line results by balancing these complex components between the buyer and seller.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Many business entities, even closely held family businesses, become involved in a merger or acquisition (M & A) at some stage. Completing the process effectively minimizes disruption to the business and guards against the loss of profitability. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC helps clients manage every phase of the process, including post-closing matters such as merging employee groups, determining liability risks, and establishing business succession plans for the newly merged or acquired business.
Developing a buy-sell agreement is like writing a will – it allows business partners and stakeholders to lay out their plans and goals for the business after they have passed. Our attorneys have the professional knowledge and experience to assist you in this proactive planning to protect the business from any avoidable and potential decrease in value.
Non-Compete & Confidentiality Agreements
There is always a risk when hiring an employee or developing a business relationship with another party that they may use your business information to begin a competing business or work for a competitor once the relationship comes to an end. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can help you develop or enforce a non-compete or confidentiality agreement to protect your company and prevent this from happening. Most importantly, we want to provide you with some peace of mind.
As an employee or an employer, it’s essential to document the terms of the employee/employer agreement. You need a detailed employment contract summarizing all specifics in a distinct manner, allowing for clarity for all involved parties. Our attorneys know the devil is in the details. They take the time to review every detail, no matter how small.
The formation or dispute of these important documents specifying the terms of an employee’s departure from a company can benefit greatly from the counsel of a skilled employment law attorney. When tensions are high, clients can rely on our experienced attorneys to be a reassuring ally in their corner.
When company reputations are at stake, our commercial litigation attorneys can solve even the most complex matters by integrating substantive procedural knowledge, real courtroom experience and an understanding of how legal consequences can impact businesses’ bottom lines. From contract disputes and business tort, to employment-related matters and copyright infringement, you can trust Kelleher & Buckley, LLC to deliver the legal protection you need.
Commercial Real Estate
Kelleher & Buckley, LLC’s real estate and finance attorneys represent local and national buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants in a wide variety of commercial real estate transactions. Because our attorneys work with both borrowers and lenders, Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can handle all aspects of real estate transactions, from initial negotiations to closings. No matter how complex the transaction, our team is dedicated to communicating with you in a clear and precise manner to keep you informed.
Businesses can face many obstacles on the road to success. Paying too much in property taxes should not be one of them. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC can review your assessments, analyze valuations, file for tax appeals and help lower your tax bill, putting money back in your pocket. Kelleher & Buckley, LLC has a retired judge on staff with several years of experience appealing property taxes. For a free, no-obligation review of your property taxes, simply fill out our online tax analysis form and we will evaluate your current assessment. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-382-9130 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.