Business Formation & Organization

GDL’s Business Formation and Organization attorneys provide clients with strategic and transactional planning advice and representation with regard to the organization, operation, governance and dissolution of all manners of privately-held businesses, ranging from start-up investment companies, to restaurants, to some of the largest real estate development companies in metropolitan Washington, D.C. When necessary, the Business Formation and Organization attorneys work seamlessly with GDL’s attorneys in other practice areas, in order to provide clients of the firm with comprehensive legal services and strategies, including the following:

  • Choice of entity and the organization of closely-held partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and corporations, including the preparation of articles of organization, certificates of limited partnership, and articles of incorporation and amendments thereto and restatements thereof;
  • Preparation of corporate by-laws and minutes;
  • Negotiating and documenting shareholders’ agreements, joint venture agreements, employment agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements and other agreements relating to the operation and governance of business organizations;
  • Negotiating and preparing asset and stock sales agreements, loan documents, secured transactions and guaranties;
  • Preparing employment agreements, executive compensation and incentive compensation agreements, stock option plans and consulting agreements;
  • Planning partnership and corporate mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, split-ups, dissolutions and liquidations;
  • Developing acquisition and business succession strategies; and
  • Forming non-profit organizations.
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