Closely-Held Companies

Strang Scott advises a broad range of business owners, helping them to navigate effectively through the issues associated with privately and closely-held companies, and to guide them through the transitions that growth and opportunity bring.  We recognize each company’s unique dynamics, learn the owners’ personal and business plans and aspirations, help refine their ultimate objectives and work to achieve them, and institute strategies to protect the business and its assets against anticipated and unanticipated risks.

We serve as trusted advisors to protect our clients’ financial assets, interests and opportunities by establishing effective business governance and succession planning. We further enhance our clients’ interests through negotiated transactions, including strategic and financial alliances, commercial transactions, and the acquisition or disposition of assets or business interests.

Commercial Transactions

Whether buying or selling, commercial transactions are the lifeblood of business. Every transaction and every client is different. Some clients are most concerned about being paid promptly, while others want to ensure they are properly indemnified if something goes wrong. Some clients do not know exactly what they want, only the general outcome. We evaluate each proposed transaction not just from a legal standpoint, but also how the transaction fits into the client’s overall business. Our attorneys have experience drafting and litigating contracts, and provide sound counsel on the terms of a contract and how those terms are viewed by judges and opposing counsel. From the negotiation stage through execution and the aftermath of a transaction, the attorneys of Strang Scott provide guidance and advice, including a full range of legal support activities necessary for a successful outcome.