Parsons Behle & Latimer helps businesses at all stages to thrive in a challenging legal environment. We often serve as the regular counsel for a company, assisting with the corporate governance issues, business agreements and compliance items that are needed for the company to succeed. We prepare the commercial contracts a company needs for sales, finance, human resources, marketing and purchasing. We can also assist in structuring the equity ownership of the business in a way that maximizes the incentive to build the company as well as resolve issues when owners need to go their separate ways.
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Business Agreements & Commercial Contracts
Advice and oversight of contracts is essential for all emerging companies. Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys help businesses review and negotiate essential contracts including consulting agreements, purchase agreements, service agreements, licensing arrangements, SaaS agreements, partnership arrangements, joint venture agreements, contractor agreements, leases, supply chain contracts, employment agreements and NDAs to ensure your interests are protected and liability exposure is mitigated.
When divisions in ownership threaten the future of the business, Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys can be relied upon to help companies. Also, when divorce impacts the equity owner of a company, we provide legal assistance in relation to the business and in relation to the divorce to move beyond these difficult situations.
Business Succession Planning
Parsons Behle & Latimer’s business succession planning attorneys help companies structure themselves so that the business can continue as an independent entity, beyond the current capacities of the present owners. Our counsel may involve bringing in the next generation of a family or preparing the business to be sold.
Employment & Equity Compensation
Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys counsel emerging companies to help them provide appropriate incentives for employees. Our attorneys advise on a wide range of employment issues including executive compensation; stock options and other forms of equity compensation and incentive plans; contractor and consulting agreements; and general employee agreements, handbooks and human resource policies.
Outside General Counsel
Parsons Behle & Latimer attorneys often act as the legal advisor to growing companies as they address needs that require legal assistance. Our team’s assistance may include keeping the business legally structured in a way that best suits its needs as well as providing the legal tools, agreements and documents needed to move forward with profitable transactions.