Business Law

Lian Zarrow advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business-related services. We advise our clients on business law, start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and help with the purchase or sale of a business.

Business Start-up Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our firm assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business start-up and formation process, including the selection of a type of entity and jurisdiction:

  • C-corporation
  • S-corporation
  • Limited-liability company
  • Partnership (including limited-liability partnerships)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

We also consult with business owners and draft shareholder agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity-formation process.

Buying and Selling a Business

Our firm can guide business owners in the multistage process of buying or selling a business. Our services include:

  • Advising about the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiating terms and drafting the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers about legal strategies to address the issues raised during the due-diligence process
  • Advising buyers about conducting legal due-diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset-purchase agreements, stock-purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparing and Reviewing Business Contracts

Our firm consults with business owners to draft, review and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements