Seattle Business Transaction Attorneys
Strategic Legal Advice in Bellevue
Starting, running and growing a business is rarely an easy endeavor. No matter the industry, every company will face numerous challenges throughout its lifecycle, many of which will require capable legal guidance and representation.
At Tomlinson Bomsztyk Russ, we pride ourselves in representing a variety of businesses across a myriad of industries. Companies across Washington turn to us for advice and help in protecting their interests in numerous types of transactions. Our firm has experience both facilitating transactions involving millions of dollars and helping entrepreneurs take their creative visions from idea to exit. No matter your legal needs, our Seattle business transaction lawyers can provide the strategic advice that will help you achieve your objectives.
Comprehensive Startup Support
Many of our strongest relationships are with clients who came to our office with little more than an enthusiastic vision. With our assistance and support, these entrepreneurs have transformed their ideas into profitable realities.
Our firm is invested in your success and can help you build your commercial enterprise from the ground up. We have represented numerous burgeoning entrepreneurs and helped launch their companies with limited funds. No matter your circumstances, we can review your goals and provide legal services designed to help you achieve them.
Form the Appropriate Business Entity
One of the most important elements of establishing a new startup is forming the appropriate business entity. Business entities provide owners with leadership and operational structures, tax efficiencies, limited personal liability, and other significant advantages. Several types of business entities are available, and each offers its own set of advantages and drawbacks. We can evaluate your unique needs and objectives and advise what type of entity makes the most sense for you.
Our Seattle business transaction attorneys can help entrepreneurs form many types of entities, including:
- Limited Liability Companies
- Joint Ventures
Forming a business entity involves registering the appropriate documentation with the government. You will also need to create formation documents that define each owner’s responsibilities, how the company will operate, and how disputes will be adjudicated. These provisions must comply with all relevant local, state, and federal regulations and should also be carefully structured to protect your interests. We can help you manage all elements of formation, including the preparation and filing of all necessary partner agreements, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements.
We can serve as your legal partner as your startup grows, evolves, and faces new obstacles. Our firm provides many legal services to new and existing businesses, including contracting services, intellectual property guidance, and assistance with government investigations.
Businesses will routinely need to complete transactions to conduct operations. Whenever your business engages in any type of commercial transaction, you must take steps to ensure the deal is achieving its intended goals and that your company’s interests are protected. Some larger transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, must also pass regulatory scrutiny.
We can assist you with facilitating and completing many types of business transactions, including:
- Employment Agreements
- Severance Agreements
- Commercial Leases
- Operating Agreements
- Joint Venture Agreements
- Restrictive Covenant Agreements
- Financing Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Buy and Sell Agreements
- Asset Purchase Agreements
- Unit/Share Sale Agreements
- Mergers and Acquisitions
Our firm can serve as your company’s outside general counsel or provide guidance on a case-by-case basis. We regularly counsel partners, owners, boards of directors, and individual executives on matters involving business and legal strategy, regulatory compliance, emerging legislation, personnel policies, best practices, risk management, and more.
Our team can provide strategic advice in numerous areas, including:
- Corporate Law
- Entrepreneurial Law
- Franchises and Franchising
- Labor and Employment Law
- Limited Liability Company Law
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Uniform Commercial Code
- Valuations and Reorganizations
Our team at Tomlinson Bomsztyk Russ has the tenacity and drive to meet all of your business’s transactional and litigation needs. When you hire our firm to serve as your company’s outside general counsel or to assist with any type of transaction or litigation effort, you will work directly with our partner attorneys to develop a robust legal strategy that will work to efficiently achieve your objectives.