Formation, Licensing, & Contracts

The lawyers at Upton & Hatfield recognize the business owner’s need for efficient and timely legal services. We provide practical assistance through all stages of a business’s life cycle, from its birth, through its growth and maturity, and to its succession to the next generation of owners or its eventual acquisition.

Among the areas in which we assist businesses of all sizes and industries are:

  • Business formation and choice of entity
  • Regulatory licensing
  • Governance and succession
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset protection
  • Employee issues
  • Commercial transactions
  • Contract negotiation and disputes

We represent borrowers, banks, and private lenders in commercial financing transactions, including purchases of businesses and properties and construction projects. Our business lawyers also work with our estate planning colleagues to assist with succession planning for business owners and their families.

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