The need for representation for a business does not end after the start-up phase. Wilson Ratledge attorneys regularly advise business clients regarding various aspects of business operations. Issues involving the operation of the business may include governance, Contracts, and capital and finance, as well as many others.
Once a new business is organized, Wilson Ratledge regularly assists the business owners with ongoing needs including filing annual reports, drafting annual and special meeting minutes, notices, and proxies, and providing general counseling about changes in the law that may impact the business.
Wilson Ratledge attorneys also counsel business clients on issues such as board committee structure and functions, self-assessment, codes of ethics, conflicts of interests, fiduciary duties, risk management oversight (including understanding director and officer insurance coverage), regulatory and financial controls compliance, succession planning, and strategic planning.
Wilson Ratledge regularly assists clients in the drafting, negotiation, and interpretation of contracts, including but not limited to employment, vendor, employee, and lease contracts.
It is important that a contract clearly and unambiguously reflects the understanding between contracting parties. Attorneys at Wilson Ratledge have the legal experience and background to know what the legal issues are for a transaction, and to insert language in the contract for all of those areas in order to avoid any unintended consequences for their clients.
Capital and Finance
Wilson Ratledge counsels early-stage companies seeking to obtain funding from investors. Wilson Ratledge attorneys work with clients to facilitate capital formation by assisting new clients with obtaining capital and bank debt, and handling offerings of debt and equity. The Firm also is able to spot and address securities issues that often accompany the infusion of capital into a business.