Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Business / Corporate Law

Business & Corporate Transactions

Undertaking a business transaction in today’s world requires sophisticated legal contracts and protections.  Whether your business is a restaurant, manufacturer, retail store, property management company, service or trade, Kauffman Thompson will assist you in implementing the ever-evolving business contracts needed to operate effectively, profitably, and legally.  KT is experienced in advising clients in connection with, and in drafting and/or negotiating, the following transactions:

  • business purchase agreements (including asset and/or stock purchases)
  • escrow and/or closing agent services (i.e., business closings)
  • employment, management and/or independent contractor agreements
  • operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint ventures, limited partnerships
  • private equity financing and private placements
  • lender financing from banks, institutional and/or private lenders, business sellers
  • collateral for loans, including security or pledge agreements, UCC filings and/or perfecting liens on specialized collateral (e.g., vehicles, stocks or partnership/LLC interests, copyrights, trademarks and patents, marine vessels, government licenses, etc.)
  • licensing agreements
  • business or corporate restructurings (including conversions, mergers or consolidations)
  • single asset purchases (e.g., purchasing a vessel, a machine, a horse)
  • commercial lease agreements and/or assignments
  • non-disclosure and/or confidentiality agreements
  • non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • business settlement agreements (i.e., pre-litigation settlements)
  • management agreements
  • escrow agreements
  • royalty-sharing contracts

Entity Formations

Kauffman Thompson is experienced at advising clients concerning new entity formations, and handling the filings and other formation activities.  Florida law recognizes a multitude of business entities, including corporations (Corps), limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), joint ventures (JVs), professional associations (PAs), and non-profit entities.  Each corporate structure has its own legal, tax, and business implications associated with it.  Identifying which type of entity or structure will best benefit you now – and in the future – is an essential step in forming a new business entity.

Whether restructuring an existing business or creating a new business entity, Kauffman Thompson provides a diverse range of legal services to assist in the process. Our professional team is adept at the formation of corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other legal entities appropriate for your business.  Once establishing your corporate entity, you can trust our attorneys to represent you with skill, care, and diligence. Services we provide include:

  • preparing and filing articles of incorporation or formation
  • obtaining an EIN for your new entity
  • preparing operating agreements or shareholder agreements among the owners
  • managing corporate housekeeping, and advising clients regarding annual reports
  • converting or merging out-of-state entities to Florida entities
  • converting one form of entity (e.g., a corporation) to another form (e.g., an LLC)
  • evaluating the need for compliance with state and federal laws
  • administration of shareholder buyouts and stock sales

General Counsel Services

To guarantee that you are legally protected in undertaking any business transaction, we invite you to retain Kauffman Thompson as general counsel to your company. With over 30 years of expertise in corporate contracts, financial representation, and real estate law, our team is well-positioned to advise and counsel business clients across the various legal situations your company may encounter.

General counsel services provide your management team with peace of mind, allowing you to concentrate on running your business. Our breadth and depth of experience in all aspects of corporate law will protect your organization and provide you with the guidance you need to make sound business and financial decisions.

Call Kauffman Thompson today to learn more about our business and corporate legal services.

the next step?

Request a consultation call.

Speak with a legal professional for an initial consultation.
get in touch