Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP

Service Details

Business Transactions and Tax

Freeman Freeman & Smiley's Business Transactions and Tax Practice shares many of the qualities of our clients - innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.  Those qualities together with the depth of our attorney’s  legal experience provide our clients, which consist of family-owned businesses to large, public companies, with legal counsel who can manage projects and resolve issues throughout the life of a business, from inception through its sale. 

Our expertise covers a wide range of industries and includes domestic and international transactions, with emphasis on traditional corporate transactions, including:

  • Financing and Restructuring
  • Mergers and Business Acquisitions
  • Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Securities Regulation and Transactions
  • Start-Up and Emerging Companies
  • Tax Planning, Advice and Controversy

We also provide advice on a myriad of corporate and business-related legal issues arising out of day-to-day business operations, such as:

  • Corporate governance, including preparation of board of director and shareholder minutes and other entity maintenance requirements
  • Relationships with distributors, suppliers, customers, independent contractors, lessors or lessees, licensors or licensees, and others, including the design and drafting of supply agreements and license agreements
  • Executive compensation matters, including preparation of employment agreements and compensation plans for management and key employees
  • General employment matters, including advice regarding other day-to-day employment law issues and employee immigration issues
  • Rights and obligations under ongoing contracts and assisting with resolution of early stage disputes
  • Intellectual property rights, including negotiation and preparation of licensing and transfer agreements, enforcement and protection of existing rights, interpretation and advice regarding scope of rights, ownership of employee inventions and works

We add value through responsive, efficient, and practical counsel, striving to achieve our client’s objectives while minimizing their exposure to taxes, risk or liability.

Presentations & Publications

  • “Living Trusts & More” | “It’s Your Estate” Workshop Series