Monday, December 18, 2017

0224 SW Hamilton Street, Suite 301, Portland, OR 97239

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Practice Areas Business Law

BUSINESS LAW

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Womer Law Office can efficiently help entrepreneurs and small businesses with issues they face on a daily basis.  Mr. Womer understands that many small business owners perceive that the cost of legal services such as contract reviews often outweighs the benefit.  Mr. Womer will speak openly and directly with you about this upfront so that you can make an informed decision about when and what type of help you want.

Examples of the services available include the following:  

Business Entity Formation.  Mr. Womer will work with your CPA to help you wade through the important tax and non-tax considerations that go into choosing a partnership, limited liability company, or corporation – C or S – for your business.  The firm can draft and file the required formation documents and will provide you with your new entity’s operation manual (e.g., corporate bylaws, operating agreement, partnership agreement), in addition to your organizational resolutions / meeting minutes.  

General Counsel.  During the operations phase of your business, Mr. Womer can provide you with general counsel on either an hourly basis or flat fee basis by providing you with timely service in the following areas:

•    Contract review:  lease agreements, vendor/service agreements, software license agreements, asset purchase and sale agreements, etc.

•    Contract disputes

•    Employment-related matters:  wage and hour, compensation agreements, trade secret protection, etc.

•    Regulatory compliance

•    Real estate acquisition and disposition transactions

Business Succession Planning.  Mr. Womer can help you devise a plan for transition of the operation of your business to business partners, family members or key employees in a manner that balances tax considerations with your non-tax business and estate planning goals.  The firm can provide the necessary documents and/or work with your CPA or insurance advisor to implement your plan.  Tools that he might recommend include:  buy/sell agreements, shareholder agreements, key man life insurance, minority interest valuation, and key employee compensation agreements.