The attorneys at McMillan & Sobel assist small and medium sized businesses and their principals with all their corporate and transactional needs from business start-up to dissolution.

Our attorneys advise entrepreneurs in all aspects of the start-up of a business, including entity selection and formation. We have experience in handling the formation of corporations, both profit and non-profit, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and general partnerships. We handle the registration of your business with the State. We consult with you to ensure that we have chosen the entity that will provide you with the greatest chance for entrepreneurial success and the greatest protection from personal liability.

Our representation continues after the start-up of your business. We handle the legal issues related to relationships between multiple owners of the same business, including the drafting of Buy-Sell Agreements, Employment Agreements, and Management Agreements. If your business has employees who must have access to sensitive information, we can provide non-disclosure and non-competition agreements that meet the requirements of Ohio law. If you have made the decision to begin a pension plan for the benefit of yourself and the other employees of your company, we will help you pick the right plan and establish it for you. We will help you maintain your ongoing business structure so as to avoid claims that seek to place your personal assets at risk by piercing the shield of corporate or other entity protection.

For ongoing businesses, we provide counsel, advice, and document drafting for sales, mergers, and acquisitions. We also assist our business clients with real estate purchases, sales and leases. We also represent companies and their entrepreneurs in unwinding and dissolving business interests.

Our corporate/transactional practice is buoyed by our business litigation practice. See “Business Litigation” in our practice areas for a fuller discussion of our experience and of the litigation services we can provide to your business.

Ultimately, the relationships we have with our small and mid-sized business clients are successful because we know what it takes to run a small business — we do it ourselves every day. Like you, we make payroll and pay rent, shop for office equipment, hire, manage and fire, and balance our accounts. We know what our business means to us — and we know what your business means to you.

For all of our business clients, developing a relationship means giving you value beyond the preparation of discreet documents. Our goal is to help you manage the legal risks of your entity and to leave you better prepared to deal with future situations as they arise.

This website is designed for general information only. The information provided in this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of a lawyer-client relationship.