Hull Barrett provides a great range of services to our business clients in all stages of the life cycle of a business – from start-up and formation, through capital raising and finance, securities law compliance, tax planning, business development and contracting, mergers and acquisitions, succession planning, and sales and liquidations. We have represented individual and family business owners and large publicly traded businesses.
Importance of Business Services Industry Law
Our business and transactional attorneys can assist in determining the best type of entity structure for operational and tax efficiencies, while protecting the rights of controlling or minority shareholders or partners, and managing risks and liabilities and the business and its owners. We often focus on succession planning for business managers and owners, including the income and estate tax consequences of transfers to family members.
We have a strong team of attorneys with extensive experience servicing the commercial real estate needs of our business clients, including acquisitions, sales and tax-free exchanges, leasing, financing, construction contracts and litigation, environmental concerns and compliance, land use and zoning, condemnations, and property tax disputes. Our real estate practice is primarily in our home states of Georgia and South Caroline, but we also manage and coordinate multi-state transactions and financings for our business clients.
We help our business clients with the many facets of their employee and independent contractor relationships (and distinguishing between those types of relationships for tax compliance). For example, we assist with structuring employment contracts, designing compensation arrangements, drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements and agreements protecting trade secrets and proprietary information, defending discrimination and workers compensation claims, and general labor law compliance.
Our business services also include the many types of commercial litigation and disputes that may arise for our business clients. Our trial attorneys have extensive experience in a many areas of litigation, both to proactively protect our clients’ rights as a plaintiff and to defend against claims such as products liability, personal injury and torts, class actions and general business disputes.