Business Formation And Transactions

Getting Your Business Started the Right Way

At the Northern Virginia law firm of Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, our experienced attorneys work closely with you to make certain that all bases are covered as you launch your new business. We are committed to a high level of client-oriented legal representation and will help you lay the groundwork for a successful future for your new business.

One of the first steps in establishing a business is choosing what type of legal entity your business will be. Choices include a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership, and Corporation. After understanding your business goals, we will recommend the type of entity most appropriate for your business and explain the reasons for our recommendation.

We also can assist with all other aspects of business formation, such as drafting articles of organization, answering questions about financing, and providing guidance about employment law. You can be confident that nothing will be missed as we help you build your business.

As your business grows, you will have questions that need to be answered or concerns that need to be addressed. Our attorneys will be able help with all legal aspects of your business, including contract negotiations, transactions, litigation, and more.

Managing Business Transactions to Maximize Benefit

A successful business understands that a well-handled transaction can create a strong relationship that will be beneficial to both parties for many years to come. Our experienced attorneys understand the many subtle layers involved in every business transaction.

Regardless of where you are in your transaction, we can make certain that the transaction is structured in a way that meets the needs of your business. We also will look for opportunities that will maximize your benefit from the transaction.

There is a wide range of types of business transactions. Examples include major purchases or sales of materials (assets) or commercial real estate, as well as buying or combining with another existing business (mergers and acquisitions).

Understanding Commercial Real Estate and Asset Sales and Purchases

The sale or purchase of commercial real estate or assets frequently is a key element of a successful launch or a way to promote growth of an existing business. Often, substantial financial resources are dedicated to the transaction. Ensuring that these transactions are properly handled can help insulate you and your business from liabilities. As a business owner, you want to know that your attorney understands your business interests and goals and knows how important the sale or purchase is to the success of your business.

Sales and purchases of business assets are governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a state law adopted by Virginia, the District of Columbia, as well as all other U.S. states and territories. The UCC provides very specific rules that need to be followed. Our attorneys have many years of experience in UCC transactions and will use their in-depth knowledge of the UCC to ensure that your transaction is in full compliance and that proper due diligence is completed.

Commercial real estate sales and purchases are legally much more complex than residential real estate matters, and they are governed by completely different laws. Environmental regulations, financing, and liens are all part of commercial real estate transactions. Our attorneys have comprehensive background in all aspects of these transactions and thoroughly understand the laws that apply. They will focus intently on your business goals and interests when they represent and advise you in an asset or commercial real estate transaction.

Exploring Mergers and Acquisitions

Businesses often grow by merging with or acquiring another business. When your business is considering a merger or acquisition, the first question to ask is whether a merger or acquisition is the best means of achieving your business goals. It may be more beneficial to buy the assets of the other company or set up a different entity to purchase the company that you are considering merging with or acquiring.

Our business attorneys will work closely with you to understand the goals and objectives that you wish to achieve. Then, we will develop a detailed plan to achieve those goals while minimizing any potential complications, whether it is a merger, acquisition, or a different strategy. With our dedicated, skillful business attorneys by your side from beginning to end, you will have the complete confidence that your business and investment are protected.

A Team of Experienced Northern Virginia Business Lawyers

Our attorneys have more than four decades of experience working with Northern Virginia businesses of all sizes and in diverse industries. We are proud to have worked with many businesses that have become an important part of the communities we serve.

Call us at 703-648-8279 or send us an e-mail to schedule a consultation with one of our business attorneys.