Orlando Business Law Attorney Protects Your Best Interests

Dedicated to helping you start and grow a successful Florida business

Starting, buying or selling a business can be exciting. However, it can also be risky. At McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A., our attorney advises clients on every aspect of business law, from choosing the right business structure to breach of contract disputes. Should a business law dispute interfere with your company’s operations, our lawyer provides you with competent and aggressive representation until your case is resolved. In addition, we regularly assist clients in Florida with business consolidations and acquisitions.

Business formation

When forming a business, you have several choices. Many first-time business owners choose the sole proprietorship model. Under this structure, you take charge of all the operations of your business and receive all the profits. However, since there is no differentiation between you and your business, you are personally responsible for all your company’s debts and liabilities. Other types of business models include:

  • Limited liability company (LLC) — A limited liability company combines the limited liability of corporations with the pass-through taxation enjoyed by partnerships and sole proprietorships.
  • Corporation — A corporation is a legal entity separate from its owners. Under the corporate model, business owners are not personally liable for lawsuits and debts incurred by the company.

There are a number of other options for incorporating a business in Florida. Our firm can help you make the choice that is right for you and guide your business through every step of the incorporation process.

Contracts and agreements

Businesses, employees and customers all require some degree of legal protection. Arrangements between various parties and the resulting contracts become more complex as your business grows. Our firm is prepared to assist you with a variety of transactions, including:

  • Partnership agreements
  • Investor agreements
  • Waivers of liability
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Member agreements

Mergers and acquisitions

We advise buyers, sellers and third parties about structuring and negotiating different types of mergers and acquisitions. If you wish to acquire any type of business, it’s essential to speak with an experienced lawyer first who can guide you through the many legal issues involved with an acquisition. Whether you are acquiring a business or seeking to be acquired, our lawyer counsels you at every turn, from filing a letter of intent to due diligence and, ultimately, closing.

Buying and selling businesses

Buying or selling a business is a major decision. Prior to signing or agreeing to anything, it’s in your best interests to consult with a savvy business law attorney. Ideally, you want to speak with a lawyer well before the deal-closing handshake occurs. Our business law team reviews every detail of the property you are buying or selling and provides you with knowledgeable advice on how to move forward. Furthermore, if a conflict or breach of contract dispute arises, our attorney helps you resolve your case as cost-effectively and quickly as possible — either through negotiation or, if necessary, tough litigation.

Choose a highly qualified business law attorney in Orange County

If you need help starting, buying or selling a business in Florida, contact McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. online or by phone at 407.648.1500 to speak with our experienced business law attorney today. Our office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we offer free initial consultations. Se habla español.