Business Law

Clients turn to Padfield & Stout, LLP to organize small entrepreneurial businesses; to maneuver through a sale of assets or equity; or to negotiate key contracts for the operation and growth of their business. The common element in the representation of all of our clients is the importance placed on understanding each individual client’s business and their business objectives. The Firm’s attorneys have a diverse set of skills, experiences and backgrounds in general business, finance, engineering, and other areas allowing us to provide legal solutions that are tailored to our client’s business needs.  Accordingly, the firm is able to provide valuable business counseling as well as effective legal guidance in various areas including:

  • Selection of Business Entity and State of Organization
  • Entity Formation
  • Corporate Charter, Operating Agreement, and Bylaw Issues
  • Shareholder and Voting Agreements
  • Copyright, Trademark, Trade Secret and Patent Protection and Licensing
  • Capitalization Structure Issues
  • Asset purchase and sale agreements
  • Stock transfer and membership interest purchase agreements 
  • Employment Agreements, Consulting Agreements and Noncompetition Agreements
  • Compliance with Corporate, Partnership, LLC and Trust Law
  • Conduct of Board of Director and Shareholder Meetings
  • Corporate Governance Issues
  • Contract and Licensing Disputes
  • Real Estate Acquisition, Lease, and Development Contracts and Disputes
  • Debt Collection and Asset Protection
  • Oil and Gas Industry Issues
  • Lender Liability Claims
  • Commercial Construction Claims
  • Business Torts, including Disputes Over Competition and Fraud Claims

Business Law Specialists