Outside General Counsel
Private Business

Getting a new business off the  ground, growing it or preparing it to pass on to others requires careful planning to ensure success. At BW, our  highly skilled business transactions attorneys guide clients in making decisions that  affect your business today  and  down  the road.

Most small businesses cannot afford to have their own in-house legal counsel, much less a dedicated legal department like larger corporations. Yet small and medium-sized businesses must nevertheless deal with many of the same legal issues as large corporations. Businesses of any size must deal with employment, tax, real estate, legal compliance and a host of other legal issues. As outside general counsel, BW provides a level of advice and assistance to keep companies in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations while guiding them through commercial transactions and seeing to their corporate governance needs.

Outside General Counsel
Trade Associations

Trade associations, in addition to advocating for policy and regulatory changes on behalf of their members, must efficiently address their own day-to-day business and management issues in a way that minimizes risks to the association and all members.

We regularly serve as outside general counsel and principal outside counsel to trade associations and advise clients in general corporate matters such as formation of a nonprofit entity, governance, organizational issues, compliance, and operational and transactional issues. We regularly advise association leadership on the fiduciary duties of directors and officers, compliance with antitrust laws and other regulations affecting trade associations.

Estate Planning
Private Business Owners

Protecting your lifetime of accomplishments with an up-to-date estate plan is vital.  As the owner of a privately held business, your estate planning need to extend beyond wills, living trusts and other common documents such as health care directives.  Estate planning for business owners typically considers business assets, business ownership, management succession, creative real estate strategies and other techniques suggested by the assets and the situation. No matter your current business stage, age or marital status, seeking expert legal advice will benefit you and those you love.

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