Business Transaction Assistance in the Conejo Valley
Any thriving business is built on a continuing series of successful transactions. From purchases to sales to raising financing, each transaction requires careful consideration and contractual language that works to protect your interests. Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur or a seasoned businessowner, knowledgeable legal guidance can help you navigate complex transactions and ensure you are making the right choices for your company.
At the Law Offices of Kent W. Keating, we advise corporate clients on a wide range of transactions. Our Thousand Oaks corporate transaction lawyer has over 35 years of experience and is well-versed in sophisticated matters of business law. When you hire our firm, you will get direct access to our attorney, who strives to develop personal relationships with each of our clients. We will work to understand your company's short- and long-term objectives, provide tailored advice, and help complete transactions that set your business up for success.
Types of Business Transactions
Transactions are internal if they occur entirely within the company or external if they involve a third party, such as a supplier or financial institution. You must carefully evaluate each prospective transaction to ensure it generates adequate value for the company. You must also thoroughly document each transaction and maintain accurate records, particularly if your entity has reporting obligations.
Our Thousand Oaks corporate transaction attorney can offer advice on many types of business activities, including:
- Entity Formation. We can help you formally start a limited partnership (LP), limited liability company (LLC), corporation, or any other business entity. We will assist with all necessary paperwork and register your new entity with the state.
- Raising Financing. Depending on your business's entity type, you may have one or more options for seeking and securing investments. You will need to ensure your financing transactions comply with all regulatory rules and will not disrupt your business's leadership or operations in a manner you do not initially anticipate.
- Borrowing Money. Some businesses will secure a loan from a bank or another financial institution to get started or fund new initiatives. You must evaluate the terms of the loan, how the business will repay it, and what the additional funds will accomplish.
- Purchasing Goods. When something is purchased from another party, the item(s) will need to be inventoried. The transaction should also be documented via a sales agreement.
- Selling Goods. Similarly, when one or more of the company's items are sold to another entity, the business's inventories must be updated, and a sales agreement should be used.
- Paying Rent, Employees, and Other Expenses. Any business will have numerous weekly, monthly, and annual expenses they will need to anticipate and manage. You will need to regularly pay rent on your business's commercial lease (or leases), pay employees per the terms of their employment agreements, pay taxes and state business fees, and more.
- Preparing, Negotiating, and Executing Contracts.We are prepared to assist with many types of contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, indemnification agreements, partnership agreements, and joint venture agreements.
- Facilitating a Merger or Acquisition. There may be a time when you are ready to exit your business and sell it to another company. You could also be approached by another entity that is looking to acquire or merge with your business. Mergers and acquisitions are fundamentally complicated transactions that require a great deal of due diligence and legal guidance.
Our team at the Law Offices of Kent W. Keating is prepared to assist you with all types of transactions, from day-to-day purchases and sales to paying bills to transformational deals. We will meticulously analyze the details of each transaction, draft and review the corresponding contracts, offer customized guidance, and work to protect your interests every step of the way.