Corporate and Contract Law

Corporate and Contract Law

Businesses engage with contracts in every aspect of their operations, from starting, buying, selling, or running a company. Contracts are a part of every business and they are business tools that should be used strategically and thoughtfully. These contracts might be formal or informal written contracts, or legal documents.

Corporate and contract law are two of the most important aspects of business law.Corporate law deals with the formation and operation of corporations, while contract law governs the formation and performance of contracts. Both areas of law are essential to businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large multinational corporations.

Corporate law is primarily concerned with the relationships between shareholders, directors, and officers of a corporation. This area of law includes the rules governing the incorporation of a company, the rights and obligations of shareholders, directors, and officers, and the powers of a corporation. Contract law, on the other hand, is focused on the formation and performance of contracts. This area of law includes the rules governing offer and acceptance, consideration, capacity to contract, and the enforcement of contracts.

While corporate and contract law are both important aspects of business law, they are not always easy to understand. If you are facing a legal issue in either of these areas, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the complex legal landscape.

Di Martino Law Firm provides legal advice to businesses and organizations. We handle a variety of legal matters, including the formation of the business, mergers, and acquisitions, financing, and compliance with laws and regulations. Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in drafting and negotiating contracts. We help you in the best way possible to protect your interests in a business, and help resolve disputes that may arise from the agreement.

Our firm provides assistance in the following corporate areas:

Corporate formation of business entities:

Our attorneys help with the corporate formation of business entities in a number of ways by:

  • Drafting the articles of incorporation, documents, agreements, contracts, and organization for the new company.
  • Negotiate and execute the shareholders' agreement.
  • Assist with the filing of the necessary paperwork with state and federal agencies.
  • Provide guidance on the legal implications of the corporate structure chosen for the new business.

Joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements, Buy-Sell agreements, Stock option’s agreements

If you are considering entering into a joint venture or shareholders' agreement, or if you are already a party to one of these agreements, then we can help and support you with the best legal advice. Our experienced attorneys can help ensure that the agreement is fair and equitable to all parties involved, and protect your interests in the event of a dispute. We help in preparing agreements such as:

Joint venture agreements:

Joint venture agreements are used in a variety of businesses, from real estate development to technology ventures. They are popular among start-ups and small businesses because they allow the parties to pool resources and expertise. We draft joint venture agreement for organizations that includes provisions on:

  • the nature of the business venture;
  • the roles and responsibilities of each party;
  • how profits and losses will be shared;
  • how decisions will be made;
  • how the venture will be financed;
  • how long the venture will last; and
  • how the venture will be terminated.

Shareholders’ agreements:

A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between the shareholders of a company that sets forth the rights and obligations of the shareholders with respect to their ownership of the company. The agreement may cover a wide range of topics, including voting rights, board seats, dividend rights, and buy-sell provisions.

Buy-Sell Agreement:

A buy-sell agreement is a contract between co-owners of a business that governs what happens if one of the owners dies, becomes disabled, or wants to sell their interest in the business. At Di Martino Law Group, we help organizations with the buy-sell agreement that provides for the purchase of the departing owner’s interest by the remaining owners, or the sale of the business to a third party. Buy-sell agreements can be an important tool for businesses, as they provide certainty and stability in the event of a change in ownership.

Stock option agreement:

A stock option agreement is a contract between a company and its employees that grants the employees the right to purchase shares of the company’s stock at a set price. Stock options are a popular form of compensation, particularly for executives and other key employees. They can provide a valuable source of income and incentives for employees to stay with the company.

Our knowledgeable attorneys draft stock option agreements that include provisions on:

  • the number of shares that can be purchased;
  • the purchase price of the shares;
  • the vesting schedule; and
  • the expiration date.

Corporate due diligence;

Corporate due diligence is the process of investigating a company's financial history and business practices in order to assess its viability as a potential investment. Our Attorneys play a valuable role in this process by providing insights into your company's legal history and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Di Martino Law Group helps your organization in reducing the risk of investing in a company that is not financially sound or has significant legal liabilities. With our expert attorneys, we can provide valuable legal information on the company's operation, management team and business practices.

Compliance with corporate dissolution and the liquidation of assets;

Our Attorneys help with the compliance process in a number of ways. We can review documents to ensure that they are in order and compliant with state and federal laws. We also provide guidance on how to best dissolve a corporation and liquidate its assets. In addition, our experienced attorneys can represent shareholders or creditors in disputes that may arise during the dissolution process. Besides, we have knowledgeable attorneys who prepare tax documents and file for any necessary licenses or permits that may be required in order to dissolve a corporation.

Contracts, employment agreements, settlement agreements and all types of complex or specially structured commercial agreements.

Our renowned attorneys have excellent experience in contracts, whether they are simple agreements between two people or more complex business arrangements. In general, a contract is an agreement between two or more parties that creates a legal obligation to do or not do something. Our attorneys help with all aspects of contract law, from negotiation and drafting to enforcement and dispute resolution. They can also advise on the best type of contract for a particular situation, and help ensure that the contract meets all legal requirements.

We provide the following types of contracts:

  • Employment agreements
  • Settlement agreements
  • Complex or specially structured commercial agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreement Contracts
  • Investment contracts
  • Lease agreement
  • Partnership Agreement Contracts
  • Licensing Agreement Contracts
  • Franchise Agreement Contracts