Business Formations, Purchases, Sales and Mergers

Business Law     For most individuals and businesses, opportunities bring both change and some risk. At Toussaint & Coaty, we help you prepare for changes and reduce risk by choosing the right business entity and drafting complete and clear contract documents or giving the other side's documentation a thorough review.

      Whether you are considering a limited liability company, a corporation, an S-corporation, a partnership, a limited liability partnership, or some combination of business entities, our lawyers can provide assistance with formation as well and on-going entity maintenance. We have the knowledge and experience to prepare contract documents to reflect agreements regarding relationships and understandings, such as shareholder agreements, employment agreements, partnership agreements, and LLC operating agreements. Our attorneys are also able to assist with the negotiation and drafting of many types of commercial contracts and agreements needed in the on-going operation of a business.

      We can represent either buyers or sellers in business purchase transactions, and either side to a business merger. On the buyer's side, we can help you with every aspect of the negotiation and documentation of the transaction, from choosing between a merger and acquisition to due diligence. Our goal is to make sure that you're in the best possible position to realize the benefit of your bargain without hidden costs, liabilities or headaches. On the seller’s side, we focus on matters ranging from valuation issues to securing your right to payment through collateral and guaranties.

      We also consider such questions as your interest in maintaining a position as a manager or consultant, or how use of a non-compete or trade secrets covenant may be drafted or enforced to best serve your needs. Our clients can count on Toussaint & Coaty for sound advice and attentive service throughout most every phase of a transaction.

      At Toussaint & Coaty, our experience with business transactions is not limited to formation, mergers and acquisitions. We also advise clients about such opportunities or problems as the following:

  • Sales and distribution agreements
  • Franchise opportunities
  • Family business management succession issues
  • Partnership dissolution or partner buyout

      For additional information about our ability to advise you effectively in business matters, please contact Toussaint & Coaty, P.C. in Evergreen, Colorado.