Corporate and Business

At McElhatton Foley, we provide small and mid-size businesses all the services of an in-house counsel at a fraction of the cost.

Our firm takes great pride in the lasting relationships we build with our clients.  To provide effective representation to businesses of all sizes, we make every effort to develop an understanding of our clients’ businesses, their short and long-term goals, and their management styles.  With this knowledge, we can advise clients in all phases of their development, from formation to expansion and, if necessary, dissolution.

Our attorneys counsel clients on contracts (including preparation of purchase, leasing, distribution and sales representative agreements, consulting and employment agreements). We also advise clients on shareholder and partner relationships and family business issues (including succession), regulatory compliance (including environmental issues) and business problems.

What makes our approach to business law unique is our creative approach to structuring and negotiating transactions. In each situation, we analyze the client’s objectives, position in the marketplace, and risk profile to create strategies and structures that move transactions forward.

We specialize in negotiating transactions and have the breadth of experience to aggressively advocate a position or recommend an imaginative compromise to complete transactions with our client’s end goals in mind.  Our clients trust us to consider the other side’s legitimate concerns and avoid taking an unproductive adversarial position that could jeopardize the deal or negatively affect the parties’ future business relationship.

In addition, our Attorneys work closely with specialists in corporate taxation, securities and public finance to provide the thoughtful, results driven advice your business needs.

Areas of Practice:

  • Banking and Commercial Finance
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Corporate Formation
  • Employment Law
  • Farming and Related Agricultural Matters