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Business Law

Montana Business Attorneys

Are you looking to create a new business or do you already have a business with a pending legal issue? Are you buying or selling a business or facing merger and acquisition issues? Do you want to pass your business on to your children or employees?

Montana Business Attorneys At Silverman Law Office, PLLC, our business law attorney prides himself on working with clients, their accountants, insurance agents, and investment advisors, to establish the business that best suits the client’s needs.

Don’t face legal issues alone. Even issues you think would be straightforward, like buying or selling a business, facing merger and acquisition, or passing your business on to your children or employees, can be full of legal hazards. We can help you—from laying the foundation of your business to financing and structuring, implementation, operations, acquiring other businesses, selling, merging with other businesses, or even winding down your business as you prepare for a much-deserved retirement.

We’ll Help You Develop a Business Plan That Meets Your Needs

After consulting with us, you’ll walk away from our office understanding why a particular type of business best meets your legal, business, management, and tax needs, and how we can guide you through the entire life of your business. We’ll be happy to advise you on the intricacies and benefits of the following:

  • Corporations (both S and C types)
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs and PLLCs)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs and PLLPs)
  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships

Our Areas of Business Expertise

At Silverman Law Office, PLLC, our business law attorney can help you with almost any business matter. In addition to the above, we can aid you with:

  • Business tax planning
  • Department of Labor audits
  • Due diligence for start-ups
  • Employee issues
  • Professional licensing
  • Succession planning
  • Tax and financial reviews
  • Transactional disputes
  • Winding down a business (including traditional disposition)
  • Workman’s compensation audits

Our clients utilize our tax background and team structure to maximize their efficiencies while minimizing their risks. We take pride in helping you reach your business goals. Whatever the issue, we’ll handle it with tact and thoroughness. We’ll always be mindful of the details, including those associated with regulatory compliance and liability.

Helping You Draft and Negotiate Contracts

In this litigious era, signing a contract can be like negotiating a minefield. Some businesses spell out every detail for their own protection; others, however, may include predatory clauses to take advantage of your inexperience. We can help you negotiate beneficial contracts for the following:

  • Business mergers and acquisitions
  • Construction
  • Employment issues
  • Equipment purchases and leases
  • Establishing operating, partnership, and shareholder agreements
  • Leasing and buying properties
  • Liability, renter’s, and protective insurance
  • Loans from financial institutions
  • Procuring special services (i.e., credit card processing)
  • Service and maintenance
  • Supplies from vendors

Every contract you sign impacts your future. Our business law attorney wants to help you make your future great, so we can grow together.

Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions require a team experienced in all aspects of buying and selling businesses, such as:

  • Evaluating and screening prospects
  • Financing
  • Negotiating
  • Strategic planning
  • Structuring
  • Streamlining the combined workforce
  • Closing the transaction

Our background in tax as well as business can help you navigate these treacherous waters so you and your family can protect what you have worked so hard to create. We believe the most critical decisions in commercial transactions are those reserved for the client and their advisors.

Our goal here is to drive the process to a successful conclusion that’s both personally and professionally satisfying as quickly as possible. We take great pains to get it just right, ensuring your full participation in both the details and decision-making through the entire process. If it’s not right for you, it’s not right for us. Just because “it’s always been done that way” isn’t a good enough reason to rush through a merger or acquisition. We’ll do it right the first time.

Personalized Attention and Tailored Business Strategies

Most importantly, no matter what we do for you, you’ll have our personal attention the whole time. We realize how important that is when you’re going through a stressful experience, so we will always take time to talk and make sure we do everything legally in our power to make your business dreams come true.

Contact Our Bozeman or Helena, Montana, Business Attorneys Today

We want to help you reach your goals and maximize your potential. Call our business law attorney at Silverman Law Office, PLLC today to schedule a consultation at either of our Bozeman or Helena offices.

Business FAQs

At Silverman Law Office, PLLC, we understand the complexities and challenges that businesses face in today’s competitive landscape as we have worked with businesses across Montana for over twelve years. Our team of experienced business attorneys is here to provide comprehensive legal support and guidance to entrepreneurs, startups, and established companies alike. In this FAQ guide, we address some common questions about the role of attorneys and how they can assist you in various aspects of business operations.

What Legal Structure Should I Choose For My Business?

Choosing the right legal structure for your business is crucial, as it can impact taxation, liability, and governance. Our attorneys can assess your unique needs and goals and provide guidance on selecting the most suitable structure, whether it’s a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company (LLC). We’ll explain the advantages and disadvantages of each option and help you make an informed decision that aligns with your business objectives.

How Can An Attorney Help Me With Business Formation And Registration?

Business formation and registration involve numerous legal requirements and paperwork, which can be overwhelming for business owners. Our attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients with the entire process, from drafting and filing formation documents to obtaining necessary permits and licenses. We’ll ensure that your business is properly registered and compliant with all relevant laws and regulations, giving you peace of mind to focus on growing your enterprise. This goes hand in hand with the question above, as we can help you from A to Z with your business including legal structures and registration.

What Should I Do If My Business Is Facing A Lawsuit?

Facing a lawsuit can be daunting for any business, but having skilled legal representation can make all the difference in protecting your interests. Our business attorneys have a proven track record of successfully defending clients in various types of litigation, including contract disputes, employment claims, intellectual property disputes, and more. We’ll assess the merits of the case, develop a strategic defense strategy, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.

What Should I Do If I Need Legal Representation In Negotiations Or Disputes?

Negotiations and disputes with other businesses are inevitable in the course of business operations, but resolving them amicably and efficiently is essential to maintaining positive relationships and preserving your bottom line. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and adept at resolving conflicts through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation, depending on the circumstances. Whether you’re facing a contract dispute, partnership disagreement, or other commercial conflict, we’ll advocate for your interests and strive to reach a favorable resolution. It is always a good idea to consult with an attorney if you are worried a dispute might arise as well.

How Can A Business Attorney Help Me With Business Succession Planning?

Business succession planning is crucial for ensuring the long-term viability and continuity of your business, especially if you have partners or family members involved in the company. Our business attorneys can help you develop a comprehensive succession plan that addresses ownership transition, management succession, estate planning, and tax implications. Whether you’re planning for retirement, exit strategy, or unexpected events, we’ll work closely with you to create a customized plan that safeguards your business legacy and protects your interests.

At Silverman Law Office, PLLC, our dedicated team of business attorneys is committed to providing personalized, strategic legal solutions to help businesses thrive and succeed. If you have any further questions or require legal assistance with your business endeavors, don’t hesitate to contact us. Let us be your trusted partner in navigating the legal complexities of business ownership and management.

Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your legal needs and explore how we can help you achieve your business goals. With our expertise and dedication, we’ll be by your side every step of the way.


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Bozeman, MT 59715

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Helena, MT 59601

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