Business & Real Estate Attorneys in Massachusetts
At Freeman | Lovell, PLLC, our business attorneys bring years of national experience servicing Massachusetts business and real estate entrepreneurs. We help owners protect their businesses by identifying and eliminating the risks that can expose them to unnecessary liabilities and jeopardize their businesses. By taking the necessary legal precautions and the right legal risks, we can help you protect your businesses and help you feel confident to grow your business and achieve your business goals.
An experienced business lawyer is an essential part of creating and maintaining a successful business. Our lawyers specialize in helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful businesses by providing legal guidance and solutions through every stage of owning a business.
Business Formation & Financial Structure
Once you have your business idea and have chosen your business goals and objectives, the first step is to turn your concepts into an effective, legally structured business entity. You’ll want to choose the right entity to support your long-term goals. The basic options include a proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and corporations. Each require different amounts of setup time and continuing overhead. You also need a sustainable tax structure and a way to protect yourself from various risks and liabilities, including ownership disputes.
The attorneys at Freeman | Lovell are prepared to help you with every aspect of forming and setting up your new business. Contact our Cambridge office to discuss your situation with an experienced business attorney.
When your business needs to protect its intellectual property, our copyright and trademark attorneys can provide assistance with every step of the way. Let us assist you in identifying the intellectual properties you’ll want to protect and securing the appropriate copyrights, trademarks, and patents needed to protect them.
Should any disputes arise, our experienced Massachusetts legal team can provide you with representation to enforce and maintain your intellectual property rights.
Securities Offerings & Investing
You may be considering offering private securities to raise investment capital, such as from venture capital funds, for your business. Offering private securities is a complex area of the law and can involve a long and costly process. Our legal team can provide you with guidance on the options available to you and how you can minimize your risk and liability while achieving the funding you seek.
Our team can assist you with every aspect of making a securities offering or real estate syndication in Massachusetts. Our securities attorneys can also help you when you or your business invests in private securities. Contact our Cambridge team to learn how we can support you.
Employment Strategy and Compliance
Once you begin to hire employees or engage the services of independent contractors, your Massachusetts business must comply with a vast number of local, state, and federal laws and regulations. You must successfully negotiate the complexity of these requirements, or they can pose a large potential risk to your business. Fortunately, you don’t have to do this alone. Our experienced legal team can provide you with guidance and expertise in every aspect of employment-related law.
We can help you create and deploy an employment strategy, planning for your success from the start. We’ll guide you through the hiring process, help you define the best human resources practices and ensure you stay compliant with the current laws. We can also represent you in any negotiations or litigation that arises from your employment-related relationships.
Contract Negotiation and Drafting
Your business engages in a wide variety of business transactions. Even the most basic business transaction can benefit from having a contract agreement that defines the responsibilities of each party to the contract. Having a specialized contract lawyer handle your contract negotiations helps to ensure your transactions are on terms favorable to your business goals while ensuring compliance with all applicable laws.
Our contract attorneys can help you with contracts and agreements for any type of business transaction across a wide variety of industries. We have experience working in legal, medical, financial, and other professional services as well as technology, engineering, real estate, and retail and wholesale sales and leasing.
Mergers & Acquisitions
If you are considering joining forces with another business entity, you may be interested in a merger, when two business entities join to become an entirely new entity, or an acquisition, wherein one business buys and subsumes another. Both options offer substantial opportunities for growth, but there are many potential pitfalls in these complex business transactions.
Our mergers and acquisitions attorneys can help you perform the necessary research, decide the appropriate type of transaction and resulting business structure, prepare contracts, and plan for full compliance with all regulations and tax laws.
Whether you're just starting out with a new business, or looking to sell your business of many years, whether you're adding your first employee or acquiring a one-time competitor, whether you're looking for new investment funds, or seeking legal counsel and representation for contract negotiations and disputes, contact the business and real estate lawyers at Freeman | Lovell today to learn how our team can help you with your business needs in Massachusetts.