Practice Areas
General Counsel To Small Business
New and Developing Businesses
Family and Closely Held Businesses
Divorce and Family Law
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new and developing businesses

   The most challenging and rewarding engagements at the O'Dea Law Firm involve new and developing businesses. While clients focus on their growth and markets, the need to ensure that the legal structure, governance, and ownership interests are understood and implemented before success ( or financial distress) creates conflict. 

      Business Structure and Organization

   The firm is often asked to advise our clients on the best business structure for them to create as they pursue their business goals.  Whether the corporate form, partnership, limited partnership, limited liability company, or other business forms are best suited to a client's business and personal goals are reviewed carefully in advising our clients.  As businesses change, their complexity of their business structure may changes as well. For family or closely held businesses, the negotiation of employment agreements, shareholders agreements and other documents designed to give effect to the agreement of the stakeholders in a company requires the skills of experienced and attentive business lawyers. 


      Acquisitions, Dispositions, Restructuring's

   Business seldom remains static.  As companies expand through purchases and acquisitions, it is essential that they structure their transactions in a way that reflects their agreements and expectations.  Whether they are dealing with the purchase or sale of assets, equity interests, or business segments, the need for counsel to negotiate and ensure that the documents reflect the deal is critical.

      Finance and Capital

When a company must raise capital and deal with Venture Capital and Private Equity investors, the firm provides insights and careful review of the structure of new equity or debt financing to ensure that its clients get the benefit of their bargain. For companies seeking financing, the need to preserve control and equity value when they take on new equity or debt financing is paramount and a consideration that the firm has addressed for many clients.