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Entrepreneurial Law

If you are an entrepreneur and interested in starting a business, the business attorneys of Burk & Reedy, in Washington, D.C., can assist in the structuring, formation and operational requirements of your business. Our business lawyers represent clients throughout the United States and abroad and have been retained by other attorneys to form their own law firms and businesses.

With over 100 years of combined legal and business experience, we have the knowledge and practical experience to help your business ideas become reality. Our District of Columbia business attorneys will guide you step by step through the process of building your business up, starting with raising the necessary capital to get up and running.

We will make sure that you have the proper in-house documentation such as authorizing resolutions, bylaws, operating agreements, and appropriate shareholder agreements, employment contracts, or additional formalities such as director stock options and compensation plans that you would like in place to help you reach your business objectives. We will also advise you regarding initial financing options, third party contracts and protection of trade secrets, confidential information and intellectual property such as trademarks, trade names, logos and slogans.

If you are currently operating a business and are interested in leaving or shutting down operations, we can assist you in planning an exit strategy. If you are interested in acquiring assets or stock of another company, or are selling the assets or stock of your company or a subsidiary, our attorneys can offer a significant amount of experience to advise you in the process and protect you in the negotiation and documentation of the transaction.

Our attorneys chair corporate law committees for bar associations, author numerous publications and books regarding business formation, financing and operation, and have spoken at a variety of seminars on a wide range of business law topics. We know what it takes to be successful in business and we work with you both as business lawyer and advisor to help you evaluate and accomplish your business objectives.

We invite you to take advantage of the extensive experience of our business law attorneys, the personal attention generally unavailable at the large law firms and flexible fee arrangements that we often structure for our entrepreneurial clients. Contact us today to put our experience in your corner.


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