Small Business

The attorneys of Jimerson Birr have a wealth of experience in advising and advocating for small, often closely-held businesses and their owners. While many of our current publicly traded clients started years ago as closely-held businesses, an even greater number of our clients have remained closely-held, many through multiple generations. As a service-focused law firm, we are often the right fit for small businesses seeking Fortune 500 level representation through cost-effective means.

Our small business practice focuses on all forms of business ownership in a broad spectrum of markets and industries, including sole proprietors, partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and “C” corporations. Small businesses of all types and sizes, from new companies to thriving enterprises, across many trades and geographic regions depend on Jimerson Birr to help them recognize and seize opportunities, avoid stifling mistakes, operate smoothly and generate increased revenues.

Our entrepreneurial attorneys have developed critical business and legal acumen working alongside of and in partnership with numerous small businesses. Jimerson Birr’s experience and insight covers a full range of disciplines that are critical to the success of any small business, including, but not limited to:

  • Corporate structure and financing
  • Asset protection planning, creditor-debtor negotiations, receivables collections
  • Labor, employment and executive compensation issues
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Crisis response and management
  • Asset (including leases) acquisition and negotiation
  • Intellectual property matters
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Business disputes

Many firms offer general counsel services, but few possess a diversified business palate necessary to understand the competing business dynamics at work.  With our insight and pedigree, Jimerson Birr attorneys are able to recognize the delicate balance between business opportunities and institutional risk management. We provide solutions to small businesses through responsive and focused general counsel advisement and by proactively assisting small business clients to prevent issues before they develop. Our attorneys combine their legal expertise, multi-disciplinary skill sets and practical business sense to produce results on a budget. We will help you run your business the same way we endeavor to run ours.

We take the time necessary to understand each of our client’s businesses and business needs as well as legal issues. As practitioners, we seek to add value to our clients’ companies; we get no greater thrill than watching our clients’ businesses grow with ours. This partnership between lawyer and client is intellectually stimulating and enables us to maintain our passion for what we do. Our commitment to seeing our clients grow is as strong as our commitment to our own personal growth.

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