Business Law Firm in Columbus, OhioEvery business needs a good attorney. The business attorneys at Harris & Engler serve businesses of all sizes in Columbus and all over Ohio. The law firm of Harris & Engler is located in Columbus, Ohio, and its business attorneys help local, national, and international businesses doing business in Ohio.
Business Law Firm for Businesses of All Sizes in OhioSmall businesses and family-owned businesses form the bedrock of the Ohio economy. Family-owned businesses need proper succession planning in order to survive the test of time. Small businesses need a good lawyer for getting the business structure properly set-up, getting air-tight template contracts in place, and in order to properly execute on expansion plans. Larger national and international businesses frequently need a lawyer for business litigation issues, regulatory issues, or need legal boots on the ground for business expansion in Ohio. The business law firm of Harris & Engler has attorneys well experienced in helping Ohio businesses get properly set up, expand, and manage their regulatory and litigation issues.
Ohio Business LawyersEvery big business faces a lawsuit at some point. Often times lawsuits will cause business records and corporate documents to be looked over with a microscope and gone over with a fine tooth comb. If your business was properly set up and has well maintained records then you have nothing to worry about. If your business does not have a set of corporate books or corporate books that have not been touched in years, then it may be time to get in touch with an Ohio business lawyer.
Columbus, Ohio Based Business Law FirmThe law firm of Harris & Engler is based in Columbus, Ohio, and its business attorneys help businesses of all sizes with all of their business needs. If you would like to speak with a business attorney in Ohio then please call Harris & Engler at (614) 610-9988.
Attorneys Serving the Marysville and Greater Union County AreaWith a population of 58,285, Union County is not the largest county in Ohio, but for the past few years it has been one of Ohio's fastest growing counties. The growth of Union County is for good reason, with the beautiful scenery and companies like Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company located here, Union County has been an ideal place to work or start and grow a business.
The law firm of Harris & Engler is located nearby to Union County, with offices on the north side of Columbus. The attorneys at Harris & Engler serve the Marysville and greater Union County community for their regular business needs, including business formation, contracts, and initiation and defense of civil lawsuits. No matter your legal need, whether with family law, real estate, business, or litigation, please feel free to call an attorney at Harris & Engler to discuss your legal issues.
Outside General Counsel Law Firm OhioNot every business can afford in-house general counsel. That is why the law firm of Harris & Engler helps Ohio businesses with all of their legal needs, on an as needed basis. If your business has regular need for legal counsel, but not enough to justify in-house counsel, then you should consider reaching out to the Harris & Engler law firm to service your businesses regular legal needs.
All the Benefits of In-House Counsel Without the CostsIf you need a trusty, go-to lawyer for your businesses regular needs, then call an attorney at Harris & Engler. Whether you need a law firm on general retainer or on an as needed basis, the law firm of Harris & Engler has a solution to meet your corporate needs.
Contract, Regulatory, Administrative, Employment, and Litigation Legal Service in One Outside General Counsel Law FirmThe law firm of Harris & Engler is based in Columbus, Ohio and it helps businesses of all sizes with their corporate needs. You can call attorney Evan T. Engler, partner at Harris & Engler to discuss your business needs and to see about Harris & Engler's customized legal solutions.
Ohio Business Ownership Dispute AttorneysWhen there is more than one owner to a business, disputes are bound to happen. The severity of that dispute can affect the prosperity of the business and all those who work for it. Ideally, the business will have an operating agreement or bylaws that provide a process for dealing with or resolving disputes. However, all too often a business ownership dispute occurs between two or more business owners who never prepared an operating agreement or buy-sell agreement. Ohio has a set of default rules in the Ohio Revised Code that provides for the rights and responsibilities of business owners in the absence of an operating agreement or corporate bylaws. However, most of the time the "default" rule in Ohio does not provide for any sort of dispute resolution process.
What To Do When You Have a Business Ownership DisputeIf the owners of the business cannot resolve the dispute amongst themselves, then the next step would be to retain a business dispute attorney. Attorney Evan T. Engler is an experienced business dispute and incorporation attorney at the Columbus, Ohio based law firm of Harris & Engler. The first thing an attorney will do will be to look to the business' governing charter or bylaws to see if there is a process for resolution there. If the business does not have a buy-sell agreement, then the attorney could draft a new buy-sell agreement for the business owners to determine how and when each owner will be able to sell their ownership stake.
Otherwise, a business dispute attorney would want to meet with one of the owners to determine what their goals are. Is the goal to sell your ownership stake and get out of the business? Is the goal to try to get the other owner/s to sell their ownership stake and get out of the business? Is the goal to resolve the current dispute and get a set of rules in place for dealing with future disputes? The set of actions that a business owner will take will depend on the desired ultimate outcome.
Solutions to Your Business Ownership DisputesThere is usually always a solution to your business dispute problem. To a certain extent, it depends on how far you are willing to go to obtain a solution. Most business ownership disputes have to do with money or power. Power in the direction and control of the company and money in compensation, dividend distribution, or buy out price. The complexity of your solution depends on the personalities of the individuals involved and on the complexity of the problem. If the owners are at least open to trying to work out a solution amongst themselves or amongst themselves and the attorneys involved, then that is a good start. If some of the owners have their heels dug in and are unwilling to make any compromise on their position, then you are more likely to have to go to Court to try to get your solution. The legal process can be long process, but if the business owners cannot otherwise work out a negotiated resolution then a Judge or Jury will eventually issue an order on the contested issue. A court has the power to take virtually any action that would be necessary to resolve a business ownership dispute, including forcing the buy-out of certain shares or the dissolution and sale of the company. In order to get yourself past the ownership and control disputes you need the guided hand of an experienced business dispute attorney to arrive at a range of potential solutions.
Attorneys for Business Owners Selling Their Businesses in OhioWhen you are selling your business, you need a law firm that can work with you to minimize risks and maximize your gains from the sale.
You've worked hard to build your business. If you've been approached by a prospective buyer or you are otherwise looking to sell, then you need to partner with a business attorney who can guide you through the process of selling your business and through closing.
Selling Share of Ownership versus Selling the Whole BusinessIf you are one of a few owners of a business and you are simply trying to sell your shares, then there are some legal considerations that are different than if you are selling the whole business. First, an attorney would want to know if you have a buy-sell agreement. If so, then that document will dictate how the sale will go. If not, then the terms of the sale need to be negotiated between the seller of the business, the purchaser, and the remaining owners. This will involve finding a fair price on a per share value.
If the business ownership stake is going to be passed along to your children, or other family member, then the proper business succession planning arrangements should be made between yourself and your business attorney. Business succession planning can (and ideally should) be set up years before you actually sell your ownership stake.