Asheville Small Business Law

Our  business planning legal services allow us to serve our clients virtually via phone, email, and a secure online platform, as well as in person from our office in Asheville, North Carolina.

Whether you are just starting out or are an established business, we can help your business intelligently face the legal, insurance, tax, and financial risks inherent in growing and operating your business.

Supporting Your Asheville Small Business Every Step of the Way

We offer “outsourced in-house counsel” to many of our corporate clients, which provides numerous benefits. With this relationship, we are able to develop an in-depth familiarity with the client’s business, culture, and legal needs; maintain a long-term relationship, facilitating efficiency of service; and become an integral part of our client’s management team.

The general corporate services we provide include:

  • Startup counseling
  • Formation of corporations, LLC’s, and other entities, including preparation of related documentation
  • Founders’ agreements, operating agreements, and limited partnership agreements
  • IP agreements, including licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, and terms of service/use and privacy policies.
  • Employment and consulting agreements
  • Commercial contracts, including services agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements, leases, and reseller agreements
  • Structuring of equity ownership, including vesting issues
  • Corporate governance, including board of director matters and stockholders’ & voting agreements
  • Trademark advice and registration

Corporate Transactions

Our transactional practice is the core of our business. Each of our attorneys has 12-49 years of experience handling major transactions. Accordingly, we understand how to get deals completed efficiently and cost-effectively.

We handle the following types of transactions:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Financings
  • Licensing and other technology transactions
  • Debt transactions
  • Strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing and other partnering transactions
  • Acquisitions of specified assets
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Divestitures and dispositions
  • Restructurings and recapitalizations

Asheville small business lawyer Chris Craig provides advice and documentation needed to help your business run smoothly, from everyday legal matters to complex business transactions. Our approach to small business law is to see you through future growth and changes your company may experience. Contact our firm to schedule a consultation or find out more about the business solutions we offer.