Find Lawyers in Salt Lake City, Utah for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Practice Area Overview
Business Organizations is a broad field of law concerning companies and other forms of business enterprises of all types and sizes and those who create them. This includes corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and other associations that carry on economic or charitable activities. Legal advice in this field of law covers a wide variety of topics, including the choice of type of business entity, choice of jurisdiction, process of formation, corporate governance, nature of ownership, operational matters, asset protection, combinations, acquisitions, dispositions, and dissolutions. Therefore, lawyers practicing in this area of law need to be well-versed in many different but related legal disciplines, including corporate, partnership, securities, tax, real estate, nonprofit, intellectual property, insolvency, fiduciary duty, and mergers and acquisitions law. Furthermore, because many business organizations have operations or are involved in transactions abroad, advising such entities can implicate not only federal and state laws within the United States, but also those of various foreign jurisdictions.
While some business organizations are relatively small, including traditional family-owned companies and entrepreneurial start-up ventures, many are large and complex enterprises with highly sophisticated governance structures. Accordingly, the legal work involved can range from representation of an entire organization, including its owner(s), in all aspects of the organization’s legal activities to engagement as a specialist in one or more discreet areas.
The legal skills required of a Business Organizations lawyer also include the ability to advise clients with respect to divisions of ownership and passing of ownership to acquirers and/or future generations, in addition to more immediate concerns regarding initial entity formation and operation. Properly advising clients with respect to structuring business enterprises, therefore, often requires an in-depth understanding of not only clients' strategic business objectives but also their succession and estate planning concerns.
In addition to the myriad issues that arise within a business enterprise, practice in the Business Organizations area also involves relationships between businesses and the interactions and transactions among them, including contracts, joint ventures, licenses, settlements, and mergers and acquisitions. Business Organizations is wide-ranging area of law that often serves as an entry point or primary point of contact for businesses to a law firm and the various types of legal services it provides.
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Kent Collins has extensive tax planning experience counseling high net worth clients and small to mid-sized businesses. Mr. Collins is also experienced in the area of aviation law, having worked as in-house General Counsel for Morris Air. He is currently counsel for SkyWest, Inc. Mr. Collins has taught classes at the Brigham Young University Law School on Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning, is a past Chair of the Tax Section of the Utah State Bar, and is admitted to practice before the Unite...
Seth King is a member of the Firm’s corporate and securities group, working primarily in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions , commercial finance and general corporate and business law . Mr. King received his law degree in 2000, graduating magna cum laude from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, as a member of the Order of the Coif . He also received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, cum laude , from Utah State University in 1997. Mr. King was ...
Thomas leverages his business and accounting background to customize sound estate planning strategies for clients with a high net worth, focusing on the planning process and ultimate durability of an estate plan. For almost three decades, Thomas has specialized in creating wills, trusts, and estate plans for clients with complex and sophisticated legal needs. He distills complex concepts into clear, concise, and executable plans, working closely with each client, whether an individual, family...
Stanley Neeleman practices law in the areas of federal taxation, estate planning and business planning. Mr. Neeleman received the Federal Bar Association award for significant contributions to the development and practice of federal law and was selected by the Utah State Bar Tax Section as Tax Practitioner of the Year. He has served as Professor-in-Residence and Acting Assistant to the Commissioner at the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has authored books and article...
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