Business Law & Commercial Law
We work with existing businesses as well as new start-ups, providing advice on matters ranging from business entity formation to commercial contracts to wind-up services.
Business Entity Formation
We help clients forming a new company to select a legal structure that anticipates their long-term goals. We advise our clients on their choice of entity and prepare and file all documents necessary to establish the entity, including articles of incorporation, articles of organization, tax elections, bylaws, operating agreements, corporate resolutions, partnership agreements, and joint venture agreements.
We offer a broad range of services to our business clients, including:
Advising clients regarding suitable business structures, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations, professional corporations, nonprofit corporations and traditional for-profit corporations.
Negotiating, reviewing and drafting commercial agreements, including employment contracts, leases, construction contracts, and sale and purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, voting agreements, stock option plans, shareholder/member loans, stock purchase agreements and stock redemption agreements, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements and non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
Assisting clients in obtaining financing and funding for business operations and in negotiating and preparing the documentation.
Advising clients about directors' and officers' liability, franchising, reorganizations, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, business successions, and shareholders' rights.
Identifying the most advantageous way to structure the sale or purchase of a business, and preparing necessary documents to effect a business transfer.
Providing wealth management and estate planning advice and representation, including assistance with succession planning.
Assisting in business dissolutions.
We provide practical tax solutions to high net worth individuals, private businesses, and financial institutions. We advise our clients on the tax implications of their estate plans, business structures and investments.
Santa Fe is home to one of the largest art markets in the country, and hosts many art festivals, including the Santa Fe Indian Market. We represent clients in art and cultural property law, and handle all types of commercial litigation involving art, and advise private individuals, corporate and commercial clients on art law matters.