Starting and running your own business is as much a part of the American Dream as going to college and owning a home. At The Kaiser Law Firm, P.C., we understand the desire to be your own boss. After all, we are not only attorneys, we are business owners, too. We have successfully run a family business for 28 years. But there is a lot more to running a business than just dreaming about it. To successfully grow your business and help it reach its full potential, you need to start off on the right foot—and then continue to protect your enterprise from legal threats. When you work with our attorneys, you will do just that. We are proud to represent companies of all sizes in a broad range of industries, including real estate investors and development companies, service businesses, and manufacturing companies.
Our Business Services
The Kaiser Law Firm, P.C.’s corporate and business practice is primarily transactional, and includes the representation of corporations, individuals, limited liability companies, and other business entities in a variety of areas, including the following:
- Business formation (including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships).
- Mergers and acquisitions.
- Commercial transactions.
- Buy-sell agreements.
- Consulting and employment arrangements.
- Succession planning.
- General business planning.
We have the tools to be legal partners for the life of a business—from incorporation to sale or succession. We understand the needs of our clients and work hard to help them meet their goals. We never push unnecessary services on clients; our goal is to anticipate their needs and take the appropriate legal action—no more and no less—to meet those needs.
Protecting Your Personal and Business Assets
There is more to a running a business than hiring and firing. We help our clients look to the future and develop strategies to protect their assets as they become successful. From the outset, we implement plans that will protect personal assets from any future business debt or liability. Our attorneys have Master’s degrees in tax law and focus on helping business owners understand the tax implications of their business structure. We also advise on how to properly structure their businesses so that mistakes do not jeopardize the valuable assets of the company.
The Kaiser Law Firm, P.C., provides strategies that help owners of closely held and family-owned businesses establish ways to help ensure that their business will continue to operate smoothly when they retire or die.
We understand the dynamics when the disability, death, or retirement of an owner triggers a transition in ownership. A well-developed business succession plan is one of the most important factors in shifting a family business from the older generations to a younger generation. If there are no family members onto whom to pass the business, the plan might provide instructions for selling the business to key employees or outside third parties.
Why is this so important? Approximately two-thirds of family-owned businesses fail to be passed on to the next generation. Of those that do, close to 50 percent do not survive the transition from second to third generation ownership. We understand that it’s hard to face the fact that an exit strategy is necessary, and we help our clients see that they need to have a succession plan in place to make sure that all their life’s work is not thrown away because they did not properly plan.
Call Us to Discuss Your Business Planning Needs
The experienced and knowledgeable St. Louis business planning attorneys at The Kaiser Law Firm, P.C., work with clients to address business formation, business agreements, and succession planning. Clients can be sure that we will use the most appropriate, efficient, and cost-effective strategies to accomplish their objectives. Our goal is to make every client feel like they are our only client with the level of service we provide.
We are approachable and easily accessible to all of our business and estate planning clients. Call us today at (314) 966-7766 for a free consultation to discuss how we can help your business.