Business Services

Business Formations/Startups/Entrepreneurial Services

Katz Korin Cunningham, PC works with startup business owners and entrepreneurs to aid in the purchase, structuring and formation of new businesses. We provide efficient, cost-effective, and responsive legal services to ensure that new businesses meet their legal obligations. We can provide flat fee business formation services. Katz Korin Cunningham can help with entity selection, formation, and ongoing operational guidance for startup businesses. Do you have questions about whether you should be a General Partnership, a Limited Liability Partnership or a Limited Partnership? Do you think you might be able form a Professional Corporation but aren’t sure? Would you like to be a For-Profit Corporation or a Not-For-Profit Corporation with tax-exempt status? Is being a Limited Liability Company the right choice for you and the partners with whom you’re choosing to start a business? We can answer all of those questions for you.

Whether you’ve already taken the first steps to form your company and would now like some help, or have started the process with our assistance, we can get your company up and running with services such as checking on Name Availability, Reservation and Registration, obtaining an Employer Identification Number, drafting and filing Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State, and guiding you through obtaining an S-Election.  We will also make sure you are compliant with the law by drafting Bylaws or Operating Agreements and helping you obtain Business Permits and Licenses. We will provide guidance for what to do to obtain Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) or Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification and counsel you on how to maintain your not-for-profit status. Additionally, we can help be sure everyone with an interest in the company is on the same page by providing step-by-step guidance through effectively conducting Shareholder Meetings, as well as drafting Corporate Minutes and Resolutions, and Shareholder Agreements.  We can explain the necessity of Buy/Sell Agreements, as well as draft or guide you through the proper use of Operating Agreements, Annual Entity Reports, and myriad other corporate documents.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit at Katz Korin Cunningham. We love taking our knowledge and what we’ve learned from our own experience as well as that of our clients to help endeavors flourish.

Business Contract Services

Business owners need a variety of contract drafting and review services to protect their best interests when entering into relationships with vendors, customers, employees or independent contractors. Our team at Katz Korin Cunningham offers complete legal services to negotiate, draft, and provide due diligence review of legal contracts. You may need business formation and ownership contract services. We can help you by drafting or reviewing any and all of the following, including but not limited to, Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Operating Agreements, Bylaws, Partnership Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Stock Redemption Agreements, Franchise Agreement (Franchisor or Franchisee), or IRS Form 1023 Filing.

Whether you have employees or you are an employee, we will provide you with guidance in the area of Employment Contract Services. We can help you determine whether you need Employment Contracts, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Solicitation Agreements, Client Purchase Agreements, Independent Contractor Agreements, Severance Agreements, Separation Agreements, or Employment Releases, and make sure they are fair and enforceable under state and federal law.

Whether your business is brand new or is just picking up steam, we can provide all of the Business Contract Services you need. We will draft for you or review and negotiate Vendor Contracts, Customer Contracts, Terms and Conditions, Client Engagement Letters, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Publicity Releases, and Sponsorship Agreements. When it comes to your Internet presence and use of software, we will be sure you have the proper Software License Agreements, Website Terms of Use Agreements, Website Privacy Policies, Copyright Agent Policies, and Intellectual Property License Agreements.

Often sooner rather than later, your company will have property it needs to purchase or lease. Our attorneys can provide assistance with your Commercial Lease, Residential Lease, or Equipment Lease. We will also draft, review, and negotiate your Purchase Agreements and Installment Contracts. If you’re purchasing real property, we can handle your Mortgage, Deed and Title Work for you.

If you are buying or selling a business, there are certain legal agreements you need to protect your interests. We can help from start to finish, including providing advice on the due diligence process, selecting an Asset Purchase Agreement or Stock Purchase Agreement, reviewing financing or funding options, and assisting with the closing of the business sale.

We can start with you at any point in the process. We love helping businesses at every stage of development, as each presents its own challenges and rewards.

Private Offerings and Business Financing

Katz Korin Cunningham’s business law attorneys provide guidance for companies in the process of raising capital. Katz Korin Cunningham has experienced securities attorneys who can perform the necessary due diligence that is critical for any equity or debt investment. We can help identify potential risk factors, review projections, and analyze disclosures to help clients make informed decisions before devoting financial resources to these opportunities.

Navigating the complex state and federal requirements related to securities matters is challenging and businesses need qualified experience to select the appropriate offering to accomplish their goals. Katz Korin Cunningham can help your business with Regulation D Private Placements, Indiana Intrastate Offerings, or other types of exempt securities offerings or transactions.

Katz Korin Cunningham offers sophisticated legal advice, commonly on a flat-fee basis, for the process of raising capital through private equity. We can draft all the required documents, including the preparation of a Private Placement Memorandum, Subscription Agreement, Form D, and all associated corporate governance documents to complete the transaction.

We can review Loan Agreements from conventional, mezzanine or private lenders. If your business requires financing or refinancing or is providing funding through Private Equity/Venture Capital, Traditional Lending, or Private Lending, Katz Korin Cunningham can provide guidance on all the related agreements, including Promissory Notes, Security Instruments such as UCC Financing Statements or Mortgages, Personal Guarantees or Subordination Agreements.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Katz Korin Cunningham has experienced attorneys assisting clients with mergers, acquisitions, asset sales, stock sales, joint ventures, strategic alliances, divestitures or spinoffs. We represent all types of businesses and individuals, including buyers, sellers, majority shareholders, minority shareholders, lenders, management, investors and investment funds. We can assist in drafting, negotiating and advising on Term Sheets & Letters of Intent, Non-Disclosure Agreements/Confidentiality Agreements, Due Diligence Review, Corporate Financing, Non-Competes and Non-Solicitation Agreements, and Asset Purchase Agreements or Stock Purchase Agreements.

Business Succession Planning

Closely-held and family-owned business need to plan for the future, which includes considering the estate, tax, operational and legal implications involved when businesses change ownership. Katz Korin Cunningham provides experienced counseling on how to manage the immense impact of a business transition, including the drafting of Buy/Sell Agreements and Stock Purchase Agreements or Stock Redemption Agreements, evaluating how to fund a Buy/Sell Agreements and providing sophisticated tax planning to privately-owned businesses and their owners.

Franchise Law

Katz Korin Cunningham represents both franchisors and franchisees operating in Indiana. For franchisors and potential franchisors, there are complex legal, operational and economic issues to consider when operating your business as a franchise. We assist franchisors with the state and federal compliance required to sell and operate franchises in Indiana. We draft, review and negotiate Uniform Franchise Offering Circulars (UFOCs), Franchise Agreements, Operations Manuals, Commercial Lease Agreements and related contracts. We provide guidance on Indiana’s Franchise Disclosure Act, Indiana Franchise’s Deceptive Practices Act, regulation by the Indiana Securities Division, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. We assist franchisors with actively supervising their business’ operation, developing a franchise system, marketing, and control of intellectual property, oversight of real estate and site selection and management of franchisee relations.

For franchisees wishing to purchase and operate franchises in Indiana, Katz Korin Cunningham provides legal representation to ensure that the franchisor is providing a fair, legally-compliant, valuable business. We assist franchisees through the due diligence review of the Franchise Agreements, how to avoid default or termination of the franchise, negotiation of Commercial Lease Agreements, analysis of franchise territories, dispute resolution and relations with other franchisees and the franchisor.

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, Work-out and Receiverships

Our Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Work-out practice attorneys represent clients (corporate and individual) in every aspect for troubled and financially distressed businesses. Our attorneys have represented debtors, secured lenders, trade creditors and creditor committees in complex Chapter 11 reorganizations and have experience in the negotiation and development of plans of reorganization, claim litigation, debtor-in-possession financing, acquisitions and sales of assets and claims, and prosecution and defense of preference and fraudulent transfer claims. In addition to our bankruptcy experience, we assist lenders, borrowers, guarantors and receivers, in and out of court, with commercial collection matters, renegotiation and restructuring of loans and other credit obligations, state and federal commercial foreclosures, receiverships and collections as well as asset dispositions, including Article 9 sales.

 

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