Business Law

Morton McGoldrick’s business law attorneys have the experience and expertise to work with clients of all sizes and types from family businesses, closely held corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and emerging businesses to public companies. We build relationships with our clients that allow us to understand their business objectives and to anticipate their needs. When they need a business attorney, Tacoma businesses choose us for our experience, expertise, and comprehensive services.

Get Complete Service from a Team of Tacoma Business Attorneys

The experience we have gained from representing a variety of businesses enables us to provide cost-effective advice that is in line with our clients’ strategic and economic objectives. In addition, as part of a full-service firm, we have the depth and breadth to advise on virtually every legal area important to businesses, including tax, real estate and intellectual property.

  • Formation & Organization of Businesses
  • Business Dissolution & Exit Strategies
  • Business Sales & Acquisitions
  • Shareholder’s Rights

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Intellectual Property Transactions
  • Tax Advice & Succession Planning
  • Employment

Formation and Organization of Businesses

With a business attorney from our firm, Tacoma residents can get targeted services at every stage. Our team appreciates the opportunity to provide our business clients legal services on an ongoing basis, and strives to earn long-term relationships with our clients through exceptional client service. The following are examples of the formation and organization of businesses services we provide:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Associations
  • Subsidiaries

  • Mergers
  • Spin-Offs/Split-Ups
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Reorganizations

Business Sales and Acquisitions

Morton McGoldrick serves as counsel to many of Western Washington’s leading and emerging businesses. Its business attorneys bring with them an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience in developing reasonable, timely, and affordable solutions for businesses. We understand the goals and competing interests affecting business transactions, and are adept at working with businesses to structure an achievable plan crafted to maximize efficiency and after-tax benefits to clients.

We advise clients with respect to a wide range of business transactions. With a business attorney, Tacoma clients receive expert counsel during important transactional endeavors. Our experience in providing counsel to clients in corporate mergers, purchases and sales of stock or assets, share exchanges, and tender offers drives our representation of both privately held and publicly traded companies. We draw on our attorneys’ expertise in employment and benefits matters, financing transactions, intellectual property, securities regulation, tax, and real estate to provide our clients with comprehensive results-oriented solutions.

A business attorney with Morton McGoldrick will provide you and your company with excellent representation with respect to the following business sales and acquisitions services:

  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • “Take Private” Transactions

  • Asset Purchase and Sales
  • Stock Purchase and Sales

Contract Negotiations

With the aid of a business attorney, Tacoma individuals and businesses can correctly structure, negotiate, document and manage specific contract needs. Our business attorneys can expertly assist you with all aspects of contract negotiation and ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations associated with such contracts. In addition, our tax attorneys can address any tax issues associated with certain aspects of your business contracts, minimizing adverse consequences and maximizing any tax benefits. Below are some examples of contract negotiation services we provide:

  • Loans
  • Leases
  • Security Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements

  • Private Offerings
  • Stock, Securities
  • Compliance

Tax Advice and Succession Planning

We work with our clients to prepare succession plans that protect the interests of company owners’ families, estates, and co-owners, while at the same time clearly defining current ownership rights in a manner that facilitates smooth ownership transfers to children or other heirs following death, illness, retirement, lack of involvement or other issues that may arise in the course of business.  Having a qualified and experienced business attorney to help you navigate this sensitive area can ensure the success and longevity of your business.  Morton McGoldrick has the right business attorney for you.

Business Dissolution and Exit Strategies

Morton McGoldrick’s attorneys frequently assist partners and shareholders in businesses and commercial entities that are unable to resolve a dispute and return to business operations. In some cases, agreements between them may need to be dissolved. Because not all businesses have strong exit strategies in place, the division of assets and the buying out of a partner’s share of a business can be complicated. Our business attorneys work with our clients to reach agreements that keep the best interests of our clients protected, while dissolving partnerships and developing exit strategies for restructuring businesses.

Shareholder’s Rights

Our attorneys fight to protect shareholder’s rights and to stop minority shareholder oppression, squeeze-outs, breaches of fiduciary duties and other abuses of corporate power. A falling out amongst partners, shareholders or business owners can seem catastrophic. A minority shareholder may lose employment, income, and net worth, and can do little to stop it. Even a majority shareholder may feel at the mercy of the legal system when sued by an unhappy partner. Each business attorney on the team at Morton McGoldrick is committed to protecting the rights of business owners and fighting for shareholders facing oppression, squeeze-outs, and violations of rights. We represent both majority and minority shareholders and discretely advise business owners how to avoid or prepare for litigation.

Intellectual Property Transactions

We recognize the value of our clients’ IP rights. Our business attorneys work with our clients to protect and develop their IP rights, assisting them in diverse matters including licensing, development and distribution agreements, and federal trademark registrations. Too often businesses overlook their intellectual property assets when considering buying or selling a business. A business attorney with Morton McGoldrick will help you realize the value of IP assets in business transactions.

Contact Us for the Services of a Business Attorney in Tacoma

Seeking the services of a business attorney, Tacoma business owners that choose our firm have the ability to preemptively handle delicate matters of formation, finance, and more. Mistakes can be costly. Call us at (253) 655-2275 today and safeguard your business with the help of a business attorney from Morton McGoldrick