At Coates & Davenport, P.C., prompt and thorough client service for business and corporate clients of all sizes is a hallmark of our practice. We handle matters from entity selection and formation to mergers, sales and dissolutions. We take care of all of a client's transactional and litigation needs.
Representing Entrepreneurs And Established Businesses In All Business And Commercial Matters
Business Formation And Registration
We will help you select the right corporate or partnership form for your capital and management structure. We draft and file LLC or LLP registrations or articles of incorporation, and keep your filings current for as long as you do business in that form. We will advise you and document your arrangements concerning shareholder rights, operating agreements, management agreements and other matters governing your partnership or corporate relationships.
Business Operations And Transactions
We serve as general counsel for many local companies on matters ranging from employee handbooks and personnel policies to negotiating and documenting:
- License agreements
- Commercial landlord-tenant transactions
- Customer and vendor contracts
- Equipment leases
- Employment contracts such as non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
We also handle corporate transactions of all kinds. To date, our largest deal was a $110 million leveraged buyout.
Many companies use secured financing as a way to support their growth and acquisition of business assets. We represent either the borrower or the lender in major loan transactions secured by a business's inventory, accounts, real property interests or guaranties of a principal's assets. Our extensive experience with commercial lending transactions can help protect your interests, document your transactions, and coincide with the practical realities of your business. We also can enforce a claim against a debtor in bankruptcy.
Business And Corporate Litigation
The business litigation attorneys at Coates & Davenport, P.C., are experienced with the full range of commercial and corporate dispute resolution techniques. These include workout negotiations in defaulted loan or lease situations, arbitration or mediation, and civil litigation in the state or federal courts. We handle corporate or partnership disputes involving:
- Closely held companies
- Employment disputes concerning claims of discrimination or sexual harassment
- Breach of contract claims involving customers, vendors, former principals or shareholders, licensees and independent contractors
Our business law team is an experienced and skillful group of professionals:
John C. Moore
T. Michael Blanks Jr.
Alexandra "Sandra" D. Bowen
Thomas F. Coates III
John R. McNeer
Karen S. Peterson
Tammy L. Sossei
For additional information about our ability to cover your business's legal needs, call 804-285-7000, toll free 800-450-8311, or write to us using this online form.