Business Planning

No matter how big or how small your business, it takes an immense amount of planning and work to keep business operations running smoothly. There are a number of legal issues associated with running a business, from employment contracts and shareholder agreements to dealing with disputes and contingency planning. Dealing with your legal issues quickly and effectively enables you to return to doing what you do best: building your business into a successful enterprise. Whatever your business planning legal needs might be, Dumas, Weist, Mahnesmith, & Wright, LLC wants to help you achieve your business goals.

Business Formation

Forming a business is complex. We can help you through each stage of the process, from selecting the type of entity that best fits your business needs while protecting your personal assets, to forming the entity and drafting the necessary business documents, to helping you take full advantage of the benefits of your business structure.

Business Operations

Too often, business owners fail to seek out the legal advice they need to successfully operate their business. We can help you maintain your business structure by drafting and filing required business documents, drafting resolutions and consents, and maintaining your corporate minute books. We can also assist your business by drafting and reviewing contracts, purchase agreements, and financing documents, in employment law-related matters, in business litigation, and in enforcing contracts and resolving contract disputes.

Business Succession

We know you have worked hard to build your business, and we can help you invest in the future success of that business by formulating a business succession plan. Our firm has been working with family-owned businesses for decades. We understand the complexity involved and can assist in planning for the future transfer of your business within the family of for the succession or the business without future family involvement. Buy-sell agreements and other estate planning documents can help accomplish these goals, with an eye toward protecting and promoting your life’s work.