Public and closely held companies benefit from our business attorneys’ insight and skill in a wide range of business planning, entity formation and transaction-related legal services.

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to start an enterprise; own an established business with plans to buy, sell or expand; or need an experienced business attorney to guide you through the complexities of a major financing, real estate or business property transaction, you can count on Frazer Ryan’s business law group.

Frazer Ryan’s experienced Phoenix business lawyers serve business owners in a variety of important areas:

  • Entity formation and organization of LLCs, limited liability partnerships, Subchapter S corporations and C corporations
  • Negotiating and preparing equity ownership, governance and entity control agreements, including shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, operating agreements, entity resolutions and option agreements
  • Commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Negotiating and drafting a wide range of commercial agreements, such as business contracts, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements, real estate contracts, professional services agreements and purchase and sale agreements
  • Tax planning
  • Ownership succession planning
  • Reducing liability exposure by advising corporate officers and directors and LLC managers and members about their rights and duties
  • Drafting executive employment agreements, incentive compensation plans, non-compensation plans, and executive non-competition agreements, releases and severance arrangements.

Litigation Avoidance

Our attorneys understand the devastating impact caused by the failure of a business to either properly document or to carefully consider the tax and legal ramifications of its transactions. As a result, we strongly recommend that all significant business transactions be first submitted to counsel for review, and we stand ready to assist you.

California Business Law

Business ownership in California poses a wide array of risks and requirements that are unique to that state, and that can hold serious consequences for Arizona and other out-of-state businesses and individuals that are not guided by a California-experienced attorney. Our California experience is valuable to the clients we serve directly, and to their legal, financial, and tax advisors who look to Frazer Ryan as a trusted professional resource. David Cohen practiced law in California for 17 years, and he can assist with Business entity formation, expansion and taxation, as well as planning to minimize the impact of the limited liability company (LLC) gross receipts tax and S corporation net taxable income tax.

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