Areas of Law

Business, Corporate Law, Formation and Acquisition


A successful business is built on relationships: between business partners, between the business and its suppliers, and, of course, between the business and its clients or customers. This solid foundation doesn't happen by accident but as a result of careful planning. At The Law Firm of Michael J. Smith & Associates, we work closely with our business clients to support their relationships at every stage of the business life cycle. From formation to growth, and ultimately, to transfer or dissolution, we focus on the complex legal details of your transactions and relationships so that you can attend to the work of your business.

Areas of Practice

Entity selection and formation

Drafting of bylaws and operating agreements

Preparation of employment agreements and employee manuals

Drafting and reviewing buy-sell agreements

Stock transfers and sales

Franchise agreements

Financing and refinancing of property and equipment

Mergers and acquisitions

Sales and purchases of liquor licenses and related assets

Business succession or transition planning

Negotiating the purchase or sale of real estate