Biloxi Business Law Attorneys Provide You with Savvy Guidance
Assisting clients with contracts, disputes and business formations
Establishing or buying a business can be both exciting and frightening. The prospects for financial success are enticing. However, the risks of failure and loss are daunting. To avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of business ownership, you need the invaluable advice of an experienced and knowledgeable business attorney.
Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm has served individuals and businesses in Gulfport and throughout Mississippi for more than 87 years. Whether you are starting your first business or are looking to expand an already successful company, our Biloxi legal team can assist you.
Prior to starting a business, you should consult with a knowledgeable attorney. Our lawyers review your business plans, goals and industry. Then we explain the various business models available in Mississippi. After carefully evaluating the pros and cons of each, we recommend the business formation most suitable for your needs. Following is some basic information about a few of the most common business structures:
- Sole proprietorship — Many first-time business owners form a sole proprietorship. Under this business model, there is no differentiation between you and your business — you receive all profits, but are personally liable for debts and lawsuits against your business.
- Partnership — In a general partnership, two or more parties share profits and losses.
- Corporation — By forming a corporation, you establish an entity apart from yourself. Owners of corporations have limited liability and are not personally liable for debts and claims incurred by the business.
Once you have chosen a business model, our lawyers help you obtain the necessary permits and licenses to register your company in Mississippi.
If you are a business owner, you may enter into contracts on a regular basis. Before signing any business agreement, you should have it reviewed by an attorney. Since contracts are legally binding, breaching one unlawfully can cost you time and money. Conversely, if another party breaches a contract you have signed, our lawyers at Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm can resolve the dispute through peaceful negotiations or tenacious litigation if necessary.
Disputes among partners or company owners can cripple a business. Our firm frequently helps business owners settle partnership disputes in a cost-effective and timely manner. Issues may arise when one partner is performing more work than the other partners. Conversely, the dispute may arise because one or more partners feel another partner is not carrying enough of the weight. Regardless of a why partnership dispute disrupts your business, our lawyers provide you with competent counsel and advice.
Mergers and acquisitions
We assist companies looking to acquire other businesses and companies seeking to be acquired. Our office provides sophisticated representation for the brokering of corporate mergers and acquisitions throughout the state. At our firm, protection of your legal rights and interests is always our main concern.
Work with Mississippi business lawyers who protect you and your business
With a combined total of more than 130 years of legal training and experience, the attorneys of Corban Gunn Van Cleave Law Firm have helped Mississippi business owners establish, buy, sell and protect all types of businesses. Contact us to see how we can help you with your business. Our office is located in Biloxi, and we are dedicated to helping clients in Gulfport and throughout the state.