Family and Closely Owned Businesses

Family and Closely Owned Businesses

MendenFreiman is proud to offer over 20 years’ experience as trusted legal advisors to family and closely held businesses. We draw upon our wealth of knowledge to structure and protect your business.

Family-owned and closely held businesses aren’t just companies—they’re also legacies. Our clients trust us to treat their businesses as if they were our own. We work closely with our clients to understand their goals, then create a strategy to address those needs.

Whether you are just starting out, or are ready to explore succession planning or estate planning strategies, our team will guide you through each process. We understand the unique dynamics found within many family-owned businesses, and will work tirelessly to help your company thrive.

We frequently handle:

  • Asset protection
  • Business succession planning
  • Bylaws, partnership agreements and operating agreements
  • Commercial transactions
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Corporate financing, including equity structuring, equity incentive plans, asset-based and other secured lending
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate restructuring transactions
  • Deal-making, including mergers and acquisitions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Due diligence
  • Entity / ownership structuring, including family limited partnerships (FLPs)
  • Intellectual property. including trademark registrations
  • Non-qualified benefit plans
  • Purchase and sale of commercial real property
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Subchapter S business and tax planning

Entrust your legacy to skilled attorneys