Business Law

Whether you represent a Fortune 500 company or a small business, city, state, and federal business laws and ordinances affect you. It’s important to have the advice and counsel of an experienced business law attorney to help you navigate the regulatory minefield. This is especially true when you’re forming a new business or restructuring an existing one.

The proven business law attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC provide professional, experienced legal counsel and guidance for every aspect and every stage of your business, including business structure and contractual agreements. We offer business law services nationwide for both startups and ongoing concerns.

When you start a business, you’ll want to choose a legal structure that maximizes your profits and reduces your tax liability. We understand how every type of legal business entity works, including:

Our attorneys guide you through your options and make recommendations based on the type of business you wish to operate, as well as your short, medium, and long-term goals. We’ll also draft and file the required documents to get your business up and running.

If your company is already established, our attorneys can assist you by reviewing your current structure and offering insight into possible changes you can make in:

No matter if you represent a startup or an established business, transactions are the foundation of every business. Whether you’re buying materials from suppliers or selling your services and products to end consumers, an exchange takes place. Transactions are governed by contracts, both written and oral. Knowing how to structure and word the terms of contracts is vital to the survival of your business.

Unfortunately, some business owners are unaware of all of the factors that can affect a contract. Our business law attorneys are cognizant of every potential contractual issue and can provide competent legal advice on drafting and entering into contractual agreements.

No matter if you’re starting a new business or growing one that already exists, the capable business law attorneys at Tully Rinckey can handle any legal challenge you face. Our team draws on a wealth of experience and a deep well of resources to strengthen your business model and maximize your bottom line. Call us at (888) 529-4543, or email us at info@tullylegal.com to schedule an initial consultation.

Litigation between businesses can involve:

  • Complex legal filings
  • Arduous discovery
  • Intense depositions
  • Grueling trial preparation
  • Exhausting settlement negotiations
  • Complicated jury selection
  • Demanding argument and evidence presentations
  • Rigorous courtroom challenges

It’s imperative that you hire a law firm that can do all the heavy lifting, while still protecting your legal rights and shielding your business interests.

The capable, trial-tested litigation attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC know how to win. We’ll handle your case from start to finish, making sure you and your business are protected.

Our litigation attorneys have a wealth of experience in a number of corporate and commercial litigation areas, including:

  • General commercial and contract
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Securities
  • Real estate
  • Land use and zoning
  • Bankruptcy litigation

The litigation attorneys at Tully Rinckey offer your business a number of clear legal advantages, including:

  • Proficiency and innovation – We offer efficient and creative legal solutions that best serve your business
  • Trial-cycle representation – We have the ability to take your case to and through litigation if necessary
  • A full-service firm – We offer a wide range of litigation services in all aspects of corporate and commercial litigation
  • Deep resources and experience – We regularly appear in state and federal courts across the country

Sometimes the best solution to your business’s legal issue is to settle out of court. Our attorneys provide you with clear settlement options for your dispute resolution. Then we aggressively represent your interests at the bargaining table. We’re adept at settlement negotiations, making sure you realize the best possible outcome of your dispute.

If the results of a litigation are unsatisfactory to you, our attorneys can review your case and advise you on the chances of a successful appeal. The appellate courts operate differently from trial courts. If you decide to appeal, we ensure you meet the deadlines for appeal and that your case is made as compellingly as possible to the proper court. Our litigators have handled appeals to the highest appellate courts in the nation.

We realize how important it is to find a solution for your dispute promptly. From the filing of a complaint to discovery, from trial to appeal, the litigators at Tully Rinckey bring every resource to bear on your case, with an eye toward securing a speedy settlement or a favorable judgment. Whether you’re the complainant or the defendant, we litigate your corporate or commercial legal matter from a position of strength.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact us at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com.

Your business start-up or developing company may not need or can’t afford to hire in-house attorneys. Even mature businesses sometimes lack the legal workflow to justify retaining full-time general counsel. Under such circumstances, you have another option – outsourcing general counsel services to a qualified law firm.

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Whether you’re starting a business or growing one, you need an attorney who gets to know you and your company from the inside out. The business attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC do just that. We take a personal interest in making sure your company’s legal bases are covered. This forward-thinking approach helps us identify innovative solutions to your legal matters and allows us to anticipate legal or regulatory changes, so you can avoid issues before they happen.

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Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly common in an ever-changing business culture. These transactions often involve a significant amount of money and can determine the future success of an enterprise. Whether your company is undertaking a merger, the combining of two or more companies to form a larger organization, or an acquisition, experienced legal representation is essential.

The business attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC have decades of experience in mergers and acquisitions. We fully comprehend the importance of these undertakings and provide you and your business with aggressive representation in every aspect of a merger or acquisition, including:

  • Evaluating purchase and sale proposals
  • Drafting and negotiating letters of intent or memoranda of understanding
  • Structuring and negotiating components of the transaction and preparing related documents
  • Implementing minority shareholder strategies

Our business law attorneys stand ready to assist you in all areas of business law. Contact us at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com to schedule an initial consultation.

Whether you’re starting a new business or revamping an existing one, choosing the right legal structure for your company is essential.

Options for creating business entities include:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Corporations

At Tully Rinckey PLLC, our experienced business attorneys can review your business plans and offer options best suited to your enterprise. We’re committed to the success of your business, and we’re ready to work with you on choosing and implementing a business structure that works for you. Contact us at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com to schedule an initial consultation.

You’ve worked hard to build your business, so you know the importance of leaving it in good hands. At Tully Rinckey PLLC, we realize that this is a unique area of legal practice, one that requires thoughtful planning and discussion to ensure that you protect your legacy.

Our experienced estate planning and corporate lawyers can help you determine the best plan of succession for your business, whether this means selling the business, leaving it to family members, or choosing another option. Whatever option you choose, we can help you manage your succession plan in a way that results in a reduced tax burden while also protecting family relationships.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey respect your desire to protect your business even when you are no longer able to operate it yourself. Contact us today at (888) 529-4543 or info@tullylegal.com to schedule a consultation.

A global economy doesn’t necessarily make transacting international business any easier. If your company currently does business overseas or across the border of another country, or is contemplating doing so, you need legal representation that understands how international transactions and litigation are properly conducted.

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Contracts and agreements are the cornerstone of any business. Unfortunately, poorly constructed ones can create significant conflicts that take time and money to resolve. The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are committed to the success of your business and stand ready to provide counsel and representation in any of these areas:

  • Strategic alliance and joint venture agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Sales agency agreements
  • Domestic and international contracts
  • Commercial issues and documents

We help you draft iron-clad contracts and agreements that protect you from disputes before they arise. When disputes do occur, we represent you aggressively, seeking the optimal outcome for your business.

A new business is a major investment of time and money. That’s why it’s important to have policies and processes in place that ensure business success. These policies and procedures are called “corporate governance” and direct both the day-to-day operations of your business, as well as helping you to achieve your long-term business goals.

At Tully Rinckey PLLC, our attorneys have decades of experience in corporate governance and compliance matters. Whether you’re operating as a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or a for-profit or not-for-profit corporation, we can help your company develop the structure it needs.

Businesses have life cycles. They begin, grow, and expand, and sometimes owners realize that it’s time for their business to cease operations. This process, called dissolution, can be complex and involves selling off assets, paying creditors, and distributing remaining cash to the company’s owners.

At Tully Rinckey PLLC, we’re committed to providing you with the knowledgeable counsel you need to close your business. Our business law attorneys ensure that the dissolution of your business happens quickly, efficiently, and with minimal risk of legal complications or tax liabilities. We offer proven advice and representation critical to closing your business, so that you can move on to a new venture or enter retirement.

Business tax law can be incredibly complex, and ignorance is no excuse when facing an inquiry or audit from federal, state, or local tax agencies. At the same time, businesses are often at an advantage when it comes to tax issues, and good decision-making can make a huge difference in your company’s bottom line.

The experienced attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC are available to assist you and your business with every aspect of tax planning. We can ensure that your company is structured in a way that creates tax savings while also allowing your business to grow and expand. We also provide aggressive representation when dealing with tax authorities in audits.

Agreements are necessary at nearly every stage of every type of business. To protect your company, your employees, and yourself, consider working with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the many variables of contract law. Doing this helps you to avoid disputes and focus on what really matters: growing your business.

The experienced attorneys at Tully Rinckey PPLC take the time to get to know you and your company. We then make recommendations based on your company’s goals, needs, and circumstances. In addition, our attorneys can help you manage compliance issues, the development of company policies, and conduct reviews and investigations.

Disputes are inevitable, both in private life and in business. Unfortunately, disputes can be disruptive and distract business owners from the day-to-day operations of their organizations. When a dispute can’t be avoided, consulting with an attorney is often your best option.

The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC have significant experience in managing business and organizational disputes. Our team can help referee the disagreement, address the concerns of all parties, and work creatively to find solutions. In addition, we can advise you on compliance and organizational policies that help prevent disputes in the future.

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WHY CHOOSE US TO REPRESENT YOU

When you choose Tully Rinckey PLLC, you aren’t just assigned an attorney. Your legal matter will be cared for by our entire legal team and support staff. With offices throughout the country, coast to coast, we make sure you receive legal counsel and representation you can trust. A number of the partners in our firm have earned the highest possible ratings for their exceptional legal ability and high ethical standards, including the AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell and top ratings from Avvo, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.

Commitment to Our Clients


Our team-oriented philosophy encourages open and ongoing communication with every attorney, paralegal, and other support staff working with each client ensures we understand their goals. Our commitment to you means meeting your objectives, working attentively and persistently toward your success, and efficiently adjusting to your changing needs.

Our Experience


Our highly knowledgeable law team comes to the table with attorneys who have 20 to 30 years of experience representing hundreds of clients. With hundreds of years of combined experience in appellate, international and U.S. business and corporate commercial law, litigation, criminal law, immigration, bankruptcy, employment law, estate planning, our team has what it takes to ensure your success.

Our Process


Our client-centered process is all about communication. During consultations, we teach clients about legal challenges they face and explain options available from their current position. Our attorneys explain how we resolve legal issues for the best possible outcome. We define what the expectations are, create manageable deadlines, and discover evidence to support claims.

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