Business and Corporate Law

In today’s economy, unique challenges and opportunities exist for businesses in Lawrence, Kansas and throughout the country.  Petefish, Immel, Hird, Johnson, Leibold & Sloan, LLP provides comprehensive business and corporate legal services, from start-up and business planning to dispute resolution and problem solving.  Petefish’s business and corporate attorney services include:

Corporate Formation and Start-Up.  Petefish provides assistance with forming corporations, limited liability companies and other legal entities in Kansas.  Petefish’s services include talking through the pros and cons of the different types of legal entities to find the one best suited for a particular business, drafting the necessary paperwork, such as organizational articles, bylaws, and operating agreements, and handling filings with the state and other governmental entities.

Registered Agents.  Every company doing business in the State of Kansas must have a registered agent located in the state to receive legal service.  Petefish provides registered agent services to companies seeking to do business in Kansas.

Contracting and Leasing.  Strong commercial agreements can help a company thrive–or be the key to favorable resolution of a dispute.  Whether your company does business with other commercial entities, governmental customers, or the general public, Petefish can help prepare, review and negotiate effective contracts and leases.

Employment.  Even for the most well-meaning employer, understanding and complying with the many complicated federal, state and local employment laws can be a challenge.  Petefish provides advice and counsel to businesses on complying with federal, Kansas and local employment laws, including Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In addition, Petefish can help resolve employer-employee disputes through settlement agreements, mediation, arbitration, and litigation, as well as defending claims before the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment and other agencies.

Mergers and Acquisitions.  Petefish is experienced in providing assistance to companies seeking to expand through acquisitions, as well as business owners who have decided to sell.  With the understanding that each merger or acquisition is unique, Petefish helps clients obtain favorable results while complying with federal, state and local laws.

Taxation. Corporate tax laws are complex and often misunderstood.  Petefish offers advice and guidance to businesses regarding tax planning, tax disputes, and the tax implications of mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate actions.

Dispute Resolution. When business disputes arise, Petefish helps its clients resolve them.  Petefish is highly experienced in negotiating settlement agreements and resolving disputes by way of alternative dispute resolution.  When litigation is required, Petefish assists its clients in filing and defending claims in state and federal courts.