Dallas, TX

Dallas Law Firm Provides Essential Business Planning

NDHA works closely with businesses and business owners on many different issues, including: (1) formation, (2) business operation, including preparation and review of contracts, (3) buying and selling a business, and (4) dissolution, termination or merger of a business entity.

Business Formation

NDHA provides the business and tax planning services that are required to start a new business or form a new business entity, including:

  • Selecting the best type of entity to operate the business from among the following options: 
  • A corporation, including whether the corporation will be a C corporation or an S corporation under federal income tax laws;
  • A limited liability company (LLC);
  • A partnership (whether a general partnership or a limited partnership); or
  • A joint venture.
  • Preparing, and if necessary, filing with the Secretary of State, the documents required to form the entity. The type of documents will depend upon the type of entity that has been selected.
  • ​Determining the extent to which the owners of equity interests in the entity will be restricted from transferring the interests in the entity.

Business Operations

Once your business has been established, NDHA works with businesses and business owners by:

  • Drafting and negotiating contracts related to various business activities, including:
    • Buy-sell agreements;
    • Shareholder agreements;
    • Company operating agreements;
    • Property agreements;
    • Lease agreements;
    • Employee contracts; and
    • Release and waivers. 
  • Advising on common operational and compliance issues, thereby limiting risk of personal liability; and
  • Assisting with corporate compliance measures and drafting such corporate documents as shall be required.

Buying and Selling Business

NDHA can guide businesses and business owners  through the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business, including:

  • Advising on the structure (asset sale, stock sale or merger) of the transaction;
  • Advising on the tax consequences (tax-free, fully taxable, basis effects and NOL carryforwards) of the transaction;
  • Negotiating terms and drafting the deal memorandum;
  • Advising buyers on conducting due diligence; and
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the documents involved in a business transaction (such as asset purchase agreement, stock purchase agreement, merger agreement and security agreements).

Terminating, Winding Up or Merging Business Entity

NDHA can assist with the termination and winding up of a business entity or merger of a business entity into another entity, all of which result in a business entity ceasing to exist.  However, the business and tax consequences may be substantially different depending on the type of transaction selected and the type of entity involved (including the tax treatment of such entity under federal income tax laws).

​Protect Your Business 

Call our Dallas office at 972-934-2830 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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12801 N. Central Expressway, Suite 540, Dallas, TX 75243
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