Owners of closely-held businesses have special needs. Often business owners are so busy developing their business that they do not have time to address the legal issues necessary to ensure their continued success. We advise clients on proper organizational structure, the use of buy-sell arrangements, corporate restructuring and other planning in an effort to preserve the business or to prepare for transfer of the business with minimal disruption to operations. Such plans may also result in the reduction or elimination of costly taxes. To that end, we will work closely with your insurance agent, tax professional, and investment advisor to design a complete plan within the framework of your unique needs and goals.

The attorneys of Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC counsel clients on the most appropriate choice of business entity (corporation, partnership, limited liability company or other structure), prepare and file the initial organizational documents, prepare the internal corporate documents such as bylaws, operating agreements, resolutions and shareholder agreements, and review and negotiate other documents necessary to allow a new business to begin operations within the appropriate legal and organizational framework.

We also advise clients on critical planning issues, including addressing the rights and responsibilities of directors, officers and shareholders and the development of proper succession plans in the event of the death, disability or retirement of a current owner.

The attorneys of Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates, PC serve clients throughout central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, Greenwood, Fort Wayne & Kokomo.