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Corporate & Non-Profit Organizations

Since the firm was formed in 1986, we have watched many start-up businesses that we helped incorporate grow into companies and organizations that employ, in some cases, hundreds of employees generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.  We have also seen clients amass wealth through the sale of businesses that we formed and helped to nurture along the way.  We consistently provide meaningful contributions to our corporate clients by assisting them in operating and prospering in sometimes difficult economic and legal environments.  With each client, whether large or small, wildly successful or not, we have committed ourselves to serving the interests and corporate needs of privately-held businesses and business owners in the best manner possible through an interdisciplinary approach utilizing all of the talents and abilities of the partners of Copeland Thompson Jeep PC.  In short, we strive to provide you with quality, cost-effective legal services whatever the size or sophistication of your business.

Our corporate services include advising and assisting clients with:

  • Selection of appropriate business entities

  • Formation of business entities such as corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, family limited partnerships and joint ventures

  • Preparation of shareholder, partner and operating agreements between business owners and related corporate records

  • Negotiation and preparation of contracts serving the business purposes of the corporate enterprise

  • Corporate governance

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Business succession planning to help assure the successful continuation of a closely-held business following the owner’s retirement, death or disability; and

  • General corporate representation

Additionally, we provide valuable expertise in other practice areas to businesses and business owners that often complement the business needs of our clients, including:

  • estate and gift tax planning
  • real estate transactions
  • employment agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements; and
  • business and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution

We value the opportunity to be of service to you and your business.