ANCILLARY CORPORATE SERVICES
We provide a number of standalone basic legal services, that are in many cases part of our other more comprehensive services.
Guide clients through the process of selling their business
LawVisory attorneys have led a number of sale of shares, sale of membership interests, and sales of assets both domestically and cross-border. Whether you are considering a sale of an entire company, or any of its divisions, assets, shares, or membership interests, LawVisory has the resources and a history of delivering results.
Building partnerships with our clients
LawVisory has extensive experience forming general partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures and strategic alliances (including branding platform firms). Using a business partnership and joint venture attorney is integral to forming a business partnership or joint venture that will promote your best interests in any contractual agreements.
Formation done right the first time
We assist clients in forming their limited liability companies and preparing their operating agreements. We assist in the preparation of sole member limited liability companies (“LLCs”) to more complex multi-member, manager-managed and unit-based LLCs. We has set up Series LLCs, assisted in LLC phantom stock plans, and created conversion plans to corporations.
Incorporating done right the first time
There are a plethora of incorporation services in the market today. They tend to provide pre-constructed documentation that does not resemble your business or you. If you have co-owners, unique capital share structure or simply want documents that reflect your business, LawVisory is here to assist. We provide questionnaires and walk our clients through the requested information, to ensure that the client knows her or his options and gets the business processes and controls the clients wants. We assists in formation and post-formation. We talk corporate law and tax. We go that extra mile.
Preparing the most important document in your business
The shareholder agreement is an agreement amongst all of the shareholders as to the restrictions on the transfer and disposition of the shares, the management of the corporation, and the means of settling internal disputes. There are few documents more critical to the success of any corporation. LawVisory attorneys have considerable experience in drafting shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements (which focus exclusively on the restrictions on transferring shares), shareholder voting pacts and agreements, and voting trusts.
LawVisory lawyers have assisted in a wide variety of shareholder agreements, including one for a large well known multinational oil company, a California manufacturing company with unique post-founder controls (rules for when the company is passed on to the next generation) and an investment bank.
Corporate Governance & Policies and Procedures
Owners and regulators alike are focusing more on proper corporate governance. We offer policies, procedures and protocols, consistent with best practices, that encourage a stronger and more resilient form of corporate governance – with the objective of mitigating foreseeable risks inherent in business operations.
Privacy Law & Data Protection
Privacy is a critical concern in highly-regulated industries. States, such as California and Texas, are moving closer to the European model for large corporations and data sellers.
LawVisory is well versed in state, federal and foreign privacy and data security laws. We have counselled clients on the Privacy Shield, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Data Act (“PIPEDA”), California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), Health Insurance Privacy under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), Canada’s Personal Health Information Protection Act (“PHIPA”), Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), among others.
We have assisted in policy drafting and implementation, corporate web site reviews, as well as breach assessment, containment and reporting.
Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Policies
Many countries have enacted and enforce laws to protect against corrupt activities inside and outside their countries. Two of the most well-known anti-bribery and anti-corruption (“AB/AC”) regimes are the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (United States)(“FCPA”) and the Bribery Act 2010 (United Kingdom).
Typically, such laws either prohibit payments to government officials of any country for the purpose of obtaining an economic advantage, or such laws obligate disclosure of such payments. For example, the FCPA requires, among other things, that U.S. companies and their affiliates keep accurate books and records, and maintain internal accounting controls, including payments directed to influencing foreign government officials.
LawVisory attorneys have substantial experience in advising clients on anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters. Our attorneys have assisted financial institutions and small entities dealing in cash in navigating the often complex set of global AB/AC laws and regulations.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plans
Every business, particularly those that are highly regulated like registered investment advisers, should have a business continuity plan and disaster recovery plan to ensure that the enterprise can recover from a disaster and then continue its business operations with as little disruption as possible. This is required of investment advisers to meet their fiduciary duties under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. We help our clients to develop sensible, right-sized and compliant business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans that will overcome rigorous regulatory scrutiny.