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Closely Held Businesses

Nilan Johnson Lewis has substantial experience in advising closely held, family-owned, and emerging growth businesses from a variety of industries including real estate, food service and hospitality, manufacturing, technology, not-for-profit, health care, data storage and protection, printing, retailing, entertainment, professional services, and many more. Many of our attorneys have experience as in-house counsel or as business owners themselves, so they understand and are sensitive to the unique needs and budgets of their closely held clients. Among the services we offer are the following:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Shareholder and member control or voting agreements
  • Partnership and LLC operating agreements
  • Equity holder buy/sell, cross purchase, or redemption agreements
  • Corporate finance and capital raising
  • Private placements of equity, debt, or convertible securities
  • Business succession planning
  • Business and contract strategy and negotiation
  • Entity capitalization, loan agreements, and loan restructurings
  • Creditors’ rights and bankruptcy
  • Employment, executive compensation, and benefits
  • Stock option and repurchase agreements
  • Stock and equity plans
  • Intellectual property and transactions
  • Licensing agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Joint development agreements
  • Venture capital and private equity finance
  • Dissolutions, liquidations, and winding-down formalities
  • Intra-company dispute mediation, planning, and resolution
  • General counsel services

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