Popovich Law Firm, P.A.

BUSINESS LAW

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Articles of Organization
  • Articles of Conversion 
  • Articles of Merger
  • Articles of Dissolution
  • Foreign Entity Withdrawal
  • Partnership Registration 
  • Fictitious Name Registration
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Operating Agreement
  • Buy-Sell Agreement
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Governance 

Starting a business is a complicated and daunting process. Initially, you will need to determine the structure of your business; for example, whether your company will be a corporation, limited liability company, or other business form. The decision regarding your business structure is a very important one as it dictates the proper articles to be filed with the Florida Department of State, the applicable laws, and the proper governing instruments, such as corporate bylaws or an operating agreement.  In partnerships, business owners should consider a buy-sell agreement. A buy-sell agreement is a contract stipulating to the reassignment of shares in the event that a partner leaves the company or dies.

Companies may decide to merge or acquire another company or its assets because the merger or acquisition is mutually beneficial. The process of merging companies or acquiring its business, assets, or both, requires due diligence to ensure that the allegations of the selling company are true and accurate and should include an appraisal to ascertain its value, among handling other matters to properly complete the transaction.

There are times that a company may decide to change its form; for instance, from a limited liability company to a corporation. In order to convert the entity, certain documents must be filed with the Florida Department of State and new governing instruments should be established.

The use of contracts are prevalent in the operation of a business.  As such, the firm is available to assist in the preparation of many different types of contracts, including non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, purchase orders, bills of sale, and commercial and residential lease agreements.   

As a small business owner, Ms. Popovich understands the process of establishing a business and starting it from the ground-up. She understands and appreciates the challenges of being a business owner. As such, the firm is happy to help you in your business endeavors, whether it regards your business structure and formation, preparing governing instruments for your company, assisting in the merger or acquisition of a company, preparing contracts, or handling other business transactions your company may need.