A Personal Relationship in Business Law
Experienced Business Law and Litigation in Madison, Wisconsin
At the law firm of Haley Palmersheim, S.C., our dedicated attorneys and staff serve a wide range of business clients in transactional and commercial litigation services. We have designed our legal service to be flexible and responsive to our clients' individual needs. The attorneys that you speak with at Haley Palmersheim, S.C., will be the attorneys who you work with for the duration of your legal services.
We provide representation, advice and counsel for many business law issues, including:
Shareholder, Partnership and Operating Agreements:
Drafting an effective shareholder, partnership and operating agreement is essential for any potential business dispute or dissolution that may occur down the road. We try to prevent litigation in the future by anticipating problems today.
Buying and Selling Businesses:
We represent buyers and sellers in the purchase or sale of businesses, including the purchase of assets or shares of stock. We work closely with CPAs in business valuation, and draft contracts with the goal of preventing problems in the future.
Our firm provides formation advice for corporations, LLCs and partnerships. We advise them on what steps they need to take to be successful and to minimize potential conflict in the future.
Estate Planning and Business Succession:
Preparing for the succession of a business is critical, and how assets are distributed and conveyed can have significant tax consequences and other implications for subsequent generations.
Franchising can be an excellent business opportunity, but can also pose a significant risk for franchisees and franchisors. We can assist in the drafting and review of franchise materials and can look out for potential problems.
Business Litigation Issues
Shareholder and Partnership Disputes:
Our firm represents clients who have been wronged and financially damaged by the acts of other parties in a business. Many of our clients are able to settle their disputes without going to court, but when cases need to go to litigation, we are ready.
Breach of Contract:
When a breach of contract occurs in a sophisticated commercial transaction, it takes an experienced lawyer to help resolve the dispute timely and effectively. We work to resolve disputes over substantial business-to-business contracts.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty:
Business owners, officers, directors, majority shareholders and others have a responsibility to perform certain duties and to maintain their honesty in those activities. When they do not, they may be liable for a breach of fiduciary duty.
We advise and represent businesses in the drafting and litigation of non-compete agreements. These agreements must be drafted very strictly in order to be enforceable. We also represent employees on non-compete issues.
Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets:
Our firm will register trademarks and service marks for clients and will also protect their registered trademarks from infringement, including taking infringers to court. However, even if your mark is not formally registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, you may still have legally protectable rights.
When losses in securities are the result of misrepresentations made by someone selling or buying the security, or by a failure to disclose necessary information, that person may be liable for securities fraud.
Contact Haley Palmersheim, S.C.
Contact us at our Madison, Wisconsin, office by calling (608) 836-6400. Speak with an experienced attorney about your business law or litigation issue.