Business Transactions

Dallas-Fort Worth Business Transactions

Consult with a knowledgeable business lawyer at Kaplan & Associates, LLP ., as your business prepares to conduct transactions, including executing contracts and making employment decisions. Contact a business lawyer at Kaplan & Associates, LLP ., to facilitate your business transactions in Texas, in other states, across state borders or internationally.

Eminently Qualified Business Transaction Lawyers

Businesses in Texas or elsewhere would be hard-pressed to find more eminently qualified business attorneys than those of Kaplan & Associates, LLP ., to guide them through transactions including structuring, hiring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and purchase or sale of assets.

Attorney Kaplan has owned and operated manufacturing enterprises. Attorney Herskovitz has been an associate dean and associate professor at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Contracts, Real Estate Leasing, Negotiations

Kaplan ' business law attorneys' experience includes structuring business transactions, contract negotiations, real estate transactions and joint venture agreements; equipment leasing; oil and gas business transactions; negotiating and litigating with foreign governments including Nicaragua, business entities and the U.S. Government regarding expropriated assets; and handling treaty matters involving South Africa.

Joint Venture Agreements

Our lawyers advise individuals and businesses regarding purchase and sale of assets, stock purchases and joint venture agreements. Whether a joint venture involves drilling for oil in Iraq or Russia or other ventures undertaken by two or more companies together without them merging, Kaplan helps with:

  • Counseling
  • Negotiations
  • Tax advice
  • Drafting and formalizing of agreements

Drafting and Executing Employment Contracts

Kaplan provides experienced pro-employer counsel and assistance to companies across the universe of employment-related matters, with a sole focus on protecting the employer. Be fully aware of up-to-date laws and regulations as you hire top management, enlist sales executives who will work on commission, bring in independent contractors, or hire individuals for new positions not addressed in the employee handbook. Prepare for success through deliberate steps:

  • Negotiate and define the terms of the contract
  • Include a provision that the employment is "at will" if it's not for a specific time
  • Define specific grounds for termination
  • Define compensation and severance pay (including bonuses)
  • Include a non-disclosure and non-compete clause
  • Include a provision of stock options or other ownership interests the employee will acquire
  • Define what happens when an employee leaves the company (e.g., Will the employee forfeit stock options or be forced to sell ownership interest in a buy out agreement?)
  • Include a provision for arbitration
  • Define a list of job duties that can be included in an updated employee handbook

For reassurance of full compliance with relevant tax laws in business transactions, please contact Kaplan & Associates, LLP .