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Foulston Siefkin is proud of its long record of providing practical advice and efficient services to a large number of emerging small and mid-size businesses. We have enjoyed helping many of those clients succeed and become nationally known. We represent these entrepreneurial businesses in all phases of growth, from start-up to private equity and debt financing through public offerings. Our diverse group of emerging business clients include: retailers, building and construction contractors, wholesale distributors and manufacturers of all types. We also serve a broad range of clients providing accounting, medical and other types of professional and personal services.

These clients come to us for help in deciding what form of business organizations they should utilize, in acquiring or selling their businesses or negotiating strategic partnerships, in executive compensation planning, in complying with the many laws and regulations affecting their business, in preparing forms and contracts, in setting up and maintaining pension and other employee benefit plans and for a wide variety of other matters. We help the business owner identify and quantify their legal risks and how to limit them. The owners and managers of these businesses also need personal legal services, which range from simple wills to adoptions, complex estate planning and family law proceedings.

Foulston has a group of professionals who regularly apply their considerable experience and skills to provide sophisticated, affordable representation to this special caliber of clients.

Areas of Representation
  • Business Valuation
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Business Valuation
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Charitable Giving
  • Commercial Loan Financing
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Contracts
  • ESOP
  • Estate & Financial Planning & Probate
  • Family Business Succession
  • General Corporate Matters
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • Management Succession
  • Management Training & Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Private Placement of Securities
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Relations
  • Stock Purchase
  • Taxation
  • Opined upon taxability of contingent-consideration sale of interests in internet start-up company.
  • Negotiated and closed numerous tax-free forward and reverse triangular mergers involving public and privately held banks, hospitals, oil and gas companies and restaurants.
  • Advised various businesses on entity structuring and tax disclosures for offering memoranda and filings in connection with public and private securities offerings.
  • Provided tax assistance in formation of off-shore biotech startup company.