• Business Law

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    At our very core, FHE is a group of entrepreneurial lawyers. Several of our attorneys have developed, operated, and sold successful businesses outside of their legal practice. As such, we know what it takes to manage, sustain, and grow a business. Our business lawyers are committed to developing long-term business relationships by advising business owners through the business life cycle – from start-up, through growth and maturity, and at exit.

    • Form your business entity, create its governance structure, and develop buy/sell agreements
    • Establish employment and confidentiality agreements
    • Create stock options and executive compensation plans
    • Draft and negotiate contracts
    • Obtain financing
    • Identify and pursue mergers and acquisitions
    • Negotiate shareholder buyouts and non-disclosure agreements
    • Sell the business

    Our attorneys also help clients resolve their business disputes, whether through negotiation or litigation. We have years of experience representing businesses in a wide range of business litigation, including:

    • Breach of Contract
    • Business Torts
    • Employment Disputes
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Malpractice
    • Shareholder Disputes
    • Trade Secrets
    • Unfair and Deceptive Business Practices
    • Warranty Disputes

    Our attorneys make it a point to understand you, your business, and your goals. We look forward to helping you achieve business success.

  • Banking & Commercial Transactions
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    Our banking and commercial transactions attorneys have extensive experience representing and advising a broad range of clients within the financial sector, including national, regional, and community banks, as well as credit unions. We routinely advise and represent financial institutions on:

    • Article 9/Secured Transactions
    • Article 2/Purchase and Sale of Goods
    • Commercial Lending
    • Consumer Finance
    • Credit Agreements
    • Creditors Remedies
    • Equipment Financing and Leasing
    • ESOP Lending
    • Letter of Credit Facilities
    • Loan Documentation
    • Mechanic’s Liens and Bond Foreclosures
    • Real Estate Financing
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Replevin Actions
    • Restructuring and Workout Transactions
    • Subordinated Debt Finance

    We also have substantial expertise in leasing and other commercial arrangements, with specialized experience in agribusiness financing and franchise financing.