Corporate & Business Law

Business Formation

We advise you when you are starting a business on the most suitable corporate organizational structure to meet your company’s vision, mission, and needs. We then guide you through the incorporation processes and registration with the applicable Secretary of State.

Once you have established your company, we work with you to prepare corporate bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreement, operational policies, mission statements, and other important organizational documents to guide and propel your business toward continued legal compliance and optimal internal and external performance.

We assist non-profits with their applications for tax-exempt status.

Construction

S+U attorneys represent clients in various sectors of the construction industry—from owners to material suppliers. Our outstanding construction law services include preservation and enforcement of liens, and enforcement of payment/performance bond rights.

We advise our clients on drafting, reviewing, and negotiating construction contracts, including standard AIA and DBIA forms.

We also assist our clients with the submission of bids, requests for proposals, and requests for qualifications.

Contract Review and Negotiation

Contractual agreements serve as the legal roadmap for every business relationship. They serve as the guide for performance and an integral tool in resolving disputes.

It is imperative that your rights, obligations, representations and warranties are memorialized clearly and definitively in well-crafted, legally binding written agreements.

We provide our clients with comprehensive contract services. Where the client can control the contract template, S+U can efficiently tailor and negotiate contractual agreements for repeat use in connection with the provision of standard, novel, upgraded, and experimental services and products.

S+U will work with you and your associates to craft amendments, modifications and riders to standard industry contracts, such as the AIA contracts of the construction industry.

Where you have to use the contract template of the other party, we will review, revise and negotiate contracts in the first instance on behalf of our clients.
Finally, S+U can assist clients in submitting responses to Requests for Proposals and disseminating Requests/Invitations for Bids, by evaluating the legal terms and obligations associated with the opportunity.

Representative agreements include services contracts, consulting agreements, construction contracts, investor agreements, revenue/profit sharing agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, asset purchase agreements, licensing agreements, and lease agreements.

Find out more about S+U’s Corporate and Business Law team

→ Roxann Smithers
→ Nwa’ndo Ume-Nwagbo