Business Services

Pacific Northwest Law Group's business practice group focuses on emerging and growth business issues, with specific emphasis on Company Formation, Business Plans, and International Business Planning. Call us today at (425)867-0512 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


For more details on planning and forming a company, please click on one of the following links:

For a comparison of various company forms, please see our BUSINESS ENTITIES CHART.
For a guide to developing a solid business plan, please see our BUSINESS PLANNING handout.
For a guide to focusing and protecting your global business, please see our GLOBAL PLANNING handout. 
For information for Washington businesses, please see CONDUCTING BUSINESS IN WA STATE.


 Our business practice group offers a significant experience in the following areas:


CORPORATE MATTERS

  • Incorporations, & LLC or Partnership Formation 
  • Annual Meetings 
  • Banking & Finance 
  • International Business Operations 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 
  • Ownership & Management Restructuring
  • Securities—PPOs, IPOs, Debt Financing
  • Tax & Government Regulatory Matters

LABOR MATTERS

  • Employment Law & Human Resources Management 
  • Employee Retention & Disputes
  • Labor Relations
  • Temporary Employee & Contract Labor Agreements
  • Non-disclosure & Non-Competition Agreements

COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS

  • Contracts & Agreements 
  • Website Development & E-Commerce Services
  • Software Development & Licensing
  • Product Design, Testing & Manufacturing
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Corporate Travel Services
  • Commercial Real Estate Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate Design & Construction
  • Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

Mergers & Acquisitions.  We provide confidential planning and thorough implementation assistance for businesses and companies seeking to acquire or merge with strategic partners, key technology or employment bases, or strong economic contributors.  Our firm has experience conducting such activities with diverse businesses, managing teams in the U.S. and worldwide, and working as special counsel to corporate general counsel in such matters. Our services include the following:

  • Assist client's evaluation of the acquisition candidate
  • Legal audit, intellectual property audit and due diligence analysis
  • Due diligence review using proven checklists and experts
  • Risk mitigation in acquisition of troubled companies
  • Assist in developing appropriate financing alternatives
  • Preparation of the acquisition "term sheet" and acquisition agreements
  • Evaluation and resolution of regulatory issues
  • Coordination with client's tax advisors
  • Cross-border acquisition and merger planning and support
  • Transition support for Board of Directors and Management
  • Assist in integrating employee compensation, benefits and policies

Banking & Financial Institutions. Our attorneys and staff provide a strong knowledge of banking, government regulatory programs for financial institutions, and financing transactions to clients. We offer particular expertise in bank regulation, electronic banking, secured lending and borrowing, participation agreements, equipment financing, letter of credit trade transactions, and real estate lending, conveyance and title issues.


Employment Law/Human Resources Management. We work as an advocate for employers, engaging with our Clients' Board of Directors and Management to conduct employment planning and practices development to clarify the employment relationship and minimize risks and liability to the company, its management, and its board. We provide one-on-one issue resolutions with individual senior managers and corporate officers, development of board level policies, labor union contract negotiations, and employee training programs. Our services include the following:

  • Compensation planning for employees and executives
  • Personnel policies and employee communications tools
  • Succession planning
  • Incentive pay plans
  • Defense in wage-hour, discrimination,  and sexual harassment claims
  • Investigations of sexual harassment and employee performance issues

International Business Operations. Our attorneys have strong, practical experience in international business and finance.  We maintain close working relationships with a network of law and accounting firms throughout the world.  We have spent considerable time living and working in Europe, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, and Australia.

Clients include foreign individuals and businesses whose activities bring them into contact with the United States, as well as United States individuals and companies engaged in business matters related to foreign companies. We typically advise these clients in:

  • Conducting business in the United States and other countries
  • International tax considerations
  • Domestic and foreign joint ventures
  • Exports and imports of products
  • Dispute resolution including multinational litigation
  • Private and governmental export credit agency financing
  • US and Non-US Government regulation
  • Immigration planning and visa procedures
  • Debt financing (secured and unsecured) and leasing transactions
  • Intellectual property protection in China and Asia
  • Off-shore technology protection

Contracts & Agreements. Whether you're the buyer or the seller, our business practice group provides contract and agreement drafting, amendments, and negotiation support for all manner of commercial transactions.  We emphasize timely, high quality, right-sized agreements, with value-added real-world business experience. We are able to offer most types of commercial agreements, and have significant experience in the following types:

  • Software License Agreements
  • Website Development and Maintenance Agreements
  • E-Commerce, Networking and Co-location Agreements
  • Computer and Networking Gear Purchase or Lease
  • Business Travel and Airfare Agreements
  • Credit Card Agreements
  • Ground, Air and Sea Freight Agreements
  • Product Development and Manufacturing Agreements
  • Retail/Resellers Agreements
  • Marketing and Advertising Services Agreements
  • Artwork Licensing and Entertainment Agreements
  • Deliverable Goods Purchasing Agreements and Purchase Orders
  • Cyclical Services Agreements
  • Design-Build and Construction Services Agreements
  • Lease Agreements (Real Estate and Equipment)
  • Labor Hour, Consulting and Professional Services Agreements
  • Outsource Services Agreements

 

 

 

 

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Pacific Northwest Law Group
16141 Cleveland Street,
Suite C109
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone: (425)867-0512
Fax: (425)883-4616
Email:info@pnwlg.com