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Business Law


Our attorneys actively represent multiple companies in various capacities, including matters relating to formations, contracts, compliance issues, dissolutions, arbitration, litigation, commercial real estate transactions, and business tax law.

Business and commercial law frequently presents complicated legal issues that even the highest performing business owners and executives are not prepared to address alone. Our firm is prepared to provide counsel to businesses in need of any legal issue.

If you are looking to start your own business, there are a number of business entity options and organizational structures available in Arkansas. Our experienced attorneys can help determine everything you need to get started, analyze which business entity best supports your business and tax needs, and provide start-up and ongoing business support. We can also skillfully craft your business by preparing the requisite documents and implementing the necessary protections that will minimize any liability. We will not simply provide you with form documents: we customize documents to your unique business and do our best to draft the finest terms and conditions commercially available for you.

Our business law services do not stop at formation. We understand that businesses frequently need continued legal support throughout the life of the entity. We know and understand the importance of having the requisite protections and documents in place to be successful. Whether it be document review, contract drafting, regulatory compliance, employment agreements, dispute resolution, litigation, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions, the attorneys at Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider & Pawlik, PLLC, are there every step of the way. 

Business Startup Services

Starting a new business, or purchasing a business, can be a time-consuming, stressful and costly adventure. Since no two startup companies are exactly alike, our services are employed uniquely from business to business. Our experienced attorneys have guided countless startup businesses on the road to success providing services such as:
  • Advice on proper business entity for tax and liability purposes
  • Formation of business entity, including all organizational documents (Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreements or Bylaws, as applicable)
  • Documents to transfer existing business to new entity, if applicable
  • All identification numbers and IRS election forms provided
  • Advice and preparation of agreements such as buy/sell, joint venture, stock purchase, and asset purchase agreements, etc..
  • Share certificates provided for members or shareholders
  • Bound corporate documents with corporate seal included

 Buying and Selling Businesses

There is no substitute for early, fast, practical legal and other professional advice to guide you through the process of buying and selling a business.  In our experience, every deal is unique. We can help guide you through the multi-stage process of buying and selling a business by providing services such as:
  • Advice on the proper structure of the transaction
  • Assistance with the negotiation of the terms of the transaction
  • Providing assistance to buyers and sellers during the due diligence process
  • Advice, review and preparation of the extensive documentation involved with the purchase or sale of a business such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements, etc. 

 Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

Our firm can provide assistance with the review, preparation or negotiation of business contracts, including, but not limited to, the following: 
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Releases and Waivers
  • Property Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Employment Contracts
  • Consulting Agreements

The Wealth Solutions Counsel is a practice group of Keith, Miller, Butler, Schneider, and Pawlik, PLLC. The Wealth Solutions Counsel assists clients with Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Wealth Preservation, Asset Protection, Planning for Children, Estate Taxes, Tax Law, Tax Preparation, Business Law, Business Succession Planning, Special Needs, and Probate and Estate Adminisration, in Rogers, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Springdale, and in both Benton County and Washington County, Arkansas.

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