BUSINESS & COMMERCIAL LAW
From incorporating your business to helping you manage your daily operations and resolve business disputes, the attorneys of Duval, Funderfurk, Sundbery, Richard & Watkins is pleased to be your company’s legal team. The firm represents many new and established businesses and is adept at handling the start-up, sale, and purchase of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
The firm addresses all types of legal issues that businesses encounter daily. We help new entrepreneurs set up their companies, advising them about choice of entity (partnership, limited liability company, S or C corporation) and about relations with investors, lenders, partners, suppliers, and customers. The firm uses a multi-disciplinary approach so that important business decisions are informed by advice not only from a lawyer but also, where necessary, from bankers, accountants, insurance professionals, landlords and others.
The firm has a high level of experience working with business clients on commercial real estate purchases, and is a title insurance agent for First American Title Insurance Company.
For growing and mature businesses, the firm provides counsel on employment issues, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, collections, and litigation. We know that our business clients continually face an ever-changing regulatory environment that impacts the success or failure of their business and financial affairs. Our attorneys’ many years of practicing business and commercial law allow us to assist clients in answering difficult questions presented to them in this complex environment.
“The firm is proud to represent our numerous business clients in the good times at inception and formation, merger and acquisition, and in more difficult times, through litigation, liquidation or reorganization.” – Sid Sundbery
Mergers & Acquisitions
The firm’s merger and acquisition practice includes tender offers, mergers, strategic and minority investments, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts. The firm has extensive experience advising boards of directors in M&A transactions and representing special committees in transactions involving affiliates.
“We have handled merger and acquisition transactions totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.” – J. M. Funderburk
It is important for businesses to keep their eyes on the bottom line to stay competitive. One of the best ways to stay competitive is to minimize losses through bad accounts. You can rely on the law firm of Duval, Funderburk, Sundbery, Lovell & Watkins to collect receivables on overdue accounts.
Business Disputes & Litigation
The firm has a strong history of representing businesses and commercial clients in business disputes. Virtually any business transaction can give rise to litigation. Although the goal is always to find resolution through mediation, negotiation or dispute resolution, litigation is sometimes necessary to protect a health of the business.
Business litigation can encompass a wide range of issues such as director/stockholder/partner disputes, simple and complex contract disputes, derivative suits, claims involving breach of fiduciary duties, usurpation of business opportunities, exercise of the business judgment rule, Title VII discrimination, sexual harassment cases, personal injury actions, employment contracts, unfair business practices, covenants against competition, injunction actions, zoning disputes, and real estate litigation.
The firm’s lawyers are highly adept in handling contentious matters for their clients and they have substantial experience in jury and non-jury trials and in mediation. The firm carefully manages and handles your casefrom the initial pleadings through discovery, settlement negotiations, and trial in a manner that is both cost-effective and reflective of your goals. The firm strives to find reasonable solutions to problems to maximize favorable outcomes for its business clients.
“Our firm has successfully handled family-owned business disputes, as well as multi-million dollar commercial contract litigation by matching our resources to each individual client.” – C. Berwick Duval
Call (985) 876-641 or email us to schedule your complimentary consultation.