Page, Scrantom, Sprouse, Tucker & Ford offers a wide array of business services to its diverse clientele. Our clients range from small closely held businesses to international, publicly traded corporations. Our goal is to enable our clients to proactively address the tax, management, compensation and related issues arising from the various business cycles experienced by new and established ventures.
We have extensive experience in assisting our clients in establishing and structuring new businesses, joint ventures and partnerships, focusing on the relationships between the contracting parties, the tax aspects of their ventures and contractual relationships with third parties. We have significant expertise in business acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and reorganizations, as well as day-to-day and long-term corporate governance and planning matters. In addition to for profit ventures, we have assisted in the formation of numerous public charities and foundations and continue to aid them in addressing the common and unique challenges facing such organizations. In addition to the foregoing, we have extensive experience in negotiating a wide range of contractual relationships, including franchise agreements, license agreements, leases, licenses, financing documents, distributorship agreements and manufacturing agreements for companies in all stages of the typical corporate “life cycle”. With respect to start-ups, we understand the need for business owners to establish guidelines for addressing the future successes of their ventures as well as possible downturns due to factors ranging from negative market trends to disputes between the owners of the business.
Unfortunately, the owners of some businesses, whether such businesses are nascent or mature, find themselves embroiled in disputes over the management, ownership and financial affairs of the venture. We have ushered many clients through such troubled waters through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation.