Business & Corporate Law


Starting a business or already own a business? Batts, Batts & Bell, LLP can assist you in a wide range of business services. We represent many of our business clients for their entire life cycle, and others with respect to specific transactions or issues that may arise, from business contracts to audit or compliance issues to litigation. Our practice focuses on large and small closely held businesses and includes ensuring that both the business and personal plans of their clients are sound, well documented, and maximize the benefits made available by their clients’ hard work. When issues arise, we can assist you with successful resolution whether in court or through collaborative dispute resolution. We work to ensure that business planning helps avoid potential issues, and to resolve disputes that arise in an efficient and satisfactory manner.


Each client’s business needs will be different. Our business attorneys have extensive experience representing a wide variety of businesses on all their business needs, and that experience is available to assist you with any needs or issues you may encounter with your business. Some of the more common areas in which we assist our business clients are:

  • Organization, Planning & Transactions

    • Organization of Corporations, LLCs and Partnerships
    • Business and Succession planning for family and closely-held companies
    • Business Transactions, including mergers and acquisitions
    • Contract and employment matters
  • Business Litigation

    • Shareholder/Owner Disputes
    • Contract Disputes
    • Employer/Employee Matters
    • Business torts including unfair trade or business practices and fraud
    • Fiduciary issues for owners, directors and officers
    • Collaborative, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution processes
  • Tax Matters

    • Audits
    • Planning for owners over the entire life cycle of the business


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