OUR AREAS OF PRACTICE.
We are continually adapting new areas of practice as the law, legal landscape and economic conditions continue to evolve. While our firm was formed to focus on estate planning and estate administration, we quickly responded to our clients' needs to handle business planning, transactions, and litigation matters because our clients wanted to continue working with us relating to other aspects of their lives and businesses. In many firms clients are passed on to other practice groups or referred to other law firms to handle issues outside of the trust and estate area. Our clients wanted to "keep it in the family" where they had developed a sense of trust, so we expanded and now are proud to provide a wide array of related services for our clients.
- Business Planning
- Charitable Giving
- Employment Law
- Estate & Trust Litigation
- Estate Administration
- Estate Planning
- Guardianships & Conservatorships
- International Law - Estate Planning and Business Issues
- Organization & Operation of Closely Held Businesses
- Organization & Operation of Support Funds, Supporting Organizations & Nonprofit Organizations
- Owner, Operator, Shareholder Dispute Resolution & Litigation
- Real Estate
Owner, Operator, Shareholder Dispute Resolution & Litigation
You own an interest in a closely held business, or perhaps you are an owner in that business. You are working eighty hours a weeks while your partner seems to devote more of his time to his three other business ventures. Or perhaps you had a lucrative deal to sell your business for a sky high sum four years ago, but now the market has run dry. What happens now?
First and foremost, before any partner, shareholder, or investor enters into a new venture, the parties need to enter into a shareholder agreement specifying what each party's duties and responsibilities are, as well as the parameters for what happens to a party's interest in the company if they do not meet those duties. Or, if your venture has reached the point of no return, BSK can advise you on your options in terms of selling, buying, forcing a repurchase, or liquidating the venture.