Business Law

Berryman & Montalbano helps owners establish and pursue clear business objectives.  We counsel clients on the optimal choice of legal entity, taking into account financing requirements, the need to minimize potential liabilities, tax, cash flow and other financial issues.  We work to understand the nature of the client’s business, its operational and management needs, and the owner’s vision for the future. 

We draft contracts.  A well-written agreement should clarify the rights and responsibilities of the parties and anticipate changing needs and circumstances.  Business agreements should serve the productive purpose of making a business relationship more likely to succeed by establishing a framework for communication and decision-making.  Contracts should not be just defensive in nature; they should be written to promote lasting business relationships. 

We also assist clients with the purchase and sale of businesses, the involvement of outside investors, financing, strategic planning, retirement, and other exit strategies.