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Handling Simple And Complex Business Transactions

Consult with a knowledgeable business lawyer at Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC, as your business prepares to conduct transactions, including executing contracts and making employment decisions. Contact our firm to facilitate your business transactions in Texas, in other states, across state borders or internationally.

Eminently Qualified Business Transaction Lawyers

Businesses in Texas or elsewhere would be hard-pressed to find more eminently qualified business attorneys than those of Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC, to guide them through transactions, including structuring, hiring, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and purchase or sale of assets. Attorney Kaplan has owned and operated manufacturing enterprises.

Contracts, Real Estate Leasing, Negotiations

Our firm’s business law attorneys’ experience includes structuring business transactions, contract negotiations, real estate transactions, joint venture agreements, equipment leasing, negotiating and litigating with foreign governments, business entities, and the U.S. government regarding expropriated assets, and handling treaty matters involving South Africa.

Joint Venture Agreements

Our lawyers advise individuals and businesses regarding purchase and sale of assets, stock purchases, and joint venture agreements, such as when two companies agree to create a partnership without them merging. Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC, helps with:

  • Advising
  • Negotiations
  • Tax planning
  • Drafting and formalizing of agreements

Drafting And Executing Employment Contracts

Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC, provides experienced counsel and assistance to companies across the universe of employment-related matters, with a sole focus on protecting our clients. We strive to help employers become fully aware of up-to-date laws and regulations as they hire top management, enlist sales executives who will work on commission, bring in independent contractors, or hire individuals for new positions not addressed in the employee handbook. We can help businesses prepare for success by:

  • Negotiating and defining the terms of the contract
  • Including a provision that the employment is “at will” if it’s not for a specific time
  • Defining specific grounds for termination
  • Defining compensation and severance pay (including bonuses)
  • Including a nondisclosure and noncompete clause
  • Including a provision of stock options or other ownership interests the employee will acquire
  • Defining what happens when an employee leaves the company (e.g., will the employee forfeit stock options or be forced to sell ownership interest in a buyout agreement?)
  • Including a provision for arbitration
  • Defining a list of job duties that can be included in an updated employee handbook

For reassurance of full compliance with relevant tax laws in business transactions, please contact Kaplan & Cruz, PLLC