The lawyers of Leone Halpin, LLP, work to provide businesses throughout the South Bend and Northern Indiana area with the legal expertise necessary
to plan, prepare, and handle issues that arise within the operation of your business. As you can tell from the areas listed below, we have your
business law needs covered.
Advice to Clients
Assist in the decision-making process necessary to form a new business. Advise clients about the best form of organization (corporation, limited liability company or partnership) to meet their needs.
Prepare and file notices of assumed names.
Assist in the preparation of business plans for submission to financial institutions and others who may provide capital to the new
Prepare buy-sell agreements between owners of small businesses to provide for the orderly disposition of an owner's interest in
the event of death or disability.
Assist in the acquisition of capital for the new enterprise; provide documentation, including bills of sale, deeds and
subscription agreements, to document and transfer capital to the new business entity.
Assist in preparing contracts for employment, for purchase of real estate and for other transactions.
Corporations and Limited Liability Companies
Set-up small business corporations and limited liability companies.
Assist in the decision-making process necessary to form a new business.
Resolve disputes with governmental entities, taxing authorities and others.
Prepare the documents necessary to form a new business organization, including articles of incorporation, articles of
organization and partnership agreements. Prepare by-laws, operating agreements and corporate minutes and other records
concerning the proceedings of business organizations.
Prepare and file applications to do business as a foreign corporation in all states.
Governance and Operational Issues
Advise clients on the legal requirements for maintaining and operating sophisticated business entities.
Maintenance of Required Filings
Track and maintain reports required by state and local governments, including, reports to continue corporate existence, to
continue status as a foreign corporation and to continue the use of assumed names.
Opinions of Counsel
Prepare opinions of counsel for the sale of a business and for the borrowing of funds for the business.
Draft partnership agreements for general partnerships, limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.
"S" Corporations and "C" Corporations
Assist clients in determining the best tax status ("S" Corporation, "C" Corporation or Partnership Treatment)
for their organizations under federal and state laws.