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Medical Device
Family Business
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Family & Closely Held Businesses


Wooden & McLaughlin provides essential support to the entrepreneurial spirit of family-owned and closely-held businesses. With our focus on the representation of privately and closely-held businesses, we help clients structure and restructure their businesses to meet the challenges of today’s highly competitive economy. We understand that whether owned by a family, small group or an individual, our clients often have the same need for sophisticated legal advice as do large and publicly traded companies. Our goal is to provide advice and counsel to help you reach your dreams – we enjoy being part of an entrepreneur's success story.

The family and closely held businesses industry group includes attorneys experienced in business law, corporate, limited liability company and partnership matters, taxation, estate planning, real estate, and litigation. The Group will help clients acquire, grow, protect, and transition their assets.

A sampling of the services provided to family-owned and closely-held businesses include:

Business and corporate formation, meeting minutes and resolution drafting, employment contract preparation, business purchases and sales, advice and document preparation with respect to capital structuring, seed funding, venture capital and other commercial financing, and other business structuring and planning services, as provided by the firm's Business Services attorneys.

Tax advice, business succession planning and personal estate planning, as provided by the Firm's Tax and Wealth Transfer Planning and Estate Planning & Administration attorneys.

Counsel and representation regarding various employee-related matters including wage payment disputes and alleged discrimination based on race, sex and disability, as provided by the firm's Employment and Labor law practice area attorneys.

Real estate acquisition and development, residential and commercial lending and loan preparation, title work, zoning issues and other commercial and residential real estate services, as provided by the firm's Real Estate Development and Real Estate Financing practice area attorneys.

Workouts, loan restructuring and all aspects of bankruptcy practice and litigation, as provided by the firm's Creditors’ Rights and Liabilities practice area attorneys.

Representation and counsel on a variety of matters involving corporate and partnership disputes, issues and disputes involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets and other business protection matters, as provided by the firm's Business Disputes practice area attorneys.

Counsel and representation regarding coverage issues and disputes under various insurance policies including Key-man life insurance, directors and officers liability insurance, and general liability or premises liability insurance, as provided by the firm's Insurance Coverage practice area attorneys.

Representation and counsel on a variety of business disputes, including contract, commercial, collection and other business litigation matters, as provided by the firm's Business Disputes or Creditors’ Rights and Liabilities practice area attorneys.