For Start-Up and Established Companies

The Law Office of Joy R. Butler provides contract and advisory services for every stage of your business. Joy Butler helps entrepreneurs and companies negotiate and document contractual relationships with their customers, investors, vendors, employees, and strategic partners. Specifically, she provides legal advice and assistance to entrepreneurs and companies as they . . .

* form corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships;

* hire employees and independent contractors;

* purchase and sell businesses;

* merge with other businesses;

* sell equity to outside investors;

* enter joint ventures and work with strategic partners;

* license, sell, acquire, and protect copyright, trademark, and other intellectual property assets;

* identify and resolve any legal issues raised by their business models;

* resolve conflicts before they explode into lawsuits;

* wind-up and close their businesses; and

* engage in other activities relevant to their business.

Business Industries Served: Joy Butler has provided business law transactional and counseling services to clients in several industries including Internet/Ecommerce * Software * Mobile App Marketplace * Cloud Service Providers * Personal and Professional Services * Hospitality * Manufacturing * Book Publishing * Film and Television Production * Music Industry

Description of Joy Butler’s Selected Projects for Start-Up and Established Business Clients:

Company Purchase. Prepared partnership agreement, purchase agreement, and all ancillary documents for partnership purchasing interest in restaurant business.

Owner Buy-Out. Drafted agreement for one owner of LLC to buy-out interests of other owner.

Distribution Agreement. Developed distribution contract arrangement for U.S. apparel manufacturer to expand internationally in a manner that complied with franchise law issues and protected company’s intellectual property.

Business Continuation. Developed and implemented plan for continuation and succession of mid-market business consistent with owners’ personal estate plan.

Business Dissolution. Worked with team of legal and tax advisors to assist company with closing of its business. Role included advising and documenting disposition of company’s existing intellectual property, agreement among owners, analysis of post-termination risk to individual owners, and withdrawal from ownership interests in other companies.