Safeguarding Your Business Transactions

Legal Considerations In Financing A Start-Up

 Attorney, Michele Ross, standing at her office with her arms folded. 
Bergen County Business Attorney for Start-Up Businesses

New Jersey continues to be a hotbed for new and emerging companies. The entrepreneurs who start these businesses must be able to raise money efficiently and sometimes rather quickly. While immersed in the hard work of raising capital, it is easy for entrepreneurs to overlook important features of the contracts and agreements into which they are entering with these very investors, partners, and lenders. Such oversights can leave the entrepreneur legally vulnerable.

At M. Ross & Associates, LLC, in Englewood Cliffs, we help start-up business owners take the necessary legal steps to protect themselves and their companies. Our firm's founder, attorney Michele L. Ross, Esq. has extensive experience in all aspects of business and corporate law, having represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to operators of small family businesses. While you are busy borrowing money or securing investments, our Bergen County law firm can ensure that the contracts you sign benefit you and minimize your risk of exposure whether it be high-interest rates from the bank or an investor who may threaten control of the company.

How M. Ross & Associates, LLC Can Help

Our lawyers provide targeted legal services to those involved in financing and starting a new business in Bergen County or elsewhere in New Jersey. They will assist you at each step of the process and ensure that your interests are protected. That includes:

  • Involvement in the negotiation stages
  • Examination of documents to ensure that interest rates, penalties, and payment terms are reasonable
  • Assisting with the formation of your corporation, partnership, LLC or other entity
  • Drafting and reviewing shareholder agreements, share transfer restrictions and other documents designed to ensure that control of the company is allocated as you desire
  • Drafting and reviewing charters, operating agreements and bylaws

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