From formation to mergers to going public to selling – we can assist your business through its entire life cycle. Please click below for additional information.
Congratulations! The decision to form and operate a business can be a rewarding, fulfilling experience. It can also be a lot of work. You must choose the form in which to incorporate (Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Corporation, etc.), potentially sign a lease/rent an office, contract for services, meet regulatory requirements, and handle many other important issues.
Roemerman Law and the Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group can guide you through the process, including alerting you to many things you may not be aware of. For instance, in New York, small businesses often think “just go with an LLC.” However, the “notice requirement” for LLCs, requiring publication of your newly-formed LLC to be in two newspapers for six weeks, can add well over $1,000+ to the start-up costs. Such an oversight can be costly or, worse, lead to closure or suspension of business activities. We are here to help avoid such mishaps.
We are well-versed in the liability and tax implications (the two main concerns at formation) of the different forms you could choose, as well as experienced in the day-to-day needs of a new business. Call, email, or fill in the contact form on our page and let our business help your business.
Contracts are, simply put, everywhere. From the initial operating agreements of a business to the lease/purchase of a location from which to operate to the bank financing to the day-to-day business interactions you will be required to deal with many contracts, regardless of your size, form, or industry. Roemerman Law has negotiated everything from simple operating agreements and basic leases up through complex, international derivatives contracts in the hundreds of millions of dollars. No business is too small and no issue is too big; we can help you cut through the red tape of your contracts.
Regardless of their size, age, or industry, all businesses have to deal with laws, rules, and regulators. In fact, it can be difficult to even count the number of governmental agencies, sub-agencies, and departments. Examples of business regulation begin with the location and form of incorporation and extend to consumer protections (Bureau of Consumer Protection), employee protections (Fair Labor Standards Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Affordable Care Act, Social Security, Unemployment Benefits (state-by-state, NY), Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, to name a few), environmental protections (Environmental Protection Agency, for now), Internet Laws, Intellectual Property restrictions (Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents), international variations in laws, and many, many more.
Roemerman Law and the Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group, with offices on three continents and several dozen attorneys, are well-equipped to handle these in-depth and complex issues, regardless of industry, the size of your business, or the type of regulation in question. Fill out our contact form and let us get in touch with you to guide you through your regulatory maze.
Taxes, along with liability (both amount and type of) are the main issues to consider in choosing a form of incorporation. Taxes are also one of the most time, labor, and capital intensive issues in many businesses. Whether dealing with personal, partnership, corporate, or pass-through entities, we can help you properly structure your interests with regards to tax purposes. Also, we can assist you in finding the right accountant(s) and filing your quarterly (10-Q) and annual (10-K) statements. Fill out our contact form and we will be happy to assist you with one of the more complex aspects of your enterprise.
As businesses grow and change, acquiring, merging with, or even being acquired by other businesses can offer competitive advantages. Whether you are looking to obtain a business, sell your business, or need guidance on merging with another company, we can help. The Tokunbo Orimobi Legal Group is an international collection of attorneys with extensive experience in “M&A” who can guide you through the process. Please contact us to learn more.
Congratulations on taking your company to the next level! An initial public offering (“IPO”) is an exciting time for the business founders/owners where the company takes the next step in its life cycle. The Tokunbo Orimobi Group can handle the legal aspects of the transaction, particularly in New York (NYSE, NASDAQ), London (“LSE”), Nigeria (“NSE”), or South Africa (“JSE”). Further, we have relationships with investment banks to help you find a(n) underwriter(s) and selling group that suits your needs. Feel free to contact us and we can help you decide if you are ready to take your company public and, if so, we can help you do so efficiently, smoothly, and as easily as possible.
Sometimes people want to sell or unwind their business interests. Whether it is finding a seller, negotiating and transacting the sales itself, or simply unwinding and closing the ongoing, day-to-day interests and long-term liabilities of a company, we can help. Take a minute to fill in the contact form and we will reach out to discuss your options for stepping away from your business in a neat, orderly fashion.
Whether you are seeking a restructuring of your business (Chapter 11), a liquidation (Chapter 7), a farmer or fisherman (Chapter 12), or just an individual filing who owns a business, Roemerman Law can help you sort out the mess and move toward a fresh start. Please fill in the contact form and/or see our Bankruptcy page for more information.