Business Transactions

General Business Transactions & Contracts

Cummins & White lawyers advise clients on a wide array of business decisions and draw on the firm’s other disciplines when appropriate to guide clients through complex and diverse business transactions.  We work creatively with clients to form new companies, select the appropriate entity, and handle all phases of negotiation through actual implementation of a business plan.  Our lawyers take care in helping clients to hone their business expectations within the legal context.  We develop a variety of business strategies, including:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Options
  • Executive and key employee compensation plans
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Asset purchase and sell agreements
  • Stock purchase and sell agreements
  • Merger agreements
  • Supply/vendor agreements
  • License agreements
  • Customer agreements and invoices
  • Recapitalizations
  • Corporate advice
  • Tax advice

We consider industry experience and understanding of the changing market scape an important aspect of our service, especially in handling mergers, acquisitions and dispositions involving sales of stock, assets, and mergers for cash and securities.  Our lawyers handle both simple and complex transactions in such areas as information technology, manufacturing, distribution, trucking, petroleum, real estate, health care, and agriculture.

Our attorneys also work directly with you to provide a solid understanding of the requirements of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), a law developed to oversee business transactions in the U.S. mostly for product delivery with minimal documentation and secured business financing. Business transactions and contracts are smoothly completed in a time-efficient manner.