Business Law

Starting a business involves many legal considerations. At the law office of Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, we work closely with clients concerning various business formation and planning issues. Our lawyers will help ensure your company benefits from a level of planning expertise needed to compete in today's marketplace. And, since businesses change over time, we're positioned to serve as your corporate legal counsel, forging ongoing long-term relationships that respond to your legal needs as they arise. We work with you on reviewing contracts and other legal documents to assure that your rights are protected.

Business Formation and Representation
Our lawyers will advise and represent clients in a variety of matters including assisting you with the following:

  • Incorporating your business (including C-corporations and S-corporations)
  • Limited liability companies (single-member or multi-member)
  • Partnerships
  • Contracts - Preparation and Review
  • Operating agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Asset purchase agreements
  • Stock purchase agreements
  • Leases
  • Sale or purchase of business
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Business litigation
  • Collection of accounts

Avoiding Liability, Protecting Your Interests, Handling Legal Problems When They Arise
Your incorporation documents are extremely important when starting a business. Too often, friends or family members implicitly trust each other with important money and control matters, only to be involved in a dispute or lawsuit later when problems arise. Many such problems can be avoided by proper planning. At Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, we carefully review and explain your options when setting up your business to ensure its smooth operation. Should difficulties arise, in addition to handling litigation, we offer representation in the mediation and arbitration of business disputes.

A Law Firm for the Life Cycle of your Business
We are a law firm for the life of your business. We are experienced in both transactions and litigation to better assist you when these matters may overlap, as is often the case. We work with you on a day-to-day basis, helping you review all routine and complex contracts, and any other documents you rely on every day in your business. We can help with all legal issues that arise in running a business, from litigation, when it happens, to transactional work and business planning to identify and prevent problems from developing into litigation. Our goal is to help your business run as smoothly as possible.

If you have any question, you should contact us by either clicking here for e-mail or call us at 615-352-8326.