Bishop, Dulaney, Joyner & Abner works to bridge the artificial divide between law and business. Every one of our attorneys has worked in a business outside of a law firm, and we have first-hand experience starting enterprises and growing companies. By venturing beyond the purely legal boundary and crossing into the field of our clients’ businesses, we provide legal solutions that make business sense.

Our attorneys work with each client to deliver practical, principled advice. By becoming familiar with your business, we invest in your future and are determined to make your business great through every stage of the journey.

Practice Areas

Attorneys with Business Expertise

Business Formation and Financing

Choosing the right legal and tax structure can significantly impact the operation and future success of your business. Our attorneys take the time to listen to your personal goals and objectives, and then guide you on the best legal and tax options. We also advise both companies and investors on angel and venture financing strategies.

General Business and Corporate Governance

As your business grows, we can help with shareholder agreements, operating agreements, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and other legal agreements and contracts. And if the day comes when you need to dissolve a business, we can advise you on an orderly and compliant process.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Succession Planning

A merger or acquisition is a critical event in the life of a business, potentially impacting shareholders, members, directors, managers, employees and customers. We can help you navigate this complex process through valuing the business, structuring the deal, performing due diligence and negotiating the deal documents.

Complex Business and Commercial Litigation

Complex business and commercial litigation encompasses a broad array of issues frequently encountered by business owners and professionals. Representative matters include shareholder and corporate governance disputes, contract disputes, employment and non-compete litigation, construction litigation, executive compensation and commission matters, and land use issues.

Employment Issues and Compensation

Whether it’s one all-inclusive employment agreement, or a combination of standalone non-competition and non-disclosure agreements, our attorneys are familiar with the nuances of state law and will draft and negotiate enforceable agreements that protect your interests.

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Whether you’re buying, selling or investing in real estate, our attorneys can make the process productive and efficient. With a combination of work experience and sound legal advice, we guide our clients through the nuances of commercial real estate.

Estate Planning and Administration

Individuals and business owners face unique and complex issues related to estate planning. We know how to navigate the complexities of closely held businesses, so that your business can continue to operate effectively and your assets can pass to your spouses, family members or charitable organizations.

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