Corporate Formation & Planning
The type of corporate structure chosen as a foundation for your business (corporation, partnership, limited liability company, etc.) has lasting implications for personal liability, regulation, corporate governance, tax deferral or control, succession or transfer issues, as well as general asset protection. As attorneys who have spent their careers advising healthy companies as well as assisting those in trouble or financial distress, we have a thorough understanding of the intricacies and benefits of proper entity formation.
Contract Creation & Administration
A sound business agreement should frame the terms agreed upon between the parties, and assign key risks to the party most able to avoid and absorb them. The experienced business person knows to approach each new transaction with a realistic view of how the business relationship will be wrapped up in the event the business venture or the partnership doesn’t pan out.
The type of corporate structure chosen as a foundation for your business (corporation, partnership, limited liability company, etc.) has lasting implications for personal liability, regulation, corporate governance, tax deferral or control, succession or transfer issues, as well as general asset protection. Having spent our careers advising healthy companies as well as assisting those in trouble or financial distress, we have a thorough understanding of the intricacies and benefits of proper entity formation.
Articles of Incorporation & Formative Agreements
We efficiently craft operating agreements, shareholder agreements, articles of incorporation, bylaws and take other steps to assure proper observance of corporate formalities, which are critical. In all but the most technical industries or investments, we believe the key legal framework of a business should be simple, lean and carefully crafted.
While every business is different, we typically counsel that a new or growing business needs only limited formative documents. Beyond elemental formation documents (a robust operating agreement in the case of an LLC, or shareholder agreements, etc., for a corporation), companies should have access to non-disclosure agreements and ensure air tight employment agreements and third party agreements that protect competition, prevent diversion of customers, employees, intellectual property and business trade secrets, and fairly assign risk.
Partnership & Business Sales
The Markarian Group engages in negotiation, drafting and review of every type of business transaction and asset sale and has experience in a wide variety of mergers and acquisitions. We ensure that due diligence is conducted, and that deals close on time and under budget. Once a transaction is concluded, we require that parties honor their representations, and receive the intended benefit of their bargain.
Commercial Lease Negotiations
We negotiate and close real estate deals, write commercial leases, draft mortgages and address landlord-tenant issues.
Landlord – Tenant Litigation
In addition to negotiating commercial leases, we are aggressive in enforcing them in court. Recovering possession and payment often requires precise technical compliance. We leverage our experience representing both sides of the landlord/tenant equation to ensure favorable and secured outcomes for our clients.
Insurance Contract Interpretation and Disputes
The Markarian Group has vast experience with the many legal issues facing businesses, associations and individuals when dealing with insurance disputes. The attorneys at The Markarian Group have spent decades representing the insurers and insurance companies, affording a unique perspective as to the inner workings of insurance companies, how to best resolve conflicts and ensure that insurers properly serve their customers. Valuable perspective dealing with insurance disputes confronting businesses, condominium associations and individuals arising as a result of hurricane, storm and wind events. We have accumulated extensive experience representing policy holders to ensure timely rebuilding of facilities and lives, aggressively pursuing litigation where necessary, and building bridges to efficient solutions wherever possible. The firm serves as a trusted advisor on a wide range of insurance issues for a diverse clientele, ranging from businesses and associations of all sizes, to Fortune 100 companies.