Closely Held Business Services

For more information on our closely held business services, please contact:

Charleston, W.Va.  

John F. Allevato

Brian C. Helmick
Wheeling, W.Va. Roanoke, Va. 
David R. Croft
Carter R. Brothers
Winston-Salem, N.C.  
Robert H. Wall

Practice Group Roster

Spilman understands that your closely held business is more than just a business – it’s personal. Our multidisciplinary team of trusts, estate, tax and business attorneys become part of your team, analyzing your goals and adding value to each step of the process – choice of entity and formation, operation and growth, sale to third parties or acquisitions, or an orderly transfer to the next generation. We assist businesses of all sizes with succession planning, as well as the structuring, negotiating, and closing of transactions, including:

  • Structuring transactions to minimize tax consequences
  • Drafting Operating Agreements, Stock Purchase Agreements, Asset Purchase Agreements, and Shareholder Agreements, including restrictive transfer provisions
  • Planning for the smooth and tax-efficient succession of family-owned businesses
  • Establishing Voting Trusts and Voting Agreements
  • Selecting the correct entity to carry out business planning, operations, and tax objectives: limited liability companies, corporations and elections for
  • S-corporation status, limited or general partnerships, joint ventures
  • Conducting all forms of due diligence, sale and acquisition transactions
  • Advising on general business and corporate matters
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and leases
  • Working as part of a team with lawyers within other multidisciplinary groups on employment law issues, employee benefits, financing, etc., to provide comprehensive client service

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