Corporate & Business Law

Zobrist Law Group offers a full array of legal services to businesses from their inception to their reaching ever-greater heights. Zobrist Law Group not only provides highly qualified technical advice on short-term needs, but adds extra value to a client’s business through strategic planning and counsel. Clients of Zobrist Law Group trust the firm as their partners. The firm prides itself on efficiency, clear communication, problem-solving, and the assurance that it will be an asset in deal making rather than a hindrance.

Zobrist Law Group has decades of experience providing expert legal advice to a wide array of businesses, from large international corporations to small family companies. Though based in Charlottesville, Virginia, Zobrist Law Group’s clientele comes from across the country and abroad. Due to its small size, the firm’s services are integrated, easily drawing upon the employment, litigation, and immigration expertise of other lawyers in the firm to offer clients comprehensive advice. The services mentioned below are illustrative of the breath of corporate and business services the firm offers.

Business Formation

Zobrist Law Group regularly helps new businesses select the optimal structure to let entrepreneurs’ ideas come to life. Relying on Zobrist Law Group’s advice in selecting an entity type and creating a company’s governing documents (such as bylaws and shareholders’ agreements) can help a new business minimize risk and maximize the likelihood of long-term success. The firm additionally has experience in private placement offerings and financing.

Commercial Contracts and Transactions

Zobrist Law Group is experienced in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts for clients including franchise agreements, license agreements, supply agreements, purchase agreements, loan and security agreements, and real estate and equipment leases. The firm’s attorneys are detail-oriented while not losing sight of the client’s overarching goals.

Buying and Selling Businesses

Attorneys at Zobrist Law Group have legal and business experience in mergers, asset and stock purchases, buy-outs, and joint ventures. The firm helps clients evaluate the value of the deal, conduct due diligence, and draft the documentation necessary to complete the transaction efficiently and successfully.

Commercial Leasing

Every company needs physical space in which to do its work. Zobrist Law Group has extensive experience representing both landlords and tenants in negotiating commercial real estate transactions including office, warehouse, plant, and retail leases.

Employment Agreements

The firm has represented both executives and businesses in preparing and negotiating employment agreements for all levels of employees and officers. These agreements often integrate confidentiality and non-competition components. Zobrist Law Group is also experienced in independent contractor relationships.

Strategic Planning and General Counsel

Business success does not occur by chance, but through deliberate strategic planning. Zobrist Law Group gives added value services to its clients by helping clients look beyond their immediate needs and take the long view of thier business trajectory. The firm offers advice on matters such as business succession, securities, antitrust, employment, labor, and intellectual property management.

Corporate Governance

Corporate executives, boards of directors, and board committees benefit from Zobrist Law Group’s advice on corporate governance matters. Along with ensuring compliance with applicable laws, Zobrist Law Group assists companies in developing corporate policies and conducting internal investigations.

Commercial Litigation

Many conflicts can be avoided by competent and thorough legal counsel at the outset of business transactions. However, when disputes arise, Zobrist Law Group’s litigation attorneys are available to help clients resolve their disputes in the most favorable and efficient manner possible.

International Business

Zobrist Law Group is experienced in assisting American companies do business abroad, as well as foreign companies doing business in the United States. Zobrist Law Group attorneys speak Spanish, Portugese, and Hmong.

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