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Entity Formation/Governance

JOINES, PLLC represents entrepreneurs and companies in connection with the formation of business entities, the negotiation of operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, partnership agreements, voting agreements, buy-sell agreements, separation agreements and similar arrangements, the conduct of annual meetings and special meetings of boards, shareholders, managers, and members, the authorization of action by written consent, the winding down and dissolution of a business, and other governance issues. We also routinely advise directors, officers, managers and controlling shareholders/members regarding fiduciary duties under the law, and help resolve disputes between the company/controlling owners and dissenting owners.

Business Contracts

JOINES, PLLC represents manufacturers, distributors, dealers, service companies, physicians, lenders and licensors of technology in the drafting and negotiation of consumer and B-2-B commercial contracts, business forms and website terms and conditions, including without limitation, master services agreements, terms of use, terms and conditions of sale, acceptable use policies, limited warranties, service level agreements, purchase orders, software licensing and development agreements, employment and independent contractor agreements, noncompetition agreements, supplier agreements, dealer agreements, sales agent agreements, broker agreements, transportation/shipping agreements, HIPAA/business associate agreements, forms of waiver and assumption of risk.

Mergers & Acquisitions

JOINES, PLLC represents buyers and sellers engaged in all types of M&A transactions, including asset purchases, stock/equity purchase, mergers and other combinations. Our experience includes transactions ranging in size from $50,000 to $500 million. In addition to his decades of M&A experience in private practice, the firm’s founder, Bob Joines, was formerly the Director of M&A for a publicly-traded company formed for the purpose of consolidating the telecommunications infrastructure industry.

Outside General Counsel

For many of our clients, hiring a full-time in-house attorney to address recurring legal issues is not a viable option. Instead, they turn to Joines PLLC for cost-effective solutions. Having previously served as a senior in-house attorney for a public company and general counsel of a private equity firm with numerous portfolio companies, the firm’s founder, Bob Joines, has considerable experience managing in-house legal affairs and counseling entrepreneurs, boards of directors and business executives. Whether it’s negotiating the resolution of a dispute, developing standard business forms, handling personnel issues, implementing a compliance program, reviewing a contract, or any other corporate or commercial matter, Joines PLLC is ready to assist.