Business Formation & Transactions

Business Lawyers in Northeastern Indiana

Business Formation ◊ Business Transactions

If you are considering establishing a new business or need guidance to protect your interests in a business deal, you want an attorney with experience in business formation and business transactions, one who can help you identify the structure that best suits your needs, and one who knows how to protect your rights under a commercial contract.

At the law office of Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Smith, LLP, we bring over 100 years of combined experience to businesses and business owners throughout Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities. We built our reputation on a commitment to personal service and attention, making certain that you always work directly with an attorney, and that we respond promptly to your calls and e-mails. Because of the positive results we have obtained in the past, many of our new cases come to us as referrals from satisfied clients or other attorneys. Contact our office or call us at 260-422-1515 to schedule an appointment.

Our Business Formation Practice

Our attorneys work closely with individuals, business owners and existing businesses, helping you understand the advantages and disadvantages of different business structures, so that you can set up a new commercial entity in ways that provide maximum benefit to you. We handle all types of business formation, including partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations.

We will prepare and file all required documentation to establish your business in compliance with Indiana law, including articles of incorporation or organization, operating agreements, and bylaws. We also handle all corporate governance matters, such as the maintenance of corporate records, and the preparation of minutes or corporate resolutions.

Our Business Transactions Practice

We negotiate, review and draft all types of business agreements, including

  • buy-sell agreements
  • asset purchase contracts
  • commercial lease agreements
  • independent contractor agreements
  • mergers and acquisitions for small businesses

We represent businesses as creditors in business collections matters and also handle business bankruptcy matters. Our business transactions practice also includes advice on and preparation of employment contracts, as well as employee handbooks.