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Business Law

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Business Attorneys

Experienced Legal Advice for Starting and Building a Business

A novel idea or an underserved market is not enough. The foundation of a new enterprise can dictate prosperity or failure. The North Carolina business attorneys of Stroud & Panetti, P.C. put clients in the best position for success through insightful planning and veteran legal advice.

Trusted Solutions for Business — 336-793-1649

Based in Winston-Salem, we serve closely-held businesses and partnerships in Forsyth County and surrounding areas of northern North Carolina. Keith Stroud and Eleanor Panetti offer more than 40 years of combined experience; we've represented small start-up companies and multi-state, multi-million-dollar construction firms.

Business Formation

Every decision during the formation of a business has long-term significance. Choice of entity is perhaps the most crucial, and we advise clients on the personal liability, and daily operation implications of each type:

  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Incorporation
  • S corporation or C corporation
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Family limited partnership (FLP)

We work closely with owners to mesh goals of the company with the drafting of operating agreements, shareholder agreements and partnership agreements. How will decisions be made? How will profits be shared? When starting a business, astute clients contemplate the ending of the business; we draft buy-sell agreements to plan for business succession if a stakeholder dies, divorces, or leaves the operation.

Ongoing Legal Support

Many legal issues arise throughout the course of operations. Stroud & Panetti, P.C. heads off conflicts through proper drafting of contracts, and is there to solve problems along the way. We handle all corporate and business law issues:

  • Drafting standard contracts and employee policies and manuals
  • Reviewing transactions
  • Employment contracts, such as non-compete agreements
  • Contract disputes
  • Disputes among shareholders and partners

Experience, Advocacy and Vision: Call Us at 336-793-1649

Whether you are founding a business or encounter a legal problem, our Winston-Salem incorporation and business law attorneys have the advice and solutions you need for continued prosperity. Contact our Forsyth County law firm today to discuss what we can do for you.