Graf Stiebel & Coyne - Attorneys at Law

We limit our practice...
but never our commitment.

Representation of Privately-Owned Businesses

 Shillito Building

Privately-owned businesses face unique challenges that are far different from those confronted by large, publicly traded companies.  The relationships among owners, family considerations, and personal goals may affect business planning, from the type of entity selected to the ultimate disposition of the business.  We work closely with our clients to meet these unique challenges.  Through proactive planning, we help clients minimize taxes, maximize business value, and achieve estate planning objectives.

We assist our business clients with the following:

  • Entity selection
  • Business formation and governance
  • Buy-sell agreements, stock redemption agreements, and other contingency plans
  • Selling and purchasing businesses
  • Reorganizing business entities
  • Acquiring capital or procuring financing
  • Employment agreements, non-competition agreements, and trade secret protection
  • Succession planning
  • Implementation of retirement and welfare benefit plans