Business Formation and Operations
Full-Service Counsel for Businesses from Start-Up to Success
Starting a business can be stressful. For businesses in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio, using knowledgeable Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys removes the uncertainty that many business owners face when getting started and in the daily operation of their businesses.
Doing things the right way from the start builds a strong foundation for success. Because our business and commercial attorneys strive to understand the nature of your business, we’re also positioned to help clients build on that foundation and thrive.
Make Informed Operation Decisions
It is not enough to simply start a business and hope it runs well. Success comes from strategically operating the business. We help design the most beneficial framework for the life of a business and its operations and then serve as a resource when operational or planning issues arise in these areas:
- Entity selection and modification
- Marketing and advertising matter
- Obtaining credit and working with banks and lenders
- Shareholder and other owner disputes
- Contract negotiation and review
- Compliance matters and filing requirements
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Business relocation, sale, or dissolution
Coordinating with attorneys in other disciplines in our office, we also assist clients in these areas and more:
- Labor and employment matters
- Workers’ compensation and other benefits claims and disputes
- Insurance coverage and defense matters
- Contract and business disputes
- Collections and foreclosures
- Business succession planning
Partnering with knowledgeable business and commercial attorneys will help you and your business have confidence that you have the necessary information and advice to make decisions that help your business thrive.
Guidance on Zoning and Land Use in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio
All businesses need real estate—for office space, manufacturing or production, warehousing, or other business matters. Whether a business owns or leases, it needs reliable counsel to negotiate, draft, and review the necessary documents and research real estate issues.
Jenkins Fenstermaker attorneys have deep experience in helping clients with all facets of commercial real estate transactions. From land use and zoning to contract drafting, financing the transaction, and, ultimately, closing, we assist buyers, sellers, landlords, tenants, and financial institutions every step of the way. We work closely with our clients on all aspects of commercial real estate matters, including but not limited to these:
- Land use
- Real estate development
- Real estate tax matters
- Due diligence matters
- Title searches and title insurance
- Negotiation and documentation for financing secured by real estate
- Negotiation, drafting, and review of documents for lease transactions
Our business and commercial attorneys also follow the developments of the recent Opportunity Zones identified by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97). We can assist clients in identifying and investing in Qualified Opportunity Zones and Qualified Opportunity Funds in WV, OH, and KY, benefiting clients, the local community, and the wider region or state.
Continuing Support for Your Business
Having a reliable legal resource is essential whether you are just getting started or have an existing business. Our attorneys ably handle all that goes along with forming and operating a business, from basic contracts and organizational issues to multifaceted and complex business transactions.
The tristate business formation and operation attorneys at Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC are ready to help you explore the opportunities for a business start-up or to provide counsel for your going concern in West Virginia, Kentucky, or Ohio. For a free consultation at our office in Huntington or Clarksburg, call (304) 523-2100 or (866) 617-4736 toll-free, or complete our online contact form.
Tristate Business Formation and Operation Attorneys
Businesses in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio rely on Jenkins Fenstermaker’s business formation and operation attorneys to provide the sound guidance and legal assistance needed to successfully run your business. Regardless of size or complexity, all businesses benefit from the advice of our business and commercial attorneys, who think quickly and creatively to anticipate or respond to any situation.