Corporate and Transactions

Ada-Marie advises individuals and businesses on a range of corporate and transactional matters, including:

Entity Choice, Business Formation and Corporate Governance

Ada-Marie has extensive experience in general corporate representation, such as advising on entity choice, formation and organization of business entities, drafting and negotiating operating agreements, partnership agreements and shareholder agreements, and counseling boards of directors and shareholders.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Sales

Ada-Marie helps buyers and sellers navigate mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures through practical and business-driven advice. She has experience across many fields, including the health care, real estate, manufacturer/dealer, franchise, telecommunications, and hospitality industries. From start to finish, Ada-Marie helps clients structure, document, negotiate, and close the transaction, as well as conduct due diligence throughout the process. If necessary, she assists in obtaining the governmental approvals and clearances, and can help in post-transaction integration.

Commercial Contracts

Ada-Marie has extensive experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts across many industries, including health care, real estate, transportation, logistics, agriculture, and telecommunications. She understands the importance of skillfully drafted contract provisions to clearly define relationships and prevent long-term disputes.

Manufacturer-Dealer and Franchise Relations

Ada-Marie counsels and advises both manufacturers and dealers across diverse industries with respect to a wide variety of issues, including:

  • Dealership and Franchise Agreement preparation and negotiation
  • Buy-sell transactions
  • Breach of contract, unfair practices, non-renewals, and terminations
  • Territorial protection and franchise expansion
  • Counseling on state franchise and dealer protection statutes

She has assisted manufacturers, dealers, franchisors and franchisees in the construction, utility, agriculture and farm equipment, fast food restaurants, and motor vehicle industries.

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