In a 6-3 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a California law that forced non-profits to annually disclose their major contributors (i.e. those who contribute more than $5,000).
Financing for a business typically involves a combination of debt and equity. Whether borrowing capital from an institutional lender like Wells Fargo or CitiBank, or private lenders like an investor, The Burton Law Firm can assist you in making the best decision for your business. We will help you review, negotiate, and document the terms and conditions of the financial agreements.
Our attorneys can also provide assistance raising capital for your business through investments by founders or private investors. These types of investment offerings of raising capital would require analysis and negotiation of investor rights, and compliance with securities laws governing nonpublic offerings. Private investors are great sources of capital, along with institutional lenders and personal investment, and we are very knowledgeable about the correct way to go about securing funding for your business.
Another great way to finance your business is to set up an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), which has a number of uses, including corporate financing. The ESOP can serve as a form of retirement benefit plan in which the employer’s company stock is held for the benefit of the employees. This gives the employees an ownership interest and gives them the opportunity to invest more resources in the company. Employees who take responsibility because of a real sense of ownership can only benefit your business. An ESOP can provide tax advantages for the company as well as the employees. If your company is considering an ESOP, The Burton Law Firm can help structure the plan and your company to accommodate the ESOP.
All businesses will at some point require some form of financing. It is typically the only way to get working capital for your company. It is possible to give more value in the form of interest payments, ownership percentage, or collateral assets than is necessary to procure the loan. Our attorneys are adept at negotiating the best possible details for your business. Why put up additional collateral or pay excessive interest? Let The Burton Law Firm put our vast and detailed expertise in the field of corporate funding to work for you. We want to help you keep your business profitable.