Business Transactions & Estate Planning

BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS

The attorneys of David Coffin PLLC have significant experience in transactions spanning the life of a business. Some specific projects we have worked on include:

  • Choice of Entity Advice
  • Formation of C Corporations and S Corporations
  • Formation of Partnerships and LLCs
  • Formation of Professional Associations, PCs and PLLCs
  • Formation of Non-profit Corporations
  • Business Tax Planning
  • S Corporation Elections
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Employment Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Termination of Business Entities
  • Employer Identification Numbers
  • Application for Non-Profit Organization to seek Tax-Exempt status with IRS and states

Taxes impact almost every area of a business. Our deep tax knowledge and experience helps us properly consider the tax ramifications of each transaction on which we advise.

ESTATE PLANNING

Everyone should have a valid will in place in order to direct how their property should be distributed upon their death. Often, there are other matters that also need to be addressed in a will, such as guardians for minor or disabled children. If a person dies without leaving a will, their property will be distributed to those persons that are named in the intestate succession statute of the decedent’s state. Sometimes, such as in the case of blended families, this can lead to surprising results. Our firm has experience with the following types of projects:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Financial Power of Attorney
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Directive to Physicians (also known as a living will)
  • Estate and Gift Tax Planning
  • Partition Agreements (used to opt out of the normal community property laws)
  • Divorce-related tax planning and advice