Business Formation

Martin Tate attorneys have been involved in forming and advising thousands of businesses in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.  We provide advice in selecting an effective and tax efficient business entity for our clients’ needs, including corporations, limited liability companies, professional organizations, partnerships, or nonprofit entities.  We work with our clients’ accountants to identify and resolve tax issues.  After formation, we answer our clients’ legal questions and help them resolve issues like director, manager, and officer compliance; management and control issues; financing; contract negotiations; employment issues; and ownership transition and succession planning. 

Our business formation practice includes providing advice on and preparing

  • Ownership relationship contracts, including membership agreements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and buy-sell agreements;
  • Stock purchase agreements and asset purchase agreements;
  • Employee, consulting, independent contractor, and professional service agreements;
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements;
  • Assignments of inventions and other intellectual property;
  • Licensing agreements; and
  • Financing and leasing agreements.