Business and Corporate

Bowles Rice lawyers assist our clients through every phase of the business life cycle, from startup counseling and general corporate matters to angel and venture capital financings, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses.  We are proud to represent small businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia and the surrounding region. We are experienced in structuring, negotiating and documenting all types of business transactions. 

Our engagement often begins as early as the business planning stage, before a company has even been formed. This early assistance helps us guide our clients past many of the pitfalls that await an early stage company.

As our clients’ businesses grow and their needs become more complex, we work in multi-practice teams to provide the most experienced, creative and insightful advice on any issue that may arise.

We assist clients in all aspects of their businesses, including:  

  • Entity selection
  • Company formation
  • Business structuring
  • Corporate governance
  • Business and tax planning
  • Mergers
  • Stock sales and purchases
  • Asset sales and purchases
  • Joint ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Succession planning
  • Partnership transactions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Licensing and contracts
  • Employment agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Intellectual property licenses
  • Vendor agreements
  • Sales terms and conditions
  • Manufacturing and distribution agreements
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