Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. We advise business owners, entrepreneurs and managers on business law, start-up assistance including the formation of an entity and on the protection of a trademark or license agreement. We also assist with the process of buying or selling a business.
Business Startup Services
Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our firm assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction, including:
Subchapter C-corporation formation
Subchapter S-corporation formation
Limited liability company (LLC) formation
Partnership formation (including LLP)
We also advise on and draft shareholder agreements, membership agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.
Buying and Selling Businesses
Our firm can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business, including:
Advising on the structure of the transaction
Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements
Preparation and Review of Business Contracts
In consultation with business owners, we review, draft and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:
Releases and waivers
Hillen, Wicker & Tapscott is located in Tupelo, MS, and serves all of MS including Lee County, Pontotoc County, Itawamba County, Union County, Columbus, Starkville, Corinth, Grenada, Southaven, Clarksdale, Greenville, Hernando, New Albany, Aberdeen, and Jackson.