Business & Corporate

Edward C. Pedersen, PLLC
We help business owners and management find creative answers quickly. Clients rely upon our attorneys as legal advisors who help them manage their businesses and professional assets and a resource for facilitating transactions. Our business and corporate lawyers represent businesses from sole operators to large organizations.

The services our business and corporate attorneys offer focus on the needs of the individual client and range from transactional work to complex litigation matters. Our attorneys take a pragmatic approach to solving problems and helping clients plan ahead. They are able to provide practical advice because they have experience-forged insight that goes beyond their traditional legal training.

Our attorneys meet our clients’ needs in operating their business by providing a full range of legal services from entity formation, organization and structure, preparing operating or shareholder agreements, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnership transactions. Services related to employment issues such as preparation of employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants, preparation of employment and policy manuals are also available.

General Business Counsel
We provide businesses with the ability to have top notch legal counsel at their disposal on an “as-needed” basis. Clients contact us to help them obtain counsel to structure their new ventures and to help them to address any legal concerns along the way. Acting proactively to ensure that clients are protected from unnecessary risks is key. Attorneys manage clients’ legal problems so that they can focus on building their businesses.

Licensing and Contracts
Our attorneys provide assistance in negotiating, drafting and reviewing business contracts and licenses, including:
  • Employment agreements
  • Vendor agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Sales terms and conditions
  • Intellectual property licenses
  • Manufacturing and distribution agreements

Our business and corporate lawyers can provide valuable assistance that includes:
  • The formation, expansion through acquisitions and joint ventures and divestiture of franchise systems.
  • Guidance on marketing and distribution agreements.
  • Franchise sales law compliance and monitoring of legislative and judicial developments.
  • Dispute resolution (including mediation, arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy).
  • Representation in regulatory actions.
  • Enforcement of franchisee contract requirements, including maintenance of quality standards, reporting duties and restrictive covenants.
  • Protection and licensing of trademarks, service marks and trade secrets.

Company Formation
Our attorneys have formed hundreds of companies for clients. The attorneys consult with clients and their accountants regarding entity alternatives and coordinate all of the necessary filings.
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