Business Transactions

Business Transactions

Working with an attorney who has extensive business experience can make a significant difference. I have decades of experience dealing with complex business matters and can help you get back to running your business, knowing you are getting the best possible legal advice.

Finding the Right Business Entity

Before you open the doors to do business, you want to make sure you have the right business structure in place. The right business structure can reduce your tax liability, protect your personal assets, and make borrowing money easier. I will take the time to understand your business goals and objectives, and help you determine which corporate structure is best suited to achieve your priorities.

Contracts for Business

Contracts must be written to be clear and concise, yet comprehensive to address all facets of a business transaction. I can review contracts offered by your vendors to ensure there are no onerous terms or ambiguities. Alternatively, I can draft contracts for the purchase of services or assets, employment, partnerships, and other transactions that impact your business. I understand how important it is to ensure the language contained in a contract is clear, enforceable, and not likely to result in a dispute.

Exit Strategies

Many people start a business without considering their exit strategy whether it be passing the business to heirs, merger, or sale. Developing an exit strategy is an important consideration in how a business should be structured to maximize future sale value and ensuring that your business continues to operate through organizational changes. I will sit with you and help you work out a strategy that works for your specific needs so that your business continues well into the future, long after you have retired, or are incapable of handling the day-to-day operations.


When your business has developed a market presence, and a strong reputation, you may be approached to merge  or sell your business. The process of acquisitions or merger is complicated; I will be there to help guide you through this process and help ensure your interests are protected as you prepare to turn over the reins of your company to a new group of principals.

When you need advice for a business matter, you can count on me to help. With my extensive business experience, I bring a unique perspective to the challenges you are facing, and may face in the future. I provide services in the District of Columbia as well as Northern Virginia and Montgomery and Howard Counties, Maryland; contact Thienel Law, LLC for all your business legal needs.