Business Transactions

Our attorneys have substantial years of combined experience assisting clients with numerous types of business transactions involving various areas of the law.  Whether you are forming your business, establishing a management or succession plan for your business, selling your business, developing commercial property, leasing or acquiring mineral interests, or managing a farm or ranch operation, our attorneys’ combined experience allows us to effectively advise our clients in various facets of complex business transactions.

Our Business Transaction practice focus includes:

Agriculture

Our firm has broad experience in the area of Agricultural Law. We represent clients with legal issues relating to:

  • Agribusiness
  • Agrochemicals
  • Crops
  • Equine
  • Farms & Ranches
  • Livestock

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Banking & Finance

Craig, Terrill, Hale & Grantham, L.L.P. assists depositors, lenders, and borrowers in accordance with intricate state and Federal banking statutes and regulations. Our attorneys have experience in lending and secured transactions, loan workouts, mortgages and foreclosures, and Creditor’s Rights and Bankruptcy. Clients include borrowers, commercial banks, credit unions, and holding companies.

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Business & Tax Planning

Tax-efficient planning for transactions and business operations is an integral part of any sound business decision. Our experience helping clients plan for the long run informs our advice to clients on the legal and tax aspects of acquisitions and dispositions, mergers, and financial structures and products, and business operations. We analyze alternatives and develop cutting-edge planning solutions that achieve clients’ business objectives while minimizing their tax liabilities. Our expertise, experience and judgment enable clients to craft creative, responsive and cost-effective legal solutions to business and tax planning issues including federal, state, and local taxation of corporations, partnerships, individuals, trusts and estates. We routinely advise clients on a wide variety of business matters including acquisitions and general business planning. We also represent clients in tax controversies before federal and state agencies, in audits, as well as in administrative appeals, competent authority relief, collection issues and litigation.

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Consumer Law Transactions

Select one of the firm’s attorneys to have experience advising creditors regarding consumer financing transactions including retail installment contracts, finance lease, and other consumer related transactions.

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Corporate Transactions

Our attorneys have substantial years of combined experience in assisting clients with business and commercial litigation and transactions. This experience enables our firm to assist corporate and business clients with all facets of their business or commercial legal needs. We handle a broad range of basic and complex business and commercial legal matters including:

BUSINESS START UP

  • Financing
  • Entity Formation, Governance and Shareholder Agreements
  • Licensing and Intellectual Property Protection
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contract drafting and negotiation (including leases and land use agreements)

ON GOING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

EMPLOYMENT ISSUES

  • Employment and Consulting Agreements
  • Executive Employment and Compensation Issues
  • Establishment of Employment and Labor Law Policies
  • Defense of Claims
  • Shareholder Rights
  • Secured Transactions
  • UCC

BUSINESS EXPANSION OR TRANSFER

  • Stock and Asset Purchases and Sales
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Alliances and Joint Ventures
  • Reorganizations
  • Divestures

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Real Estate

Our attorneys represent both individual and corporate clients in all proceedings and transactions that deal with real property-land and the structures attached to it-including matters involving commercial real estate acquisitions, sales, 1031 like kind exchanges, leases, financing, construction, property developments, mortgages and foreclosures, zoning, title examinations, quiet title actions, closings, and management. We are particularly experienced in handling real estate matters involving oil and gas.

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Wind Energy

This firm has engaged in the wind energy practice as a complement to the firm’s longstanding traditional real estate practice. Our firm has assisted landowners in the West Texas Region in the drafting and negotiation of wind energy leases. In addition our firm has aided financial institutions in the preparation of financing documents related to wind energy transactions. Finally, the firm’s estate planning attorneys have advised and assisted clients in wealth succession planning relating to the efficient and orderly transfer and protection of wind energy rights.

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