Corporate Transactions and Planning
Corporate and Business Attorney Serving New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Every commercial venture requires legal assistance at some point, whether you’re a small local business or a nationwide Fortune 500 company. Attorney Patrick E. Donovan has the experience and knowledge to assist with your corporate or business legal issues, from helping with the formation of corporate entities, the negotiation and construction of business contracts to acquisitions and lending agreements.
Our commercial law services include, but are not limited to:
- Corporate and Business Mergers and Acquisitions
- Small Business Formations (Corporate and LLC Formation)
- Stock Purchase and Transfer Agreements
- Employment and Termination Agreements
- Partnership and Buy-Sell Agreements
The Difference Decades of Experience Can Make
Attorney Donovan has help form hundreds of small businesses during his 25+ year legal career. More often than not, future partnership disputes can be avoided by a thorough, well-crafted and informed set of corporate bylaws or an operating agreement. Success in business requires careful planning and hard work. Your company can benefit from Donovan Law’s vast experience helping other small and large businesses whether you and your company require advice in employee matters, contract drafting or negotiations, or the sale or redemption of corporate stock or LLC membership shares.
One of the more difficult problems I frequently encounter for my clients is the small business formed by a close group of friends or family members. Going into business with a friend or family member can appear to offer you the best of both worlds. More often than not, however, a business relationship can sour, or irreparably damage, a close friendship or family relationship. When that happens, legal action is typically not far behind. Sorting through these issues after they arise can require substantial resources. Plan ahead. If your are considering going into business with a friend or family member, contact Donovan Law, we will help you understand your options and protect your investment.
What They Say
"Patrick: We can't say thank you enough but you will always be in our prayers. We knew you were the right person to help Cameron from the moment we met you. Thank you for all your work and all of your support-- especially taking my phone calls and just listening and trying to calm my nerves. This was the most difficult thing we have ever had to deal with in our lives and I'm so glad we had you on our side. May God Bless you and your family always."Cameron B. was confronting a 15 year state prison sentence after being wrongfully accused of AFSA. He was acquitted by a Merrimack Superior Court jury following a week-long trial.
State v. Cameron B. (Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault),first
"Patrick: I know it's your job but i wanted to drop you a note. If you didn't realize I'm a passionate guy who trusts no one. I appreciate all you are and have done for me and my family. I'm very happy and fortunate to have found you." Michael B.
Possession of Controlled Drug with Intent to Distribute,
“I’m so glad I found you on-line. You have helped me so much. I cannot thank you enough.” Charge: 2 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief. Result: Misdemeanor conviction after a plea. No jail time, no fine.
Felony Criminal Mischief,
“I couldn’t have gotten through this without you. I can’t thank you enough.” Charge: Felony embezzlement charges. Result: no conviction, no guilty finding.
“I want to thank you again for all your time and effort in representing me again. I truly appreciate it. God bless you.” Charge: Vehicular Assault, resulting in fatality.Result: 30 day loss of license, No jail time, suspended sentence with good behavior.
Felony Vehicular Assault,
“Patrick, you literally saved my brother’s life. We would not have gotten through this without you. I can't thank you enough." Charge: 9 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault, carrying a potential sentence of 90 years in prison. Result: Client acquitted of all but 1 charge and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
“Thank you for everything you did to get me through this nightmare… It has meant a lot to my family and I.” Charges: 20 counts of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (AFSA) and 10 counts of Criminal Threatening.Result: All 20 AFSA charges AND Felony Criminal Threatening charges dismissed.
Aggravated Sexual Assault and Criminal Threatening,
"Patrick, than you for all your incredible work. By keeping me out of jail and getting my license back, you saved my life and my family's only means of support. I don’t know what I would have down without your services, and I really appreciate all your effort in my case. Thank you for the peace of mind."
Charges: Possession of a Controlled Drug, Operating After Suspension – 2nd Offense.,Result: Drug charge dismissed. Suspension charge reduced to a 1st offense violation. $434 fine
"Thank you so much for all your help. If I had lost my license, I would have lost my job and my livelihood."