Business Advisory Services

Business Advisory Services

 

Natter & Fulmer attorneys provide counsel to businesses and business owners. There are significant legal and tax decisions business owners need to consider when forming, buying, operating, selling or winding up a business. These decisions can significantly impact both legal and tax liabilities of the business as well as its ownership.

Our philosophy in providing business advisory services is to work proactively with ownership and management and, when beneficial, their other advisers to prevent unnecessary legal issues from arising.  When legal issues do arise for a business client, we work to create and implement advantageous solutions.  Our attorneys frequently participate in annual, and even quarterly, company meetings. We have found by meeting with our business clients periodically we are better able to discover and address legal and tax issues before they become problems. Many of our clients have found that getting us involved early on, particularly with employment matters, regulatory issues and contract negotiations, helps them avoid dangers and capitalize on opportunities.

We have worked with numerous business owners when they have sold their businesses.  We have also represented many clients when they have acquired existing businesses.  Our role in a transaction frequently includes providing counsel as to the structure of the deal, negotiating and drafting documents (from an initial letter of intent to the definitive agreements), providing tax and regulatory guidance, performing legal due diligence, and closing of the transaction.  This experience and our network of resources (certified public accountants, investment bankers, business brokers, bankers, financial advisors, and insurance and real estate professionals) consistently prove to be invaluable to clients involved in the acquisition or disposition of a business.

Generally, a business owner needs to develop an exit plan prior to an actual sale of the business. Practically speaking, all business owners either walk away from their business or they get carried out.  We specialize in working with business owners to develop and implement an exit strategy which allows them to transfer their business in accordance with their wishes, whether to family members, others involved in the business or a third party, while minimizing their tax liability and maximizing the cash they receive. In order to develop the correct exit plan for a business owner, it is important to spend the time to understand his or her goals.  Once a business owner client’s goals are understood, we are able to provide guidance in terms of various potential strategies. In order to maximize benefits to a business owner, implementation of an exit plan frequently takes several years.

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Tax Planning

Tax Planning

 

Natter and Fulmer offers tax planning services to businesses and individuals that are designed to take advantage of opportunities to minimize taxes and avoid future tax issues with the Internal Revenue Service.

Our attorneys frequently advise startup companies, small businesses, and large corporations, as well as their respective owners, as to opportunities to reduce the total tax burden attributable to income from business operations.  This advice frequently includes guidance as to entity selection, purchase or disposition of business assets, depreciation and expensing of assets, structuring of compensation and benefits, and the availability of tax credits and incentives.

As a part of our Estate Planning practice, we provide individual clients with guidance as to income and estate and gift tax strategies designed to maximize the retention of family wealth and minimize the amount of income and transfer taxes.

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Professional Liability

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

 

The attorneys at Natter & Fulmer, P.C. have extensive experience in defending clients against claims of professional negligence. In this regard, we have represented lawyers, doctors, architects, accountants, engineers, and various members in the construction industry, as well as other professionals. Our attorneys are cognizant of the distinctive and sensitive nature of these type claims. Accordingly, it is our goal to identify the nature and degree of any potential exposure to our clients in order to develop a strategy that seeks to vigorously defend our clients while limiting any potential negative impact to our clients’ personal reputation.

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Intellectual Property

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

Natter & Fulmer, P.C. regularly represents clients in matters involving trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, licensing, and intellectual property portfolio development. In this regard, the attorneys of Natter & Fulmer, P.C. approach intellectual property issues in a manner that combines the firm’s technological and business knowledge so that our clients may maximize the benefits from their intellectual property.

Natter & Fulmer, P.C. advises its clients on a wide range of intellectual property issues including the selection, protection and enforcement of company names, brand names, internet domain names, slogans and trade dress, both in U.S. and worldwide markets. We also provide services to our clients in regard to the protection, transfer and registration of their trademarks and copyrights.

Natter & Fulmer, P.C. also routinely litigates on behalf of its clients in order to protect their client’s valuable investment and established good will. By fashioning a litigation strategy based upon the law and the client’s particular business objectives, we seek to resolve intellectual property disputes in a cost-efficient yet effective manner either through settlement or trial when necessary.

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Food, Drug and Dietary Supplements

FOOD, DRUG AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS

 

In the area of Food, Drugs and Dietary Supplement law, attorneys at Natter & Fulmer, P.C. represent individuals and businesses, both small and large, in connection with achieving their business objectives while remaining in compliance with complex and sometimes confusing State and Federal Regulations. Our clients include food, drug, device, and dietary supplement companies, as well as multi-level marketing companies, mail order companies and Internet-based companies. Our attorneys are particularly qualified in the area of dietary supplements governed by the Dietary Supplement Health Education act of 1994.

At Natter & Fulmer, P.C., we strive to provide our clients with sound, yet creative approaches to product labels and labeling, advertising, and marketing of their products. At the same time, we provide our clients with strategic guidance to ensure compliance with complex regulations from numerous Federal Agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. In this regard, we have extensive experience in litigating on our clients’ behalf in connection with civil enforcement actions with the Federal Government.

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Estate Probate and Administration

Estate Probate and Administration

 

The personal representative of an estate is responsible for payment of the debts of the decedent (funeral expenses, hospital bills, and all other debts of the decedent). He or she is also responsible for the filing of tax returns, locating the assets of the estate, and distributing those assets according to the decedent’s last will and testament.

The attorneys at Natter & Fulmer, P.C. have substantial experience representing personal representation in the administration of estates. The firm also has experience representing beneficiaries of estate and heirs-at-law of decedents.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning

 

You have a Will so you feel prepared for the unexpected. However, because family circumstances change over time, it is wise to review your estate planning documents if and when any of the following events occur:

  • You have had children since your Will was prepared;
  • Your choice of guardian for your minor child/children has changed;
  • You have married or divorced, or your children have married or divorced;
  • Your income and/or assets have changed dramatically;
  • You have moved from one state to another, or you now own property in a state other than your state of residence;
  • You or your spouse have developed health problems;
  • You or your spouse now own a business;
  • You or your spouse now feel inclined to leave part of your assets to your church or a charity;
  • One or more of your children now has special needs or considerations that will need to be addressed if you and/or your spouse are no longer living;

The protection of assets requires careful planning. Since the firm’s founding, estate planning has been an important part of the legal services we offer.

Our attorneys assist clients in defining their individual estate planning goals and use their knowledge of tax law to avoid needless taxation and legal costs for their clients’ estates. The transfer of ownership of assets while still living, preparation of pre-nuptial agreements and/or individualized trusts, and the formation of limited liability family partnerships are a few of the means by which we assist our clients in the preservation of their wealth.

Of equal importance in the estate planning process are the preparation of durable powers of Attorney (effective immediately or at incapacity) and the Advance Directives for Healthcare, both of which are provided in our estate planning package.

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Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

 

Our real estate practice offers full-service representation to commercial buyers and sellers in all types of commercial real estate transactions. Real estate has been a solid part of our business practice from the inception of our firm. For the business engaged in a commercial real estate transaction, the attorneys of Natter & Fulmer, P.C. have the skill and experience to protect and advance your interests.

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