Thrift & McLemore provides a full array of corporate law services to a wide range of corporate entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships and non-profits.

Our corporate law attorneys have extensive experience in all legal aspects of corporate business, whether our clients are looking to form new companies, take part in mergers or acquisitions, or seeking out intellectual property protection.

We routinely advise on day-to-day matters of corporate governance and the mechanisms for maintaining control and managing risk. We can also assist our clients with and advise on maintaining corporate good standing and qualifications to conduct business in the State of Georgia.

Whether our clients are small local businesses, or large international corporations, our corporate law attorneys fully knowledgeable and highly experienced on all corporate legal matters, no matter the stage of growth our clients’ companies are currently at.

Our Business and Corporate Services include:

  • Formation and operation of corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and non-profits
  • General corporate governance on day to day operations
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Maintaining good corporate standing
  • Achieving qualifications to conduct business in the State of Georgia
  • Shareholder relations
  • Licensing
  • Tax planning—including local and Federal tax law
  • International Trade—including customs laws, compliance, import/export controls, and related regulatory requirements
  • Employment – including benefit planning, compensation and labor unions
  • Human resource management
  • Franchising
  • Securities regulation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Antitrust
  • Creditor relations
  • Information technology licensing and management
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Real estate – including environmental regulations and zoning
  • Finance – including secured loan facilities as well as off-balance sheet financing
  • Business succession planning
  • Exit strategies

Our aim is to always provide creative and rational legal counsel while assisting our clients with corporate law services. This includes compliance with regulatory and statutory legal mandates that arise in corporate business dealings. Our team of corporate attorneys are passionate about small start-up businesses and large international corporations alike, providing dedicated, meticulous service for the success of each and every client.

We put an unfailing emphasis on transparency with our clients in every interaction, which allows us to form strong, long-term connections with our clientele that is based on trust and our commitment to excellence. Our corporate attorneys each share a deep, driving desire to deliver legal representation and counseling that is uniquely targeted at each individual client’s current needs while keeping in mind the goals that our client has for future growth to ensure that the framework for progress is embedded from the formation of the corporation, company or partnership from the outset.

Not only do we advise clients looking to form a business entity and give them the assistance they need when it comes to detailing the relationships and the rights of the corporation’s owners and shareholders, but we work with our clients through every stage of the business life cycle. Whether our clients are just starting out, seeking opportunities for growth, or looking towards the future when it comes to succession planning and exit strategies, our corporate attorneys are ready and willing to share their depth of knowledge to serve each client’s best interests.

Corporate Governance

When it comes to business, corporate governance cannot be overlooked. It affects everyone, from owners, to shareholders and investors, all the way down to the customer and their satisfaction with the products, services, and relationship to the brand. Our corporate attorneys are well versed in public and privately traded corporate governance to create a solid foundation for each client’s business in ways that reduce the risk of disaster striking down the road. We’re also not afraid to dive into the middle of a crisis to manage risk and provide advice and creative, rational solutions to get the business back on track quickly and with an eye to the future, rather than just seeking to patch up and underlying problem with a quick fix. From governance requirements, fiduciary responsibility, financial reporting, board composition, management succession, disclosure issues, takeover bids, stockholder rights, conflicts of interest, right down to compensation, our corporate attorneys dive deep into the business’ governance structure to ensure that all our client’s bases are covered and remain strong enough to withstand any crisis that may arise.

Strategic Long-Term Business Planning

Strategic business planning is a cornerstone of successful businesses, no matter their business lifecycle stage. At Thrift & McLemore, our team of corporate attorneys work directly with our clients to learn the background of the business, current needs, and future goals. Long-term planning can never start too early and legal assistance in the areas of market research, inventory cost analysis and financial management strategies are all key areas of any business plan that can benefit from legal assistance. Whether our clients are public or privately traded companies, our corporate legal team guarantees individualized solutions that are targeted at achieving long-term goals. When it comes to creating a formalized business strategy, implementation, troubleshooting, monitoring, and providing outcome assessments and review from a legal perspective can drastically improve successful outcomes in line with your business’ mission and values.

Strategic Business Alliances and Joint Ventures

Strategic business alliances and joint ventures have been growing in popularity in recent years, giving businesses a wider range of shared resources and abilities for strong, long-term growth. Our corporate attorneys have each amassed a wide range of experience when it comes to successful alliances and joint ventures—and that experience directly benefits each client seeking out legal counsel in public and private sectors. Whether our clients are interested in entering new markets, receiving funding to take part in research and development of new technologies, products, or services, or wanting to increase their marketing abilities on their existing product and services, strategic alliances and joint ventures can help attain these goals.

The benefits allow for shared and reduced risks, as well as shared costs, which broadens a business’ opportunities for further expansion and improves the overall chances of meeting with optimal success.

Thrift and McLemore is dedicated to supporting growth and business partnerships for our clients and provides rational and creative solutions and legal advice at any stage in the business cycle. Our corporate law services are the base of our firm’s success—which has only been achieved by making each client’s success a success of our own. By knowing our clients’ background, current concerns and where they see themselves moving in the future, we’re able to provide comprehensive legal advice and representation in all areas of business law and related areas.

We guarantee that we are just as committed to our small business clients as we are to our large international corporate clients, giving each client the time and attention that they deserve to bring about the highest rates of satisfaction.

For more information on our corporate law services, contact us directly at our Atlanta or Kennesaw offices.

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