Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a range of business related services including non-profit organizations. We advise our clients on business law, start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity and assist with buying or selling a business. 

Business Startup Services

Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our firm assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities by  devising business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction. 

  • C-corporation formation
  • S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (general and limited)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

In order to ensure the best advice for our clients, we consult with CPA’ s and representatives from insurance and financial institutions.  Our practice also assists business owners draft shareholder agreements or partnership agreements as part of the entity formation process.

Buying and Selling Businesses

Our firm can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Enrolling with government accounting and reporting
  • Succession planning
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements

Preparation and Review of Business Contracts

Our firm consults with business owners to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Service contracts
  • Releases and waivers
  • Property agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements

Farm Business Law

The attorneys and staff of Diller & Rice, LLC represent the better interests of farm organizations and family farmers.  We are responsible for counseling on a wide range of agricultural matters to help enhance our clients’ organizations.

A few of the business services we provide to our agricultural clients are as follows:

  • Business organization
  • Business contracts
  • Employment law issues
  • Land use and zoning
  • Permits 
  • Crop loans
  • Financing
  • Business succession planning
  • Family legacy planning
  • Mineral interests
  • Wind farms

Our team at Diller and Rice, LLC strives to understand our clients’ agricultural needs and provide them with sound advice that will better the success in the future of their business as well as improve their situation in today’s market.