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Business and Corporate Law

Business  & Corporate Law

Our attorneys assist closely-held and family-owned businesses, publicly-held companies, professional firms, manufacturers, international and non-profit organizations.  Our client's businesses, while varied in composition and industry, share a common goal of continued success.  As business attorneys, our role is to help each client achieve this success, regardless of issues that arise in areas such as:

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Corporate Planning
  • Oil and Gas Transactions
  • Employment Issues
  • Entrepreneurial Services
  • Financing
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Selection & Formation of Business Entities
  • Supplier & Customer Issues
  • Taxation

Business & Corporate Law Services

General Counsel

We often serve as general counsel to closely-held businesses.  Owners and managers regularly turn to us to discuss both legal and non-legal issues.  This places us in a unique situation of approaching legal issues not in a vacuum but with strategic emphasis; looking at legal issues, potential solutions and their overall effect on the client's business.  In essence, we become a strategic partner, working with the client to resolve current issues and develop a methodology to avoid future problems.

Entrepreneurial Services

Closely-held business owners are consistently faced with a variety of legal matters, from understanding franchise agreements and the fine print of business leases, to effectively managing payroll and employee benefit plans.

Law firms, including Dyer, Coatney & Schroeder, offer legal expertise to entrepreneurs, but Dyer, Coatney & Schroeder is critically different in one respect- our firm was started and continues to be run by entrepreneurs; attorneys that understand fist hand the challenges and anxieties of running a business.  Entrusting the legal aspects of your business to our team of seasoned attorneys means that you'll be getting advice and expertise from attorneys who have experienced your same issues,

Dyer, Coatney & Schroeder offers a full tier of entrepreneurial services, including:

  • Business Structuring
  • Capital and Financing
  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Intellectual Property
  • Employment Issues and Benefits
  • Management and Ownership Succession Planning

Mergers & Acquisitions

Dyer, Coatney & Schroeder is experienced  in guiding companies through mergers and acquisitions, on both sides of such transactions and have worked extensively with our clients involving a wide degree of products and services such as:

  • Structure and close asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, mergers and consolidations, leveraged buy-outs, partnerships and joint ventures
  • Participate in due diligence review with special emphasis on environmental, tax, product liability, employment and labor, employee benefits, litigation and contract concerns
  • Preparation of letters of intent
  • Assist in financing arrangements
  • Ensure maximum tax and other benefits
  • Preparation of contracts and related documentation


Our franchise lawyers provide legal counsel to franchisors and franchisees on a wide range of franchise legal matters, including initial structuring, organization, and operation of franchised businesses.