Joseph M. Callahan – Albany business attorney
Business legal matters can often be confusing and are certainly time-consuming. Albany business attorney Joseph M. Callahan is the business attorney you need to both help you wade through the legal red tape and keep your business on a firm footing. Located at 90 South Swan Street in the heart of Albany, Joe is one of the premier business attorneys in both Albany and the Capital Region. He’s also the managing shareholder at the law firm of Mackay, Caswell & Callahan, P.C.
Joe brings both a premier education and more than 30 years’ business law experience to his legal practice. So when you turn to Joe for legal counsel, he strives to work closely with you. Joe begins by both considering your business’ legal matters from every angle, then works to ensure that he presents you with the best options to protect your business, its assets, and its growth potential.
Protecting your bottom line
Your bottom line is important to you and Joe will work hard to help you protect it. You’ve invested more than just time and money into your business; likely, you’ve invested your heart and soul into it as well. Joe understands the business owner’s mindset and it doesn’t matter the company’s size. Whether you run a small mom-and-pop business, are a tech startup, are incorporating, or you run a mature, large-scale enterprise, Joe’s happy to work with and help business owners tackle the unique issues they—and their company—face.
From the bottom up
During a company’s early stages, there are many areas that require solid legal counsel. They include determining the proper type of legal entity for your business, making appropriate tax elections, memorializing the appropriate agreement among multiple business owners, and commercial finance. With the benefit of three decades of legal and accounting experience, Joe knows and has seen the multiple potential pitfalls inherent in starting a new business.
Most importantly, Joe knows how to advise you so you can steer clear of pitfalls, ensuring you launch your business on a firm foundation. But Joe doesn’t stop there. He understands that there are a myriad of issues that business owners face from the moment they launch. So whether you have a new or existing business, Mr. Callahan will work closely with you to deal with business legal issues, such as:
- Entity formation
- Tax elections
- Commercial finance
- Shareholder agreements
- Noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
- Breach of contract and shareholder disputes
- Asset or stock sales
- Winding up and dissolution
- Business owner succession planning
In addition to his legal education, Joe is well versed in tax law, is a CPA and holds a master’s degree in accounting. Using that background and skill set, Albany business attorney Joe Callahan both helps you plan and then run your business. He does it in such a way that you can minimize the risk of tax audits, tax disputes, and responsible person assessments.
Protecting Your Investments
Your business is a source of income for you; but it’s also an investment that needs to be nurtured and protected. Joe Callahan understands that and will work hard to ensure that your business investment is protected and secure.
Business assets are often diverse in nature. Real estate, equipment, inventory, intellectual property, and other assets often comprise the portfolio of a business’ holdings. Fortunately, Joe’s career has included representation of commercial and residential lenders, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and sole proprietorships. He’s represented numerous businesses for years and brings that wealth of experience to bear on your behalf so that your business liability is minimized and its growth potential is maximized.
Managing and protecting your business, however, doesn’t just mean dealing with issues as they arise. Rather, Joe knows that the best offense is often a good defense, and to him that means advance legal planning so that problems are addressed even before they arise.
Legal representation at any level
Should your business require legal representation before federal or state courts, you can count on Joe to guide you through that process as well. Joe is admitted to practice in the New York State and Connecticut courts, the U.S. District Court, and the U.S. Tax Court. The bottom line is that Albany business attorney Joe Callahan is well-positioned to help you take care of your business. Joe has the experience and education you need to create and maintain a healthy business; one that will remain financially sound for years to come.
Get in touch with Joe today and see what he can do for you!