Partnerships

New York Partnership Agreement Attorneys

Business Counsel From an Attorney With Over 30 Years’ Experience

Correctly setting up shareholder agreement, operating agreement or partnership agreement at the outset of a business formation is a crucial element of protecting the business in the future. In addition to positioning the company for its best tax advantage from the beginning, the right agreements can eliminate the need for future litigation.

At Mackay, Caswell & Callahan, P. C., our attorneys take a long-term approach to formation, tax and contract issues, looking ahead to what may help your business prosper. Our business law experience allows us to consider all possible entity options and their tax consequences. Please call our office toll free at 844-MCC-4TAX to arrange an appointment with our shareholder and partnership agreement lawyers.

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The Decisions That Will Affect the Business in the Future

After discussing your business objectives, we will consider the risks, benefits and tax liabilities of the relevant business entities, including:

  • LLCs, which can be taxed as a partnership or corporation
  • S corporations, which are not taxed at the corporation level with all income and deductions going to the shareholders
  • C corporations, which pay taxes at the corporation level with shareholders also paying taxes on dividends

Additional issues to determine at the inception of a business include the terms for the eventual sale of stock, voting trust provisions, and valuation provisions for death, disability, and voluntary or involuntary retirement. Our attorneys can draft buy-sell agreements that will protect your company from these circumstances without interrupting business. We may also recommend that privately held companies purchase key-person life insurance to cover potential losses.

You can contact us for assistance resolving or litigating disputes arising from disagreements between principals, such as majority versus minority shareholders. We understand that litigation is expensive and time-consuming; we strive to resolve disputes in a cost-effective manner.

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