Business Law

The attorneys at Jones Osteen & Jones are here to help clients in Southeast Georgia get their companies off on the right foot.

We are not your typical law firm in that we take a partnership approach to client relations. As part of that approach, we assist clients from the very beginning of their businesses, helping them to properly set up and organize their corporation, partnership or LLC. One of the main problems we encounter with a new corporate client is that the corporation has not been set up correctly. This exposes the shareholders to personal liability for the debts of the corporation. We will assist you in getting your company up and running correctly.

Forming your own business can be daunting, with papers to be filled out and filed and legal rules to be followed. You may have no idea where to start. Our legal team is here to make the process as smooth as possible by organizing entities from the ground up.

We will help with:

  • Selecting the correct type of entity for your business
  • General Partnership
  • S Corporation
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Sole Partnership
  • Limited Partnership
  • Professional Corporation
  • Internal set-up/management:
  • By-laws
  • Directors’ minutes
  • Shareholder meetings
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy and Sell Agreements
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreements
  • Organizational Meeting
  • Annual Report
  • Name Availability, Reservation, and Registration
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Securities and securities exemption filings
  • Employer Identification Number
  • S-Election
  • Licenses

Additionally, our lawyers help their clients stay protected by ensuring that they observe the corporate formalities on an annual basis.

Even after formation, the our client partnership continues as we stay involved with the client’s organization assisting with:

  • Structural or ownership changes
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Dissolution
  • Sales of stock and/or assets
  • Disputes over the sale or purchase of a business

It does happen that business deals go sour and disputes arise. We are here to help you through those situations as well. We have extensive experience in all areas of business litigation including: trial, mediation and arbitration. The attorneys at Jones Osteen & Jones are strategic problem solvers. No matter the size of the business, the complexity of the business formation, or the intensity of the dispute, Jones Osteen & Jones is here to help.