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Business Law

Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services.  We advise business owners, entrepreneurs and managers on business law, start-up assistance including the formation of an entity and on the protection of a trademark or license agreement.  We also assist with the process of buying or selling a business.

At Bantz, Gosch & Cremer, L.L.C., we develop "partnerships" with our clients that are based on consistent communication and frequent interaction. The result is a highly productive client-attorney relationship that allows us to anticipate our clients' needs and requirements. We network with accountants and other professionals for a comprehensive approach to business planning. What makes this partnership succeed is our ability to assist our clients, both large and small, at every stage-from designing and planning strategies to implementing the plan. Our business background and training allows us to develop personalized plans that meet the demands of today's competitive business environment. We are results-oriented and have an outstanding track record for carefully creating and monitoring innovative programs that precisely address the diverse needs of our business and corporate clients.

Business Startup Services

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

  • Subchapter C-corporation formation
  • Subchapter S-corporation formation
  • Limited liability company (LLC) formation
  • Partnership formation (including LLP)
  • Stock purchases
  • Asset purchases
  • Joint ventures

We also advise on and draft shareholder agreements, membership 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
  • 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

In consultation with business owners, we review, draft and negotiate contracts related to various business activities, including:

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

Our trial lawyers are adept at achieving the business objectives of our clients in all types of cases. Our business and real estate backgrounds and experiences are as varied as the clients we serve. We advise clients on planning and litigation strategies-when and whether to settle or to fight disputes and whether to pursue good faith negotiations, alternative dispute resolution, arbitration or litigation. Our business and real estate attorneys are actively engaged and experienced in the representation of our clients in a wide variety of practice areas.

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Bantz, Gosch & Cremer, L.L.C. serves clients throughout South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Arizona from our convenient office location in Aberdeen, South Dakota.



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