Our office is also dedicated to full service representation of its corporate clients in Vermont. For start-up corporations, the firm provides services in the areas of corporate formation and governance, including the drafting of applicable documents such as shareholder agreements, buy-sell agreements and service contracts. The firm acts as the custodian of corporate records for many clients, ensuring that corporate records are accurately and currently maintained. Members of the firm have experience in drafting and providing advice regarding all types of corporate agreements, such as leases, contracts and lending agreements. The firm can provide assistance in the registration of trade names. We can efficiently service the full range of business needs, from formation and operations to mergers and acquisitions.
For troubled companies, we regularly represent businesses that encounter financial distress. We often assist viable companies who have hit a rough spot in the road, but also those companies in severe distress referred here by professionals who respect our work. Most often, we work with the client outside of the bankruptcy court to negotiate work-outs and restructuring among its creditors. Chapter 11 is a useful remedy for ailing businesses, however, due to its extreme costs and risks, it is often a last resort. Although our clients file Chapter 11 only when an out-of-court restructuring is not viable, we have represented a large portion of the businesses who have been Chapter 11 debtors in Vermont.