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Wallace L. Larson

James A. Burns

John H. Anderson


Corporate and Business Law

Carson Messinger offers a 90-year tradition of helping large and small corporations and entrepreneurial business owners achieve greater success.

  Litigation attorneys for this practice area can be found on the Litigation page.

Entity Structuring. For nine decades, one of Carson Messinger's primary emphases has been on advising a diverse clientele, including both established and emerging businesses regarding the legal aspects of owning and operating a business. To address our clients' needs, we work closely with the firm's other practice groups, using the expertise of lawyers in other areas of law in planning and structuring business matters. This greatly enhances our ability to serve our clients by fulfilling their business-related needs.

We represent all types of business organizations, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, limited liability companies and corporations.

In connection with such representation, we advise clients on the most advantageous form of ownership entity for a particular business or venture, and then prepare the appropriate formational and governing documents, such as articles of incorporation/organization, by-laws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, joint venture agreements and related documents, as appropriate.

Business Operations. After formation, or for established corporate clients, we help our business clients achieve their transaction goals, including drafting and negotiating all types of business contracts. We assist our clients in the preparation of corporate documents and regulatory filings, negotiation of contracts and employment agreements, the development of stock option plans and employment benefit plans.

We represent both corporations and management in the negotiation and preparation of employment, shareholder, non-compete, buy-sell, confidentiality, licensing, technology transfer, and work-for-hire and other agreements. Our services include dealing with issues outside of but related to traditional corporate practice, such as those pertaining to employee benefit plans, intellectual property rights, real estate, property leasing issues, financing, regulatory concerns and environmental issues, to name a few.

As mentioned above, our Corporate and Business Law practice regularly draws on the insight of our trial lawyers, who bring a practical perspective to the process of planning and shaping clients' business activities in an effort to minimize the likelihood of litigation and maximize the success of our clients' business activities.

The firm's clients include real estate contractors, real estate developers, real estate brokers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, growers, packers, family businesses, farmers, service businesses, and non-profit organizations. From the inception of a new business to the sale of a mature one, our business lawyers have expertise in every facet of representation for businesses and the people who run them.

Mergers and acquisitions. Mergers and acquisitions are also a part of Carson Messinger's corporate transactional practice. We can assist with advice on: negotiating the initial letter of intent; structuring mergers and acquisitions; analyzing the methods used for acquisition, such as stock or asset sales; assisting in negotiations and due diligence; and documenting transactions.

Our lawyers have handled merger and acquisition transactions varying in size from a few thousand dollars to more than $50 million. We are experienced in representing sellers, buyers, investors, investment banks, commercial banks, private equity and venture capital funds, institutional lenders, and independent investment groups in all regions of the United States.

Representative Corporate and Business Clients: Aerials Express, LLC; American Refrigeration Supplies; Canyon State Oil Company; Dunn/Powers Caster Corporation of Arizona; Edgepoint Technologies, Inc.; Elbex Industrial Supplies, LLC; Kitchell Contractors, Inc.; Molecular Imaging, Inc.; Russ Lyon Sotheby's International Realty; Russell Sigler, Inc.; Star Plastering, Inc.; Strategic Marketing Enterprises, LLC; Troon Golf, LLC

2004-2017. Carson Messinger, PLLC
4808 N. 22nd St., Suite 200 Phoenix, AZ 85016 602-264-2261

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